What are the horror stories? in Sharing the Fulltime Lifestyle Posted January 30, 2015 · Report reply Could you share some of your horror stories? I'm not quite sure just what it is that you are asking about, but this is just a change of direction in life so all of the good & bad things which happen in life will happen when on the road. Some are more difficult being in an RV and others are less so. For example, in Feb. 2001 we were about to head from southern CA back to TX when we got a call that our eldest son's wife had been hit by a car and air evacuated to Seattle from their home on the Olympic peninsula and was on the critical list. Being in an RV we just headed that way and were there three days later to help with his 4 children for the time needed. She did eventually recover. We have also had to deal with the death of my mother and several others close to us. The worst RV day was when the lake was rising toward our host site and our motorhome failed to start, so we had to have it towed about 50 miles to the nearest repair shop. Watching your home leave under tow is not a happy experience, but like most things in life, that too was solved and life did continue once it was repaired. A rat had moved in over our fuel tank and chewed the wiring to the fuel pump.... In our nearly 12 years on the road we had many happy and unhappy experiences, just as we would have had we stayed in the stick house, but we saw places we could never have seen from our house, we had experiences that we would never have had in any other way and we made friends with an astounding collection of people from not only the USA, but also from Canada, United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Australia. There were times that being in an RV made life less difficult while other times it was more difficult, but life happens no matter where you are or how you have chosen to live. My only regret about our fulltime experience is the fact that health issues cause it to have to end and revert to a part time travel status. I really don't know of much that we would change if we could. While things didn't go exactly as we had expected, we really had no major problems that one could blame on poor choices or have avoided.