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Hi, my husband and I are seriously considering selling our home and becoming full-time RVers with our 2 children (1&3). We obviously can come up with all the wonderful pros but really would love to hear from people who have real experience with it and the possible cons and what it is truly like.

We are already pretty low maintenance people who aren’t really worried about the downsizing and change of pace but what we would love to hear about are the financial realities. We aren’t rich but we would have the means for what we would estimate a years living with a comfortable savings. Currently, we don’t have positions that’s would allow us to work remote but we would like to have some income coming in, with the possibility for it to grow to something comparable to what we make now. Is that something that is realistic? How hard is it to make money while being on the road? If any of y’all traveled full time and then after a year or longer decided to go back to living somewhere full time, did you find it difficult to find jobs with what some would consider a “gap” in your resume?

Would love to hear any other possible realities that my wander lust mind may be overlooking.

 

Thanks!

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Welcome to a wonderful way of life! If you decide to do this, look for enough beds that you won't have to convert a sofa or table every night. Also, if you buy a motorhome, look for places you can safely install car seats for the little ones. If you think you may only do this for a year you probably want to buy a used unit because they lose a lot of value the first year. Stuff weighs more than you would think so be careful to get enough weight capacity to bring the things you want--some rigs have more cupboards than they have weight capacity.

Linda Sand

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Welcome to the Escapees RV Club forums! We are here to help and will do our best. Because most of us here are either retired or nearing that point in life, I will provide you with some links to places that may be more helpful because they source from members who travel with children and who work for a living. My first suggestion is that you consider joining the Escapees RV Club for the many benefits they provide. In the past few years the club has begun a subsection for younger members who work and who travel with families. The group is the X-Scapers and they are still members of the same group but share some more common ground with families. When you join one you are automatically given access to both. By joining these groups you then have access to things like mail forwarding services & address that is legal and acceptable for all purposes, club owned or affiliated RV parks to stay in at low cost, a great magazine on RV living, emergency road service for the RV at low cost, and a long list of other benefits. 

In addition, there are several of the families on the road who maintain websites that you will probably find to be helpful. One that is well recognized would be Fulltime Families, which has a great deal of helpful information.  A good place to ask questions of those who live on the road with families  is to visit the Xscaper's Facebook pages.

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