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Solo RVer Safety

The top item on my parent’s list of concerns when I told them I was going to go full-time RVing by myself was personal safety. This past week, I received an e-mail from a reader who also brought up the subject, so I figured it was worth a post. So far, I have found the […]

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Fighting Fear

There I was, the keys to the truck in my hand, and $8,833 less in my bank. Just minutes before I’d been eager, excited, and ready. Now I was feeling something akin to terror. What had I just done? I’d traded in my cute, gas efficient, and dependable little car for this 10 year old […]

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RV Types Explained: Motorhomes

New to RVing? Not sure what people mean when they say ‘Motorhome’, ‘Class C’, or ‘Conversion Bus’? Then this post is for you! During my search for the perfect-for-me RV, I spent a good four to five months poking through information on the internet, and looking at (and gleefully crawling around inside) various types of […]

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Video: Brake controller Install

As promised, here is the footage my roommate took of me installing the brake controller in my truck yesterday. This really isn’t an instructional video. At all. In fact, it’s a bit ridiculous. And man, is my hair frizzy. It’s good to share:

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Taking Action on Your Dreams

This is the fifth post in the Dream series,  for previous installments in chronological order, click: 1, 2, 3, 4. So, you’ve done your homework. You decided to really go for one of your dreams, and in order to be prepared, you did the right thing and started gathering information and planning for it. Maybe your […]

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Sometimes

Sometimes, I struggle to do things that seem so easy to others, and I feel frustrated. Sometimes, I look at what everyone else has and I don’t, and I feel jealous. Sometimes, I think of how much time I waste trying to put it all together, and I feel angry. Sometimes, I worry that my […]

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In Pursuit of Downsizing

Fortunately for me, I’ve lived my entire adult life in apartments, and that has limited the amount of possessions I could own at any given time. To date, I have gotten rid of about 6 trash bags full of stuff in preparation of living in a small RV. About half of them have been clothing, […]

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Planning For Your Dreams

This post is the fourth installment of the Dream series (Remembering how to Dream, A Piggy Bank for Dreams, and Making time for Dreams), and discusses my method on planning for complex dreams. Some of the dreams on your dream list will be simple. Maybe they’ll require more money than you currently have, or more […]

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RVing: Now vs. at Retirement

So you’ve been poking around on forums, reading blogs, and staring longingly at the RVs that pass you by on the way to work. You wonder where they’re going, and wish you were among their ranks. But then you sigh, tell yourself to follow your friend’s advice and be realistic, and move on with your […]

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Making Time for Dreams

This post is the third in the Dream series (Remembering How to Dream, and A Piggy Bank for Dreams) and discusses how to make time for the things that are on your dream list. Work, household chores, errands, the internet, TV, family and more. There are a lot of things vying for our time, some […]

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My Plans 11.14.11

Now is as good a time as any to share my basic plan of attack for going full-time RVing, hopefully some of this will be helpful to you all out there who are also in the planning stages. At the very least, it should be helpful for me to see it all laid out on […]

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A Piggy Bank for Dreams

This post is a continuation of Remembering How to Dream and discusses how to obtain the money you’ll need to fulfill the things on your dream list. So, some of your dreams will require money, it’s a given. If you’re like me (i.e. not rich) you want to find a way to do the things […]

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