RV Support

RV life is full of amazing days and incredible adventures, but there are many things unfortunately, that are not easy about travelling full time in an RV. There are times when you need help with general issues, loneliness, a boost of encouragement, someone to remind you why you chose this lifestyle etc. 

Well the websites, blogs and groups below are there to help you with all the above and lots of other issues that sometimes do not want to go away on their own. 

The RV community are there to encourage and support you, so reach out to them…

Bus Life Adventure was created by professional snowboarder Brock Butterfield. He currently lives in his 4×4 short school bus full time, chasing storms in the winter and meeting others in the summer who live full time on the road in vehicles of their choice. Brock donates his time to give advice and guidance to those looking to build their first mobile home on wheels.

Check out this site with almost everything you will need to know about bus life.

Bob Wells was tired of living the rat race and a life filled with hyper-consumerism–always buying things looking for contentment, but never finding it. Instead, he returned to the original, truly human roots of tribal nomadism. He adopted a life of travel and adventure by living in a vehicle like a car, van or RV and living a life of simplicity and minimalism. He has been doing this for over 14 years and thrives on the freedom and peace that it brings him.

Have a look at his incredible website to be intrigued and inspired to follow your dreams and take steps towards joining the nomadic tribe

The Escapees RV Club is one of the largest and longest running RV membership organizations. Its mission is to provide a total support network for all RVers, accomplished through providing a mail forwarding service, domicile assistance, RVing-related discounts, educational programs, a magazine about the RVing lifestyle, and most importantly, inclusion in the Escapees family of RVers. Many events are hosted throughout the year to bring members together and build community. Full-time RVers will find that Escapees and Xscapers is the only club dedicated to serving their needs.

Ryan Schmand and his wife Heather sold their house in 2018, with the dream to fulltime in an RV and be able to travel with their three children. They bought a 2019 Grand Design Reflection 312 BHTS and live campground to campground while Ryan works locally. Homeschooling and worldschooling their children has given them the freedom to be able to live this type of lifestyle. As of now they have no intentions of buying another house. They love this way of life and have become even closer as a family since they started this unbelievable journey!

Have a look at their Instagram posts to get a feel for fulltime RV life with a family.

A quirky family of four (two humans, two dogs) that love traveling, new experiences, exploring the outdoors, and finding the joy in life. They don’t love being tied down or squeezed into “little boxes” – which is why they decided to sell everything they owned, move into a van, and adventure full time since April 2017. In that time, they’ve learned a thing or two about building vans and living in them. Gnomad Home has grown into a top resource for van builders everywhere. 

Their guides have helped many people break out of their comfort zones and embark on their own vanlife journeys – which they love hearing about when people reach out to them. So reach out…

Shane and Julie have 8 children and have been living in a bus for over 8 years. This is the welcome on their blog: “…so you stopped by our bus conversion blog because you want to know more about the crazy family of 10 that live in their second converted school bus. Or maybe you have read about us in a recent publication and it sparked your curiosity and you want to know more. Or possibly you are in the midst of a bus conversion yourself and you need some inspiration or help. If any of those previous statements apply to you then you are at the right place.  If not, maybe something has disrupted the space time continuum and brought you here.  If that is the case then its your destiny to be here as well.”

Soooooo… click here and enjoy their blog…

Heath and Alyssa, from Texas, are full-time RVers (for over four years) sharing their experiences of growing their mobile businesses, to help others enjoy remote work and full-time travel as well. They have wonderful resources for people who want to live, work and travel in an RV.

Study their videos, podcasts and articles on their very well put together site here…

 

Jim and Rene sold their home and nearly everything they owned in 2007 to travel the country with their dog Jerry, who lost a leg to cancer. Today they continue to travel full-time with their three-legged German Shepherd Wyatt Ray, while managing Tripawds – the largest online community for amputee pets and their people – from their mobile headquarters and jewelry studio. 

Visit LiveWorkDream.com for nomadic lifestyle tips and videos about boondocking, solar power, satellite internet, workamping, and making a living from anywhere.

Outbound Living was created to share the experiences of nomads living the van life. They aim to bring the van life community closer together and inspire others to live life on the road. They encourage people to challenge the norms of society, escape their comfort zones, and live a minimalistic lifestyle filled with passion, purpose, and happiness. Their mission: To create, curate, and share the most comprehensive and inspiring van life adventures.

You can read their excellent stories, tips and how-tos by clicking on this link…

In 2005, Howard & Linda Payne quit their corporate jobs, sold their house at age 41, and started a life on the road in an RV for an indefinite period, as they felt there was more to life than what traditional society expected.  They started RV-Dreams.com, where Howard took the mounds of research he’d done and compiled it into one place for others considering full-time RVing.  They opened up their lives and posted their journey, their triumphs and mistakes, and their financial information for a more complete, honest look at full-time RVing. 

Howard and Linda also worked a variety of jobs on the road to support their lifestyle.  Their diversity of experiences, age, and background combine to create an interesting perspective on RV living. Enjoy!

The Williams family are digital nomads, traveling full time, worldschooling their three children and currently exploring in an RV. They created their website to share their story, and to show more families that they Can Do anything and everything they set their minds to and take consistent action on in the present moment. 

Read about their experiences when you click on this link.

Melissa and Wade, a fulltime RV traveling couple, show you how they travel cheap without a retirement fund, a remote fulltime job, or a trust fund. Two middle-aged people who left the rat race for something different. It has been 2 years since they hit the road.  They have seen 15 National Parks, 20 National Monuments, camped in 21 states, gone to 7 countries and logged 20,000 miles on their RV. And they have $5,000 more in the bank than when they left!

Click this link to read some very useful advice that they put together from different RVers or click the other link for things to consider before buying an RV.

Trebventure is a minimalist family of five, currently living in a self converted school bus. Brandon and Ashley’s mobile app business has been so successfull that it has allowed Ashley to be able to stay home with the kids, and pursue the things that she is passionate about: homeschooling, blogging, and traveling. Living small has taken the pressure off of Brandon, allowing him to take time off when he wants, work on projects he loves and work remote

Have a look at their terrific blog here…

VanSage.com strive to bring the most relevant, up to date and useful information about campervan conversion, van travel equipment and gear, and van life in general to their readers. If you’re building out your dream conversion van from scratch, or you’ve been on the road for years, or you’ve just acquired a top of the line, custom built campervan RV… Wherever you’re at on this journey, you can count on VanSage to help you keep rolling along.

Read their gear guides, lifestyle articles and other great content here…

Wand’rly is an online magazine, put together by Nathan and Renee who are full time travellers having travelled in a variety of rigs with their three children for over 10 years. This is a website full of articles on how to get yourself to the full-time traveling lifestyle, the best places to go once you do, and occasional interviews with other people already doing it.

Get lost in their site full of creatively written guides on how to be a digital nomad.

 

Erez and Shirly Weinstein are originally from Israel, but after living for 10 years in Atlanta, Georgia they decided in 2018 to travel full time in an RV with their 2 children. They are currently exploring North America, roadschooling and living life to the fullest. 

You can read all about their fantastic adventures on their Instagram and their Facebook pages.

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