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47 years old
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Seattle, Washington
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RV INFO: Travel Trailer
TOW VEHICLE: TV - Truck
ROAD STATUS: FTNH - Fulltimer No House
TOTAL TIME ON ROAD: < 1 Year
HAPPY PLACE: Southwest
PILOT/CO-PILOT: Pilot
EMPLOYMENT: Entrepeneur
MEMBER SINCE: 01/28/2011
LAST LOGIN: 06/05/2013 15:38:36

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I decided to go nomad a couple years ago. My initial idea was to do mostly one-bag international travel, but I found it too expensive and uncomfortable - especially all the hassles to do with planes and buses.

So, I turned my attention back to the road. I became a compulsive road-tripper before I even finished college, often logging 30k+ miles per year. I love the wide open spaces, the driving, and the audiobooks, but not the motels.

About 2 years ago, I picked up a 1988 Bigfoot 17' fiberglass "egg" trailer, and a 3-legged "Rez dog" from the Navajo Nation. I got delayed by real estate problems, so it took me about 1.5 years to do the 6 months of renovation/redesign my trailer needed. I started full timing in July.

I rarely use camprgounds. In my first 3 months of travel, I think is stayed in campgrounds about 6 nights total, and paid to stay maybe 3 or 4 nights. I don't see the point of owning a portable home AND paying rent.

Free camping is available in almost all National Forests, Grasslands, and BLM lands. Don't be fooled by commercial Road Atlases which only show a small portion; get recreational maps that detail the public lands. Huge portions of western states have legal free camping. Free Camping Western States book is also good for ideas, though out of date.


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01/29/2013 14:15:53
Hi there,

Sounds like you are having a ball out on the road. You are fairly new to the RVing lifestyle and sure you have some useful info to share.

We would be interested to know the pros & cons(if any), in your view of life so far in the mobile realm. Are you happy, and are there any pointers you could give?

Appreciate your time & feedback.



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