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Finally Made it.... Now where?
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Oct 06 2011, 6:54 pm - By creator

Hello all!

    So glad I found this group! I finallly made it to FT status.... Ahh Yeah! Not sure where I'm going, or what I'm doing yet.

    I'm single(always looking for my soulmate and good friends), traveling with my dog - God and my cat - Buddha.

    The original idea was that my first stop would be Burning Man. I have some friends in Santa Cruz that I was going to pick up in my RV and go with. unfortunately my truck broke down the day after I got to Santa Cruz a week before the burn. I generally do all of my own mechanical work, but feeling like I was on a deadline and having done all of the simple checks myself, I decided to trust a mechanic to get my truck going ASAP so I could take me rig to BM. Long story short, the mechanics that I could get my Ford F-350 powerstroke diesel into that week were completely worthless and were just guessing and throwing parts at it, despite their assurance that they were familiar with my truck. I ended up having to leave my rig behind and rent a car to get to BM. Was able to fix it myself upon returning. The problem ended up being the high pressure oil pump which isn't even close to all of the things the mechanics were thinking.

    So I'm mobile now and trying to re-define my life as a full timer. I'm struggling a bit though trying to figure out where to go first and how to connect with others in my age group. I wish I found this site prior to leaving AZ. I could have maybe met up with some of you at BM.

Great to connect with this group and I hope to meet some of you in the near future! 

Here I Go
Oct 06 2011, 7:52 pm - Replied by: KevsKnight

Welcome to NuRVers! And congrats on becoming officially nomadic! So many adventures ahead of you!


Sorry to hear about the truck hassles. We have found to take the breakdowns in stride. Its going to happen - it is just a matter of "when". We recently went through a bit of downtime because of a repair. Took them over three months to finish everything! Hopefully we won't be down that long again anytime soon. 


The "where to go" question is always a tough one. When first starting out, especially, it is hard to resist the temptation of going everywhere - quickly. The important thing to remember is that you have time. Time to explore, time to get to know an area, time to move to the next. Don't get too caught up on seeing "everything". I think that contributes to a lot of Nu fulltimer's stress. Take your time. Move around at a pace you are comfortable with. Everything else will fall into place :)


We still haven't made our winter plans yet, but it will consist of heading south - as usual. It is easy to meet up with other NuRVers during the cold months, because many of us are on the bottom part of the US. Keep an eye on this site, and you will start to see talk of people meeting up. Last year we met up with a bunch of people in Quartzsite, Arizona. It was great hanging out with other fun people :)


Happy travels to you, and hope to meet up with you down the road!!



I have washboard abs. They are just hidden under 50#s of laundry.
Oct 07 2011, 9:20 pm - Replied by: Technomadia

Welcome to the road!!  Sorry you missed as at the burn, we had about 30-40 of us in Camp Nomadia -  many of us full-time RVers and NuRVers.  It was a blast..  but glad you got there anyway despite the challenges. 


I echo Kev's comment above about resisting the urge to see it all when you first start out. Our first year on the road was insane and we vowed to slow down the pace.  Nearly 5 years later, we're still trying to find that balance - but still loving life on the road!  There's just so much to do out there when you open yourself to anything being possible.


I've heard talk of several NuRVers wintering in AZ & Southern CA. And some of us will be in FLorida.  Although, we're considering splitting our winter and heading westward towads the beginning of the year.  We just spent the summer in Arizona getting our new-to-use vintage bus ready. We kinda suck at following the weather sometimes :)


Hope our paths cross out there.. there are actually quite a few of us younger folks full timing. 


 - Cherie 



Cherie and Chris / Technomads / www.technomadia.com
1961 GM 4106 - Vintage Bus
On the road since 2006 

Oct 08 2011, 11:21 pm - Replied by: BeBe

Welcome to the site and to the life! I'll just say ditto to what everyone else is saying...and hope to meet you somewhere down the road.
~Debby & Bill
aka eXceSs & Lycktonite

on the adventure of our lives......
2008 35' Southwind
2010 Subaru Forester toad

Oct 09 2011, 3:18 am - Replied by: creator

Thanks for the welcomes!

Wow, now I really wish I would have found this site before I went to Burning Man. Where was everyone camped Technomadia? My camp was at 4:50/D 

Here I Go
Oct 09 2011, 6:25 am - Replied by: zennomads

Hello & Welcome to the lifestyle. Campnomadia was at 6 & H.

My wife and I have been full timing for about two years now. And we also agree with Kev. Take your time and enjoy the places that you visit.We have been in Reno since BM and in a couple weeks we will be heading south.

Hope to see you on the road. 

Zen Nomads - Wanderers in search of enlightenment
Oct 09 2011, 8:48 pm - Replied by: travelfables

Welcome to the road and the NuRVers site, I just recently returned to the road myself. I had some down-time from my RVing ways, but am loving it again. Currently kicking back in the lovely summer like sun on the Florida Pan-handle. I am finding -even though I've done this before- it still takes time to get all the mojo factors working, but after a point, its time to just let the road define what needs to be tweaked, mended and reorganised.


Happy Adventures,

Oct 09 2011, 11:14 pm - Replied by: blars

Welcome.  I'll start fulltiming myself in less than 2 weeks.  Another group you might want to check out is cheaprvliving: http://www.cheaprvlivingforum.com/  They have a gathering called the RTR in January in Quartzsite -- I never made it over to the nurvers gathering that happened at the same time last year.


Oct 10 2011, 4:49 pm - Replied by: Trippinwithstanley

Be sure to check out the BLM site for AZ for more info. http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en.html
Quartzite and Yuma, AZ are popular winter boondocking spots for RVers because it is so cheap. the Slabs in Southern CA (3 miles east of Niland, CA, just south of indio) is also a free spot. We will be in San Diego for Craft Beer week early November and that is also a VERY friendly RV city. RVs are street parking everywhere!

 We are looking forward to the next NuRVers meetup, hope to see you there!


Working on not working
Oct 17 2011, 7:03 pm - Replied by: creator

I ended up in Fernley, NV. Going to work Camp for Amazon.com until X-mas. $11.50 - $12.50/hr plus 10hrs overtime if desired plus free site(you pay electric). They have one in Campbellsville KY, and KS also.

Gonna work it and try to re-coop some money.

If anyone else is interested they give a $50 bous for referrals:
Contact: (make sure you say I referred you otherwise no-one gets the $50 bonus)

Heidi L Paz

Seasonal Camper Representative


1600 East Newlands Dr.       

Fernley, NV  89408

775-575-8069 phone

775-575-8058 fax


Here I Go
Oct 18 2011, 10:21 am - Replied by: blars

I've heard enough about working for Amazon that I wouldn't consider it.  Everything from lack of promised hours (and overtime) to moving heavy boxes in a very hot truck to problems getting treatment and compenstation for on the job injuries.  It's a job for someone in good physical shape.


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