Unusual Reasons For Full Time RVing
Most people hit the road for good because they have a long-standing wish to explore North America by RV. But others jump into it when life throws curveballs. Here are five full-time RVers with the most interesting and unusual reasons for full time RVing. Maybe their stories will inspire you to give it a try too!
Out of Depression and Into Sunshine, by Andy Potvin
My wife battles an extreme form of depression with a level of social anxiety that’s painful to watch. After years of treatment, and trying every medication available, we learned that there was nothing that would help. This was something that we were just going to have to find a way to live with.
During those years of treatment, though, I noticed that if I took her for a drive and explored someplace new, she would climb out of the abyss and remain in a good place for a few days. When we ran out of new places to explore, the positive effect wore off, so we’d drive further away to find new places.
I realized that to keep this up, we’d need to move every few months, and then it dawned on me—move into a motorhome! We could move whenever, wherever we needed to. We could even chase the sunshine if the weather got cloudy for too long.
It took a year to convince her, and a year to organize our circumstances. We’ve been living in our 38′ Class A for just over two months now, and it seems to be working. With everyday as a new adventure, and the freedom to change that adventure whenever we need to, we’ve been able to tackle the depression and lessen the anxiety.
Life has become enjoyable again, and much, much more adventurous!
The Electric Gypsy, by Pete Koski
Being an Industrial Electrician needing to super charge my 401Ks, I discovered that I could earn much more money on the road than being local. DW bought into it!
So, in 2017 I bought this 1997 Fleetwood Bounder. At first, I found a nice RV Park to stay long term. WOW, my first surprise was how affordable living in an rv was over renting a home or an apartment. If there were any mistakes to be made living full time rving, I made them my first year.
Once I learned how the plumbing worked (LOL), I was proud that I could make some repairs myself, and I was amazed at the family atmosphere in the park as well as the friends you begin to make who are more than happy to help out when they can, and share their stories.
Three years later, I have found someone who loves to travel and at the time of this article, we are getting ready for another travel adventure through the Panhandle of Texas.
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