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RV Life is all About Freedom and Stress-free Living

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Did you ever see an RV parked in front of a psychiatrist's office?

Living full-time in an RV is a stress-free lifestyle. You have complete control over where you live, how long you stay in one place, how much you spend and how much money you make. I'll explain all of this later, but take my word for it for now.

Every since the first settlers reached the shores of America, they yearned for the same thing. They wanted freedom. It's no different today. I think many (if not most) people want this. We all want the freedom to do what we want and do it when we want to. No one wants a boss to tell them what to do or when they can take a break or a vacation.

It used to be that the only people who were full-time RVers were retired people. Now more and more young people are enjoying the full-time RV lifestyle and making the money to support their adventure while they travel.

Why is RVing now viable for the non-retired?

Two things -- the Internet and the concept of "work camping" (which is also called by the trademarked word, "workamping™ ") have untied the strings that kept people in one place. Work camping is a way to get free camping (and usually some financial compensation) in exchange for a few hours of volunteer work. This is detailed in later chapters.

More on the factors that now make the RV lifestyle possible for young (non-retired) people

1. The Internet has opened up countless opportunities for making money from anywhere. It's called "location-independent" income. In a later chapter, you can see how it can work, how other people are making it work and how you can make it work too.

2. With the concept of workamping™ becoming popular, it's now possible to live on a much lower income. With work camping you get a free place to park your RV including free water, electricity, sewer and WiFi. You can get all of this in exchange for working 17 to 20 hours a week. You can also get a paycheck in many cases. This lifestyle allows RVers to cut living expenses to the bone -- without cutting the quality of their life. The work is usually seasonal and can involve jobs like packing boxes at Amazon in the three months before Christmas, working in the gift shop at state and national parks, working as campground hosts, doing sugar beet harvesting, being a guide at a lighthouse, the list goes on and on. Since most of the work is seasonal, you will be moving around and doing different jobs every few months. You will also enjoy a lot of camaraderie with other young RVers who are doing work camping jobs.

3. One of the most important things allowing so many young people to become full-time RVers is the realization that they can live without so much material stuff. Many people are spending every penny they make (and sometimes even more) on a lifestyle of keeping up with oters. They buy the newest cars they can afford, they buy or rent the nicest house or apartment they can afford and their garage is full of "stuff" they thought they just had to have (even thought they never use it).

Would you rather have more stuff or more freedom?

Many people realize that they're working from 9 to 5 (or longer), dealing with office politics or the rat race in general and that after making car payments, mortgage payments (or rent) and buying "must have" stuff, at the end of the month they have very to show for their efforts.

What makes it even worse is that they're not enjoying life. They dread getting up in the mornings, they don't enjoy going to work and they don't have any free time. People are realizing that having more stuff is not making them happy.

Compare that to the lifestyle to being on the open road or sitting around a campfire in the evenings having an adult beverage with friends, talking about where you've been, what you've seen and where you're going next and listening to other RVers' experiences and plans. Picture yourself being around people who are full of life, making their own decisions, being their own bosses and in general being the captain of their own ship. Then ask yourself if you would enjoy this lifestyle more than the life you're living now.

A lot of people find that even though their income is a lot less when living the RV lifestyle than it was before, their total living expenses has gone down even more. They're actually saving more each month living the RV lifestyle than they were before. They've found that freedom and adventure make them happier than having stuff.

This website is not meant to convince you to live full-time in an RV. After all, if everybody decided to live the RV lifestyle, I might have trouble finding vacant campsites.

This book is meant to give you the unbiased information you need to decide for yourself if living full-time in an RV is the lifestyle you want -- and to showing you how you can afford it if you do decide that it's the lifestyle for you.

After reading this book you may decide that the RV lifestyle is not for you, but at least, you will have learned enough to make an informed decision. After all, the RV lifestyle is not the best lifestyle for everyone. It's only for the adventurous souls who want to experience a different lifestyle. To me living full-time in an RV is a way to live a low-stress, simplified life and as an extra benefit it's very inexpensive. I also find that being part of a community of people who want to do things and go places keeps life interesting.

One friend recently said, "I didn't want to wait until the aches, pains and stiff joints made it too hard for me to climb in and out of an RV, so I decided to hit the road now while I'm young." If this lifestyle intrigues you, you've come to the right place to get the information you need to make your decision. Look at it this way -- some people make things happen. Some people watch things happen and some people wonder what happened. I think you'll find that the people you meet in campgrounds are the ones who make things happen. After all, if they had not made decisions and made things happen, they wouldn't be in a campground living in an RV.

The whole full-time RV experience can be summed up by the title of the classic Christmas movie staring James Stewart, "It's a wonderful life."

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