RV Dreaming? Fulltime wanderlust

 RV Dreaming? Fulltime wanderlust

Still geeked from the maiden trip in our new Roadtrek, I find myself sneaking out to the driveway and just sitting it it, marveling at how cool it is, fantasizing about the places it will take us. The mark of a newbie, eh? Bet some of you RV veterans do the same thing.

My wife is threatening to take away my credit card if I buy one more accessory.

I’m also reading everything RV-related that I can get my hands on, especially blogs and RV sites.

I think how cool it would be to be a fulltimer, though I doubt there are many, if any, who do it in a Class B motor home. Then I get to wondering, should I have bought something larger, like a Fifth Wheel? I suspect I’m getting way ahead of myself. But, in case you can’t tell,  the bug has bit deeply and I really want to be out there.

I’ve also been reading about Workamping, getting free hookups and a stipend to work in a national park or some other RV related attraction.

Someone sent me a link to Sowers, a nonprofit that has RVers travel to various parts of the country for fairly long work projects for various religious and social help outfits.

Then I discovered the long tours and caravans offered by the Family Motor Coach Association. Alaska, the Rockies, even a Polar Bear expedition all beckon.

Where to start? I want it all…wish I could be leaving tomorrow. For someplace.

Mike Wendland

Mike is a veteran journalist who, with his wife, Jennifer, travels North America in a small motorhome, blogging about the people, places, joys and adventure of RV life on the road. He enjoys camping (obviously), hiking, biking, fitness, photography, kayaking, video editing, and all things dealing with technology and the outdoors. See and subscribe to his RV Lifestyle Channel on YouTube, where he has hundreds of RV and travel related videos. His PC MIke TV reports, on personal technology are distributed weekly to all 215 NBC-TV stations.


  • Wow! You’re off for an awesome adventure.

    Thanks for your tips about the state parks.


  • I hear ya, man! I’ve been reading your columns for a while wondering if you would be bitten by the full-timing bug. My wife and I started out the same way… smaller unit and smaller trips. Now we alternate some months on the road, some months at home. Whenever we get the itch, we hop in and go. If you’re interested, I often blog about RV maintenance and the RV lifestyle over at http://www.lakeshore-rv.com/blog Thanks for sharing your experiences with the rest of the world!

  • Hello Mike.
    Take a look , very interesting site
    Alex Guelph Ont

  • Mike,

    Enjoy your “journey”. We have been RVing for about 15 years – We started with a “B” and just this March purchased our 3rd RV a 2011 Winnebago 35′ Adventurer and are taking the “Full Time” plunge. Enjoy!

  • Fulltimer? I am not sure.. Mike turn around the corner and you can find a lot of beautiful places
    Take a look Pennsylvania. Fall
    One week- a lot of Fun !


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