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What do you full timers suggest is a good book(s) to read on full time rv'ing?
My wife and I are planning to retire at the end of this year. We have talked about seeing some of this great country for a couple of years. Full time sounds like the way to go, but not sure.
Thanks for any help and pointers.
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Have you done any RV'ing before the upcoming retirement.

If you do then talk with the full timers you meet in the RV parks. They are more than willing to share their experience.

Google Full time RV Books and you will get more than you can read.

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If your new to RVing and your full timing you will undoubtedly will need to do repairs and to save money do it yourself. I recommend that you have this book http://www.amazon.com/RV-Repair-Maintenance-Manual/dp/0934798702


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Yes we have been camping for a few years now. We camp with a local group that goes out once or twice a month. Then stay close to home (100 miles). That is why I asked.
Thanks for the inform.
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Just ordered and received this one.

Support your RV lifestyle

Has some good info on things to think about such as stae of residency and general fulltimer info but spends most of the book telling you how you can find different types of work to help minimize your living expences and make a little running around money.

I bought it used off ebay for under $7 and got it within two days. Good read even though much of it won't apply to use, knowledge is always good. I'm at least 10 years out before we retire and go full timing but trying to get educated about it now.

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There are some good books out there, but may I suggest doing a google search and/or reading many of the blogs that are out there to get an idea? Also, rv.net is a great forum to ask questions.

My recommendation (even though you didn't ask) Try it first, the commit. What I mean is, don't sell the house & all the "stuff" before learning whether it works for you. Try it for a year - if you love it, great. If not, then you still have a place to go home.

Enjoy the journey of the decision - it's part of the fun!


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The first thing I would suggest you do is to join the Escapees RV Club. Although not totally for full-timers, it is very much geared for full-timers. It's inexpensive and has a wonderful bi-monthly magazine written by RVers with very little advertising. As full-timers for the past 16 years it has been a terrific support system for us. Their mail service is outstanding, they have a great forum with a full-time section, friendly parks throughout the southern states and the west coast, a semi-yearly "boot camp" for new full-timers and many sub-groups of various interests. We have made wonderful friends through this organization.Explore their web site and give it a try!

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Come to the Tennessee Samboree and attend my Seminar on "Preparing to Fulltime" and also "After the First Year" It starts out with what we learned while preparing to Fulltime and then tell what we also learned while Fulltiming the first year. It gives the good and the bad of what we learned. By the way this forum has really helped us and we are still learning.

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Rv Dreams

This is a great blog for you. There is a lot of information...and it's free!

I would also check out other full timers blogs and you will learn a lot.

Good luck.

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