Sounds like you have a great plan. If you go with a 5er spend some time reading that forum here. We learned so much reading that forum. Would we do the same at the same age? While it sounds wonderful for you, it would not have been for us. We had two kids, and our jobs weren't mobile. DH had a better chance as a computer systems analyst, but I was a teacher and then an elementary school principal, so even though it sounds great...it would not have fit us. Enjoy!
I would jump at the chance to do earlier in life. I was able to live in our 5th wheel for the last 4 yrs working before retiring. You can pick the park you want to live in just like your neighbor hood if you were buying a stick house. The rv folks are a very friendly, helpful group of people and you will enjoy this life style.
I agree with an earlier post, try it out for a year and see how you like it. Good luck on what ever you decide.
Rick & Jana with our
4 legged Shih Tzu kids, Puk & Domino
Full timing since Oct 2005 - retired US Army Dec 2009
2006 Mobile Suites 38RL3
2005 Ford F550 Chariat Hauler bed
Well I've been practically nomadic since the age I left home (17) and haven't really looked back. When I moved to US and met hubby we owned a house for some years, but sold it and put the money in savings & investments instead. Since that time we've travelled and lived in Belgium and Asia (Home Kong). Totally worth it!!
I think fulltime RVing is a great lifestyle and I see more younger (working) couples taking it up. We went full-timing at the age of 39 and still going. For sure, I say go for it!!
I wish we had been able to do just what you are considering! We love the RV full time lifestyle. You can find parks with annual leases or you can even purchase a lot if you need to be in one place for some time. TX has some great lot ownership parks. When you're not there, they will rent your spot to someone else if the demand is there. I don't see that RV lifestyle is cheaper, especially if you travel long distances (price of fuel and campgrounds) but it beats taking care of a stick house every weekend! I say 'GO FOR IT' !!
Lonny & Diane
2004 Country Coach Allure 33' "Big Blue"
Towing 2008 Chev Colorado 4x4
Really take a look at where you might go and then look for 4 season 5ers. To me it sounds like it would be very doable, especially if you are serious about no kids. And you can always change your mind later. You're young enough to give it a try. Nothing worse than 20 years later saying "we should have .....". Go For It!
Barb & Dave O'Keeffe - full-timing since 2006 Traveling catpanion Shadow (age 15) Figment II (2002 Alpine 36 MDDS) Mischief (2004 Subaru Forester Toad) FMCA - F337834, SKP #90761 Our Blog
at 27 years of age , I was forced to do what you are doing on your own. For over 40 years, we lived, raised our family and worked in every state, living in an rv. Did we enjoy it? LOL the first 5 years were H___, but as we got on our feet and could buy a home, it didnt appeal to us anymore. We had just bout every kind of rv you can think of and bought and sold many more.
If I were in your shoes, I would do exactly as you are advocating. I disagree about an upscale rv, plain Janes suited us well for many years and I put the difference in the money in the bank. Every month I saved the house payment we did not have to make and you might be surprised at how much that turned out tobe.
Let alone the friends and great people we met along the way.
Have a great life , you lucky devils ~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Go for it. It can be a wonderful lifestyle. Wish we would have done much sooner. One piece of advice - don't buy new, they depreciate like cars and you can save half the cost by looking for a well maintained 3-4 year old high quality fiver.
If your only going to travel a few times a year, what percentage of the year is that? If it's not much then it may be better to reinvest in a house (condo or garden home it you don't like yard work & maintenance). Living in an RV is mostly about mobility. The money you spend buying and living in an RV is gone month after month, year after year.
If money isn't your primary objective in life, and the way you live is, then live in a RV. You guys have plenty of time to change your mind in 5, 10, 20 years if need be.