We are planning to begin fulltiming next summer, but are having trouble deciding on a homebase, e.g. a city where we'll establish residency. Ideally, what I would like to find is a website that compares cities/areas for a variety of criteria. I found a comparison of states on based on state taxes, but nothing else. Anyone know of other resources for state-by-state comparison? Thx
Is it possible, with adequate solar power capability, to camp across Canada on the AlCan hwy without paying campground fees? We would probably be going July through September, so I think there would be enough sun to keep the batteries up. It seems that a 800 watt system would pay for itself on a three month trip through Canada to Alaska and back if there are enough places to dry camp.
Anyone with experience doing this?
We are looking at a coach with full body paint - will never own another with decals.
I am mostly concerned about the fibreglas roof, rubber components such as hoses and belts, and batteries. How can I protect those?
We are considering a move to the Phoenix area and are planning to buy a motorhome sometime next year. We have heard about the damage that the sun and heat can cause, but don't know any specifics.
What are the effects of sun and heat on a motorhome? Do rubber components such as tires, belts, hoses age faster? Other than using 303 Protectant on tires and slideout seals, what protections can be used effectively? We probably won't have a power hookup when the coach is in storage, so running the AC is not an option unless we install solar equipment.
We want to start out half-timing because we don't know if we want to go full-time or not.
How many of you started as full-timers but are now half-timers?
What type of sticks & bricks house do you have? Full size house?
What is your situation when you are not traveling? Seems like a difficult situation to have a house that you only use half of the time. Do you have house sitters?