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post #1 of 519
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Hello,

I found a similar thread in the archives, but can't find a current one. Are you RV mommas still out there? I'm very interested in chatting with you. We are on a path towards full time RV and yurt living.
I've been looking at delight's website www.livelightlytour.com and getting very inspired!
Let's talk......
post #2 of 519

we aren't "full time" rvers any more, but we're living out of our campervan atm. we travel a LOT. though often living out of backpacks, since we travel internationally.

I really love living in our van and moving around. even with gas prices through the roof, it's still cheaper than rent, and we're looking into veggie oil
post #3 of 519
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Originally Posted by majikfaerie View Post

we aren't "full time" rvers any more, but we're living out of our campervan atm. we travel a LOT. though often living out of backpacks, since we travel internationally.

I really love living in our van and moving around. even with gas prices through the roof, it's still cheaper than rent, and we're looking into veggie oil
That sounds cool! Would you mind telling me more about your lifestyle? Do you work? Do you homeschool your dd? I'd love to hear more.......

Thanks
post #4 of 519
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Originally Posted by annsley View Post
That sounds cool! Would you mind telling me more about your lifestyle? Do you work? Do you homeschool your dd? I'd love to hear more.......

Thanks
we homeschool (unschooling). I'm a travelling midwife, and dp and I both have paying jobs that we do over the internet, so anywhere we like
post #5 of 519
Just wanted to this thread. I follow a lot of nomadic mama's blogs (CageFree, EnchantedGypsy, and you majikfaerie ). It's always been a dream of mine but because DH would never, ever be on board I must live vicariously through you guys!!
post #6 of 519
Hey all, I knew I could find a thread like this here!

We aren't nomadic quite yet but hoping to be within the next year. I have plans to go look at school buses tomorrow with a friend. This is something that I've always wanted to do and talked about. Time to make it a reality.

I was contemplating buying an RV but I think, with my mad scavenging skillz, it would be way cheaper to do it myself and with the help of friends. Besides, what a great project. I can learn things that I've always wanted to know but never took it to the next level. And I think I'd be much more comfortable traveling in something that I know about rather than having something break on it and have no idea what to do.

Anybody have any good links or advice about living on the road or converting buses?

ETA: annsley, I can't find the archived threads. Can you link me or give me the magic search word? Thanks!
post #7 of 519
On the topic of buying and converting a bus, don't you have to have a special driver's license to drive a bus? I know you do here, at least if it's for a school or church.
post #8 of 519
Good question, I was thinking about that earlier so I had to google it. If you scroll down here it gives the requirements by state.

http://changingears.com/rv-sec-state-rv-license.shtml
post #9 of 519
it also depends on if it's registered as a "bus" or as an "rv", in some states.
post #10 of 519
When my DH and I were self employed, we purchased a converted Greyhound bus and used that as our travel vehicle. Since we travelled 25-30 weekends a year, it made it very comfortable. We could have easily lived in it had we wanted to. My husband did the driving and maintanance and was not required to have a CDL.
post #11 of 519
cool
post #12 of 519

On The Road Living: Campers & RV'ers... Let's Roll!

HEY EVERYONE!! I tried to post on our old one but couldn't so anyone up for a new one? How is everyone doing?? We our now full time in our 5th wheel since the end of August. We have been on my husbands parents farm getting the rig ready to go and my dh has been finishing up some web work he needed to get done. We are planning to head south for the winter not sure where exactly. We have a blog now too..
www.canadianfamilyrobinson.com
I would LOVE to catch up with everyone else too!
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We just bought a travel trailer and I was wondering if this group was still active.
post #14 of 519
We are still here. With the economy this bad, I am SO glad we sold the house and bought the rv. We don't look nearly as loopy to people as we did 18 months ago.

I told dh maybe I had a sixth sense or something--I just remember feeling
100% sure we should get out of our mortage and move ahead with the rv plans even though it seemed at the time like there was no rush.

Now I am so glad I did.
post #15 of 519
Yay I was wondering where this tribe went. We still plan to buy our rig in the spring. The earlier the better! We are so excited. We've taken a year to plan things and ready our home and possessions for selling. DH is currently remodeling pretty much the whole house while the kids and I are off in another state. The housing market is looking really good in our area now which makes me hopeful.

We wanted a 5th at first but now have decided to buy a starter RV. Perhaps a 28 footer. Something not too huge. Perhaps on the older side. There are tons of them for sale for such great prices. We have been touring some.
post #16 of 519
We are living in our 5th and it is finally feeling like home after almost 3 months in it!! I am going to try and post some pics on our website www.canadianfamilyrobinson.com
We too are SO HAPPY to have gotten out of the housing market when we did!!!!!! We are running on solar now (with the help of a generator right now since we are on the west coast!)
We are back in BC for a bit while we deal with some health issues with my DD and celebrate the holidays with family and friends. We will be heading off to warmer places at the end of Dec
post #17 of 519
I am so glad to see this tribe come back!
We have been homebound for quite a while now. Still not on the road, still own our home, yadda, yadda.
We do have hopes that things will eventually change, and that we can be on the road more nad more. We were a bit derailed by the IL's potential move (they wanted us to live in their current house while they would be away for 4 years...long story, we're not--thank Goddess~)
Anyhow, we are slowly remodeling the rig fromt he inside. I have all of hte cupboard doors painted, and our oven has been sitting outside while we figure out what to do about a new countertop...It's kind of fun to remodel such a tight space--not too bad on the budget.

It's great to see this back...motivating! Happy travels Kimmom!
post #18 of 519
HELLO!

We're just taking the plunge now, after many months of talking about it. We bought a 1973 Barth, 23 feet, and are just finishing up fixing it up. We sold our house (unfortunately just at the beginning of the market going crazy, but still, we sold!) and handed the keys over last fri - so now we're in a hotel, resting up from the chaos of packing up our house, and dreaming about getting on the road! First, south to sunshine!!!!!! Great to see this tribe, I'm so curious to see how this adventure goes. For now, our plan is to spend about a year......but we'll see!!!!
post #19 of 519
I am jealous. I wish we could pack up and leave everything.

But I hope to learn a lot from everyone here. We know nothing about having an RV. I think there is an Idiots Guide that I will have to get myself for Christmas.

I bought ours on eBay - below wholesale. We were planning on buying one to camp locally as well as go to CA over the summer, where most of our family is. I found my trailer and did as much research as possible in a week.

The kids were so excited! DH is more reserved because of the payment + storage fees + insurance, but he will get over it. It is a great opportunity to spend some time with our kids away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
post #20 of 519
Where are you heading down south? We are leaving Vancouver Island end of Dec to go south!!
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