Maintenance and repair events are a necessary aspect of full-time RV life because, you know, stuff happens. For us, 2021 dealt us a more than generous dose of incidents (lessons?) that piled up a bunch of stuff that needed to get fixed. In February, while fleeing the polar vortex in Texas, our generator door cover was totally popped off the rig while crossing a railroad crossing that dropped off sharply and then rose up sharply to meet the intersecting road. In July, a microburst, out-of-nowhere windstorm in Spearfish, SD, whipped our awnings like a ragdoll to the point Scott had to cut them off the rig. In late summer, one of our air-conditioning units and our dash air conditioner decided to quit on us. Someone knocked off our passenger side rear view mirror in a campground. And there were more incidents, but you get the idea. The bright side is that none of these issues were show stoppers; we could delay repairs and keep moving about the country according to plans we had already made.Read More
Full-time RV camping costs is the budget category that is most applicable to all full-time RVers. We all have to park our rig somewhere each night, right? There are a bunch of other categories like insurance, fuel, maintenance, entertainment and more that are widely variable based on your travel style, type of RV, and life style. And while camping costs are also impacted by personal preferences, it’s the one category that is most common across all full-time RVers.Read More
In 2018, we changed everything about our lives — retiring from corporate careers, selling our home and all our possessions, starting nomad business ventures and full-time RV travel. We kicked off this huge life transformation with a 26-day coast-to-coast motorcycle trip to reboot our minds and cleanse our spirits. Along the way, we posted our adventures, thoughts, and impressions on Facebook. To celebrate the one-year anniversary of that trip, we’ve pulled together all the posts into a single blog entry here.Read More
We are Scott and Christina Field, and we are brand new full-time RV nomads having moved in to our RV on August 14, 2018. We sold our home and most all our possessions, left our corporate careers, and are starting a new life on the open road. We’ve always loved traveling but during a trip to Jackson Hole in September 2017, we realized that the life we were living wasn’t how we wanted to spend the next ten years and that we didn’t want to wait for traditional retirement to make a big change. We’d had a great mainstream life raising two sons, owning a home, getting educated, working hard, and squeezing in vacations, but we were ready to make a big change. Now, getting from that decision point to where we are now has involved A LOT of slaying dragons and whacking moles which will be food for thought for some future blog content, I’m sure.
For now in the coming months we’ll be getting adjusted to life in an RV, starting a couple of business ventures, and working on creating content for this blog, Facebook, and Instagram, as well as YouTube videos. As a matter of fact, we’ve been posting on Facebook and Instagram already. If you haven’t yet, please click on the links at the top right of this page to see our content there, Like and Follow our pages, and leave us comments. We’re posting regularly on Facebook and Instagram, and we’ll post updates there as we add content to the blog site and YouTube channel.
We appreciate your visit to our blog page and sure do hope you’ll keep coming back to check in on us.