Sunday, April 15, 2012


Got called back to do more work in Ace Hardware stores in the Nashville, TN area, so the panelling of the STEALTH trailer is on hold, as well as the awning install. At this point, we don't know how long we are going to be in TN, but the need to make money far outweighs the need to finish up undone work on the STEALTH trailer!!

Have a new wiring harness for the solar panel on its way in, and am giving serious thought to ordering another 100 watts of solar to go up on the roof.....that would put my solar power at 200 watts, which would help tremendously in charging those 2 big amp hungry Lifeline AGM batteries!

On another blog that I follow, the owner of the blog--Glenn--recently said he remains curious why there are not more people chucking the traditional sticks and bricks lifestyle with the mortgage and the car payments and property taxes and lawn care, and taking up our lifestyle of full time RV living on the open road.....the lifestyle IS readily attainable after all.....there are many reasons why more people don't do it:lack of money being the leading factor.....followed by how would one make an income while living/travelling full time in their RV??? What do you, my faithful readers, have to say about this?? I realize there are many other factors/excuses holding people back, but would love to hear from others what THEY have to say about this!!


  1. When i can make "mobile money" i would like the life style.

  2. Having not done it yet I can't say for sure but from all the blogs I real as well as what I know of human nature I've come to the conclusion that it's mainly fear of the unknown coupled with lack of imagination and a strong desire to stay within one's comfort zone.

    Making a huge lifestyle change like that is scary, especially if you decide to go fulltime. I mean it's one thing to get a camper or RV and become a weekend traveler, but quite another to chuck the comforts you're accustomed to. Not just the stuff but things we take for granted like endless water and electricity.

    Where lack of imagination comes in is in the work/money arena. I know there are workcamp gigs out there as well as temporary and seasonal jobs in locations you might want to stay for a bit. There's also a real possibility of keeping your current job and becoming an urban-stealth fulltimer for a bit until you can develop other things. Then of course there's being open enough to accept that you can live on far less than you ever thought possible.

    I'm considering all this for myself and dropping my idea of what I "should do" in favor of "whatever it takes to make this happen!"

    Lots of soul searching and personal growth going on and all for the best!

    See you on the road in the not too distant future :)

    1. Look forward to having you out here too Maria! People would be very surprised at just how little they can live on.....I certainly was!

  3. I could definitely fulltime in an RV or a trailer. Heck, I'm sure that if I had to, I could even full time in a car. It all depends on the circumstances that necessitated the switch from living in a house to living mobile. I can think of many reasons why living mobile might be necessary. It is very attainable for many. Mainstream American familes with 2.5 kids, a dog, a mortgage, 2 car payments and a white picket fence might feel left out but even they COULD if they HAD or WANTED to.


  4. My advice: life's short; go for it. I'm 15 months into full timing. There was a lot of adjustment and anxiety but it just keeps getting better and better. :)