the RV.Net Forum: "Why
ability to move when we want and to see our great USA. We get to
visit family a lot more by spending some time in their area. Don't
have to stay in their house or stay for a long time. Makes for fun
tired of looking out the window and seeing the same street and houses.
We're tired of being cooped up for the winter.
to see places I've never had the opportunity to visit on a vacation.
to spend Christmas with the grandkids who lived away from us for
to be able to move without using boxes and hiring help.
the daily high temp to at least equal my age.
most of all, we are going full time while we still can.
freedom that if we wake up one morning and decide we are tired of
this place, we can just move on down the road and see what the other
side of the mountain holds.
freedom to experience so many different things....like volunteering
at a wildlife refuge, a civil war battlefield, a beach front, the
mountains. Looking for that "perfect" place.
we want to see the USA at our leisure. One of the best things that
we have experienced is meeting all the great people from all over
the USA. We now have friends wherever we roam. When we start a new
trip we always say, "New territory". It is also great
not to have to pack for our new adventures. We love sleeping in
our own bed every night.
the first time in our lives we can do what we want and that's freedom.
We'll settle down later on when we get really "old", hold
hands and rock on our front porch while we relive all those wonderful
memories. I'd never trade our 4 months a year in La Pineta, Mexico,
sitting at our site in the jungle looking out over the Pacific for
a stick built house. I have it all and feel very blessed.
put it into very simple terms, freedom! Most of us are people who
are tired of having so many possessions that what we have owns us.
Most of us have already had a career and raised our kids. Now we
want to be able to do all of the things that we always dreamed of
doing. We go where we want, when we want and live in the way that
we want. We do so because we want to experience new and exciting
things, rather than sit waiting for life to come to us. We seek
adventure and new friends; change is our reason for living. We are
no longer satisfied by watching others do things on TV when we can
go out and do them ourselves! We are only limited by our own imaginations.
want to see it all while we can...We know there will come a time
when we have to stay put but for now we will travel....or sit....as
we see fit. We personally like most fulltimers do not need the security
of sticks and bricks, the same faces every week at church,etc. We
want to join the ranks of those who give along the way enabling
us to experience new people, culture, food, landscapes etc.
initially thought it would be a great way to see the country at
a leisurely pace, but soon realized that the lifestyle is also very
"freeing". You quickly find that there are no responsibilties,
and minimal "needs". It quickly became just pure enjoyment
for us, reading, sightseeing, napping, cooking and just enjoying
every day as it comes. Sorry we didn't start years ago.
didn't want to wait until retirement to travel. We also found that
we were beginning to work more and put family on a backburner to
have the "stuff". We also wanted to spend much more time
with our kids. So we decided to spend time with them now (the youngest
was 3 when we started) and make memories. There are no guarantees
in life and I really don't want to be wishing that we'd spent more
TIME instead of earned more money. You just can't buy time.