Coleen Sykora, fulltime RVer and work camper offers the following Tip:
It’s good to have the perspectives of others — even if you don’t agree with them.
I’ve just posted a series of articles to the Workers On Wheels website that I don’t fully agree with. If you’ve been a subscriber for long, or if you’ve read my articles in other publications, you probably know that I am not a big proponent of detailed planning.
Countless spouses, partners, and adult children have written me with sad accounts of how their loved ones dreamed or planned themselves to death. They never made it full-time RVing because they were always preparing. They literally died getting ready, trying to have everything right before they embarked on their dreams.
Bob and I started out as working full-time RVers under what many would call less than ideal conditions. Our RV was 25 years old. We had very little RVing experience. We didn’t have jobs lined up. We didn’t have a lot of money. We didn’t have the blessing and encouragement of our family. We consider it fortunate that our research into it amounted to my skimming through a couple books and that we really didn’t know what we were doing. We didn’t have a concrete plan. When we decided we wanted to be full-time RVers so that we could travel and enjoy life together, we got after it and did it. That was back in 1991 and it’s one of the best decisions we’ve ever made.
Martin M. Shenkman, attorney and certified public accountant, has a different perspective than I do. He stresses the importance of planning and being ready. You can read Shenkman’s Articles on my website.
Coleen Sykora is the webmaster for work-for-rvers-and-campers.com