Motorhoming has taken these longtime friends on a journey to intriguing destinations and careers in the culinary arts.
By Phyllis Hinz and Lamont Mackay, F175089
We drive into people’s lives
How We Got Started
Preparing For Full-Time RVing
New Opportunities On The Road
Part-Time RVing, Full-Time Mentality
- Talk to RVers.
- Research online.
- Attend seminars.
- Choose the type of RV that suits you.
- Tour manufacturers’ facilities.
- Select appropriate floor plan/model/options to suit your style of RVing.
- Choose an RV dealer; develop a relationship for advice and future trade-in or purchase.
- Do you require a towed vehicle? Choose a vehicle that is easily towable.
- Study motorhome weight restrictions for towing.
- Study manuals.
- Create a maintenance schedule.
- Join RV clubs.
- Obtain park and campground listings/apps.
- Acquire maps/GPS.
- Establish a budget for on-the-road living.
- Set aside funds for emergencies, the “what ifs.”
- Purchase an appropriate cell phone plan (no roaming).
- Choose insurance for both vehicle and contents.
- Register for an emergency road service.
- Rehearse emergency fire and weather procedures.
- Set up Internet capability: satellite/WiFi with computer/laptop/iPad/smartphone.
- Purchase travel health insurance: Canadians require out-of-province medical insurance.
- Register for a mail forwarding service such as FMCA Mail Forwarding powered by Dakota Post.