Our RV Life

We are fulltimers who began our RV life while still working in corporate America. Our start in RV living was not typical. We share our journey and everyday living.

Our RV Life

We are fulltimers who began our RV life while still working in corporate America. Our names are Jose and Jill, and the start of our adventure was not the typical picture of RVing.
We didn’t head to Florida in December for sunshine and palm trees.
Instead, we returned from Florida to New Jersey, where we spent the winter in our new RV.

We moved from a two story townhouse complete with basement and a two car
garage… into our 40 foot-long motorhome. We continued to work for a while and adjusted to RV living.   

We are still thrilled that we made the move.

We first became intrigued with the idea of RVing because we wanted to travel and to see the USA and beyond.  

Considering the RV Life

We couldn’t see
ourselves staying in one place watching the grass grow. We’d rather see
the scenery and communities across the USA. We wanted to see different
landscapes, and small towns and farm country. National Parks, State
Fairs and local festivals.

We weren’t interested in accumulating more
stuff or a fancier house. We wanted a more adventuresome lifestyle.
We knew we could continue our interests in golf, bicycling, hiking and
line dancing wherever we went, and that it would be even more fun to do
these things in different parts of the country.

We did a lot of research for a number of years before we became RVers. We researched different ways to pursue our RV lifestyle. We went to RV shows and dealers.

We read books about fulltiming.

We learned about the different aspects of operating an RV.

We talked to RV owners. We kept reading and looking and narrowed down our preferences.

We gave a lot of consideration to the lifestyle itself.
We knew we could live in a much smaller space. When we looked around
our townhouse, we realized that we really only used the kitchen, family
room, bedroom and bath. Save for the occasional use of the formal
dining room and living room, those parts of our home were mostly just
something else to clean. We realized that we had spare rooms and
basement shelves filled with stuff we hadn’t used in years.

We were pretty sure we could live together in close quarters. We
shared the same interests and spent most of our time together anyway.

Preparing for RV Life

We tested that theory with a rental RV. We got even more excited as we
met RVers and discovered an entire RV subculture of happy people living
active and interesting lives.

And we were sick of working in our traditional corporate jobs.
Neither one
of us planned to work to full retirement age – far from it. Not being
made of money, we made the decision that we would rather spend less and
live more. We accepted that we would have to pinch some pennies and
probably work part-time along the way.

We even learned how to make a few bucks with this website! We consider ourselves to be pretty resilient and industrious people, and decided to get on with our dream.

And so we started the adventure of our RV life. Over the years
we have enjoyed the travels and the everyday living and the wonderful
people we meet. We have found lots of

things we like about RV life (and a few that are not so hot).

We will keep learning and enjoying as we go along on our journey. Stay tuned as we share those experiences on this website.

“If you want to accomplish anything in life, you can’t just
sit back and hope it will happen. You’ve got to make it happen.” – Chuck

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