Full Time RVing in a Fifth Wheel
Our Home on Wheels
We were working for a transportation company that was requiring us to move us every eight to twelve months but not paying for our moves!
Buying and selling houses got to be a real nightmare. Most times we didn't unpack because we didn't know how long the job would last before they wanted us to relocate again.
In a slow job market and over the age of 60 with 35+ years invested in a company it was hard to just walk away from the job even though they were taking advantage of us BIG TIME!
When we knew we were going to be transferred from California to Oregon we luckily sold our house as the market was falling. We lost over $50,000 in equity in a month! We decided enough was enough and bought us a fifth-wheel for cash.
What a great feeling. We owned it and next time they transferred us we could hook-up and take off. Life was suddenly simple...and really great.
We discovered how economical full time RVing really was. Our monthly rent was a little over $300 when we were used to paying $1700 a month for a mortgage. We were sold on this new lifestyle!
Now we can't imagine going back to a traditional house again. Don was laid off from the transportation company in Oct 09. After all those years...they just use ya and lose ya. What a world!
We are thankful we didn't have huge debt or house payments to worry about!
We found work in construction in Arizona where some of our family lives and the move was enjoyable and fun. We can't imagine how stressed we would have been if we had bills, a mortgage, or other payments to worry about.
Hooray for the full time RV lifestyle!