Living in an RV, a lot of fun

We have 7 years experience in Living in an RV and recommended it as a wonderful way of's also a inexpensive way to retire

If living aboard a sailboat is not for you, this is something you should won't get seasick that's for sure.

This is also a lifestyle that you can do in your 80s, not so with sailboat cruising, living in an RV is a lot less strenuous... And still a lot of fun.

We did both, but realize it is not for everyone.

So if staying on firm ground is more for you, and want to experience the freedom of living in an RV and living cheaply, we can show you how.

Our RV Story

living in an rv, frugal retirement living

After 2 years of living aboard a sailboat, we had convinced ourselves that living in a small space was very doable and very enjoyable.

The frugal living lifestyle was really making sense and we did not feel deprived in the least.We thought living in an RV would be a wonderful way to spend the summer, seeing the great USA.

In a 2017 update we purchased another 1992 40 foot Foretravel last year and are back on the road about 5 months a year...not much has changed it is a fun and frugal way to spend you summers away from the Arizona heat in the summer...

We were in the habit of hauling the boat out of the water for hurricane season and returning stateside for the summer.

RV retirement, like a sailboat with wheels

When we discovered that a sailboat was really a floating RV... being fully self-contained... we realize the reverse would be true, and that RV retirement would be a perfect supplement to our mobile nautical retirement lifestyle.

We started looking at RVs, after two years on the boat.

We looked all over the country, I mean from Florida to Oregon, for 2 summers.

We are big believers in doing your homework before taking the plunge with any big decision.

In October 1998 we purchased a 40' 1992 Foretravel.

RV living, why did we pick a 40 footer?

Now I know what you're thinking, we went from a big home to a 35 foot sailboat... and thought we could get by with a smaller RV... instead we bought what at the time was considered a large RV... a 40 footer.

Compared to the boat with curved walls, the RV had about three times as much living space... Why?... we just liked the way the 40 footer felt...we could've enjoyed RV retirement with a travel trailer and we would've seen the same scenery... it's just a matter of personal preference.

Thanks for reading living in an rv...a great retirement lifestyle.