Originally Posted by Air0801
Hi, all -
My husband and I will transition to FT workamping in the fall of 2022, and plan to slowly break in our new GT through spring and summer of next year. Iím wondering:
1. What do you wish you would have known before you started?
2. What advice do you have for someone making this transition?
3. Whatís your favorite thing about workamping?
Thanks so much!
My wife and I have been living full time in our 27FBQ FC for 4 years after we retired from our professions, sold our house and most of our possessions.
The first 2 years we were stationary in an RV park and worked local taking several extended trips during that period. The last 2 years we have traveled 19,240 miles visiting 42 of the lower 48 as utility inspectors.
Answers to your questions.....
1. Getting rid of all your stuff is very liberating. Our only regret is not starting earlier.
2a. Stationary living in a RV full time is a fairly frugal existence. The challenge is finding a location you both enjoy that has all your interests nearby. Moving around the country is a challenge because everyone is doing it and there are not enough RV parks that can accommodate a month long stay. It is much more expensive in the more desirable areas like the mountains of Colorado or Bend Oregon. Most states limit your stay to 14 days during a 28 day period in their state parks.
2b. It will be very challenging for both of you to work in the same space at the same time. Maybe one can work in
the truck and the other in the Airstream.
2c. Practice. Pick a campground 2-3 hours away for 2 weeks or longer to make sure you can really do this. You will learn what you must have and how much you can actually do without.
2d. Figure out your work communication system. Campground WiFi sucks. The more remote you camp, the further a you will be from a sell tower. Educate yourselves on mobile routers, cell phone boosters, directional antennas and data plans.
3. Seeing the country. Finding really cool ocean front, lake shore or mountain view back in campsites. Visiting local breweries, wineries, distilleries, and gun ranges.