Being a full time RV family and traveling across the country in a 33-foot RV was never on our radar. Not even close. However, traveling as a family often, homeschooling our children, making fantastic memories together, and seeing more sunshine every day WAS definitely on our wish list.
So, how did we become a full time rv family and begin our full-time RV living journey?
Well, we came about it in a roundabout way. The RV lifestyle was not something we knew anything about, yet we discovered very quickly that RV life was exactly what we were looking for.
Full Time RV Living Family - Really?
Before we launched as a full time RV family of 6, Tony and I would both put on extra weight, stop working out, stop smiling as much, and just feel a lack of motivation to get out of the house each winter.
We would feel like all we were doing was WAITING for our next vacation.
So, in February of 2017, we decided enough was enough. We needed to make some big changes in our lives. Little did we know that traveling full time with family, our family, was exactly what we were looking for.
How We Became A Full Time RV Family
Tony and I went through what seemed like a long process of decision-making before we came about purchasing what we believed was the best RV to live in full-time.
Honestly, it wasn't long at all. The process only took us 3 months and we were ready to go RVing!
Here is what our process looked like :
Our Family's Process To Become an RV Family
Full Time RV blogs that I recommend are:
- Crazy Family Adventure - has a family RV blog that provides great resources of information for full time RVing and traveling with children.
- Fulltime Families - is a community of other RV families around the USA providing discounts and events for members. Full time families from all over North America meet up regularly building community.
What About Income While RVing?
Internet On The Road And Next Steps
When To Start RV Travel?
What Did We Need In Our Family RV?
Would We Do It All Over Again?
To be honest, it takes a lot of dedication to make the big change like we did.
The work it took to organize, research what a full time family is, purchase, and sell things was overwhelming. Determining how weekly road trips would work with our family and what we needed to know was another factor.
However, we were determined to make a HUGE change in our family's lives in 3 months time.
If you choose to take a little more time to get through the steps necessary to begin living your lives as a full time RV family, then it may be a lot less stressful for you.
Click here to see more about how to start RV living with your family.
The memories we are making traveling as a full time RV family around the USA are priceless. Traveling together and spending more quality time together has always been our dream. Oh, and full time RVing with kids doesn't have to be hard, so don't let it hold you back.
Now, we are living it!
Or, read about RVing in a great boondocking spot outside of Grand Teton National Park.
Where To Go When You First Launch?
We have been around the USA a few times and have created some guides to help you decide where you might want to visit when you first start living in an RV full time. It might help to bookmark a few of these or Pin them for later if you're a Pinterest user.
If you're looking to visit National Parks out west check out some of these:
Glacier National Park
Yellowstone National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park
Grand Teton National Park
Arches National Park
Zion National Park
Update - August 2020
If you've followed our family online, you may have followed our family on an overseas trip of 5 months traveling around Asia in 2019 - 2020.
It was a dream come true of taking our kids overseas to explore the world!
You can read my explanation about why we traveled overseas as a digital nomad family more here, as we announced our trip in August of 2019.
Once we arrived back in the USA in February of 2020 we decided to take a few months off the road to 'settle down' while the pandemic was in full force. To be honest though, we were really ready for a break and wanted some time.
Now it's August, 2020 and we just arrived back from a 3 week RV road trip to Northern Idaho. What a beautiful place to visit by the way, and we loved having the time back in our RV again!
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