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Work Camping

We’ve never been workampers, workcampers, work campers — several ways to spell that :-) — but we’ve always worked while we traveled because I have a full time job and since 2002 I’ve worked from home.  Wow, 11 years.

Nick Russell has a post today in his blog about working RVers and I’m linking to it here.  Lots of good information and additional links to several resources.  Happy travels!


Thrift Shopping


We love to save money, so we love to thrift! Here’s the line outside of the best Salvation Army store in Tampa on the day after Christmas. Half off the entire store.  We found a huge rug for the living room marked down to $200.  Also a chest of drawers for Chris’s mom and several clothing items.

In case any of you didn’t know, I’ve never paid full price for those $150 Tommy Bahama silk shirts you see me wearing.  Chris found most of them at thrift stores for under $20 each ;-)  Want to get started?  Check out this site http://www.thethriftshopper.com/

Now it’s a Travel Trailer

Travel Trailer on the Road Web

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In a previous post I said now that we’re part-time we’ll be selling our 40′ motorhome and buying a much smaller one.  Those plans have changed, we’re still selling the motor home, but it’s most likely that we’ll be getting a travel trailer!  Why the change?  There isn’t one single reason but a small chain of reasons, I’ll explain:

We left the road for family reasons.  Our mothers are both still alive, and as they get older they need more assistance.  They don’t drive, so we provide their transportation to doctors and shopping.  One lives about 15 minutes east of us, the other about 40 minutes west of us, and we’ve decided that we need a second vehicle.  Could that be a class B motor home (a van conversion)?  Nope, because one large enough to meet our needs won’t easily fit in our garage and our homeowners association doesn’t allow RV parking in the driveway.  Given that, the vehicle that seems to give us the most utility is a pickup truck.

Once the decision was made to buy a pickup the choice of a travel trailer became easy because it’s the most economic.  We can buy a very nice travel trailer for a fraction of the cost of a similar sized and equipped Class B or C of the same age.

Now we’re putting the motorhome on the market (I plan to list on eBay next week) and after it sells we plan to buy the pickup first, followed by the travel trailer.  Of course, like all of our plans this one is carved solidly in Jello.  :-)