I’m sure this list is missing plenty but I thought I would share the collection tasks that we need to complete before launch into fulltime RV living. New questions arise each day that I never even thought about, so I’m sure this list in not all encompassing. I would love to hear your feedback on other items of consideration.
- Sell Dustin’s car
- Up my work week
- Begin purging (5 items / week)- all money goes into “life fund”
- Cut costs
- Put together budget and timeline
- Research homeschool curriculum
- Research online school curriculum
- Paint cabinets and fix up house with inexpensive but impactful improvements
- Pay off debt
- Commit to bi-weekly progress check-ins
- Research fuel perk cards
- Research camp memberships – Fulltime Families memberships, Thousand Trails, Good Sam, National Park memberships, etc.
- Determine what trailer and truck?
- Do we need a diesel truck?
- Put together bucket list
- Decide what to do with our furniture and belongings
- Buy all the wifi boosters
- Buy a new camera
- Buy drone
- Buy GoPro
- Find a good video collage software
- Switch over to Verizon
- Research health insurance options
- Do we need special insurance once our home becomes rental unit?
- Find a property manager for our home
- Learn more about boondocking.com and freecampsite.com
- Learn more about workcamping.com
- Find national park kids programs
- Where do we set up domicile?
- How do we see a doctor on the road?
- How do you receive mail on the road?
- Do we need a special class license to pull our rig?
- Dental work
- Start tracking expenses
- Research which banks will offer a loan on an RV for full-time living
- Determine income sources
We try to make progress each day on the list. I wish many of these items could just easily be checked off but some are a constant work in progress such as; debt.
We are very leery about hitting the road with expenses that we don’t need. The cost of RV’ing full time is pretty much the same as staying in our home with our standard bills. At least, that’s the conclusion I’ve come to in my budget. Things shift around a bit. For example; gas is much higher but utilities are much lower. We lose a car payment but increase the other to afford a dependable truck. I’ll share the budget in another post.
I think the item on the to-do list that I’m most scared about is selecting a home school curriculum. I just don’t feel confident in making that choice, and maybe that’s because I haven’t done my homework yet. I feel the weight of this decision on my shoulders and it’s crushing me. I don’t want to have any regrets on this one and I fear that I’m too rigid to just “try one and see what works.” We’ll be sharing our homeschool, roadschool, unschool research as we get to it. I’m just telling you up front that this task will not be easy for me.
Have you started a life on the road? Do you have any suggestions on items to add to the list? We’d love to hear from you!