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Old 11-07-2012, 07:05 PM   #1
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Reading List: Books about RVing

Hi Everyone!

I'm still just a "wannabe" full-time RVer. I'm determined to make it happen, eventually. In the mean time, I am following the advice many of you give which is to do my research and to read a lot about RVing to learn as much as I can.

I just bought a Kindle Paperwhite and want to put some E-books about RVing on it. I was surprised to see how many titles show up when I searched Amazon.com for titles that include the text "RV" ! I'm not sure how good some of these titles are., and I don't know if they are worth the money in this self publishing E-book world. So...

I'd be interested to hear from folks that have read any of these books and if so, would you reccomend it (or not).

The list below is sorted by authors first name (I was too lazy to retype it with last names first). It includes the current rating as shown on Amazon with the number of people's opinions included in the ratings shown in (). I've numbered the books to allow people to respond without too much typing... (example: "I've read #s 3,6,7 and would recommend only #6" or whatever) I'm alway skeptical of a rating on the amazon www page given by a single person, and you will notice that many of these have just 1.

Please feel free to add other titles as you see fit.


---------------- Begin List of Books --------------
Book #, Title, Author, Rating (# reviews), Cost

1. "111 Ways to Get the Biggest Bang From Your RV Lifestyle Buck" ,by Bob Difley ,5.0 out of 5 stars (3), $6.99

2. "Long Long Honeymoon - Living Large in a Small Tin Can - Anecdotes & Advice for Airstream / RV Travelers", by C.S. Michael, 4.5 out of 5 stars (15), $2.99

3. "Live Your Road Trip Dream", by Carol White, 4.2 out of 5 stars (56), $9.95

4. "My House Has Wheels", by Chris Poindexter, 4.1 out of 5 stars (14), $2.99

5. "Living Your Dream: A How-To Manual for Full Time RVing", by Connie Gleason ,5.0 out of 5 stars (1), $6.79

6. "Prey for Zion (An RV Travel Mystery with Max & Isabel)", by E.D. MacDavey ,4.8 out of 5 stars (10), $0.99

7. "Whaddayah Mean Leave Home and Travel for the Rest of My Life! The Guide to Pre-Retirement RV Living", by Gene Townsend, No Rating, $9.99

8. "Travels With Susie:A Hilarious Account of One Couple's RV Journey Across America" ,by Gordon Grindstaff, 4.0 out of 5 stars (7), $3.19

9. "Living Aboard Your RV, 4th Edition", by Gordon Groene, 4.7 out of 5 stars (3), $9.93

10. "Vanabode happily camp, travel and live forever on $20 a day", by Jason Odom, 4.2 out of 5 stars (58), $9.77

11. "How NOT to RV; The Rvers Guide to RVing in the Absurd (The How NOT To Guides)", by Jennifer Flower, 4.4 out of 5 stars (49), $2.99

12. "So, you want to be an RVer?", by Kathy Huggins, 4.9 out of 5 stars (16), $7.99

13. "Worth Every Mile" ,by Linda Ratcliff, 5.0 out of 5 stars (1), $0.99

14. "Out on the Road Again: Living life full time in an RV", by Lisa Oliver ,4.2 out of 5 stars (10), $2.99

15. "RVing Solo Across America . . . without a cat, dog, man, or gun", by Lois Requist, 4.4 out of 5 stars (5), $4.99

16. "The RVing Lifestyle - A Dream Come True", by Margo Armstrong, 5.0 out of 5 stars (1), $3.95

17. "How to Live in a Car, Van or RV--And Get Out of Debt, Travel and Find True Freedom", by Robert Wells, 4.8 out of 5 stars (27), $2.99

18. "Sightseein' and RVin': Travel Adventures after 50", by Sue Cook, 4.4 out of 5 stars (5), $3.47

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Old 11-08-2012, 08:21 PM   #2
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I am reading #2 on my Kindle now. I like it!
I am also reading "the long long trailer" by Clinton Twiss. this is the book the Lucile Ball movie is based on. Very funny! Not a "how to" book but certainly makes you realize that you dont need to take yourself too seriously.
Here is a free dowload...
THE LONG LONG TRAILER : CLINTON TWISS : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

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You might want to add "Queen of the Road" by Doreen Orion. It is hilarious story.

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Old 11-09-2012, 05:27 PM   #4
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Thanks for the link to the free edition of book "The long long trailer". I just put it on my Kindle too.

And thanks for the book suggestion Bob. I'll look into that one too. My list only had titles or descriptions that included the exact phrase "RV" but I bet there are tons of other worthwhile RV books that use phrases like motorhome or 5th wheel or trailer!

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