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Old 01-13-2013, 12:48 AM   #1
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Thread for younger non-retired RVers.

Hi All!

No offense to the retired population, but I wanted to start a thread for the younger group of RVers that use theirs for work and or weekend trips.

I'm 31 and live in mine 6-8 months a year traveling with my job. This is my first season living the RV life while working etc. Hopefully will be seeing a couple months off this summer and plan to enjoy short trips to the lake/coast/festivals/parties/etc. in Texas when I am home.


What kind of fun stuff are you doing with yours?
What kind of work do you do that you need one?
Post a pic or you and your RV!

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Old 01-13-2013, 12:53 AM   #2
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I'll start:
I work for an engineering firm that does specialized maintenance on nuclear reactors. They send me around the country to plants when they are in outage for anywhere from 30 to 120 days at each place.

Haven't had a chance for any mini-vacations yet but am really looking forward to down time and short trips around Texas. Chili cook-offs, music festivals, etc.


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Old 01-13-2013, 02:15 AM   #3
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GM for a Material Testing and Engineering company. My region is Alaska and the lower 48 Chicago and east.

Nuclear plants is one of our markets as well as oil/gas, chemical, power generation, etc...

I enjoy using my RV - my bed, my bath, my refrigerator, my etc...
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:27 AM   #4
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Same here, my bed etc. Plus when it's time to go to work just start it up and drive. No loading or packing and no BS and the airports. Also the trip home must be fun when the project is over. I'm still waiting for that.
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:29 AM   #5
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I'm an independent contractor that performs Oracle Applications software implementations.

I started using my motorhome as my remote base camp - for lack of a better term - about a year ago. I find I like having my own stuff close by when working on one of my projects. The project typically run 7 to 12 months depending on complexity.

I setup the RV in a campground relatively close to the client site, but I typically will fly back home on the weekends to be with the family only using the RV during the week. Yeah... I'm still flying a lot, but I don't have to lug my clothes back and forth.

There are a couple issues with using my MH as remote base camp. 1) I find it difficult to do maintenance work on the RV. The KOA I was in last year wouldn't even let me wash it onsite. I had to drive 50 miles to the nearest Blue Beacon Truck Wash to get it cleaned. 2) the MH is not at home on the weekends for the family to use if we decide we want to.

Even with the downsides I still prefer staying in my motorhome to staying in a hotel.

Here's a picture of my rig at Zion NP. Family vacation, not work.

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Old 01-13-2013, 09:28 AM   #6
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Information Security Engineer, I stay in the MH during the week and drive home on weekends or she drives out depending on what we're doing. We try and take off for 3-4 day outings as much as possible, did four days at the beach for Thanksgiving. During the summer months it's generally at the lake with family at least twice a month.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:42 AM   #7
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Active Navy here. I have been living in my rig now over a year in New Orleans as I am upside down on my "stick house" and could not move without a huge financial hit. Two more years on this tour then I may just retire. NOLA is horrible on the finish, When I brought the rig down here it looked brand new, now, even with regular washing I am constantly fighting exterior mold/mildew. Can't wait to get her back to Memphis where I will spend days/weeks trying to restore her finish.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:57 AM   #8
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We spend between 6-9 months on the road. In between storms we try to see as much as we can. Sometimes it's the gulf coast, sometimes it the ocean.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:58 AM   #9
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:29 AM   #10
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DW is an accountant, me a network engineer. We use the motorhome for relaxation and fun. Long weekends about once a month with friends and family at locations within a couple three hours drive. Once or twice a year for a 1-2 week vacation and further distances. Have Jeep and go off-roading in the Socal deserts and mountains.
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:00 AM   #11
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Not young but not old either,still working we are part time weekend Rving people.
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:07 AM   #12
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I think we should post our age too?

Im 26 married and three kids. I am on my third rv truck camper travel trailer and now fifth wheel.

We try to go as much as checkbooks allow.
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:33 AM   #13
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41 and my wife is 40, we'll have had our coach for one year this February....we've taken 7 trips this past year; 2 NASCAR races, 1 Indy race, 1 tubing trip on the Guadalupe, 1 Tough Mudder race and 2 long weekends. We were talking last night that we should take her out more, but wih three kids and two very full time jobs, I think 7 trips and over 3500 miles is pretty good! Our '06 Tiffin gasser is the perfect coach for us right now.

Only mod is a $3k stereo and entertainment system we had installed in two of the passenger side bays.

We can't wait to have more time to travel more and upgrade to a nice diesel pusher....I've been looking at the new Entegras, they sure are nice!
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:22 PM   #14
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I'm 36,,,,OK I'm lying, I'm actually 49 and I work on the farm my dad purchased years ago and it is now managed by my older brother. I have a 20 foot TT and use it every weekend in the summer. It gets to cold to use it around here in the winter but, I made it out last year in both March and November. Farm work means I stay busy in the spring and the fall and have a lot of free time the rest of the year for weekend or 3 day camping trips. I never really am planing to retire.
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