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  • Published on Dec 12, 2014
    What to do as a Full-Timer?

    See the Country

    As a fulltime RVer, you have made a decision to not only take life by the horns, but literally to experience life on the road. For many full-timers the decision to go full-time took many turns. A lot of thought was given and at the end of the day, you wanted to experience life on the open road in a unique and truly intimate way.

    Some people know exactly what they will do once they hit the road, but for others, they are hoping to find a calling or something that pulls them to do something. For those who may not know what to do as a full timer, we have compiled a short list of things that are sure to fulfill your time in a productive and fun way!

    Blogging

    As a full-time RVer, you will be traveling and seeing more of the country than just about anyone. One of the more popular activities is to take time and create a website/blog that will document all of your travels. Their are so many free website platforms that not only look great, but also give you the ability to get creative and completely customize your blog. 

    The best part about blogging is that you can literally talk about whatever you want. If you want to blog every day, you can blog every day! If you want to take a break and maybe do weekly posts instead of daily, you can! The freedom to express yourself is totally your call, and that is when you will do your best work.

    One of the best RV blogs on the market and one where you can draw inspiration from is www.gonewiththewynns.com. The blog is the creation of Jason and Nikki Wynn, who according to their website are ”a couple of perpetual travelers, RV’ers (for now) and modern day documentarians.” The Wynns have an amazing blog that features sections such as travel logs, tips, pictures and much more! The key to creating a blog is to make sure that you are honest and willing to engage your audience. The Wynns do that beautifully, which is why if you are creating a blog you should take a page out of their book (or blog ;).

    Photography/Videogrpahy

    The Wynns also have a spot on their blog for a Youtube channel that has amazing videos of places they have been. Pictures and videos are very powerful and influential when describing your travels. High quality photos and videos are also very fun to make. By purchasing some editing software, you can create amazing pictures and videos that really tell a story of the places you go. Check out the Wynns Youtube channel and feel free to poke around their blog page as well!

    With the amount of pixels you can get on modern day phones, you may not even need a digital camera. But if you want to get really into photography, purchasing a camera would be a great investment. Whatever you decide to do, have fun with photography. The world is your oyster, and you get to capture it forever with photos!

    Workamping

    If you are living on the road full time, there's a chance you may need to find work. Workamping is a great way to earn some extra money while also getting a place to stay! Most campgrounds that enlist the help of workampers will give you monetary compensation as well as a free hookup site. Of course, you should always work out your wage and terms with the owner, but you can usually find workamping jobs in every state!

    If you need a safe and secure website to find workamping jobs, give this one a try!

    Volunteering

    If you want to spend some time giving back while you are on the road, volunteering is a great way to start. Their are numerous ways you can volunteer, such as:

    Location-Based Volunteering

    Location-Based volunteering happens at state parks, national parks, national monuments, national forests and national wildlife refuges

    Almost every state recreation organization has a volunteering program, so find a place you want to volunteer and poke around on the website to see of any volunteer opportunities. You can also call the place you want to volunteer and talk directly with a park supervisor. Sometimes talking directly to a person will lead to more opportunities that a website otherwise might not state.

    For federal volunteer opportunities you can visit Vounteer.gov for a list of opportunities.

    Habitat For Humanity

    Habitat For Humanity has a specific program for RVers called the RV Care-A-Vanners program.

    According to their website, "Every RV Care-A-Vanner building project is a unique and rewarding experience. Previous RV Care-A-Vanner teams have participated in house construction, roofing, interior and finish work, renovations and disaster relief. Those who prefer to be non-builders volunteer in the affiliate office or as “go fors” around the build site. There are ample opportunities to learn and plenty of meaningful work for everyone — no experience necessary."

    Usually projects involve eight to 20 RVing volunteers and they can last around two weeks, with ten six-hour to seven-hour workdays. If you want to know more information, feel free to visit their website.

    These are just a couple of ways to get involved. Whatever community you are in, ask around and get involved!

    RV Outlet Mall

    We salute all of the full-time RVers out there! You are doing what so many people wish they were doing, so don't give up! If you or someone you know is thinking about trading in the house for an RV or Mobilehome, let RV Outlet Mall help! We offer a great selection of new and used RVs in the Georgetown and Austin, Texas region. 

    Come see us today or give us a call! We would love to hear from you. 

     

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