About Us

Our names are Lee and Tracy Perkins and we have been full-time RVers since November of 2015, traveling in a 40 foot Open Range fifth wheel.  After 25 years of marriage and raising 3 beautiful daughters, we knew we needed to find a way to reconnect with each other and deal with our empty nest, so despite having never camped before, we decided to try RVing.   A few months later our plans to become full timers were in full swing.   If you would like to read the details about that experience we encourage you to check out of Becoming Full Timers Step-By-Step page.

In a relatively short amount of time, we sold our house, Lee quit his job and Tracy took her corporate job on the road.  After a year of working as a mobile corporate employee, Tracy took advantage of a company buyout and we started earning the money we needed with work kamping positions.  The question for us was could two people with limited savings and minimal debt earn enough money to support themselves on the road and what did that look like.  Although we feel we have certainly proved it was possible, the question of how that lifestyle looks long-term is still one in which we are exploring.

Our main goal in this blog is to write the blog we wish we could have read prior to becoming full timers.  To that end it is as honest as we can stand to be and includes detailed information on our monthly expenses and revenue.  We have certainly made our share of mistakes along the way, but also had some amazing moments and hopefully you will enjoy reading about them.

Thank you for finding us and please feel free to contact us if you have any questions at camperchronicles@gmail.com.  We love getting emails from readers and sometimes will answer them in an upcoming blog post. If you are interested in supporting our blog please check out our recipe book. To get a sneek peek either click the Look Inside feature above the listing on the left or send a sample to your device using the feature on the right (both in red boxes).

We are also part of the Amazon Affiliate program and you can support our blog by making any  purchase via our website links.  There is no additional cost to you and provides us with a small amount of ad revenue.  Search Amazon.com.  We appreciate your support but most of all we appreciate your interest. Thank you for following along with our story and  if you don’t have time to read the whole story, I hope you enjoy the major milestone links listed below. 

Getting Started (First Blog Post)

First Time at an RV Show

First Time Buying a 5th Wheel

 First Time Driving the Fifth Wheel

 First Time Meeting People from the Internet 

 Reflections on Being an Empty-Nester

First Time Full Timing (First Full Timing Blog Post)


 Establishing Residency in Florida

Changing Relationships

 Six Months on the Road

First Time with One Vehicle 

A Not So Good Week

First Time with No Cell Coverage

First Time Work Kamping 

A Very Big Step

Identity Crisis

Putting Regular Gas in a Diesel Vehicle

First Time without a “Regular” Job

First Year – By the Numbers

First Year – The Emotional Arc

Re-establishing the Work/Life Balance

First Time (for Tracy) Dealing with the Black/Grey/Fresh Tanks

How To Survive (and even thrive) in Quartzsite

Living a Life with Less Fear

First Time Without a Steady Paycheck

First Time with a Major Repair

First Time Work Kamping in Alaska

What am I Doing with My Life?

What Does Freedom Look Like

Summing Up Alaska

Second Year – The Emotional Arc

Second Year – By The Numbers

Camper Chronicles is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, a program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. We very much appreciate any purchase you make via our website links.  There is no additional cost to you and helps support our blog.  Search Amazon.com here

Or you can check out our recipe book filled with 80 real recipes we have cooked in our RV and taste tested by Lee himself. The cookbook specializes in recipes that have a limited number of ingredients, without sacrificing flavor and is organized into categories that matter to full time RVers such as Happy Hours, Travel Days, and Pot Lucks   You can preview the kindle version on  Amazon or the Apple version on Itunes.    It is available in paperback on Amazon if you prefer. 




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