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 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. If you don’t have time to read every post, please feel free to “skim” our story by reading some of the summary posts listed below or if you want to start from the beginning click here for our first fulltiming blog post.
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Thank you for sharing our journey with us. It truly is a labor of love and when we started writing it, had no idea how much sharing our story would impact us. Our life isn’t always glamorous and certainly is not without it’s challenges, but it truly is beyond anything I could ever have imagined when we first started.
First Time Buying a 5th Wheel
First Time Full Timing (First Full Timing Blog Post)
Six Months on the Road
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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.