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Product Details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Pine Country Pub (February 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0971677700
  • ISBN-13: 978-0971677708
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #214,692 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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"Jaimie Hall's personal experiences, contacts, and research make this the most complete book..for earning money as you travel." -- RV Life magazine

She handles this information so thoroughly that anyone seeking satisfying employment would benefit from her clear, complete guidelines and explanations. -- News Review

This is a must-have reference book for anyone wishing to work while traveling in an RV. -- Marcella Gauthier, Escapees Magazine, Mar/April 2002

You have everything you need to find rewarding jobs. With this book you can make your dreams come true. -- Stephanie Bernhagen, Workamper News, Mar/April 2002

contains lengthy lists of resources, such as information about licensing and tax problems; addresses for employers in hundreds of fields -- FMCA Magazine

From the Publisher

More than three million people in the US are RVers or RV enthusiasts, according to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Assoc (RVIA). Estimates are that between one and three million live full-time in their RVs. For those wanting the freedom of the road this book will tell you how you can do it, even if you are too young to retire. Or if your retirement funds have gone south, supplement your income with working or volunteering. You'll find more than 300 ways to do so. You too can take charge of your life - before it's too late to live your dreams.

More About the Author

At age 47, my husband Bill and I began full-time RVing. Since we weren't retired, we had to work. We worked in seven national parks as seasonal workers. We also volunteered, sold Christmas trees and worked in the tourist industry. I began writing, and since there was no real definitive book on working on the road, I wrote Support Your RV Lifestyle, a handbook with both how-to's and 350+ ways to make money.

After 8 years of full-time RVing, we bought a homebase and traveled part-time.

With my RV writing partner, Alice Zyetz, I co-authored RV Traveling Tales: Women's Journeys on the Open Road. We have also written two ebooks together.

Bill has since passed away and I now travel with my new partner, George.

Customer Reviews

Comprehensive, easy to read and very well laid out.
danlesr
Now Jaimie Hall's new book, Support Your RV Lifestyle, provides a no-more-excuses manual on ways to make money and have fun living and traveling in an RV, too.
Donia Steele
If you've ever wondered what it would be like to be a full-timer, buy this essential book and read every word.
Mary D. Zalmanek

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

46 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 30, 2002
Format: Paperback
Are you dreaming of a new lifestyle that allows you to travel to your hearts content? Are you a seasoned veteran of "road work"? Are you somewhere in between? Then "Support Your RV Lifestyle" by Jaimie Hall is a must read . It will quickly become the most used "how-to" book in your library.
Jaimie's fresh approach to the subject is brought to life through stories gathered from fellow working Rvers during her 10 years on the road. All the basics are covered....and then some. You will learn not only what to do, but exactly how, when and where to do it like a pro. The book is divided into sections, making it possible to utilize the information in several ways.
Your journey begins with learning the 14 mistakes working Rvers can avoid. If you already have some experience working on the road, you may recognize some of these. The information you find here can help you avoid these situations. Hall then leads you through a self discovery process that will enable you to take control of your work possibilities, make decisions about what you would like to do and show you how to make it happen.
How much will the fulltiming lifestyle cost? There are as many answers as there are working Rvers. You will find out how to answer this question for yourself and discover ways to meet your goals. Good ideas for developing and living within a budget are shared through the experiences of others.
The Nitty-Gritty Of Getting Work To Support Rving is a tool box of strategies for finding jobs or volunteer positions, filling out applications, creating a resume and cover letter, interviewing and keeping in touch. The tips in this section will certainly give you an edge over the competition.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Terry Sweeney on June 16, 2002
Format: Paperback
I wish we had this book when we started fulltiming 7 years ago. As it is, this book is so full of resources, addressess, e-mail sites and helpful information, that we find we are constantly referring to Support Your RV Lifestyle. And we thought we knew it all by now!! Not even close. Jaimie has given us a multitude of additional ideas and ways to continue to support our lifestyle. If you are among the ever-growing group of RV'ers that must work at least part of the year, you are in luck. Someone has already done all the research for you.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Mark Sedenquist on May 13, 2002
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Jaimie Hall's "Support Your RV Lifestyle" is a well-researched guide to finding gainful employment while living on the road. It provides some excellent excercises and budgeting tools that you can use to find the jobs that can support your dream of "being out there."
The strength of Hall's book is that it provides guidance for not only couples, but also for solo travelers, disabled workers and familes who have elected to live life on a roll. This insider's guide provides great tips honing your negotiating skills and serves to provide a baseline of expectations for the kinds of jobs one can find. Ms. Hall and her husband have worked and lived on the road since 1992 and so much of the information in the book has been discovered through first-hand experience. Buy this book today -- you will not be disappointed!
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28 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Donia Steele on September 26, 2002
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Are you one of those countless people who yearn for adventure but feel stuck at your current address and dreary desk job because you fear you can't afford to try something new? Now Jaimie Hall's new book, Support Your RV Lifestyle, provides a no-more-excuses manual on ways to make money and have fun living and traveling in an RV, too. Just leafing through these pages was a vicarious employment adventure, and I kept finding things I was itching to try out from Jaimie's fun smorgasbord of job descriptions. I could sell ads for campground maps ... or sell tickets at the circus ... or even work as a fire spotter for the U.S. Forest Service. Why not?
-- Donia Steele
co-author of Steeles on Wheels: A Year on the Road in an RV...
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22 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on October 10, 2002
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Support Your Rv Lifestyle! An Insider's Guide To Working On The Road by Jaimie Hall is a practical and innovative guide to learning how to support oneself while on the road, all while traveling in an RV. From establishing a budget to pursuing more than 300 different jobs and opportunities to make money while on the go, Support Your Rv Lifestyle! is an practical, "user friendly", and highly recommended resource for any RV traveler looking planning to take an extended journey.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By danlesr on May 31, 2006
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If some form of work, whether volunteer or paid, is in your RVing future, then BUY THIS BOOK. It has an incredible amount of information and sound, solid advice. Comprehensive, easy to read and very well laid out. This book is worth far more than the cover price. Work is in my RVing future and this book has given me ideas I would never have thought of.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Terry Sweeney on November 24, 2006
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I wish we had this book when we started fulltiming 10 years ago. As it is, this book is so full of resources, addressess, e-mail sites and helpful information, that when we were fulltiming we constantly referred to Support Your RV Lifestyle. And we thought we knew it all after 10 years on the road. Not even close. Jaimie gave us a multitude of additional ideas and ways to continue to support our lifestyle. If you are among the ever-growing group of RV'ers that must work at least part of the year, you are in luck. Someone has already done all the research for you.
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