Full-time RV Living: What I Wish I Had Known 7 Years Ago, Before I Hit the Road Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B07MMKF38X
- Publication date : January 12, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 4166 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 192 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1947020099
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #273,819 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The author claims not to be a writer and states that he never got better than a C in English classes. The shame is those classes, not the ability of this man to communicate in writing. I could learn a great deal from his example in this outstanding book.
Not only does he cover a good deal of ground on what he learned the hard way, his ability to quickly explain how we can avoid his mistakes is well explained and includes links to YouTube videos, books, and web sites that add value and make the learning fun.
BLUSH FACTOR: No worries here.
WRITING & EDITING: Professional. I just cannot praise it highly enough.
For works as short as this, I don't provide excerpts. Trust me, though, this is a book any new RV owner will find useful.
Five stars out of five.
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What I really like about this book is the casual, conversational style of writing — as though you’re sitting at the kitchen table discussing the pros and cons of it all. The author is very frank and very thoughtful. Truth be told, I myself have zero interest in RVing, but I enjoyed the writing and read the whole thing because I felt I was being schooled in a particularly nice and thorough way. The author states that he tries to follow the Einstein philosophy of explaining things so that a six year old could understand; this six-plus year old understood it.
The author relays his personal experience of RV living while discussing the various things a person should think about before jumping into RV life. I think his suggestion to purchase a used RV (rather than buy a new one) makes good sense. I laughed when he said to “always, always flinch at the first price”.
He also talks about the emotional adjustment of RV living, as well as discusses more mundane but extremely important matters such as declaring a state of residency, email, mail, and health insurance. He provides an RV-load of book, blog, campsite, and YouTube video resources, too.
I think it’s a good book to read for anyone considering that lifestyle. You should probably read other books, too, for other perspectives. This is an indie, self-published book. I loved the writing style, the editing is decent (not perfect, but decent), and the organization is good.
Side note: The author makes a reference to Bob Marley singing a song written by Bobby McFerrin. That’s also Bobby singing the song, not Marley. Though it has a sort-of Marley vibe, Marley died 7 years before the song was written. Still a great song and great message.
We travel in the summer and relax in the winter months so I opted to sit outside the other day and read this book in one afternoon sitting. Lots of great links. I loved the part about "getting rid of stuff"...oh how true. We still are downsizing, though we NEVER had a storage unit. It is true you must have a dream otherwise life is boring. We are living our dream and it is amazing how happy one can be living with less. You won't be sorry if you read this book and hit the road RVing.
If you are thinking about escaping to an RV lifestyle, this book is worth your time !