- File Size: 2242 KB
- Print Length: 212 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Stony River Media (February 16, 2015)
- Publication Date: February 16, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00TQ5ZSCA
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
#75,367 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
- #13 in Auto & RV Travel
- #14 in Parks & Campgrounds Travel Reference (Kindle Store)
- #65 in Road Travel Reference
Motorhome and RV Retirement Living: The Most Enjoyable and Least Expensive Way to Retire Kindle Edition
|New from||Used from|
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Customers who bought this item also bought
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
I'm 30 years old and my wife and I are excited on starting this journey soon, but not mañana...
Fails - on Costs. The focus is on Cash Flow impacts, Completely ignores assets, liabilities, and the resulting Net Worth side of your personal financial health. Assumes unrealistically that you will win negotiations on both acquisition of the RV and at time of Sale of RV. Ignores the cost of depreciation. Fails to address having to replace 10 year old RV's with new ones as a growing number of RV Parks refuse to take older ones. Does not do a comparison to living in a house and the impacts of appreciation that brings.
Fails - on Security. Only a few books mention it, and this wasn't one of them... it fails to mention that Dry Camping, boondocking, parking in rest stops, getting stuck on the side of the road, or even overnight parking at Walmart's creates opportunities for bad actors to make you their next victim.
Fails - to discuss the major components of the RV (Electrical, Plumbing, Propane); the work center to hook up to Shore Power, Sewer connections and what hoses are needed, separation of Water hoses for drinking vs. flushing black tank (valves to prevent backflow; water pressure regulators and how often to replace. Keeping a watch on propane so you don't run out in the middle of the night and freeze to death. Features of RV's that require one to understand what you can run using 20, 30 and 50 amp shore power, and those that handle it for you. It doesn't mention Generator sizes and what you need vs. options in the RV.
Fails - to deep dive into RV differences (Truck Campers, Bumper-two trailers, Fifth Wheels, Motorhome Class A and B and C, Toy Haulers, utility trailers (including single and dual stacked cars / mixed use / custom options), the setup differences and usability differences (e.g. some campgrounds won't let you leave your Truck Camper at the site while you leave with your truck). Also doesn't talk about chassis differences.... like the harsh ride of an F-53 chassis and the upgrades possible to help; Air Suspensions and why... impacts ride has on the RV cabinets, doors, walls, and other components.
Fails - at discussing living in the RV during winters. No discussion of heating blankets for holding tanks. No discussion of Fresh Water hose wraps. No discussion of driving safety through high, snow covered, passes. No discussion of safety, or lack of safety, running propane heating systems while driving.
Fails - at discussing RV features. What's available and why have it? Example: Ever get stuck inside your RV because the sun baked your only entry door (i.e. for some reason, expansion rates of materials vary)? Class C or Super C's don't have this challenge.
Fails - at discussing wait times for RV Service, and how to address your living needs during this period.
Fails - at having a realistic conversation about Healthcare, Medication Management while on the road, the real ties to your chosen home state for multiple reasons (e.g. Twice Annual Dental cleanings; annual Physical; and if you're under any type of Pain Management care, returning monthly for Rx Maintenance and refills of Schedule II prescriptions).
With the information and guidance offered by the author, we are feeling a lot clearer about a decision - still have a lot of homework to do.
If you want good, clear information about RVing, this is the book!
Easy to read and understand but that doesn't mean it's not chock full of valuable information. Unlike many similar books, he goes into greater depth and seems to care about the information he's sharing. Better written than most, although this grammar Nazi still caught a few errors -- he should have hired me to edit his book. :-)
Very worth the cost if you're considering this lifestyle.
Top international reviews
Well worth the read, many details extracted and will be used.