It has came to my attention recently that many people assume ALL Fulltime RVers are generally the same. Some may view them as campers that cook all their meals over a fire pit. Others view all of them as retired travelers. And still others think the younger generation is just looking for adventure or to enrich their children’s education. The camper, retired traveler, adventurer, and roadschooler might be some on the road today, but it is not everyone. Today I want to just discuss the type of RVers I view my family as-the Frugal Independents.
The Frugal Independents are indivuals or families looking to own their own home. Some might be financing still but their goal is to own. They may be tired of renting and having their money go into someone else’s pocket or they might be trying to save to buy their own land. We currently are fed up with renting and are wanting to travel before we even consider settling down somewhere.
The Frugal Independents are the workampers, business consultants, and small business owners that are just trying to make ends meet. Their goal is to be debt free and traveling is just an incentive. They want freedom from credit card debt, student loans, and morgage payments. They may be renting their home as a source of income and not planning to move back.
The Frugal Independents are or are planning to go off the grid.Their goal is to get solar panels and generators instead of paying the cost of campgrounds. They want state parks and open spaces to have the freedom of independence they desire. They might have a cookout, use their rv kitchen, or enjoy a local restaurant when they want to splurge. They want the freedom to choose.
The Frugal Independents are conscience of how they spend their money. Their goal is to use their money on their passions and hobbies. They may have container gardens, mend their own clothes, can their own foods, cook from scratch, homeschool on a tight budget, cut their own hair, maintain their own vehicles, or other such things to be frugal.We currently mend our clothes, cook from scratch often, homeschool on a budget, and I cut my family’s hair. We work on our own vehicles and my husband has more tools in our understorage than anything else.
I wanted to explain who we are because I feel many people don’t understand why we chose to fulltime RV. Yes, the traveling is great, hot dogs over a campfire taste better, and fulltiming allows us to roadschool but it is not our number one motive. We want independence!
So if you are a fulltime RVer, what type are you: camper, retired traveler, adventurer, roadschooler, or other? I look forward to your comments.