Well folks, I have given the boat/rv decision a lot of thought and I… THINK…I am going to go with the rv for now. The biggest factors in this decision were:
- Maintenance – I have heard that rv’s will require less maintenance than a boat
- Ease of use – I won’t need a captain. The learning curve to drive the thing is much easier than a boat.
- Cost – The acquisition cost is much less and the living expenses can be much less.
- Accessibility – I can travel to more places with an rv, as opposed to being” water locked”
With this decision the only real con, and it is a biggie, is that I really LOVE being on the water. But, it’s ok. I can park my rv on the water 😉 So, the new plan is to take the next 24 months or so and figure out all the stuff that I need to figure out in regards to used or new rv, what kind of truck I’ll need, so on and so forth. Then, make my moves (purchases). My older kids will be out of HS and on to college (hopefully) soon and I should be ready to roll then. I do plan to full-time rv and I do plan to be on the move.
So friends… let the planning/learning/shopping begin! This ought to be interesting. If any of you out there have any experience with rving, and would like to give words of advice, please do share. One thing I know is that when I was buying my boat I got a lot of good advice from a lot of different people. Likely saved me from making some dumb learning curve mistakes. So I am always very open and appreciative when I receive knowledge from those who are doing what I am planning. So, don’t be shy 🙂
(maybe I should change my blog name….hmmmm)