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If You Want To Live Mobile, Travel Light

One in ten people in America spend between $125 and $175 a month to rent a garage-size space to store junk that hardly use and rarely need. We are the human equivalent of pack rats and there are TV shows … Continue reading

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The Fascinating World of Off-Road Camper Trailers

Those darn Aussies, not only do they have socialized medicine but they make the most awesome off-road camper trailers. These rugged little Aussie wagons are close to tricked out enough to live in. While My House Has Wheels is mainly … Continue reading

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Mobility Rules In The Modern World

We’ve talked about many aspects of RV living, both positive and negative but one of the best reasons to go mobile frequently gets overlooked. In the modern economy mobility is a tactical advantage. To be sure mobility has always been … Continue reading

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Are You The Right Type Of Person For RV Living?

People get into RV living for a lot of different reasons. Some people are doing it because it’s all they can afford, some are in it to travel, others are living on the road just because the lifestyle suits them. … Continue reading

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Avoiding The Home Ownership Trap

My House Has Wheels is about RV living but it’s also about housing. That’s because my personal relationship with RV living grew out of an exploration of alternate housing. I wasn’t necessarily searching for information on living in a camper, … Continue reading

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Pros And Cons Of Different RV Styles

RVs come in an amazing assortment of styles and configurations. If you don’t like the factory configurations, you can custom order one configured the way you want. Basically an RV is just a box on wheels. Like with a house, … Continue reading

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Camper vs Apartment – Doing The Math

I’ll be the first to admit that living in a camper or RV won’t be a good choice for everyone. There are some situations where an apartment or a house is a more convenient choice. All the same, if you’re … Continue reading

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RV Living – Understand Your Minimums

One of the first criticisms I received on My House Has Wheels, the book, was that I didn’t spend enough time on free camping and van camping. There’s a reason for that and the reason is we tried it and … Continue reading

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The “Temps” – RV Living Temporarily

One aspect to RV living that came as a surprise were the numbers of people who adopted the lifestyle knowing that it was only a temporary change. A temporary jump to RV living is perfectly okay in my book. People … Continue reading

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More Thoughts On Tow Vechicles

Shopping for a new truck made me realize the bewildering array of decisions one has to make when choosing a tow vehicle. The old shorthand way of classifying trucks as quarter-ton, half-ton and full-ton means absolutely nothing to modern trucks … Continue reading

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