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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:24 pm 
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We will be transitioning to fulltime living in about a year. Looking for tips from current fulltimers on how you deal with bad weather. Tornados, extremely high winds, hail storms ect.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:56 am 
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As we are transiting North America, we ALWAYS catch local weather for the next day. If the wind or precip seems unsafe, we stop for a day or 2. Changing travel plans for upcoming reservations is easily done by phone. During the winter months, we're sitting in the Phoenix, AZ area, so no problem Best idea: have replacement insurance for your RV, & stow your legal paperwork in a fire-proof safe that's easy to grab. We've had to leave our RV twice ( in 10 years) due to impending tornado activity. It's a mind-set that "stuff" can be replaced, so hit the road & enjoy!

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We know full well about trying to out run bad weather. We did it in 2015 after leaving the TX rally. Going through OK, KS, MO and IL. Every time we left we heard about bad weather in the area the next day. Only time was in MO when we had to leave the camper and go to a shelter.

We are extremely watchful of weather even if it is nice.

The other thing we did is buy a couple back packs. These are our "go bags". We purchased them and adjusted them for a good fit. They are easy access and if the weather is warranted we will pack them. Better to be prepared than to not be. It's always easier to "unpack".

We also have a couple other "go bags". One is a canvas bag that we keep important documents in (although most of them are already on pdf on the computer) there are some we keep the printed ones also. The other small go bag is our computer back up external hard drives. Do a faithful backup (we have 3 external hard drives that we alternate back up on). This the same year my computer died and had to buy a new one.

Even now when we leave the camper we take the document and computer go bags EVERYTIME we leave. The rest can be replaced with the exception of our sweet cat! For that we either leave the door unlocked; or a key hidden under the step rug. We also have a note on the door with our emergency numbers listed.

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All good ideas. Thanks

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:00 am 
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Would love to join the ranks of full time RVer in a year or 2. I would like to keep working. Does anyone have any ideas on how to make an income while doing this. I am 2 young to retire and do it. So looking for something I can work on the road and from the camper. Thank you

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:17 pm 
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There are a lot of options out there depending on what line of work you are in. My wife is looking into it also.

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RayKaren, I am actually working on a course right now to do proofreading for court reporters. If you have good punctuation skills, you might enjoy and you can make a decent income working anywhere.

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rmn72 wrote:
RayKaren, I am actually working on a course right now to do proofreading for court reporters. If you have good punctuation skills, you might enjoy and you can make a decent income working anywhere.


Hi! Would you mind sharing more info about this type of work, very interested. Can pm me if you would like, thank you!


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