Get Frank – Preparing to live in a RV

Living Aboard An RV: Are You Ready For It? –

I had noticed that Get Frank was advertising on Facebook so I went for a gander. Basically it is a mens magazine online with a NZ flavour and so far I read any new articles as they arrive in my RSS Reader. Today’s article is about living permanently aboard a RV. I’m interested in this why?

Because the Whaleoil “plans for the future” include a $350,000 self contained bus all painted up with the breeching Orca. Yeehaa!!! Blogging on the road permanently, essentially off grid, no power bills, no rates, no hassles. And that is what the article is largely about.

Of greater importance than travel hardware, though, is your nomadic ‘software’: YOU, ie, your personal mix of attitude, personal preparations, and strategies for living on the road rather than simply travelling on the road. Because most often, it’s the mental / psychological pressures rather than equipment failures that result in wannabe nomads scurrying back to suburbia.

In short, although you do need to look carefully at equipment and hardware, right up front during your preparation and planning phase you and your team must get absolutely clear on what lies ahead. To put it bluntly, you are heading toward a substantial culture shock!

Do read the rest if you are partial to the nomadic lifestyle.

Well done to Get Frank, they have me now as a regular reader.

  • waymad

    A converted B-train with a Gaia-munching tractor unit out front? Pics, we demand pics….

  • ManukauMum

    “Blogging on the road permanently, essentially off grid”
    Isn’t there an inherent contradiction between these two phrases?

  • Spanishbride

    He speaks the truth.

    I too look forward to the kid less days on the road by which time I will have my online business at the point where I can run it via my laptop with a staff member back in Auckland doing the packaging and shipping.

    First we will do NZ and then a week later LOL we will do Aussie.
    That will keep us busy for a while and I can look for new products to sell on our travels making some of our costs tax deductible heheheh

    I think it will be a truck not a bus though cause his plans keep getting bigger and bigger.

    We need a BBQ a place to put our kayaks and spare small car, a roof top deck…..etc etc