Home is where we park it. We have been full-timing in our coach for just over a year now. I’ve been asked to do another seminar on the RV Lifestyle for my friends at the Hitch House, a large motorhome dealer in the Toronto area, at the end of October. And I thought it would be helpful to share our experience in making the transition from living the sticks-and-bricks lifestyle to living the RV lifestyle.
With so many irons in the fire right now, getting this seminar prepared for delivery is going to be a bit challenging. I used to do many keynote presentations during my corporate career and, unlike many, I always enjoyed public speaking. However, I knew that it would often take a day or two of focused effort to prepare for a one-hour session. I’m going to have to squeeze that time from somewhere over the next week. Wish me luck.
We encounter very few Canadians that live full-time in a motorcoach. It is far more common to see that lifestyle in the United States. I suspect part of that is due to our cold weather climate, part of that is due to the lack of available sites in Canada especially between October and May (most shut down) and part of that is due to cost considerations.
Many Canadians are apprehensive about being in the United States for an extended period of time due to healthcare concerns or perceptions about the culture. Many Canadians are content to spend their retirement years on the front porch. The RV lifestyle is certainly not for everyone.
We have thoroughly enjoyed our time in our coach and I hope that we have many more years to live this way. Eventually we will come off the road and home will be wherever we find a spot.
Time and health matter far more to us than a house at this stage of our lives.