I talked about home base in an earlier post.. go here if you missed it. For those thinking of traveling full-time here’s what home base might mean for you. Very few people travel constantly the entire year. More often, they are stationary in the winter and traveling in the spring, summer, fall. Or you might be more of a snowbird and travel to somewhere warm in the winter and are stationary in the summer. This is especially true of Canadian or Montana, Wyoming and North & South Dakota residents.
As mentioned in the earlier post, it is very doable to have your RV be your residence in both or many people we have met have a home in one location and the RV is their winter/summer home. With the RV you have the flexibility to buy land and have hook-ups and come and go with very low cost or even stay at campgrounds and have no land ownership at all.
Any and all of the above are viable and is a life being lived by thousands. In Las Vegas one of our neighbors was from the UK and she lives in the U.S. from early fall to early spring, puts her RV in storage, flies home and enjoys late spring & summer. We, at one point, had a camper from Hawaii on one side and Alaska on the other.
If you live somewhere with a relatively mild climate you might consider keeping that as your fall & winter home and leaving summers open for travel, as this allows you to go anywhere with good traveling weather. If traveling is a dream of yours consider these scenarios. It will give you longevity on the road, will allow you to save money in your “off-season” and will give you constant travel time to look forward to, basically allowing travel to not be limited to a one year (give or take) venture. If you are retired and work is not an issue this might not be a contingency but it still helps to have a spot, whether you own it or not, to stop, let extreme weather (hot or cold) pass on by and enjoy travel time even more. Happy Trails.