We are Malcolm and Valerie Talley. We had a dream for several years to travel the country in an RV and, due to several favorable circumstances, were able to start doing that in January, 2013. We purchased our RV in September of 2012 in anticipation of traveling and just ended up living in it full-time for the last four months of 2012, staying in a campground about 12 miles away from our house.
Living in the RV full-time before we hit the road was an excellent way to determine what items we needed in the trailer and what items we could do without. We highly recommend this for anyone deciding to go full-time in an RV. In May, 2014 we sold our permanent home.
While we are not fully retired, we’ve been fortunate enough to be able to fund our travel adventures by Malcolm’s employer allowing him to work part-time. It was a really awesome deal and one we didn’t expect to be offered when Malcolm originally put in his notice that he was leaving the company the first of December, 2012.
We traveled and lived in the RV full time until we purchased another fixed home in Florida in March, 2020. We still have the RV and still plan to travel in it from time to time, as well as explore other methods of travel and camping.