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 as of 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. As of May, 2014, we no longer own a permanent home.
While we are not fully retired (Malcolm is 57 and Val is a few years younger), 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.
Our state of residence is now Texas, since we use the Escapees RV Club’s mail service to collect and forward our mail as well as providing an address suitable for the state of Texas to issue us drivers’ licenses and license plates.