Living Aboard Your RV, 4th Edition

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July 18, 2012


Mixed media product, 224 pages

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007178473X / 9780071784733


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Imagine a life with no deadlines, no neighbors, no leaves to rake, and no lawn to mow. The open road beckons, and your home goes with you wherever you travel. Welcome to the world of fulltime RVing--self-sufficient, comfortable, and mobile. Living Aboard Your RV will help you decide if this lifestyle is the right choice for you, taking you through every step of hitting the road fulltime.

The fourth edition of this unique RV bestseller includes:

  • The latest information and updated photos of new RV models and trends, especially the growing popularity of RV life for young families and people who make a living on the go
  • What you need to know when choosing the best RV and equipment for your needs
  • Expert advice for maintaining and securing your RV
  • Fresh tips and new techniques for homeschooling your kids and keeping them involved and learning on the road
  • How to use the Internet to keep in touch, make a living, manage your finances, and more

"Janet Groene inspired me to use my RV galley for living, not just making a sandwich. Novice RVers and veterans alike need Living Aboard Your RV." -- CHERYL NORMAN, RVer, award-winning crime novelist, and author of Hasty Tasty Meals in an RV

"If any of our family or friends were contemplating becoming fulltime RVers, the first thing I would give them is this book." -- Camping & RV

"Anyone who has dreamed of living on the road with a recreational vehicle will find Living Aboard Your RV invaluable in planning and living the lifestyle. Once again, author Janet Groene, with her vast experience as a fulltime RVer, has put all the essential information in one volume, making this a must-have for aspiring fulltimers. Even those who plan to travel only a few months of the year--or seasonally--should read this. We expect this new edition to be a bestseller at, just like the last one." -- CHUCK WOODBURY,

Table of contents

Preface to the 4th Edition
1. Song of the Open Road
2. Get Ready
3. Fulltimer Case Histories
4. The Cost of RV Living
5. Where's Home?
6. Making the Break
7. How to Choose a Home on Wheels
8. Equipping Your RV Home Your Way
9. Rest Insured
10. Managing Money on the Go
11. Keeping in Touch
12. Kids on Board
13. The Fulltimer's Pets
14. Driving the Big Ones
15. Mini-Hobbies for Your Mini-Home
16. Home, Sweet Campground
17. Put the RV in ConseRVation
18. Portable Professions
19. The Mysteries of Mobile Medicine
20. Housecleaning on Wheels
21. Tools for the Fulltimer
22. Your RV's Engine and Drive Train
23. Maintaining Your RV's Utility Systems
24. Safety and Security
25. The End of the Road
Appendix 1. Useful Addresses
Appendix 2. What's Available in RVs

Author comments

Janet Groene writes several columns that run monthly in Family Motor Coaching magazine (145,000 members of FMCA) and in Trailblazer (sent to members of Outdoors Resorts and other membership campgrounds.) Janet has loyal followers for her blogs on travel, RV cooking, boat cooking and SoloWomanRV. She holds the Distinguished Achievement in RV Journalism Award and is a member of the American Society of Journalists & Authors and the Society of American Travel Writers. She works fulltime as a freelance travel writer. She and her husband own a 21-foot, fully self-contained, diesel Class C motorhome.

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