As for a general introduction to the fulltime RV lifestyle, consider “Living Aboard Your RV” by Janet and Gordon Groene (International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press, Fourth edition, 2012, 224 pages, $19).
“Anyone who has dreamed of living on the road in an RV or is about to do it will find this book very helpful in learning the basics,” said RV Travel newsletter publisher Chuck Woodbury.
When contacted by e-mail, author Janet Groene said the biggest change over the past decade in RV living is that “full-timers are younger and more of them are in the work force. No longer a lifestyle just for retirees, full-timing works for young families who homeschool, and for wage earners who earn through the Internet, temping, workamping, consulting and other portable skills.”
This new, fourth edition, “has expanded information about making a living on the go, homeschooling and how we communicate,” said Groene. “It has updated information on products and every how-to topics from pet care to maintenance.”
Groene went on to say: “Interest in RV life and travel remains strong so it was time to update every facet of the book including nuts-and-bolts information in the Appendices such as contact numbers for manufacturers and suppliers.”
Woodbury added: “Even RVers who only plan to travel a few months of the year will find this a valuable reference.”