Another young couple, Heath and Alyssa Padgett, both 25, started RVing full-time two years ago. Just four days after their wedding, they struck off in a 1994 Leprechaun Coachmen motorhome, purchased for $11,500 off Craigslist.
They both quit their traditional jobs and are now filmmakers and writers who are documenting their experiences on the road.
“I’m a bit of an RV enthusiast,” stated Heath Padgett, who also hosts a weekly podcast called “The RV Entrepreneur” where he interviews “nomadic entrepreneurs who have built businesses while traveling full-time.” Based on his podcast interviews Padgett has written “The RV Entrepreneur: How to build a business from anywhere.”
At the end of 2015 the Padgetts sold their class C motorhome for $9,700 and upgraded to a gas powered 2016 Winnebago Brave motor coach, with the help of a partnership with Winnebago Industries.
Alyssa Padgett wrote on her blog: “We plan to keep RVing, even though everyone’s constant question is ‘When are you going to settle down?'”
“We aren’t going to settle down because we don’t want to settle. Living in an RV isn’t easy, but it allows us to accomplish more together. Traveling full-time makes us smarter, better people,” she said.
“We may be 40 years younger than the average RVer, but all of our retired RV friends tell us the same thing: ‘You’re lucky to start this young. I wish I would’ve done this at your age.'”
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Photo: Documentary film makers Heath and Alyssa Padgett travel and work full-time in their Winnebago motorhome. (Credit: HeathPadgett.com)