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Comments for Full-timer bored out of gourd – “RV normal or RV nuts?”

  • For a “temporary fix” try websites like and “Things to do”. They give a list of things you might not have thought of. We have found 2 weeks of things to do in places where we were told “there is nothing to do there so just spend 1 night.
    Good Luck

  • How can anyone be bored when there is so much to do! My wife and I became fulltimers a few years ago and joined Workampers and KOAWorkampers and made sure our resumes specify we’re looking for short term (6 weeks or so) jobs. We’ve been offered jobs in San Diego, CA, Firing Range management in the Columbia River Gorge, a hostel just outside Yellowstone, we’ve worked in Maine and Florida, Texas as well. This Spring we toured a bit in TX, NM, AZ and toured all the National Parks in Utah, pausing in Kansas at Dodge City to the Great Smoky Mtns for the summer. Come November we head for FL for a 12 1/2 hour/week each job as Activities Team for snowbirds that lasts until April. We’ve hiked all over the US, seen Natural wonders galore, and have made friends across this country. Still trying to figure out how to get to the last state we haven’t seen, Hawaii in our RV…

  • Give yourself time, even “less than a year” isn’t enough time to get in the groove of full-timing pace and to learn to relax and enjoy the moment.

  • I’ve been to Paradise, Michigan. Maybe you need to try a more populous spot with more things you like to do. Paradise is great if you like fishing, and this time of year is great for blueberry picking. You can rent a four wheeler and go trail riding. Go over to Tahquamenon and hike the trails. What do you actually LIKE to do?

  • Bored in Michigan? OMG. Otherwise when you do go RV ing? Find out about the area. Go exploring. Don’t stick around the campsite. Go exploring. I come back and start a big fire and cook over an open fire. O the possibilities are endless. Or order out and eat in. Great ending to a great day.

  • I am starting a website and will write our daily adventures and post pictures to it. Think of it as a tribute to your freedom. When you return home you can download pics and print what you want.

  • For those of us who have had very challenging jobs and have very active handy-hands personalities need to ponder this issue. How to go from a never ending “honey-do” list to “nada-ting”
    We are looking at the workamper idea, because I cannot sit or travel or tour all the time. I am a do’er and I will need that.
    I wonder if the writer of the original question has that type of personality – “nada ting” is just to much nothing for him. I am not sure if I ever see us full timing as we will both need something or it will never work for us. If it works for you – more power to ya, for us – well we will see!
    Good luck –