Living in a motorhome can be exciting and economical.
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My wife, two-year-old child and I presently enjoy motorhome living in a 22-foot, chassis mounted, channeled-through motorhome on a one-ton Ford truck. We've been in this rig for the last eight months. Before that we lived in a 21-foot rv trailer for a year.
I am able to earn an above-average living in the Chicago area in the summer by plying my trade of paperhanging. I have been able to find steady work for the winter in Miami, Florida. Being able to make contacts in this field as an independent contractor, I could—if others were interested—provide a means to earn a living for a caravan. I know the market in this trade and feel that if three to five men were to form a contracting-decorating service to work in the larger urban areas it would take—at most—two months to fill the next egg for the families involved. I am not well versed in forage living but, if I were more knowledgeable in that field, I am sure that less "out- side" income would be needed for motorhome living.
We have traveled the country, the middle west, southwest, south and east coast and—to our amazement—we've only been forced to move on twice in two years. This is most surprising, for we wear our hair longer and I have a beard. I am sure, due to the ever-growing alertness of our nation's paranoids, that this sort of luck can't last for long.
We are neither far left nor right. We won't be a part of anything where guns do the talking, and today they talk from both sides. The thing for us to do, I guess, is stay out of the way—if that's possible—and let the guns take care of each other.