Roadmap to Full-Time RVing

Learn to Live in an RV

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What will I learn?

We'll show your everything you need to know to move your stationary life onto the road. We'll make sure you go in with your eyes wide open so you'll be successful and happy in your new RV life.

  • How to think about the full-time life so you can make the best decisions for you.

  • How to maintain your day to day activies like banking, healthcare, budgeting, getting mail, etc on the road.

  • How to choose the right RV for the life you want on the road and what to look for in RV features. Our students have been accused of being over educated at RV dealerships!

Course curriculum

Everything you need to know to move your life onto the road full-time.

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Navigating This Course

    • Roadmap to Full-Time RVing Introduction

  • 2

    Module 1: The RV Lifestyle

    • 1.1 The RV Lifestyle

    • 1.2 Addressing Your Fears

    • Module 1 The RV Lifestyle PDF

    • Module 1 Handouts and Resources

    • Module 1 Homework (For your personal use)

  • 3

    Module 2 Camping Styles

    • 2.1 Traditional Camping Styles

    • 2.2 Non-Traditional Camping Styles

    • 2.3 Finding Campsite and Camping Clubs

    • Module 2 Handouts and Resources

    • Module 2 Camping Styles PDF

    • RVers Good Neighbor Policy

    • RVers Boondocking Policy

    • Module 2 Homework (For your personal use)

  • 4

    Module 3 Preparing for Life on the Road

    • 3.1 Preparing for Life on the Road

    • 3.2 Downsizing

    • 3.3 Where do you live?

    • 3.4 Banking

    • 3.5 Healthcare

    • 3.6 Health Insurance

    • 3.7 Auto and RV Insurance

    • Module 3 Preparing for Life on the Road

    • Module 3 Handouts and Resources

    • Module 3 Homework (For your personal use)

    • Module 3 Preparing for life on the road - Audio Only

  • 5

    Module 4 Money Matters

    • 4.1 Money Matters

    • 4.2 Budgeting

    • 4.3 Making Money on the Road

    • 4.4 Saving Money

    • Module 4 - Example Full Timers Budget

    • Module 4 Money Matters PDF

    • Module 4 Handouts and Resources

    • Module 4 Homework (For your personal use)

  • 6

    Module 5 Choosing the Right RV for You

    • 5.1 RV Types

    • 5.2 RV Considerations

    • 5.3 Towing a Vehicle

    • 5.4 Understanding RV Electricity

    • 5.5 Understanding RV Plumbing

    • 5.7 Understanding RV Propane

    • 5.6 Understanding RV Insulation

    • 5.8 Understanding RV Kitchens

    • 5.9 Understanding RV Slideouts

    • Module 5 Choosing the Right RV for You PDF

    • Module 5 Handouts and Resources

    • Module 5 Homework (For your personal use)

  • 7

    Module 6 Shopping for an RV

    • 6.1 Shopping for an RV

    • 6.2 Where to Buy

    • 6.3 Cargo Carrying Capacity

    • 6.4 Towing a Trailer

    • 6.5 RV Inspections

    • 6.6 Financing and Warranties

    • Module 6 Handouts and Resources

    • RV Show Tips and RV Shopping Cheat Sheet

    • Module 6 - 5 Things You Should Check When Buying an RV

    • Module 6 RV Self-Inspection Checklist

    • Module 6 Homework (For your personal use)

    • Module 6 Shopping for an RV PDF

  • 8

    Module 7 Daily Life of a Full-Timer

    • 7.1 Your Stuff

    • 7.2 Using the Kitchen

    • 7.3 Using the "Facilities"

    • 7.4 Internet and TV

    • 7.5 Life on the Road

    • Module 7 Daily Life of a Full-Timer PDF

    • Module 7 Handouts and Resources

  • 9

    Module 8 Camp Like a Pro

    • 8.1 Trip Planning

    • 8.2 Navigation

    • 8.3 Weighing and Tire Inflation

    • 8.4 Driving Basics

    • Module 8 Camp Like a Pro PDF

    • Module 8 Handouts and Resources

    • Motorhome Set-up and Tear Down Procedures

    • Fifth Wheel Set-up and Tear Down Procedures

    • Travel Trailer Set-up and Tear Down Procedures

Bonus material

Free Bonuses For Signing Up Today

  • The RVers Ultimate Survival Guide

    The RVer's Ultimate Survival Guide is the perfect companion for any RVer. This book will help you maximize your enjoyment of the RV lifestyle so that you can get where your are going safely. A free PDF download of this book is included with any RVOU course purchase.

  • The Mobile Internet Handbook

    In the Mobile Internet Handbook, Chris and Cherie of RV Mobile Internet will help you assess your internet needs on the road, set realistic expectations, and give you an overview of the internet options available on the road. A free PDF download of this book is included with any RVOU course purchase.

Roadmap to Full-Time RVing Price

$20 Discount for Escapees members. Grab your discount on the Member's Dashboard.

Instructors

RVOU Instructors

Kerensa and Brandon RVOU

Hi, we're Kerensa Durr and Brandon Hatcher. We gave up our lives in the NYC area as designers, corporate trainers, and a university instructor to escape the rat race and live our life of freedom on the road. We've been living full-time in an RV since 2014 and are currently on our second RV (you'll learn why in the course) and we love it. We have spent our time on the road learning all we can about RVing and the RV industry while making connections with fellow RVers.

FAQ

  • Is there a discount for Escapees RV Club members?

    Yes. Members receive a $20 discount on individual courses and a $50 discount when you buy both courses together. You can grab your member discount code from the Escapees RV Club Member Dashboard and enter it at checkout to receive your discount.

  • How long will I have access to the course?

    You'll have lifetime access to all the materials for as long as they live on the web. When we make improvements to the course or update the material, you'll also receive that information. You'll have plenty of time to make sure you fully understand all the information in the course. 

  • Will I get access to RVOU Instructors?

    Absolutely! We aren't going to just give you some information and send you out to figure it out on your own. You can contact your instructors by email and they will get back to you within 48 hours. If we have a topic that generates a lot of questions, we'll make sure to update the course material to clarify.

  • Do I need to do the lessons in order?

    No - We've set up this course so that you can do the lessons in any order you want.

  • What is your refund policy?

    We want RVers Online University to provide you with the value you paid for and more! Because our courses are digital and available immediately, refunds are considered on a case by case basis within 30 days of purchase. If you aren't happy with our courses, we'll try to fix the problem, or provide you with a refund.

Roadmap to Full-Time RVing Price

$20 Discount for Escapees members. Grab your discount on the Member's Dashboard.