RV's anyone??? - page 6

Haven't traveled for almost 7 years. Am contemplating a return. Don't want to do the extensive move every thirteen weeks thing I did in 1990's and am thinking I want to purchase a "Toy Hauler" to... Read More

  1. Visit  annejrn} profile page
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    I was so glad to see that you are enthusiastic about being a travel nurse in an RV. My husband and I are planning to start travel nursing in the fall, as both of our boys will be attending a University in San Antonio. We have researched different 5th Wheels, campgrounds, and travel companies. Still have not decided on specifics, but have plenty of time to do so. We are looking at Sunny Brook, and Everest as options, and will go to see them the end of this month. Your information has given me other things to look at, and reassurance that this could be a wonderful way of life until the boys graduate and settle down with a career and family. Thanks to all who are contributing to this topic!
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  3. Visit  directcare4me} profile page
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    We have lived full-time for 4 years now in our motorhome, a 40ft diesel pusher with 2 slides. I love it; I don't do travel nursing (yet), but this is our first step toward doing so. I wanted to list a good forum for anyone interested in RV's that I have used a lot. It's motorhomemagazine.com, and it's free. Happy travels!
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  4. Visit  pmh27} profile page
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    Hi I just joined this forum and wanted to know if travel nursing as a team in a RV is possible. Meaning could both me and my wife get the housing money instead of the apt. I would appreciate any response given on the matter.
  5. Visit  sissy56} profile page
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    Hi, my husband and I have been traveling for a year now and we have had a great time. We live in our 40' diesel pusher and the great thing about is that you can't buy a lot of stuff, there's no room. We get our housing in my hourly wages so that our taxes are paid as income since we don't have a permanent home. I have met other travelers, husband and wife teams that travel together. They just can't work in the same unit. The biggest problem we have encountered is that camping areas are usually full by the time we get an assignment. We got the last monthly site in Ft. Myers and we have to rent weekly on our next assignment in Seattle. If you want to go to an area that has peak seasons, like Florida in the winter, it can be difficult to find a camping spot.
  6. Visit  NurseDianne} profile page
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    Hey, I'm so glad I found this forum! My husband and I finally have an empty nest and we are very interested in traveling. We are both RN's and now unsure as how to start. We already own a travel trailer, and love to camp. Please email me ASAP and tell me how to start. Suggestions on companies to use, questions to ask...etc.. Also, I do have one more question. Is the money any better? Or am I trading one job for another.
    Thanks Dianne
    Last edit by sirI on Aug 20, '07 : Reason: please do not post your personal contact information - try and protect yourself from spammers
  7. Visit  RNontheroad} profile page
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    Quote from NurseDianne
    Hey, I'm so glad I found this forum! My husband and I finally have an empty nest and we are very interested in traveling. We are both RN's and now unsure as how to start. We already own a travel trailer, and love to camp. Please email me ASAP and tell me how to start. Suggestions on companies to use, questions to ask...etc.. Also, I do have one more question. Is the money any better? Or am I trading one job for another.
    Thanks Dianne

    Hi there! Tried to email you but wasnt able to send. I am a travel nurse on assignment in Oklahoma and my husband and I are full time RVers. Email me and I will tell you about my agency and be happy to answer any questions you have.
    Pay is probably comparable, but the housing stipend (non-taxed I might add) pays the RV payment, vehicle payment and RV park rental fee. That is the big diffence for us.
    Let me know what questions I can answer for you! I wish I had found this website 6 months ago when I started traveling. It's full of info!
    Last edit by sirI on Aug 20, '07 : Reason: quoted edited post
  8. Visit  annejrn} profile page
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    Well, I have my first assignment lined up in San Antonio. I will be working the night shift, and start the middle of Sept. My contract ends the middle of Dec, so I may just take a couple weeks off and come home for Christmas! Havent had a Christmas holiday completely off for almost 11 years:spin: ! We are still planning on getting the 5th wheel, decided on the Carriage Cameo 37' with 3 slides. They are really nice, and would be full season for the hot San Antone days. My husband is planning on doing the workcamper thing, and helping his brother, Father Cris, with community service around the university our son's will be attending. Lucky him, gets to semi-retire at 52. All the forums are helpful in what to expect and to think about prior to hitting the road, and really enjoy reading what everyone writes. Will be posting more as things begin to happen, and will let everyone know what is happening with a first time traveler and first time RV'er!
    Happy Travels everyone.
  9. Visit  MerryRN} profile page
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    If you are close to Houston Texas there is a HUGE RV consignment lot. Every style RV trailer to Class A,B or C can be found here.
    www.pplmotorhomes.com

    MerryRN
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  10. Visit  RN Zeke} profile page
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    This site makes me want to up-grade my 33ft. rv. Thanks for the site!!!
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  11. Visit  48RVRN} profile page
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    Quote from RNontheroad
    Pay is probably comparable, but the housing stipend (non-taxed I might add) pays the RV payment, vehicle payment and RV park rental fee. That is the big diffence for us.
    I bought an RV in January and I adore it! I agree that the housing stipend more than pays for the lot fee and the RV payment. Honest, this was the BEST decision I ever made! Now my cat and I travel all over the country! :spin: :spin: :spin:
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  12. Visit  RNERHOUSESUPOR} profile page
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    I haven't posted for a while. Have just watched and read the information from all. THANKS.

    I have made the first purchase to actually travel this winter in an RV. I now am the proud owner of a Diesel Dually. Will be able to pull my brothers Toyhauler to Florida this winter and will have an idea of which one to buy next year.

    I was able to return to my previous position in the midwest following the 17 weeks away. I had tried to get a LOA but management decided that wouldn't be a good move for them. They didn't tell me that until I had been gone for two weeks and had called to inquire why I was paid for my PTO when I had requested that it remain. I'm not sure what will happen this winter when I tell them I am heading off to Florida again. I will know before I leave this time though. Look forward to continued reading.
  13. Visit  RN Zeke} profile page
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    Congratulations to you!! Enjoy the sunny south this winter. In the past (so I have heard), Fl. doesn't pay as much as they are so desirable in the winter months and can compete with any state. I hope you got a real deal. Let us know how you like the position and the state.
  14. Visit  ShannonRN09} profile page
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    Sorry I didn't have the time to read through this entire thread to see if anyone else had asked this, but here goes:

    I was wondering how much it's costing you to be a travel nurse with your RV? If you have the time, please break it down to RV site costs, utilities, gas, etc. And if you really want to get brownie points, I'm confused about how much your travel agency offers your to travel from one assignment to another?

    Does traveling with an RV as your primary home get you tax exemptions?

    Thanks guys, I'm just so curious!


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