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Using RV for travel nursing housing

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by Kristen1313 Kristen1313 (New) New Nurse

Kristen1313 specializes in ER.

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Would like some input from my fellow travel nurses who utilize an RV as housing...

My husband and I are both travel nurses, have been for over 4 years. We have been finding furnished apartments for the past 4 years. Some good, a some not good. 

We are looking into buying an RV as we have decided that we have no plans on stopping the travel nursing gig. Since this is a long term thing we are looking at bigger RV's, between 35-40 ft. 

Has any travel nurses that use an RV for housing have any issues finding RV spots throughout the country? We would like to travel both east and west coast minus California. All pros and cons are welcome. Thanks!

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Such information is far more readily available on large RV specific forums such as Escapees, RVnet, and iRV2. Look for subforums titled Working on the Road or Full Timers for the most pertinent posts for travel nurses.

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8-ball has 9 years experience as a BSN and specializes in ICU, and IR.

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I travel via RV and we have done so for the last 3 years or so. I have a fifth wheel 40ft Rv and I pull it with an F350. It has been great. There has been a few times where I couldn't take an assignment because I couldn't find an Rv spot but to be honest that has been rare. Probably harder in big cities and very desirable locations during desirable times. For example I had a gig in L.A and found a spot in the middle of the city no big deal but I wanted a spot in seattle in the summer and I could never find the RV spot for that. So there are some times where it doesn't work but for the most part its not that bad and the cost savings is better than housing in my case. 

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8-ball has 9 years experience as a BSN and specializes in ICU, and IR.

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I should tell you my wife and I are getting out of the whole travel thing because we are ready to settle down and make a home now but its not related to the Rv living. We are selling our truck and RV and having a house built in California. It should be done Nov 1st. Do you have kids? animals? We had a dog and that was a big reason we went with the RV no pet fees. 

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Kristen1313 specializes in ER.

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Thanks for the info. It is just my husband and I, no pets or children. We are looking at maybe getting something smaller. 35ft?? Not sure if this will make much of a difference. 

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