Originally Posted by RoadTrip
Wow - that's exactly what my dream is for our family. My wife and I both have jobs that are like yours - doable anywhere with internet and cell coverage.
You should do it, I think you'd really enjoy it. If you have a georgetown I would recommend putting in an whole house inverter and a satellite dish of some kind on top (I like the domes) I would have been much less happy if it hadn't been for those two things. Upgraded batteries are a plus too.
I wish I had some form of transportation. Even a moped on the back would be enough. A towed car would be better. At one point I took a 10 mile bike ride in 95 degree heat to buy cat food. And I've spent quite a bit of money having places like Safeway (Vons) deliver groceries, but much less money then a rental car would have cost.
I've also learned that it pays to stay in one place longer. Since I don't have a schedule I can be flexible with toward the best deal a place will give me. The RV Park in Anaheim charged me $750 for two weeks ($53/day), but when I changed my stay to five weeks I only owed an additional $350 ($31/day). Mostly places have reduced weekly rates. But generally any AAA or GoodSam type of discounts don't count against longer rates.
I've also learned the joy of Flying J truck stops. Go to one (Or a Pilot Truck Stop, same company) and get a free RV guide. Most of the Flying J's have dedicated RV parking (which you can park overnight at), dump sites, Potable water to fill your tank and RV fuel lanes. They also say in their guide, "You're welcome to park overnight in any available truck or RV spot." So some nights I just pulled into one of the big truck spots behind the place. They're all pretty nice and well lit and you're surrounded all night by others in their trucks and RV's so it seems pretty safe to me.
If you get the Pilot/Flying J RV membership card (free) you get $0.03/gal off fuel and dump charges are $5 instead of $10. Plus gas is the same price cash or credit. Really great setup when going cross country and putting lots of miles on. My typical travel day looks like this. Work in the morning, as soon as work is done start driving, drive to a Flying J, park for the night and relax, next morning get up and work until I'm done and drive off again. I make sure to fill up with gas and spend some money in every truck stop I stay at.