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Best RVing Books

Best RVing Books


I really like studying. (In all probability why this isn’t the primary book list we’ve posted on this weblog!)

I attempt to learn not less than 52 books a yr (or one every week) and this yr I’ve been studying a ton of books on RV life. And there are increasingly more coming available on the market each day! I’m within the analysis part of working alone e-book and scoured Amazon for all the greatest books on RVing. And I’ve learn so many good ones to date that I needed to share just a few of my favorites. 🙂

Moving Away by Brooke Baum

For anybody who’s in that transition of shifting into an RV or simply toying with the concept of RV life.

Shifting Away is all about what I take into account to be the worst a part of leaping into RV life: leaving your family and friends behind. In her e-book, Brooke focuses on what it appears to be like prefer to determine to maneuver away, inform your family and friends, and never really feel supported. It is a big worry and battle for therefore many individuals. An enormous life-style change like shifting into an RV is a good way to lose buddies.

Utilizing Brooke’s recommendation and tales, you may make the transition to RV life hopefully with just a few much less tears and damaged relationships.

best books on rvingGrowing Up Roadschooled by Kelsey Henry

For mothers or youngsters seeking to make that soar into RV life, but in addition questioning if they’ll ever have a “regular” life as a result of they dwell in a roaming house.

Am I going to roadschool Ellie? I do not know (which is what I say to all of the individuals who hold asking me!).

However I do have a good suggestion of what roadschooling is like after studying my buddy Kelsey’s e-book.

On this e-book, Kelsey appears to be like again on what it was like being roadschooled from age 12-17. How she tried homeschooling and the ever-interesting “unschooling” and even graduated early—all whereas adventuring the nation together with her mother and father and chasing her dream of turning into a musician. There are such a lot of questions and fears for teenagers and oldsters with regards to taking a child’s training on the highway and Kelsey exhibits precisely what life appeared like for her and the way it’s remodeled her into the particular person she is right now.

Garrison’s in Wonderland by Becky Garrison

For retirees or soon-to-be retired full-timers.

Together with her gentle humorousness and a wholesome quantity of realism, Becky shares precisely what her first yr of RV life was like. All of the costly errors, the attractive campsites (and the way a lot they value), the attractive adventures. It felt like I used to be driving alongside together with her as I learn her brief tales.

Studying like a journey journal, this e-book is especially useful when you’re attempting to plan your travels and in the course of determining the place you must go, what time of yr you have to be there, and methods to get pleasure from your days as a retiree.

Additionally as an honorable point out for books for retirees, Secrets of RVing on Social Security is meant to be a fantastic one! I haven’t learn it. For hopefully apparent causes.

Ellie Dwyer’s Great Escape (novel)

For anybody who hates nonfiction books.

A number of years in the past, I informed my buddy Kelsey that I used to be going to write down a novel about her turning into an RVer (yep the identical Kelsey from above) as a result of there aren’t any good novels about full-time RVing.


I really thought it was going to a biography, however turned out to be a pleasant little novel with some nice RV insights sprinkled in. The primary character Ellie (okay advantageous the title Ellie is what actually drew me to this e-book!!) is semi-retired and residing out of her automobile after a hurricane wrecks her house. Whereas she’s tenting at the back of her automobile, she rapidly turns into and perhaps a tad jealous in any respect these individuals fortunately tenting of their RVs the place they’ve stoves and heaters and actual beds.

(That is how I really feel any time we find yourself boondocking subsequent to tenters. I really feel like I want to supply them a cup of espresso within the morning.)

This weekend learn is brief and candy (and the primary e-book in a collection, when you get hooked). Along with sharing Ellie’s transition into RV life, there just a few nice insights for beginner RVers too.

If nonfiction isn’t your factor, that is positively the very best fiction e-book on RV life that I’ve come throughout.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Living in an RV by Alyssa Padgett

For anybody anxious about determining the logistics behind residing in an RV.

With 600 5-star critiques, I’ve to incorporate our e-book as one of many high books for RVers.

Dwelling in an RV goes to cowl all that nitty, gritty, how does an RV really work stuff that’s completely intimidating once you purchase your first rig. (Plus I up to date the e-book for 2020 earlier this yr, so all of the content material is up-to-date!) It’s designed that will help you work out all of the boring elements of RVing—methods to get web, arrange mail service, tow a automobile, and so forth—in an effort to hit the highway and begin adventuring.

The book is on sale for $.99 all week 🙂

Live Camp Work by Sharee Collier

For anybody thinking about workamping (AKA the place you camp someplace “free” in alternate for working at that enterprise, most frequently at campgrounds and RV parks).

Most of our RVing buddies have tried workamping in some unspecified time in the future. We’ve even negotiated tenting without spending a dime at campgrounds as a part of our contract for filming movies. It may be a good way to save cash or keep in superior locations for prolonged durations of time, like nationwide parks.

On this e-book, Sharee shares what workamping is, methods to discover jobs, and 1000+ employers you may contact for workamping gigs. It is a nice useful resource for anybody beginning full-time life, however wants to avoid wasting slightly more money every month by saving on tenting charges.

Tales From the Open Road by Joe Russo

For a glimpse of life when you’re on the highway.

The second in Joe Russo’s collection, that is Joe’s memoir on what life on the highway is like. (Take Risks was the primary!)

In the event you’ve adopted We’re the Russo’s on Youtube in any respect, this e-book is a superb behind the scenes take a look at the ups and downs of RV life and the truth behind what life is like on the highway. I believe this is without doubt one of the few books that doesn’t give attention to the entire ins and outs of transitioning to RV life and talks about extra in regards to the life-style itself.

Living the RV Life by Julie and Marc Bennett

I haven’t really learn this one but as a result of I learn on a Kindle paperwhite and that is extra of a espresso desk e-book than an book. AKA it has heaps and many footage and colourful formatting, that are nice for exhibiting off RV life, and never so nice on a tiny black and white display screen. (However I nonetheless LOVE my Kindle and have used it for 5 years now!)

This e-book is nice for actually exhibiting you the approach to life, with tons of photographs, and many details about RVing. Would make a fantastic reward for any buddies who’re contemplating RV life, however want slightly inspiration.

A Kitten’s Quest by Cees & Madison Hofman (really useful by Ellie)

For teenagers!

An lovable and gorgeously illustrated child’s e-book! It’s a narrative a couple of kitten convincing his mother and father to purchase an RV and go to our nation’s nationwide parks. AND it’s primarily based on the true story of that point our buddies Cees & Madison determined to go to all the nationwide parks with their beloved cat, Vladimir.

Effectively, largely true. I’m fairly positive the journey wasn’t the cat’s concept.

These are a few of the high RVing books I’ve discovered this yr. In the event you’ve received extra, ship them to me! There’s nothing cool fall evenings are higher for than curling up on the sofa with a great e-book.

In search of extra books to learn? Listed here are a few of our different e-book lists: 

The three travel books that inspired us to RV full-time

Best Books for Creative Entrepreneurs 

Best Books of 2018: Fiction and Nonfiction

Heath’s Must-Read Books That Changed My Life



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