Sunday, June 29, 2008

Work a few hours and you can still afford RV lifestyle

Budget-demolishing gas and diesel prices have sent RVs to storage lots while their drivers wonder if they'll ever roll down the road again.

One option is to combine work with RV travel. Jobs as camp hosts as well as part-time work at other RV resort tasks can often be exchanged for site rent.

Our first year on the road we met Elsa and Fred Schmidt at a KOA resort on the Colorado River in Arizona. They earned their site rent for the winter by working eight hours a week in the park office and outside grooming the flowerbeds.

That winter we also met Dave and Roberta Jones of Heppner, Ore. They're one of a dozen couples we call our "RV family" because we've spent winters together for more than a decade.

This summer Dave and Roberta are working as camp hosts at Cutsforth Park, a rustic, tree-studded county park that's just a 20-minute drive from their home. It helps that the park is on the shore of a lake loaded with feisty fish, because Dave loves to fish.
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Support Your RV Lifestyle! An Insider's Guide to Working on the Road, 2nd Edition gives you tips, tools and resources to live where you want, when you want. With key points on topics like writing an RV resume, networking, and how to negotiate for better compensation, it is the ultimate handbook for those who are thinking about working or volunteering as they travel in their RV.

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