Saturday, September 19, 2009

Full-time RVers opt for cheap and friendly

With summer over, all but the diehard campers have packed up and gone home, allowing a peace to settle in for Nanaimo's permanent RV park residents.

Resort living became a legitimate form of housing in Nanaimo about 10 years ago when city council passed a bylaw creating specific zoning for the purpose.

Today, RV residents make up an entire subculture of mostly retirees and some blue-collar workers for whom home ownership is an unrealistic dream.

With housing now costing hundreds of thousands of dollars, people are turning to RV life as an affordable option. RVs can be bought second-hand for less than $10,000 and pad rental is typically less than $500 a month, including electricity, sewer and water services.

The lifestyle also offers the freedom to pick up and go whenever and wherever a person wants.
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RV Living in the 21st Century: The Essential Reference Guide for ALL RVers For anyone considering or experiencing the RV lifestyle, this book is a wide-ranging tour of things you need to know. Peggi McDonald, a Canadian with extensive (20 years on the road) RV knowledge; been there, done that. She shares the kind of information and advice that enable people to build their competence and confidence as part-time or full-time RVers. Fran and I are proud to have Peggi as our friend.

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