Why would a single, 48 year old woman with a business, sell everything and move into a 23 year old RV? After 7 months of living full-time in my Class C RV, I share the ups and downs and what made me decide to take the plunge!
Carolyn Rose of CarolynsRVLife.com debut video
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Hey bay area girl well I live in the San Francisco area Santa Rosa California from Marin County originally yes it is pricey here and I have some of the same problems I pay all my bills nothing left feeling very confined confused don't know what to do
I think that's great that you have a job where you can set your own time and effort but for those out there who do not have any skills whatsoever I have not gone to college in with their dream reading level all I know is hard level jobs that's it so I guess I need to save a lot of money to be able to get around him definitely not good at computers be interesting to see what would happen when I get on the road or if I get on the road
Thank you Carolyn. I’m a 67 year old woman who like you, has always had wanderlust, hates the status quo, and bores easily. However, unlike you...I’ve never roughed it, done long hikes, and do enjoy the many souvenirs I’ve brought back from world travels. Have recently divorced, the big house is mtge. free, no car payment, etc. I’m watching a lot of videos like yours and also looking at small travel trailers I could tow behind my Ford Edge. Most are very small and I would be spending most days outside. Safety will be a major concern, finding places to park for a week or so at a time, and of course maintenance and repairs. I also have 2 dogs who would travel with me.
After watching you on and off for some time, I am going back to the beginning. Going to pretend today is a rainy cloudy day (NOT, in SW FL:), and binge watch from video #1. You are my hero. And I wish I was brave enough to do this.
You speak to me on a very spiritual level. After years of trying to Justify a normal 9-5, with a nice cushy career it always comes full circle And i realize that my need to live Nomadically will never be satisfied by a weekend trip.
I have thought for some time that the only thing wrong with my house is that it wasn't mobile. I hate the city in the south where we have horrible humidity. Really appreciate the information that you and Bob give out to let us know the best way to begin, you probably save new comers a lot of money not having to redo their whole system if we can make the right decisions from the first. I love the west and desert and the freedom. You are so great. Keep up the great work.
Hi Carolyn! I just subscribed this morning. I felt such a connection with your story and thank you for sharing. I'll be catching up on your videos/tips and following along with you on your journey. I hope to do some RV travel like you. The only difference is that I am married and I'll be doing some trips solo/with spouse. I have done a ton of travel as a solo female and with my daughter. Been all over Europe, Egypt, Israel, Turkey, and I adore roadtrips. I've been trying to decide on which type of RV to purchase and I love your "tilly" (sp) and have been wondering if I should go with something I pull, or drive. Anyway, Hello from Texas and I'm looking forward to your trip to Alaska! ~ Helen
Ahhh darn. I have been sick for a long enough time to be able to binge watch your videos from #1 to #210 (the live-feed, which I am watching on my tv as I type). But I've missed out on so many opportunities to comment because I'm watching on my tv instead of on my computer. So, now I feel well enough to get back on my computer, and was looking for the last 22 unseen videos on this thread. Unfortunately, only 200 are showing (that I can see).
Hmmm, I guess I can find them another way, eh?
Anyway, I've watched close to 200 of your videos in the last few days, and I just LOVE you. I started watching your video's awhile back, but being sick, I had a chance to binge watch. What fun I've had in my flu misery! :)
I really hope I am able to get on the road this year, and I'm looking forward to meeting you at the 2019 RTR. Bob Wells was my very 1st exposure to van life. I found you thru him, and I love you both!
Hi Carolyn, my son Keith started his first long term RV adventure recently. In a conversation with him today, I asked him where he was getting certain information about RVing. He told me about your U tube site and here I am. Keith is from Montana but right now he is somewhere in CA. I have not ever seen him so positive and relaxed. Thanks for your effort in making these informed videos to help people conquer the challenges of first time RVing. I enjoyed viewing the first video and I will be viewing more soon. Blessings to you and safe travels.
I noticed comments were disabled on your winter video. I just wanted to say. Have you ever tried to put cling film/not sure if it called plastic rap over your windows. It helps keep in the warmth and you can still look out the window. It would be better if you could get hold of some of the wrap they use for the pallets in warehouses/factory's. I used this in my last home that was so cold. It always seemed warmer outside. Love your videos.
I'm 59 year old single woman, and my goals / aspirations have changed -- I've wanted to buy an RV and travel with my dog too, but I'm afraid for security reasons and vehicle problems
.. I want to be free from the everyday life of work then home routine... .
Way to go Carolyn! And thank you for the inspiration. I am about to launch solo in my 21' Chinook. Leaving the strange land of Florida...my rabbit hole. Heading West, back to the land I love. I too, grew up backpacking. In Northern California. Several solo trips. Your video was just what I needed to hold the vision. Since I'm only 55, I must create a mobile income. I've been exploring doing exactly what you are doing. I have the skills & the will, just need some training. So encouraged by your success! Would be honored & excited to rendezvous somewhere. You feel so familiar. Many of your sayings have been mine as well. Nature is my spiritual place. Boredom comes fast & is not pretty on me. My dream is a comrade to caravan with for safety. But for now...gotta cut loose & roll. Cheers Sista!
I love your story, Carolyn, I am your age (48), I have a dog similar to yours ;) and I want to do the same thing, that why I stumbled across your page... I have already cancelled my office job a few years ago, working freelance right now, left my old home and have moved all acrossed my country and now the RV project is on my mind... I will definitely follow you! All the best and kind regards from Germany! <3
Was directed here by a friend here on you tube.... Partially Off Grid & Homesteading. You're living the life a lot of us dream about. I will follow along. I'm starting from the beginning so I don't miss anything. Thanks for sharing your life with us. Subbed to you also. Take care and be safe............... B
some income you mightve forgot because in the video of how much it cost you to live a month. yousaid that in a year it has cost ypu lile 32. hindred but your income after taes was 395 a month ( own business)wich left me thinking that there is noway you could do all that uou said with a 395 a monylth so if you had savings and spend it then ..
Hey Carolyn: I've been following you for about six or seven months. Iam probably a year or so away from following in your footsteps. I've been thinking about it for about 10 years. I know we'll meet and get along great. I want you to know you have been so inspiring and entertaining and just plain fun. Great personality. I am a friendly, with a big ol' dog Kodiak. Love Tilly, so glad you let Matilda go. It was time. I've sold everything and getting my ducks in a row. Thinking Van...Love your blog...Sharon
Came across your channel after searching for tiny homes and then found rv living. You are an inspiration! I’ve watched your vlog on your past family life growing up and you are a strong woman! I would love to try this lifestyle and dream of making this a reality one day!
Great video, thank you for telling your story! In 2009 I also lost my house and divorced my husband who is an alcoholic. My whole life changed that year. I met a wonderful man who happens to be a Canadian got remarried and moved from Texas to Northern Canada. We plan on becoming full time RV's in 2 years when hubby retires and we can't wait! We have just purchased a Dodge Ram 3500 dually so we can upgrade from our travel trailer to a 5th wheel when it's time. Keep the videos coming, I love watching them. Am also a big fan of Camper Van Kevin. Happy Trails and drive safe!
You are amazing! I had plans to tour America, but circumstances just didn’t work out, We are retired and now disabled. So it is not going to happen , spent years planning my golden years, turned out to be tarnished .
I cannot imagine doing it by myself and my husband lost his leg, we drive a van, but try not to drive after dark
Finding the videos you made I can just enjoy where you go! Thanks !
Bring the dog and come visit me and mine in the spring at honeys park idaho. we would be honored to meet you. Email me first and I'll get so Kobe beef for dinner as a special. honeys park Arco idaho , Google it. love Capone and would love to meet you
Brave n beautiful women.Love ur accent ,I'm from New Zealand. You are courageous to live like this.Free.So many people are afraid and paralyzed with indecision.You have spunk gurl
.I'm lookn forward to riding along with you n seeing some of ur great nation.
Carolyn, Why did you buy such a long RV, certainly it holds you back from getting reasonable gas mileage and finding good boon docking spots. For only one person and a pet a short van would be good enough?
So much I resonate with here Carolyn! I also have a marketing business, I'm 46, I've bought my motorhome (I'm from the UK) and I'm currently in the process of selling everything off so I can go and travel around Europe. Like you I want to travel, get out in nature and go hiking! I'll be following your blog & channel! :-)