How To Work Full Time In An RV While Traveling

Welcome to our How-To Series. In this video series, we will explain the many how-tos of Airstream Living. From full-time RVing, to travel, to living in a tiny space we will share what we have learned from living this lifestyle. We encourage you to comment below with your own advice on this topic, as well as any other How-Tos you would like to see.

This week’s topic is How To Work Full Time In An RV While Traveling. We will not be discussing how to find a mobile full-time job in this video, instead, we’ll talk about what you can do to make having a mobile job work from a traveling RV/Airstream.

The first major consideration is Internet since most mobile jobs will be internet dependent. We did a lot of research and decided to purchase a grandfathered Unlimited Verizon Plan from eBay. While this cost us money up front we now pay $70 for unlimited data. Once you have a way of getting internet while on the road the next step is camping where you have a signal. We use Campendium to find the best camping spots (both campgrounds and boondocking) with good Verizon signal so that we can stay connected. However, sometimes you can’t get the best signal. That is why we recommend a cell booster so that 1-2 bars 3G can be boosted up to 1-2 bars 4G. While it can’t make a signal from nothing it can certainly help make an unusable signal usable.

Once your internet requirements are out of the way the next things to think about are a comfortable workspace and a schedule. Steve worked full-time from the Airstream dinette for months but it was very comfortable or conducive to a good workday. So we tore it out and put in a nice desk with plenty of room for his laptops and monitor. We also got him a comfortable work chair. All this has made his workday better. A schedule is also a big issue with working from home, especially when traveling. We recommend trying to set up a schedule that works for you and your lifestyle (if it’s not already set by your company) and sticking to it as best you can.

This week’s links:
Our Unlimited Data Plan
Campendium
Our Cell Booster
Our Desk Install

 

Tuesday Talk – Working from an Airstream or RV

On Tuesday’s we’d like to answer questions sent to us from viewer’s like you and share some of the details of our Airstream life.

This week we’re talking about what it’s like to work full time from our Airstream. Steve did it for many months before calling it quits from his job and he shares his experiences. The main takeaway is that it is totally do-able and in fact, we encourage moving into your RV before quitting. It gave us stability to figure out what we really wanted while we were still stationary and making money.

Do you work from the road in your RV? Any advice for someone considering it?

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Friday Favorites – Our TPMS System (Peace of Mind)

This week’s Friday Favorite is our EEZTire Tire Pressure Monitoring System. We installed our TPMS system on our Airstream before we took our October trip to Oregon. It provided incredible peace of mind knowing at all times what pressure and temperature our tires were during that long haul trip. We decided to spend the money and get sensors for our truck too, before we hit the road full time next week. Steve shows you how the system works and even how to set it up. It’s expensive but well worth it in our opinion for the peace of mind and quick reaction time we will be able to have before any major damage is done from a blowout.

Do you have a TPMS? What do you think?

This week’s links:
EEZTire Tire Pressure Monitoring System (Amazon affiliate)

Thanks for watching!

Tuesday Talk – Our 2017 Travel Plans & Long Term Travel Goals

On Tuesday’s we’d like to answer questions sent to us from viewer’s like you and share some of the details of our Airstream life.

This week we’re answering a couple of questions we’ve gotten a number of times. First what are our 2017 travel plans. Where are we going this year and why? Are we heading to your neck of the US? We’d love to meetup! Let us know!

We’re also talking about our travel goals. While setting goals like seeing all the national parks or hitting all 49 states are awesome, they are not what we’re setting out to do. Have any suggestions of gorgeous places or favorite foodie or craft festivals for us? We’d love to hear about them!

 

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10 Lessons from 6 Months of Living in Our Airstream

This week we are discussing the top 10 lessons we’ve learned as we celebrate our 6 month anniversary of living in our Airstream. Our lessons range from what not to do (from personal experiences) to things we weren’t expecting when we first moved in back in April. We cannot believe it’s been 6 months already! We can’t thank our subscribers who watch our videos enough. You guy’s are making this journey so much more fun! We can’t wait for another 6 months and beyond…by then we won’t be in AZ anymore!