The Best of Both Worlds: Living in a Van in an RV Park Until You Retire

The Best of Both Worlds: Living in a Van in an RV Park Until You Retire

In Today’s video, we meet Rose who is a teacher in a Public School who is approaching retirement. She’s already certain she wants to be a nomad when she retires so she bought a van, put a hightop on it, and now lives in it full-time in an RV Park while waiting for that glorious day when she can drive away from the work-world and live the life of freedom on the Great American Open Road! Of course, for now, she must content herself with taking summer-long trips in the van, but that’s what keeps her sane waiting for the big day when she can retire! Many of us are in her position of knowing we want to go but are held back by something. I think this is an idea many of us can make use of while we are waiting–get the rig you want now and live in it in a RV Park–the best of both worlds!
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50 Comments

  1. Kari Marie on April 21, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    Thank you Bob for putting the comments in the video 😊

  2. Scryndi on April 21, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    Learned about the hi-top on this one.

  3. Flower Child on April 21, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    She’s seems really lovely 😊. I would enjoy meeting her . Tc, stay safe and happy everyone

  4. Juanita Carroll Young on April 21, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    Cool as heck until you said that "P" word. PENSION?? Almost unheard of for my generation. We may never retire! Bummer that we don’t have the future of our parents and grandparents 😕

  5. Jadan Blue on April 21, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    Such a sweet lady. It shows there is a wide variety of a people who choose van life

  6. Janet Koball on April 21, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    Nice lady and tour. Thanks Bob

  7. Pam Gypsy Aries on April 21, 2022 at 7:03 pm

    Nice setup! And yes.. watching all these videos is helping me so much!

  8. Karen Kingrey on April 21, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    Man this is an awesome van! What a lovely cozy home!! 💝

  9. Genia Jacobs on April 21, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    Go to Mountain View Arkansas and you can get great knowledge on playing your instument. Plus it’s a fun place to be

  10. Debrajoy on April 21, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    What a sweet, sweet lady! It would be fun to run across her somewhere! I love her van!

  11. Happy Cook on April 21, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    When I saw the dinosaur shirt, I knew she was an elementary school teacher! 🤣I have "teacher" clothing too.

  12. Herron Sonya on April 21, 2022 at 7:10 pm

    Love For sharing Rose!

  13. Standra Ivey Jones on April 21, 2022 at 7:10 pm

    What a great van😉👍🏽🦋

  14. divahc1 on April 21, 2022 at 7:10 pm

    Rose your van is lovely. I’d love to know where you bought your doona cover set. I love it. It would be perfect in my room. Thank you.

  15. Carey A on April 21, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    I love sleeping at truck stops. I feel safer there than a lot of other places.

  16. Gavin’s Nana on April 21, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    Thank you Bob for another great video. I’ve been following you for over a year and don’t know how I missed this one. I’m a retired woman. I’ve been looking at Chevys and because if Rose I know that’s what I want now. Is it possible to connect with her? I’d like more info and some tutoring and more info on the forum. Thanks again.

  17. Bev True on April 21, 2022 at 7:13 pm

    Great set up. Nice lady. Love the bike riding ability. I cannot ride a regular bike anymore. Great idea.

  18. Katie Fernandez on April 21, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    Goregeous! She is so inspiring!

  19. Cat Hunter on April 21, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    I’ve watched tons of your videos over the years. This is one of my favorites. Rose reminds me of myself in so many ways.

  20. Shaun Hall on April 21, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    Bob, and all the folks supporting the nomadic life thank you all for blazing a trail for the rest of us. I’m an artist and I see this as a way for me to follow my dreams and be self sufficient.

  21. Kabob Hope on April 21, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    Love the doves.

  22. carolyne k on April 21, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    Just beautiful rose!!

  23. Jackie Forester on April 21, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    Love what she has done with her van

  24. small footprint on April 21, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    A teacher on wheels, getting ready for retirement… That’s some good information. Would be wonderful to hear how she’s progressing with her retirement plans. What a wonderful idea. She’s on her way. Nice rig. Thanks for the interview.

  25. Julie Golub on April 21, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    Sweet lady! Knows how to live and love life!

  26. Mom of six on April 21, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    This van has such a feeling of home
    So BEAUTIFUL

  27. all alone on April 21, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    she has too much stuff, she’ll learn

  28. gary gardner on April 21, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    VERY impressive. You are intelligent and clever in your design and set up. And Thank you again Bob, I always get some new idea from every video of yours I watch

  29. Lebrada Malta on April 21, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    I have a Lotta talking

  30. Irene Howard on April 21, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    Rose, I’m very impressed with your Van! At 1st I wasn’t at all but as I watched you show your things, I started paying attention. I think I’m going to do a class B but you really have some really cool stuff! I’ve never went into an ikea store although there is one in the city. I’m gonna go check it out! Best to you

  31. norma garcia on April 21, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    Congratulation….. good video

  32. Jacqueline Jensen on April 21, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    Love her van! IKEA is a great place to shop for van stuff.

  33. D Walker on April 21, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    Thank you

  34. Margaret Terrebonne on April 21, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    Love it!

  35. Irma Hayes on April 21, 2022 at 7:36 pm

    👍

  36. mujicnme on April 21, 2022 at 7:36 pm

    I have a question how did you hang the side cabinets or shelf?
    I have been thinking how

  37. Paula McNeely on April 21, 2022 at 7:36 pm

    Tell Rose I have a dulcimer I haven’t played in years. If we even meet up we can give it a try. I have a music book. Thx for sharing 💥

  38. San Dee Dobberstine on April 21, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    What a sweetly. The name Rose suits her. Safe travels!

  39. S CT on April 21, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    An RV park should have a community kitchen and bathrooms, and should just be part of the rent. That would be great! No cooking with propane, that’s probably dangerous.
    Also, the RV park should build small lockers or small sheds for renting.

  40. Susan Morgan on April 21, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    She’s delightful.

  41. Joann Cook on April 21, 2022 at 7:44 pm

    How fun she would be to travel with! I love all the vibrant colors and how much it speaks to who she is. Each video I watch gives me a new idea for my "great white whale" 🙃

  42. A Little Journey on April 21, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    He’s always encouraging when interviewing. That’s so sweet ♥️

  43. Carla Snell on April 21, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    If you look into the SCA (www.sca.org) for your area, there are bound to be members who play the instrument and would be more than happy to teach you.

  44. Caz PK on April 21, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    Ladies, always have some money put away for yourself that only you know about. In the event that your partner dies, leaves you and the children or abuses you – you have a plan B you can move into quickly and safely. In the event that you never need the emergency fund – you can always leave it as an inheritance for your kids or give it to charity. Women tend to live longer into their 80s as well so it might help you with medical bills as you age too. Good luck.

  45. Miss desire Independance on April 21, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    Beautiful van! I’m glad she is showing people you can make it work in a regular van.

  46. Positive outlook on April 21, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    Thanks for the info I did not know there was a company that put on tops on a van I thought you had to do it yourself or purchase a new tall van.

  47. Guadalupe Salazar on April 21, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    Smart lady

  48. LoveMtDulcimerMusic on April 21, 2022 at 7:53 pm

    Is there an update on Rose? Great video. Watching it in 2022.

  49. Adventure on April 21, 2022 at 7:53 pm

    Love it

  50. Sunny tracy Witt on April 21, 2022 at 7:56 pm

    Love the dulcimer. I play too. Such a sweet sounding instrument. She did a great job on her build.

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