Hard to believe I just started posting here in February and today we're a couple weeks away from being ready to go full time. My RV salesman reminded me of that last week. He thought we were just day dreaming when we came in. We did a two week shake down cruise in south Florida at a lovely campground in Lake Worth called John Prince Park. We discovered a few things about living on the road. - You don't miss the space as much because you're outside more. - A fan covers a lot of nighttime park noise. - You can learn a lot from other full time campers. - Get the biggest truck you can afford. Don't skimp and don't crowd your weight restrictions. We put 11,000 behind an F-350 Super Duty and you can tell its back there. I wouldn't have been comfortable with a smaller truck. - Extended range transfer tanks are expensive but worth every penny. We got a DOT approved 50 gallon system with a monitor and had it professionally installed. Since we'll be full timing in Florida, we didn't want to be one of the vehicles you see in the helicopter shots of the gas station lines after a hurricane. We can go 800 miles between fill ups. - The traveling part isn't that much fun but it's pretty nice once we get where we're going. Packing up a fiver every day is more work than a Class A or our old Class C. We're going to start out volunteering for state park system down there. Summer on the west coast and we're already booking parks for the season on the east coast. I put in as a single and got a dozen calls, one place offered me a spot on their alligator removal team. A gator wrestler at my age...passed on that one. Probably going to use the Good Sam mail service and I'm still working on TV and internet. We did okay with a sporadic internet connection, so I'm not worried about it. Oh, and I am moving ahead with the documentary on full time RV living. So if any of you full timers are going to be in Florida in the near future, drop me a line at chris (at) dvfreelancer.com. If you get picked for an interview you'll need to have picture ID and all identifiable persons have to sign an appearance release (or parents sign for minors). I'm particularly interested in any unique situations. I ran into a couple full timing in a tent in Alabama. Now that's dedication. I'll interview them on the way down if they're still there.