Wild on the Go – Full-Time RV Living

Wild on the Go – Full-Time RV Living

Wild House 2015

After 17 years, Susan and I decided to leave our 5 bedroom, nearly 3,000 sq ft home.  We grew tired of being tethered to such a large house and desired more adventure.  And we worked from home, which kept us somewhat isolated from others.  Having studied a few options, including building a smaller house on land, we decided to get a 5th wheel RV to explore the country and make some new friends along the way.

Wild Yard Sale 2015

It was no easy task downsizing from thousands of square feet to a few hundred.  We had 9 garage sales, 6 pickup truck loads of donations, and made at least 5 trips to the recycling center.  We listed our house for sale, and before the sign was posted in the yard a nice family toured our house and made an offer.  I won’t bother you with the details, but the rest of the sale process was not as simple though worked out well in the end.

We were eager to break out of our routine and reorder or reinvent our lifestyle.  We’re not “retirement age” but, as many realize, by that time we might be hindered by poor health or an inability to get out and explore.  For us, it’s about living life to the fullest – now – while we are able.

It’s not just about what we’re in – house or RV – rather what we are doing.  So, perhaps we’re better characterized as fulltime lifers than fulltime RVers.  Though the RV better enables us to do the things we want to do, so that’s what we chose.

Certainly our path is not for everyone, and everything has its pluses and minuses. We did our best to make the most of living in our house, but decided to venture out and try something new.

Bernie, Susan, Barkley Wild 2015

Our website is named Wild on the Go because we’re the Wild family and we’re on the go.  We’re “on the go” physically and creatively.  We invite you to subscribe to our website and come along with us.  We’re eager to hear from you.

We’ll be sharing our thoughts and experiences in audio, text, and video.  Feel free to comment and ask questions in the corresponding posts or send us email.

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About Bernie

Bernie is a general preparedness writer, speaker, instructor, and consultant. He’s passionate about sharing his ideas and experiences with others. He enjoys hiking, photography, travel, and spending time with family and friends.


  • jaime says:

    Bernie, you have talked about you leaving your home and embarking on a lifetime adventure which is what my wife and I are preparing to do. What truck did you get, and how satisfied are you i with your choice? From your videos I deduced it is Ram diesel truck, but I am interested on the model, transmission and type of fuel economy you are getting.

    • Bernie says:

      Congratulations on your adventurous decision. The trucks is a 2015 RAM (Big Horn) 6.7L Cummins diesel, 6-speed automatic transmission. So far, it’s performing quite well. We haven’t had any troubles with it being up for the task (pulling a 40′ 5th wheel). The lowest fuel economy that we’ve recorded has been 10mpg (when driving in somewhat mountainous areas).

  • Cindy Kocher says:

    Hi Bernie & Susan,
    I’ve been watching some of your videos and have found them to be informative and enjoyable. I just subscribed to your channel. My husband and I are planning to go full time in our Motorhome hopefully by next summer. We have been selling and getting rid of some of our stuff. Not a fun job ! Just want to say thanks for the helpful information and I’m looking forward to viewing more of your videos. Stay safe out there.

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