My RVing travel will have to be put on hold for a while.
Nomadic Goddess Journal
Well at least it will after I get to the next location in 2 weeks from now. I just parked in here in Needles Ca and will remain here to catch up with a few of my old RVing friends for the next 2 Weeks. After that I will make a final short trip over to Lake Havasu where I’ll stay for the unforeseeable future. Basically I need to put My dream of full time RV traveling on hold for a while.
At this moment I am estimating for roughly 9 months to a year, during which time I have to catch up on some funding and shell out roughly $15,000 in RV Repairs.
I had spend the summer along the Oregon Coast and it was nice, but the trip up there had already started with a tire blow out which required for Me to replace 2 tires which isn’t cheap on an RV, followed immediately after by having to replace a tow bar system. When I say immediately after I mean within a few miles (less then 40 miles). So the trip there already started out with a bang.
During the travel and stay there I ran into a few minor repair issues I was able to push out until I get back into Lake Havasu where I have a trusted RV Repair shop. That’s such a major thing to have, since one of the big lessons I learned in the last 3 years is that a lot of RV Repair Shops are extremely shady. So having someone who showed them-selves trust worthy is huge and you want to stick with them if at all possible.
Right before I left Oregon again (about 10 days before) I had a major leak in the RV coming from my bathroom which ended up flooding the back bedroom, the hallways floor, the bathroom obviously and parts of the living / kitchen area. There has been damage needless to say, but the extend of the damage remains to be seen. If I have to tear the floors out and replaced plus have the mold which sets in now from it taken care of the financial output will be overwhelmingly huge.
On the drive down here I had another tire blow out and that took Me back by already another $600 not to mention being caught up in the Weather which resulted in slower travel and more cost output.
The Roof on the RV needs replacing now too (constant rain is not good for an RV which was pretty much all I had this last summer).
All in all the Summer months had proven to be rather costly and the income level for about 3 months on Niteflirt extremely low. So I used up a lot of the Emergency Savings I had put away for it.
Now I am ok paying my regular bills, I always am that, no problem, but those Repair Costs coming up will be rather a challenge for a bit. So I have to put the travel on hold, stay put (not looking forward to the high heat summers in Arizona that is for sure) and getting the RV fixed up.
I just can’t feel safe taking it out on the Road until all those repairs are fully done and paid for. I am also going to attempt to stock up the Emergency Savings Fund and gather a new Traveling Fun of roughly $7,000 before I hit the road again.
So no I am not giving up on my dream, but I am being smart about it. Sometimes you have to take a break, assess the situation, do the math, plan ahead properly, and get things fully up to par and ahead again before resuming it.
Am I sad about it? Of course I am, but I would be a lot more devastated if I was being a foolish woman and then end up dead due to a malfunction or a serious trouble that causes an accident.
So I guess I will be working super hard these few months to get it all done. I am figuring between repairs, emergency savings stock up, and travel funding I am looking at roughly $30,000 in total on top of my usual monthly bills.
I can do it! Especially now that I finally found an Adult Friendly Payment Processor that I can work with! I am so happy about that!
Well darlings looks like the East Coast will have to wait for Me to arrive a little longer, but once I got this all done and am financially where I feel I can do it without worrying about anything along the way, watch out because here I come.
Hopefully that will end up being Winter of 2017 and when I do I will make sure I can enjoy the trip there and stop in many places along the way to have fun without having to worry about working for several hours a day during the trip.
Right now I look at this in a very positive way. Oh I know I will become frustrated and disgruntled in a few months, because I love being on the road, but I have learned a lot of really important lessons over the last 3 years of traveling so far. Which means this time around I am not starting it again guessing at a lot of things, this time I know what to expect and how to prepare for it properly ahead of time.
Wish me luck all and if you want to help make it happen quickly and effortlessly you can do so by calling lots, buying loads of content as it becomes available and you can use one of the tribute options on this link as well as the customized options as well:
For this second I am going swimming for an hour and say hello to some old friends of mine. I’ll be around again in a bit.
Goddess Bella Donna