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One Year of Full-Time RV Living

One Year of Full-Time RV Living

​On September 15, 2016 we celebrated our One Year Nomad-iversary! We successfully survived one year of full-time RV living.  

It has been an amazing year. We feel like we have visited more places in this one year than we would have in our entire lifetimes if we hadn’t decided to take this leap of faith.

one year of fulltime rv living map

States Visited

States: MI, OH, IN, WV, VA, NC, SC, GA, FL, AL, TN, KY, WI, MN, ND, MT, WY, ID, WA
19 States Total, plus Washington, D.C. and the Bahamas. ​

How Many Miles?

Truck – 18,000
Fifth Wheel – 8,750  

What 1 Year of Full-Time RV Living Taught Us

In honor of our One-Year, we created several videos to answer some of our most frequently asked questions, including our RV life finances, how we plan, how we tow, regrets, learnings and the highlights of our trip so far.


Here are the highlights and low-lights of our first year on the road as full-time RVers. We saw SO much, and it still amazes us the number of incredible experiences that can happen in just one year of full-time RV living.

The Best & Worst of Fulltime RV Living - 1 Year on the Road Highlights

How Much Does Full-Time RV Living Cost?

How much does RV Life cost? Here the breakdown of our actual expenses from that first year. Feel free to use it to help budget and plan for your RV living expenses.

Watch the video, then read more details here: How Much Does Full-Time RV Living Cost?

Full Time RV Living Finances - One Year on the Road

Motorhome vs. Fifthwheel Vs. Trailer

We obviously chose a fifthwheel, but that might not be the right choice for your full-time RV living. Here we discuss why we chose it, and what we saw as the pros and cons to other RV types.

Motorhome, Fifth Wheel or Travel Trailer For Full Time RV Life

How We Plan Our Travels

Do you book campgrounds a year in advance? Or, do you wing it an allow yourself flexibility? We discuss our planning style and HOW we determine the cheapest way to travel.

How We Plan our Full-Time RV Travels - One Year on the Road

How We Move Our Home On Wheels
(without yelling at each other)

To someone unfamiliar with RVs (like we were at the beginning), just towing or driving an RV can be daunting. Here is how we move our fifth wheel RV from place to place (and save our marriage).

Moving Our Home On Wheels (Without yelling at each other)

Frequently Asked Questions

Didn’t have your question about full-time RV living answered? Try this one:

Full Time RV Life 1 Year- Frequently Asked Questions

Let us know if you have any additional questions or comments by posting below!

​Thanks for coming on this journey with us 🙂

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About Mortons on the Move

Tom & Caitlin Morton of Mortons on the Move gave up the stationary life for one where they are constantly on the move. They are full-time travelers, television hosts, and digital media producers.
They left their jobs, sold their house and possessions, and hit the road in September 2015 in their full-time “home on wheels”. Since then they have traveled the US, Canada, and even internationally by RV.
Now, they are Discovery Channel & PBS TV Co-stars of The RVers, producers of “Go North” on Amazon Prime, co-founders and instructors of RV Masterclass, and contributing authors for and an Arizona travel guide.

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