Workampers are people who live in an RV while working in the camping industry or other areas like amusement parks or national monuments. In an interview with River Valley & Ozark, Steve Anderson, president of Workamper News Inc., shares some considerations about the lifestyle.

  • Before taking the plunge to become a full-time RVer, make sure both partners are onboard. Visiting helpful websites and attending online seminars can help you decide if you are suited for this endeavor.
  • Develop a plan and timeline that includes an exit strategy in case a health issue arises or the RV life turns out to be not what you expected.
  • One of the challenges is figuring out what to do with your belongings. Storage fees can add up, so Anderson recommends alternatives like giving family heirlooms away to other family members.
  • Make sure you are fully insured. Check to see if your health insurance provides coverage when traveling. Insure your motorhome for its value and use.
  • In looking for a job at a campground, learn how to market yourself so the owner wants you. Workampers usually receive a free campsite, free utilities and pay that range from minimum wage to $12 per hour. Write up a good resume and ask questions during the interview.
  • Plan head when job hunting. It’s a good idea to line up jobs two years in advance.

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