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Can You Really Be a Full Time RV Family?

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For many families the idea of becoming a full-time rving famly is a pipe dream but yet, there are thousands of families currently living the full-time rv lifestyle and many more joining their ranks daily.

On Episode 155 of the top rated Roadtreking Podcast, host Mike Wendland interviews Fulltime Families co-Founder, Kimberly Travaglino to find out:

  • What are the steps to transitioning to a mobile lifestyle?
  • How do families make money on the road?
  • What is Roadschooling and is it legal?
  • What resources are available for families who are looking into full-time travel?
  • Is there a step by step guide?

Click play on Episode 155 to hear it all.  And don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes!

Fulltime Families Canada Rally Limited Spots Available

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The FtF Canada Rally has a very limited number of spots available.

The event sold out in 20 days, our fastest selling event to date, but a few cancellations have opened up spots.  If you missed your chance to get a spot for this event, now is the time to book.  Visit our Fulltime Families Canada Rally Info Page for reservation instructions and FAQs.

 

No RV Yet?  There are options, send an email to the above address for more info.

Keep an eye on our Upcoming Events Page for more FtF Events coming soon!

You’re Having a Baby Where?

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Welcoming a new baby to your nomadic lifestyle should be just as exciting and adventurous as your heart can imagine. Everything from the pregnancy announcement to the First Birthday smash cake pictures should be filled with memories and joy. But sometimes there is stress or worry involved, too.

Sometimes the pregnancy wasn’t planned, the money wasn’t saved, or the travel plans just do not seem to line up right for welcoming a baby to the mix. Sometimes extended family doesn’t support this crazy RV lifestyle we choose to embark on.

Whatever your journey looks like, you don’t have to conquer it alone!

Did you know that the Fulltime Families Membership has a resource that is tailored specifically to growing and expectant families? Kristi Huemoller, Owner of Love & Support Doula Services, and the *NEW* Support For Your Birth Resource Listing has just what you need! You can receive personal and customized care from an experienced professional from conception to baby’s first birthday! Mom groups are great, we agree! But if you ask a mom group for a recommendation on something, 20 different moms will give 20 different recommendations. Sometimes that is helpful and sometimes it is not.

Individualized Care for your Individual Needs

So what if you had ONE person you could bounce ideas and concerns off of? One person that is equipped with the knowledge and experience to assist you with resources for morning sickness, round ligament pain, restless nights, early contractions, birth plan preparations, newborn care options, postpartum mood disorders, and whatever else your questions cover from pregnancy to toddlerhood?

What if that one person was just a phone call or email away and could send you recommendations to professionals that were interviewed, reviewed, and meet specific standards, in whatever care/support category and geographical location you needed? Professionals that understand what your vision is for this nomadic birth and journey. One person that could provide you with emotional and informational support without bias and that is backed by factual resources.

Your Liaison from Support For Your Birth is equipped to be “that one person”. She would be like a wedding [birth] planner, big sister, and best friend all rolled into one but without the emotional strings and baggage attached. Not saying that your sister or bff have baggage but let’s be real, if they got the epidural and you don’t want an epidural, how well can they support that choice with factual information and love at the same time? Plus there is nothing wrong with having two amazing people to provide you with the emotional support you need but your personal Liaison will have the resources necessary to assist you in locating the ideal care providers and professionals you seek while also traveling.

Customized Birth Plans for your Unique Lifestyle

The process is customizable to meet your needs at whatever stage you are in during the pregnancy, postpartum time-frame, or travel status. Generally, it begins with an intake form emailed to you asking basic questions about the types of care or support you seek and once that is received back, a phone call is scheduled to go over that information in more detail. You will have one liaison to work with for as long as you choose to use the service. She can assist you with a preliminary schedule and outline of the care you desire and then help connect you with the professionals that meet your specifications along the way. She will respond to your concerns and needs within a timely manner and maintain a professional level of confidence and privacy.
Support For Your Birth also offers services that are congruent with the needs of traveling families.

  • Online Classes for Childbirth Preparation, Breastfeeding Basics, Babywearing, and Child Passenger Safety (Car seat basics). All taught by a trained professional and available to meet your scheduling needs.
  • Virtual Doula Support Services on a month-to-month contract that allows you all of the information and support listed above plus more.
  • Connection with other Fulltime Families that provide certain services, should you prefer to use a professional that is personally familiar with traveling.
  • Community support.
  • Event updates specific to expectant and growing families (i.e. baby expos, meet ups, sales, etc.)
  • Discounts on certain services exclusive to Fulltime Family Membership holders.
  • Opportunities for birth related professionals to network, market to traveling families, grow their business, receive mentoring from experienced professionals, and take their business on the road if they desire!

Affordable Care that Meets Your Needs

It seems we forgot to mention how much this incredible support system is! Basic Liaison services to support and connect you with the listed professionals is offered at an introductory flat rate of $200! Services can start as soon as you find out you’re pregnant and continue through till 6 weeks postpartum for one flat fee. That’s right! Fill out the form, talk to your personal liaison, get connected with doctors, midwives, chiropractors, doulas, photographers, etc. that you need at each stop in your travel plans for your pregnancy for one low fee! This rate is an introductory rate and is subject to change. Be sure to mention this article when scheduling your phone consult.

Want more in-depth support, information about options, video chat options, on-call-anytime contact, etc., there are packages available to meet every budget! Additional services listed above are also available for their associated nominal fees.

Fulltime Family Membership holders receive discounts when they request services and provide their membership number.
This isn’t too good to be true! It was designed with you in mind and to meet the needs of our very unique and exciting lifestyle! If you would like more information about receiving services or about assisting Kristi and Support For Your Birth in providing services to other traveling families, please email her at Yourbirthresource@yahoo.com or submit your information through the website at www.supportforyourbirth.com.

Get to know the owner and creator of this special support resource: Kristi Huemoller is a wife and a mother of 7, a traveling doula, and passionate birth professional that understands the demands of the traveling life. Her and her family have been in their 5th wheel for over a year and have no end in sight to their exciting journey!

Not a Fulltime Families Member yet?  Join Today to get access to this and many other money saving benefits!

Fulltime Families Benefits Whiteboard Video

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Wondering how your Fulltime Famlies Membership can benefit you?  We are thrilled to unveil our brand new white board video from Dingo Doodles!  Give us 1 minute and we’ll give you a Family!

We are pleased to share our newest video tool to help future members easily understand the benefits of the Fulltime Families Membership.

We invite our valued affiliates and ambassadors to use this video tool when promoting Fulltime Families.

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Free Wifi in my RV or camper

Learn How You Can Have FREE Wi-Fi In Your Rig

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Finding reliable and affordable Wi-Fi is one of the number one challenges that fulltime RVers face, and because most RV traveling families require the internet for work, internet access is a non-negotiable. Therefore, RVing families all over the country have gotten creative and found some really great ways to have full-time RV internet no matter where they roam.

Obviously, most of these options are going to require paying a monthly bill. This is fine, of course. After all, you’d be paying an internet bill if you were living in a sticks-and-bricks anyway. However, there is one option that doesn’t come with a bill.

This option does cost a bit of money to get set up, but once it’s all together, you should be able to get free Wi-Fi access in most populated areas without an issue.


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How To Get Free Wi-Fi – The Internet Trick

Want to know the trick to getting free Wi-Fi for RV travel? All you have to do is take advantage of the free Wi-Fi offered by most businesses these days. Believe it or not, this doesn’t have to mean going into these establishments every time you want to check your email, stream a video, or put up a blog post. Instead, pick up some supplies, find a free day, and create an amazing Wi-Fi amplifying system for your rig.

By putting together the setup presented in this article, you’ll be able to access those connections from 1.5 miles away, meaning you can enjoy the free internet connection without ever leaving your coach.

Gathering Your RV Wi-Fi Supplies

To begin, you will need to gather your devices and other supplies. These include the following:

Choosing The Ideal Mounting Spot

Once you have your supplies collected, the next step is finding the perfect spot to mount the Bullet and the antenna.

Many people like to mount these items to the rooftop batwing antenna if they happen to have one. This is a great idea because it means you can move the two things up and down easily with the TV antenna crank. It’s also nice because everything can lie flat for moving day and no breakdown is required.

That said, not everyone has one of those batwing antennas, making it necessary to find another mounting place. Luckily, there are other options. These include mounting on an RV flagpole or even a mounted ladder.

 

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Building Your Free RV Internet Setup

How to get internet for RV living

With the perfect spot picked out, the next step is to connect the Bullet with the omni-directional antenna. This is quite simple. The Bullet has an N-style connector on one end that screws onto the antenna. No special tools are needed at all.

After you attach the two pieces, mount them in your chosen spot however you see fit. Some people use hose clamps for this purpose, and they tend to do quite well.

When the mounting is complete, you will want to plug your 100-foot ethernet cable into the Bullet and run it as neatly as possible to the inside of your rig, using zip ties to hold the cable in place as you go.

As far as getting the cable indoors goes, you have a couple options. Some people choose to run the cable in through a vent hole and pull it back out again by creating an opening in the interior wall. Another option is to create a hole in the roof and make it weatherproof with a special cable entry plate and Dicor lap sealant.

No matter how you choose to get your cable inside, once you do get it to the interior of your RV you’ll want to plug it into the POE port of the POE adapter. Meanwhile, the 5-foot cable should be plugged into the LAN port on the POE adapter and then into port 1 of the wireless access point. This will connect everything together to create a seamless Wi-Fi experience.

Free Wi-fi In Your RV

Configuring The Software

Configuring the software is the final step in this process that will bring you RV internet access. Begin by setting up your wireless access point using the information that came with it. Once this setup is complete, you should be able to connect to the wireless access point.

Next, you’ll need to configure the Bullet. This is simple enough, and this PDF is quite helpful to have on hand during the process. After getting everything set up, you should be able to pull in a number of wireless networks that your devices couldn’t even detect before.

Free RV internet for full-time RVers - Wifi

Finding More RV Internet Solutions

This free RV internet solution is great in many situations. That said, it should be noted that if you ever wander far from the city or stay in campgrounds without a Wi-Fi connection for guests, you will almost certainly find times when you are unable to connect to the internet using your DIY system. For this reason, it’s always good to have one or even two backup internet solutions.

That’s it, you now have FREE internet from the local hotspots in your area. We have all the information you need right here.


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New Speaker is a “Pick Up and Party” Must Have for Your RV

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Space is at a premium in your RV!  That’s why it’s important that the items you bring into your home on wheels are high quality and do the job they set out to do, well!

We have such a product to review from our newest partner, DishForMyRV.  The KICKER Bullfrog® Bluetooth® Music System packs a real punch in a small, easy to carry footprint!

Let’s dissect this Bullfrog® and see why it’s a great addition to your RV lifestyle.

See For Yourself!

Handsomely Rugged

The main body of the KICKER features back to back speakers for a surround sound experience.  The sides are covered with thick rubber housing and the entire unit is weather resistant meaning your KICKER can help you start “singing in the rain” or be your fishing buddy on the banks of the river.  The ports that allow you to charge your phone or plug in an auxiliary device (more on that later) have a snug little socket, keeping them protected from grit and moisture.

Get a Grip

The KICKER’s unibody features a man-size rubberized handle that allows you to bring the party with you.  Under the handle you’ll find your device’s control center where you can adjust the volume, pair your favorite Bluetooth device, and check your battery life through the bright LED display.

Get the Party Started

Pump up the jam! The KICKER is PACKED with Functionality!  “Long range and even longer life! The Bullfrog® lets you stream Bluetooth audio from as far as 100-feet away, or connect directly to the charging USB for up to 20 hours of playback on a single charge.”  Unlike other speakers that keep you and your device in the general vicinity, we were able to venture many campsites over while maintaining connection to the speaker.

Our initial charge of the unit also provided in excess of the 20 hours of charge time promised by the unit’s documentation.

We also loved that we could charge the phone from the speaker, while the audio played and it ran on it’s battery.  No one likes to have to stop the party early ’cause your phone’s out of juice and this USB charging feature is a great convenience!

Get the App

DoubleKICK Connect™ joins two Bullfrogs together wirelessly.  This is a great feature for those looking to get more sound for a larger party!  The app also allows you to change the built-in FM tuner to your favorite radio station, adjust the equalizer or be creative and set your own personal sounds.  The application also shows you battery life and lets you update the firmware on your speaker when Bullfrog® releases new features.

Get a Pair

With two of the Kicker Bullfrogs, you can connect two speakers together to have more audio coverage and keep the party going for up to 20 hours on a single charge!  The speaker also has a threaded bottom so you can elevate one or both on stands, dependent on your sound projection needs.

Overall Impression

The Kicker Bullfrog is packed with features in its lightweight durable cabinet for great sound performance for music on the go.  With Bluetooth, aux cable, long battery life, country power adapters and an FM Tuner, you will never be out the tunes!  This is a great device for any RV’er, boater, Tailgater, or just someone who wants great rich sounding music on the go, no matter what the weather!

Speaking of weather, this wireless radio would also make a great emergency radio should you experience bad weather on the road! Broadcast updates to your block while keeping your phone charged!

Since we received our Kicker, we’ve used it both outside and inside.  We’ve used it to broadcast movie audio while showing a film under the stars.  We’ve used it to amplify our nightly audio book reading time.  We’ve used it to have a dance party and to set the mood at our outdoor bbq!  We’ve actually used it every day since we opened the box!

We think it’s a great addition to our RV and we hope you do too!

Feature Post – Fulltime Families Father’s Day Contest Submission

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Thank you Cat for your submission!

Enter for your chance to win one of four Yeti Tumblers from DishForMyRV! https://www.fulltimefamilies.com/rving-with-kids-2/ftf-dads-photo-contest/

Feature Post – Fulltime Families Father’s Day Contest Submission

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Thank you Tonya for your submission!

Enter for your chance to win one of four Yeti Tumblers from DishForMyRV! https://www.fulltimefamilies.com/rving-with-kids-2/ftf-dads-photo-contest/

Feature Post – Fulltime Families Father’s Day Contest Submission

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Thank you Cynthia for your submission!

Enter for your chance to win one of four Yeti Tumblers from DishForMyRV! https://www.fulltimefamilies.com/rving-with-kids-2/ftf-dads-photo-contest/

Feature Post – Fulltime Families Father’s Day Contest Submission

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Thank you Jodi for your submission!

Enter for your chance to win one of four Yeti Tumblers from DishForMyRV! https://www.fulltimefamilies.com/rving-with-kids-2/ftf-dads-photo-contest/

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