How do some travel nurses live out of their motor homes/campers? I think this would be efficient but I don’t see how it is feasible. Not every hospital is going to be within reasonable driving distance from an RV site. I appreciate any advice. Thanks!
Ask a Travel Nurse Answer:
The RV approach certainly is possible. However, it does take some extra planning and initial expense. But, if you are only traveling by yourself, it could be a lot easier. I like my one bedroom apartments while on assignment, but if it were me and I chose to travel by RV, I would buy a full size truck and a truck camper (the type that sits in the back bed of the truck). Some nice used truck campers can be had for under $10K. Even if you bought a REALLY nice, brand new truck, and opted for a new camper, you should still come in below $40K (much less than a full size RV would set you back). Plus, with these type campers, you drop it at the campground, pull out from under it, and drive to your job in just the truck. To drive a full size RV to work every day is not feasible and it would be more than I would ever want to deal with in trying to haul another car behind a full size RV.
While there are not campgrounds around every corner, there are certainly enough to find one relatively close to just about any assignment out there. Honestly, if I had my twenties to do over again, I would give very serious consideration to traveling like that.
Best of luck!