Life on the Road

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Jack Kerouac wrote: “Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.”

His words are the creed of the RV set also known as Tin Can Tourists, Gypsies and Escapees. These ramblers whittle their lives down to the bare necessities, have a yard sale, sell the house, grab the kids, stuff themselves into a thirty foot home on wheels and hit the road.

Some move on every three days, some stay a month or more and work, some home-school the kids parked beside the Grand Canyon. Once they’ve tasted life like this, they don’t want it any other way.


Jamie Hall, author, “Support Your RV Lifestyle: An Insider’s Guide to Working on the Road”

Joei Carlton Hossack, author, “Alaska Bound and Gagged”

Mark Nemeth, consumer affairs manager, Escapees

Samantha, fifteen-year-old home-schooled RVer

Bill Lawson, RV salesman, Emerald Coast Gulf Breeze