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Booming Forward: Going Mobile

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Posted at 9:09 PM, Aug 19, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-19 23:09:25-04

FOX 13's Dave Nemeth ventured out to speak with full-time RVers and learned the pros and cons of life on the road.

He interviewed Roger and Suzanne Radcliffe, who said they've literally traveled from one end of the country to the other.

"Over the last 12 months we've been from Maine to Key West to Alaska," Roger said. "Now we're back in Park City because we're going to stop full-time RVing and live where we can ski more and enjoy beautiful Utah."

Other mobile veterans said its smart to do your homework before jumping into an RV and hitting the road. Though it may seem less expensive to than living in a house, RV living requires many unforeseen costs, such as maintenance, insurance, campground fees, and of course, a lot more money towards fuel.

Dave's conservative calculations add up to a minimum of $3,100 per month to live in a home on wheels, not to mention the cost of the vehicle itself, which runs anywhere from $50,000 to more than $1 million.

But, as the Radcliffes say, some perks just can't have a price tag.

"You meet the best people out having lots of fun and seeing this gorgeous country," Suzanne said.