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Road schooling?

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Has anyone ever roadschooled for a short amount of time, say 6 months or less?  Did you rent an RV or just rental cabins, houses, etc......

I really would like to do some roadschooling for say 6month, but not sure if this is possible?  Hmmmmmm.......

Lets talk practicalities everyone? I am open to hearing the pro's and con's ty

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Renting an RV is extremely expensive, I don't see how that would be viable for 6mo, I think for the cost of a 6mo rental you could buy a pretty nice used RV then just sell it at the end if you want and recoup some money? That is just my thoughts. I think to choose you would need to sit down and look at the costs of all options, cabins at KOAs might come out cheaper than buying an RV when you factor in RV park costs. This is all assuming cost is a factor. Another thing I would consider is that my kids don't do change or transitions well so for me it would be easier to use an RV so they are sleeping in the same bed all the time and have a familiar space no matter where we go. 

All that said I've never done anything like this. I've toyed with the idea but I'm not brave enough lol.

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We've been full-timing for almost six years now. We have eight kids. Ask me ANYTHING!

First of all, KOAs and such are SUPER expensive. Your best best is state/county parks.

Second, look into things like Thousand Oaks if you want to camp cheaply. Do a lot of research before committing. We camp for free at churches because we sing at them, but we also need to use parks once a week. Camping at friends houses is also a super-short-term option.

Third, don't worry about your book-learning falling by the wayside every other day because real life steps up as a substitute teacher for a day. The kids will survive and thrive even if they don't make it through calculus in high school. Truth!

Fourth, you will NEVER forget this adventure and NEVER regret it--that last part was a lie, because there will be days you will TOTALLY regret it, but five years from now, you'll forget all the bad stuff, unless you write a book about it, which I am doing to help me be content in my old years when I think I miss this lifestyle. ;)

Let me know if you do this! Maybe we'll "run into each other" on the road...figuratively. (Our adventures are here: TheTravelBags.com and YouTube.com/TheTravelBags.)

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It is very true about having their own place--the best part of having an RV is we are always "home" all over the country.

Also, just to offer perspective, our 2yo has been to 24 states and our 5yo has been to 48. The other kids are only missing Alaska, and some of them have been to Canada and Mexico. They still forget which states border, say, Vermont, though. ;)

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On 11/4/2017 at 9:25 PM, cbagasao@gmail.com said:

It is very true about having their own place--the best part of having an RV is we are always "home" all over the country.

Also, just to offer perspective, our 2yo has been to 24 states and our 5yo has been to 48. The other kids are only missing Alaska, and some of them have been to Canada and Mexico. They still forget which states border, say, Vermont, though. ;)

This Vermonter is heart broken.  ;)

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