You must be brave (at your age implied) to start out on your own in an old RV.
I don’t see it that way.
I’ve done due diligence to avoid potential problems. The truck is older, 1991 it has a powerful ford 350 chassis, I have had the brakes updated and repaired as needed and other expensive stuff repaired or replaced.
I have insurance of many kinds, accident, tire, road side help, new tires, I have an extra air conditioner for just in case the rig ac dies. plus whatever else anyone has told me I’ll need. My fridge is new, stove, microwave & bathroom fixtures all work. I have a backup camera and new computer, web cam camera (that I haven’t installed as I not traveling great or small distances now.) I have one solar panel on my roof.
I did one thing that I may regret to the RV, I removed the heat coils because they took up too much space so I don’t have heat from the rig but my space heater does a good job and I don’t expect to go anywhere too cold. If I’d left them I wouldn’t have my book case and table, choice made.
This is a great option for me. I’m loving my small space, my absolute freedom to do or not to do…anything. I’m not dependent on anyone or causing grief to anyone I can be social or not as I wish. My time is mine unless I chose to share it.
And my finances are not a problem, I can make it carefully and maintain my quality of life with just a few carefully chosen loans to help me get started.
Its a simple life.
And now I’m getting a used smart car to enable me to get around town without having to take my home everywhere with me
Closest small town Truth or Consequences, is 20 miles south, not much there besides Walmart for shopping (and that’s not a bad thing)
El Paso Texas is just 104 miles south
Las Cruses NM is 60 miles North.. 2nd largest city in New Mexico
I can get anything I need on Amazon!
I haven’t even started to do any boondocking yet, I’m too comfortable where I am.
(For those that don’t know what that means boondocking is when you camp on public land without facilities( for 14 days,) no water, sewer or electric power. )
I have all that here at very low cost and plan to stay here awhile. There are mountains and lakes to explore, ghost towns, and art galleries, and classes to take. I like New Mexico but I’d never experienced so much wind that the RV shakes and my chimes sound while hanging inside the RV!