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Old 09-26-2019
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Maybe you should just pick the areas of the country you would like to see and then just get a regular job in one of those places. I think someone already mentioned that.

When I was up in Yellowstone they had jobs for campground workers and other positions at the hotels. They sourced employees from other countries, young adults mostly looking for a summer gig. But the summer season is when those jobs are most likely available.

There’s a lot of retirees doing the campground host jobs, you may have a lot of competition for those jobs. I also know that some of those jobs require you to clean the toilets(which may be okay for some, just not my thing).

I may be wrong, but if you have a willingness to work you can probably find a job almost anywhere.
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Age of our rig? Might have something there, however all the places we have looked and been considered with are KOA's and they don't seem to care the age of your rig, provided its in good condition.

As far as getting a job in a particular area thats not affiliated with the campground, that would work provided they hire us both and we are on the same schedule cause we will only be towing 1 vehicle and the whole point of the travel was so we could work together again.
We met working together at the SO and it was fantastic! It went south once he was moved to a different dept and we were on different shifts. It stunk....ALOT! That lasted 3.5 years and he finally had to retire due to stress. I retired for the same reason a year after him.

The goal is to be together and travel, to decompress from our time with the SO and to hopefully find our new forever home. In order to make this financially doable, I would like to workman, at least until I am secure in knowing my 22yr old daughter can financially support herself.
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Just leave out the age of the bus on your application.
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Excellent idea, but the KOA resume won't save unless you leave a date in that field. So I either put 1983 or lie. We have included a picture of the bus, which was also mandatory.
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I'm sure a lot of it has to do with the age of your coach. Adding to that, I would not think lying to a perspective employer would be a good way to start off.

All of this is moot since you cant leave home anyway.
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Dana, Sandy and I have been looking into this since we are full-timing now. A few of the work campers we have talked to have both summer and winter locations they work camp at. That said a lot of places are banking on them for the next season. therefore we believe we are going in to an off season for a good share of the central and northern states. I understand timing has a lot to do with landing a work camping job for couples. A good share of the work campers tell us they often land a job in a campground they are staying in as well.

As Rick stated with your daughter currently dependent on you its a moot point right now anyway
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Just load the girl up and take her with you.
I would just sell the house and toss her butt out.
She will fly or crash...
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Seen several signs on our last trip for school bus drivers (incl our little town). You have the same schedule and vacations. If you can decompress with 40 kids in the back -
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Just load the girl up and take her with you.
I would just sell the house and toss her butt out.
She will fly or crash...

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Seen several signs on our last trip for school bus drivers (incl our little town). You have the same schedule and vacations. If you can decompress with 40 kids in the back -
Yes. Almost everywhere one goes, school buses are looking for drivers! They will train too. Pay is pretty good by the hour. Here close to $20 an hour. 20-30 hours a week.
Same schedule.
Extra money can be made in signing up for activity trips too.
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