Work for RVers and Campers News and Updates #525 ~ July 8, 2008

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Email the Editor/Publisher ~ Coleen Sykora

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Update From Your Work For RVers and Campers Newsletter Editor

Bob and I spent Saturday and Sunday working as vendors at a rodeo. You may remember that when we first started full-time RVing, we set up as vendors most every weekend at some flea market or show. We started out selling used merchandise. Later, we added a line of new hardware items to our stock and sometimes had other new merchandise. As the years rolled past, and our RVing changed from full-time to part-time, we opened a secondhand store. Besides used merchandise, we carry some new items in the store, especially the Watkins products. At the rodeo this weekend, we sold only the Watkins. So, while doing the same work that we started out doing, we were doing it completely differently.

It was great to be back on the vendor circuit. There’s something about setting up and selling at an event that gets the energy flowing. Setting up with the Watkins products meant putting out a couple of small tables and unpacking just a few boxes. That was a huge change from the days when we set up a canopy, 28 banquet tables, and unpacked boxes for hours. I can’t say that one is better than the other. But, selling Watkins is sure a lot easier!

Wherever you are in your work and travels, we wish you joy and prosperity,


P.S. Watkins is giving a $10 gift certificate to everyone who joins this month. The $39.95 membership lets you buy at wholesale prices, similar to a Costco membership.

Click for details.


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Current Job Openings for RVers

A sampling from our Help Wanted ads this month:

~ Restaurant and Maintenance Workers Needed At MT Hot Springs.
~ Wages For an Activity Director With Class A Motorhome
~ Part-time RV Repairman Needed
~ San Diego County Schools Need Camp Hosts
~ Resort Workers Needed This Fall and Summer 2009

These are among the most current listings of available jobs.


For previously posted job listings, see the monthly job index page.


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Nominate Your Favorite Work Camper Campground

Which campground do you recommend for a terrific work camping experience? Why? What is it about that park that makes you want to return to work there again? Nominate your favorite and see what parks your fellow working RVers like.


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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

Working RVers With No RV?

~~ Lynn asks: Is there any way to become a "working RVer" before getting the RV? Sounds a bit silly, I know. Not being able to purchase a recreational vehicle until I have a job has put a glitch in my dreams, unless anyone has any suggestions. Must this be only a dream, or can it be a reality?

~~ I answered in part: Believe it or not, yes, you can be a working RVer without owning an RV!

Some employers provide housing. It might be a camping trailer, fifth-wheel, motorhome, or park model and that would make you an official "working RVer." Some campground and resort owners have extra units for their staff.

Bob and I worked at a museum and, as caretakers, they provided us with housing, which was a park model RV. A musician friend of ours worked at one of those chuck wagon dinner and music show places, and they furnished him a trailer to live in for the season. We went on a custom harvest crew circuit once and company owned RVs were part of the harvest fleet. Fishing camps are notorious for providing campers for their workers.

If you work in a campground, and live and work among RVers, is that the experience you are after? People who work at state and national parks sometimes are given cabins to live in during their service -- not technically a recreational vehicle, but you get the same atmosphere as RV workcampers.

~~ Read the longer version of my answer -- and add your own comments..


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Ways RVers Make Money

Here’s a sampling of work RVers can do to earn a living and pay for their travels. We saw workers doing all of these jobs at the rodeo this weekend.

~ Horse Ferrier
~ Food Concession Stand Operator
~ Rodeo Clown Bull Fighter
~ Photographer
~ Clothing and Household Merchandise Vendors
~ Event Organizer
~ Provide Pony Rides

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Working RVer Tip

There are times you may want to park your RV one place and work another place. If you don’t have a toad (car you are towing) here are some other ways to get to work: Rent a car. Use a bike or mo-ped that you can carry in your RV to use on short trips. Ride share or carpool with other workers. Use a taxi cab or public transportation.

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Positive RVing Attitudes

~ A man may fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame someone else. - Knox Manning

~ I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when you looked at it in the right way, did not become still more complicated. - Paul Anderson

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Coleen Sykora, Editor/Publisher
35555 Spur Hwy #281
Soldotna, AK 99669

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