About Mark & Sue

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We are Mark & Sue Dixon and we welcome you to RV Road Masters. Our story began in 2010 when we sold our house and bought our first home on wheels. Living and traveling in an RV had been our dream since we first met.  We had no idea how much we’d love it until we actually set sail.

Under Construction

New cabinets, flooring, carpeting, fixtures and a lightening quick sale, meant this was finally real. Our house went on the market, sold in three days and escrow closed within one week. Yes, lightening quick.
It was quite the surreal feeling when we threw the house keys on the counter in the kitchen and walked out of our house for the last time.

We were homeless.

Just us, in our car, some clothes and our cat. That’s it. I think there’s a song in there somewhere!
We had a road map with dealerships clearly marked, checked and double-checked that they still had at least one version of the RV we were looking for in stock. Our travels started in Southern California and extended up into central Washington.

Lessons Learned

Over the years we’ve learned a lot, experienced hazards, pitfalls, lows and lots of highs. Neither of us can imagine ever living in a fixed structure again. Our home now and in the future must be on wheels.
Is this your dream too?
Our goal with RV Road Masters is to help others who have this dream of life on the road, such as:

  • How and what do you downsize?
  • What are your biggest concerns? We’ll show you how to do simple repairs that can save you money and time.
  • What about income? Social Security, pension, side jobs, workamping gigs, writing, crafts, affiliate marketing. These are all ways of funding your travels and setting you up with a “portable” life.

Be sure to sign up for our newsletters where we’ll be reviewing gadgets like WiFi extenders, hotspots, camp site apps and do-it-yourself (simple) RV repairs.
We’d love for you to join us on our adventures.

Nikki agrees!
  • Hello here. Your website will be a great source of knowledge which you got through these years on wheels.
    Overall, my dream is to see all USA. This bus is slightly too big for me, but your adventures sound tempting to me.
    I wonder how you spent winters in this machine? How about safety? Of course you are two. It is a lot better to stand for each other.
    It is wonderful that you were not afraid and took the chance to be free from many problems associated with real estate. You can buy house any time if you would change mind.
    It is interesting to hear more from you about experience.
    I will check your website again.
    Happy traveling, Nemira.

    • Thank you very much for your comment. Winters haven’t been a problem so far. We just make sure we have plenty of propane for our furnace. As for safety, we have never had a problem with that either, but as you said, there are two of us and my husband is a big guy. One thing I know for sure, RVrs are protective and watch out for each other. I would love for you to keep in touch with us on our travels.

  • Mark and Sue, I give you credit! My wife and I want to travel cross country but I’m not sure about selling our house. I think we could do it with the vehicle you have but I’d want to come back to my home. It must be an adventure though. How much do these road masters cost? Do you have to stay at RV parks? What’s really involved once you make the decision? I’d be interested at some point.

    • Hi Rob, thank you for your comments. It can be difficult to cut the tie that binds us to our homes. You definitely don’t have to. Many, many people I’ve met have kept their home base. We bought this RV used from a private party and the cost was very reasonable. We wanted to stay on the smaller side in order to conserve fuel expenses and this little baby is quite efficient. You don’t have to stay in RV parks. You can also do what’s called dry-camping or boondocking. This just means there are no hook-ups or dump stations. I’ll have a new blog post out very soon that will describe the decision making process for us. Thank you, again, for your comments.

  • Hi Sue!
    I love it that I found your site! My husband and I were JUST talking about selling the house and RV’ing after we get that third birdie to fly the coop in a couple of years. I am bookmarking your page because I have TONS of questions about it, but I know my first ones will be about how to pick the right RV to not kill your spouse. Heehee. I suspect that when we do this I’ll be doing traveling work, which means 13 week assignments in various places. Can you stay in an RV park that long?
    Thanks!
    Amy

    • Hi Amy! Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. Any time you have questions, I’m happy to help you out or at least help point you in the right direction. Picking the right RV is not easy…believe me, we’ve been through four of them already. Think about what type of space you’re used to right now and how much stuff you’re able to “detach” from. The park where I’m a manager (for now) allows up to six months at a time. Checking with the individual parks is a must because their rules may have changed from the publication of their ads, etc. Some state parks only allow short stays, while some privately owned parks allow for longer stays. It is a completely individual thing though. Please feel free to ask any questions.

      Thanks,
      Mark & Sue

  • Hi Mark and Sue. I really like your story. When I was younger and just graduate high school, I bought a car, traveled where the gas took me, and went to the next destination. I got married and had kids. Love it. Now that I am about to have a empty nest again. I want to travel. I love to drive. You guys sound like you are having a blast. Happy trailing!

    • Hi Reggie, Thank you for your wonderful comments. Yes, we are having a blast. We dreamed about doing this for many years and sometimes have a hard time believing we’re actually here! Once you get that travel bug, Reggie, it doesn’t let go of you! You’ll never regret traveling where ever the road takes you.
      Wishing you all the best,
      Sue

  • Hello Sue, I just went through your RV website and I am quite impressed. Lots of good information. It leaves a person with good ideas about living on the road. I totally agree with your Wealthy Affiliate review as I am a current course member I concur with your assessment. Good Job.
    Trevor

    • Hi Trevor,

      Thank you so much for your comments! RV living and travel is a lifestyle that, after 8 years, I still have not grown weary of and don’t think I will any time soon. I’m glad you found benefit and accuracy in my Wealthy Affiliate Review post. There is truly no better platform.

      Thank you again, Trevor.

      All the best,
      Sue

  • RV Road Masters and the team that inspired this website should be a “calling card” for any individual, couple or family that yearns to be free from the norm.

    The very idea of waking up, each and every day, to the possibility of a brand new adventure captures the very essence of living….in my humble opinion.

    Thanks to Sue and Mark for proving that it can be done.

    RVsRock

    • Hi Eric, Thank you so much for your comment. RV Road Masters is a dream-come-true for us both. The inspiration came from both our love of camping and later our love of traveling in an RV. Is there anything you’d like to see from RV Road Masters? Your comment means a lot to us both. All the best to you and yours in your RV/Camping journey as well.

      Sue

  • Hi Sue,
    This seems to be a trend among my parents generation (Baby Boomers). Everyone wants to live in an RV and travel the U.S.! So you must have lots of good company along the road! My in-laws do this every winter and then come back here to Alaska in the summers.

    Your kitty Nikki is gorgeous!
    Jessica

    • Hi Jessica, it’s amazing to me the diversity of the RV travelers. Now, I’m seeming a younger age group traveling with their kids, along with the Baby Boomers as well. Nikki thanks you for the compliment too…she says she agrees! LOL

      All the best,
      Sue

  • Hi Sue, This is also one of our options after we quit our jobs and we are free to move. Right now we are living in up state of New York. Most of our friends are in the eastern part of US. Do you have suggestions on how to do RV travelers in East. Winter may be the problem? or we just migrate to west during the winter time?

    • Hi Anthony, Thank you for your great comment. RV travel lifestyle is excellent, especially when you have a home-based business. You can work any where you travel, as long as you have a good WiFi connection or reliable hotspot. Winter is a hinderance for a lot of RV travelers in the winter, absolutely. Many do migrate south. Others sometimes work as camp hosts and travel to areas where the weather is warmer. I am on the west side of the US, in Southern California, so people travel to this area to escape the snow and ice. If you have a strong interest in this, there are many groups on Facebook dedicated to RV travel. If you would like a recommendation to a few of those, let me know.

      Thank you again, Anthony, for your comments and questions.

      All the best,
      Sue

  • Dear Sue,

    Great to know about you and your love for RV and happy Mark is also loving the same. You made a great decision and you are living your dream that’s more important. I am happy for you and coming to your website always gives me pleasure and new insights. Thanks a lot.

    Your Friend,
    Paul

    • Hi Paul, your comment made me very happy! I really do love this lifestyle and happy we are able to live this way. Thank you for your very kind words.

      All the best,
      Sue

  • RV is a new term for me and I wanted to understand all about it so I searched the meaning on Wikipedia and now I understand.

    It is an interesting topic that made me interested in the lives of people who live and enjoy life on RVs. If living in a building is expensive is it not more expensive to live in Recreational Vehicle since the outer parts like tires and others need maintenance as days pass by?

    I hope I can manage to earn an amount so I would experience to live in an RV. I seem to find it amazing to live in different places every time I wish to do.

    • Hi Jimmy, Thank you for stopping by and checking out what life is like living in an RV. As with any fixed structure, maintenance has to be done in order to keep things running smoothly. Just like your own vehicles and your home. We try to do more preventative maintenance, and this helps with any potential mechanical problems. But, “surprises” do happen. We try to be as prepared as possible.

      I’m glad you took the time to research the term RV, in order to understand it better.

      If you ever have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me again.

      All the best,
      Sue