If you are still in the planning stage for retirement, whether it includes RVing full-time or not, this article in the Wall Street Journal brings up some important points.
Number one - Are you and your spouse or partner on the same page? Do you have an agreed upon time table? Are you both enthusiastic about RVing? Sometimes couples are surprised to find they have very different ideas about retirement and the two don't mix without a lot of discussion and negotiation.
Not expecting the unexpected is number two. Saving up an emergency fund before retirement or hitting the road can help you deal with these.
The article also advises buying big ticket items before retirement. If you can afford to purchase your RV ahead of time and get it paid off, you'll have a lot more flexibility. In fact, for full-time RVers, starting their adventure with zero debt takes off a lot of pressure and gives you more choices for travel.
The last point suggests that you might not be able to live off the interest of your investments alone. Here RVers are fortunate in that many expenses are more under control. For example, campsites range from free to upwards of $40/night (and sometimes even more). A few stays in Walmart or using your half-price campground membership can help lower this expense. (See our article on 10 ways to save money on camping.) You can also work or volunteer for your site and even increase your income. Support Your RV Lifestyle! will tell you how.
Thinking about these things before you retire or hit the road is a good thing. I recommend this article. Jaimie Hall Bruzenak