Pick the right rig for the grey nomad adventure
BACK at work after the holiday break? Got a serious case of grey nomad envy? How do those lucky types turn one summer into an endless road trip?
Should you decide to adjust your work-life balance in the right direction and try the no fixed address lifestyle, or simply make more of your Fridays and Mondays into long weekends, you’ll need a home on wheels, known to seasoned road warriors as “The Rig.”
Car yards and caravan dealers around Australia are full of expensive mistakes made by people who fell for wanderlust, splurged on the biggest, fanciest rig they could afford, then realised that a) it was too much hassle to drive the bloody thing and the fuel bills were killing them; b) they really missed the kids, the dog and the 70-inch smart TV, or; c) even on the Road to Paradise, divorce was on the cards if they spent much more 24/7 time together.
So before you put your money down on hardware, grab a map of Australia and ask yourself a few important questions, including where you want to go and how you want to live on the road, be it for a few weeks each year, or years on end.
Then, in the light of your answers and your budget, consider your options ...