Mobile Retirement Handbook: A Complete Guide to Living and Traveling in an RV


218 pages
Contains Photos, Illustrations
ISBN 0-88908-663-X
DDC 643'





Reviewed by Dean Tudor

Dean Tudor, founding editor of the Canadian Book Review Annual, is the
author of Finding Answers: The Essential Guide to Gathering Information
in Canada.


This is a straightforward little book dealing with living and travelling in a recreational vehicle. All the bases seem to be touched, including a short history of the RV as a lifestyle, the pros and cons of a nomadic life, how to choose the right RV through rental / purchase, how to operate and maintain an RV (parking, storing, fuel efficiency, tires), how to cut the umbilical cord to realty property roots, and sources of information about foreign destinations and campsites — with appropriate names and addresses of groups and relevant periodicals. While Hesse’s book might be a no-nonsense account with fair balance on all aspects, it might be worthwhile to consider strongly the various problems that can arise through security, through dealing with strangers on the road, and through insurance and claims. All of this is for peace of mind. There is, of course, no index, since most of the Self-Counsel books take a short topical approach to information. This means that the reader really needs to be interested enough in the subject matter to sit down and read the whole book. There is a nine-page, expanded table of contents, which works for topical searching, but the book is difficult to use if you are only interested in, say, insurance on an RV.



Hesse, Jurgen, “Mobile Retirement Handbook: A Complete Guide to Living and Traveling in an RV,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed June 14, 2024,