Well, it didn’t take long after we started RVing that we soon realized we needed RV Jobs to continue traveling this great country of ours. RVing definitely costs some money to do it.
Here are some jobs and or Work Camper ideas that we have used to generate income on the road and some that we haven’t done, but may be of interest to you.
Work-Camping encompasses just about any job that an RVer might do such as working for a particular Campground or RV Resort like KOA. Your typical duties might include checking guests in at the office, or helping with their special events like setting up and managing entertainment activities. You might help campers find and/or set up their campsite, etc. The pay varies with the workload. Sometimes, it is a straight trade for work for a free site and sometimes it’s a paid position – plus, a free site or some combination in-between.
One of our favorites places to find temporary work while on the road is to check out Indeed.com for some local RV park jobs or campground host positions in the area we are planning on visiting. Just type in something like “RV Campground” or “RV park” in the “What” box and then just put the general area where your going into the “Where” box and see what comes up. We have found some really terrific places to work by doing that.
Another good place to search for RV jobs is Monster.com. Just put in the area your planning on visiting and see what comes up..
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Here are some jobs and or Work Camper ideas that we have used to generate income on the road and some that we haven't done, but may be of interest to you.
Gas Line Leak Finding
One of our RV Jobs was working for a company called Southern Cross Corporation out of Norcross, Georgia. They hire RVers to find leaks for most of the gas companies around the country. Lots of walking - and it was fun, too. You're basically walking neighborhoods following gas lines from the maps they give you and your equipment sniffs the area and sets off a buzzer if there is a gas leak. It was pretty easy to get hired. You can work on a seasonal basis. I think we netted a little over $5,000 a month together. It is an hourly position, plus mileage, plus per diem. They will hire a couple as a team and pay your mileage between locations. We found it very rewarding to find the gas leaks. Gas leaks can cost the gas company a lot of money and when we found the gas leaks we knew we might have helped prevent a potential disaster, or even the loss of life.
Their phone number is 800-241-5057.
FEMA Disaster Housing Inspector
We work for PB Inspections, which is one of the two contractors in the United States that offers contract services to FEMA to complete home inspections when a disaster occurs. We worked Hurricane Ike in 2008 doing disaster inspections in Texas. It was a rewarding experience, but not for the faint of heart. You do work hard a minimum of six days a week. In many cases you are dealing with folks that have lost everything. You may even meet someone who lost a loved one due to the disaster. In many cases, you might be their first contact to bring financial aid to them. We liked the work. You must pass an extensive background check and complete all the online training. It worked out well for us as RVers and if your good you can make decent money. Hurricane Ike was our first assignment, so we were learning and very slow in the beginning. I think we made about $4,000 in three weeks. However, many pros are making a $1,000 - $1,500 a day or more. You are considered self-employed and paid on a 1099.
PB Disaster Services website is: http://www.pbdisasterservices.com/
Also, check out PaRR Inspections. They do the same thing for FEMA:
We have considered working for them, as they hire RVers to work on a seasonal basis throughout the country. http://campingworld.submit4jobs.com/
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