Options like everything else which a person would enjoy & use vary so much. Folks may offer their suggestions, but comes push or shove. It is what you can live with & be content.
Wow! Full timing in a 13'. Might read some the post in a woman's blog who has been FTing a 17' Castita for 3 years. Search www.rvsueandcaninecrew
you should be able to fine it. They're two blog, an older & a new one.
Didn't see what you plan to tow with. Sue has a full size van. The solar is on the van, she has a nice setup. She give a lot derails on it in early post. Also has a neat cell phone antannie to pull in weak signals.
She has a shower, but seldom uses it (something I'd not like).
The 13' Scamps have a small refer, maybe no freezer. Perhaps could have one in the tow, if solar is hearty enough.
Back Again after eating resting:
Perhaps you can glean something from these sites-
RVSue & Crew
Dry VS. Boondocking
Some FTers like to workcamp as they see the country (not sure if you might like that idea or not)~ If you haven't discovered the The Work Camp Forum
, I believe you will find many answers there as well as the Full Time RVing Section
Not only do people work camp at RV parks/campgrounds, many take advantage of working for Amazon shipping centers during holiday rush periods & getting not only a wage but a campsite. Others work in the North Dakota Sugar Beet Harvest along the Red River by Fargo, etc. perhaps in MN as well (early fall
, I believe). Others work for oil companies as Gate Guards, often in Texas, but in other states as well.
I see post from people wanting someone to work camp, not only at campgrounds, but a folks large estates or company operations. I've read of people taking care of small family ranch operations (AZ) for the owners so they can go on vacation.
I assume you intend to move south with colder weather cools off the more northern areas. AZ has a lot of SnowBirds there in the winter months. Lot of RV parks & campgrounds. There is a lot of BLM land there where folks boondock for small fees & at times free. The Ajo Area is one such place.
And Ditto Plus Other Sites
New Mexico, not as many snowbirds, but some in the southern part. Some BLM land as in AZ. Not as warm overall. There are a few COE Campgrounds & several BLM campgrounds as well.
South Texas has a lot of Snowbirds, lot of RV parks, but not much for free.
Like RVSue, Here's a few others (some may work camp, others do not: Links to Blogs of Those on The Road
Finding Places to Stay:
If you have clearance for using FamCamps at Military bases, these would be nice places at low rates to spent time. Many use the one in D-MAFB in Tucson.
Shields Park NAS Recreation Area
for the Corpus Christi Naval Air Station.
More PIcs, Info & Video
for Shields FamCamp.
Near Del Rio, Laughlin AFB FamCamp
close to Mexico & Rio Grande River. Not far from Big Bend Nat'l Park.
Might check on time limits at them. Laughlin has 60 day stay limit, then out for 30 days.
Some Sites & Sight AZ & NM
Walmart Overnighting Locations
by State. Yellow W = OK to overnight. Red W + No Overnighting.
Free or Nearly Free Campgrounds
listed by state.
Ditto Free or Nearly Campsites
Free Overnight RV Parking
Finding RV Dump Stations
Ditto Dump Stations
Not Full Timers, but Snowbirds from Canada: http://thebayfieldbunch.com/
. Have Spent many Many Winters in SouthWest. Check back posts for Areas such as Ajo boondocking
, Slab City (CA) & other sites.
They gave RVSue advise on getting Solar work done. A extremely talented man doing solar work who lives at Slab City.
Having an Inverter (changes 12v DC power to 115v AC household power might be helpful at times. Photo of an Inverter