Please, don't laugh. I am serious. How practical is this plan? I live on the Upper West Side now, $1750/month in rent. I have about 300 sq. ft, on the first floor. My apartment does in fact have bars all over the windows. I was thinking that, in the summer, I could pick up an RV for ~10k, then move out it out to upstate or jersey and commute to work. Some of these RVs have more sq. footage than I have now. My girlfriend, who I will probably marry in the next 2-3 years, seems to be ok with the idea. I sold her on the idea that if everything went to hell, it's better to have a roof over our heads than be broke and not have money for rent. I also do NOT want to be subject to property taxes going up for all the districts that are losing money. The idea is that if I get laid off, I can still pay off the 20k -40k RV and have a home through the worst depression ever, and possibly even pull my RV out to far cheaper areas until I find another job. I bought a few books on living in RVs and I'm trying to pick up a cheap RV from the people who are in crisis. The only issue I have resolving is: where can I park an RV outside of New York City and still have a commute that's under 90min tops? Supposedly, there's an RV park at liberty harbor where the house-boat people live. I'm just wondering if they'll take me full time. I'd pay the $900 a month lot fee or whatever -- just until I got laid off. I'm opening up this idea for criticism to the ET community. How practical is this?