My Quest for the “Perfect RV” Part 2

Decisions, decisions, decisions!

How do you choose the right RV? Well, I’ve been looking at all the different types of RV’s and floor plans for a few months now and I still can’t make a decision. One day I’m convinced that I’ll buy a 25′ fifth wheel, the next I consider a 25′ travel trailer, and the next I’m considering a Class C and towing a small car. One thing is certain (for now), I don’t want a Class A. For some reason the thought of buying a Class A lasts only a nanosecond.

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Research about the full-time RV life Part 2 – RV Safety

Research and Reading

I’ve been doing a lot of research and reading on the internet this weekend about different aspects of full-time RV life.  I’ve also joined several Facebook groups related to RV’ing. Along with all the positive energy out there, there are also some horror stories being talked about. There is also a ton of good advice to be found.   Continue reading “Research about the full-time RV life Part 2 – RV Safety”

Sam’s New Life as an RV Pet – Part #1

Meet Sam!

Meet my side-kick, Sam! He is half Chihuahua and half Yorkshire Terrier – a Chorkie. Sam weighs 6 lbs. and just turned 2 years old. He doesn’t know his lifestyle is about to change dramatically — joining other full-time RV pets. I don’t think he’ll mind much as long as he’s with me. And like most dogs, he’s a great traveler. When he was a pup he mostly slept and/or vomited in the car. Now he’s a bit more interested in what’s going on and the changing scenery. But…. he still runs and hides whenever he knows I’m getting dressed to go out, afraid I’m going to put him in the car! He knows the difference between me getting dressed to go for a walk and me getting dressed to leave the apartment for other reasons. 

 

Sam’s LIttle Quirk

Sam has only one little (big) quirk, –  he barks (or growls) at every little thing (grrrrrr!),  so I’m a little worried about him in campgrounds. We’re working to correct that behavior.  Continue reading “Sam’s New Life as an RV Pet – Part #1”

Let the downsizing begin!

Downsizing

About nine years ago I started a little exercise in downsizing my life. Most of it was due to moving from Florida to North Carolina, to Arkansas, to Virginia, and finally Indiana – it was done out of necessity.  Each step along the way I would get rid of more stuff.  You’d think by the time I ended up in Indiana I’d have next to nothing left, and I am pretty close! As far as furniture goes, I only have one Queen Anne chair, ottoman, and a TV stand that are still with me from Florida. The rest is stuff I simply haven’t wanted to part with (some crystal and some other items I just love), plus I’ve purchased a few things in the nearly four years I’ve been in Indiana.  In preparation for moving into an RV full-time, I find myself back in the process of downsizing once again!  Woohoo! Continue reading “Let the downsizing begin!”

Should I or shouldn’t I? The decision to become a full-time RV’er.

I’ve been thinking about becoming a full-time RV’er for many years. The dream of living full-time in an RV and traveling (slowly) through the U.S., Canada, and possibly Mexico.  For the past few years, I’ve been living in Indiana, where my son, daughter-in-law, and my three grandchildren are. Just a few months ago my son started talking about selling their house to become full-time RV’ers, homeschool their kids, and work camp along the way. Couldn’t believe what I was hearing and did a little dance to the music to my ears! Continue reading “Should I or shouldn’t I? The decision to become a full-time RV’er.”