The RV Living plan

So Doug and I were talking one evening and asked ourselves…Why are we living in such a big house, paying the utilities. Taxes, mortgage and insurance when we don’t actually spend a lot of time here? Just seemed silly.

We’ve always been avid RVers so we knew we could possibly live in a Trailer. I say possibly because a lot of people decide to do it but change there minds. But we have decided to give it a shot! Home is ...We’re not sure if we’re going to sell everything right away or rent out the house for a couple years to see how it goes. We had a 5th wheel Titanium Trailer that we lived in for the first 7 months while we were building our house so we’ve had it for approximately 11 years. As it was older and didn’t have the floor plan we were looking for in a trailer we could retire in we decided to sell it and buy a more suitable, newer Trailer.

We have a lot of things to consider while were making this drastic change in our lives.

  • Our kids
  • Our families
  • Our friends
  • Careers
  • Our assets (house, vehicles, property, flat deck, cargo trailer, tractor, outdoor maintenance machines, etc…)
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Mail delivery

I think everything is doable though.

There’s so much technology available to keep in touch with people and take care of business. We are going to be semi-retiring so we would take 6 months off and work for 6 months. If we decide to sell instead of rent we would sell everything we own except my vehicle, cargo trailer and some personal items which we would put into storage. We would have most off the mail transferred to email and the odds and ends would be probably held by our kids. Medical and dental would be handled while we are back home for the 6 month period.

Silverback

So we purchased a 2015 Silverback 5th wheel trailer just recently and have been using it since April. So far we love it! My husband has added quite a few new accessories (we also had on our previous trailer) such as:

  • Solar system with 3 panels

 

  • Inverter

 

  • Wine rack (Mandatory :)) Before and after. The bottles don’t move while travelling.

Wine rack

 

  • Coat rack – Perfect for the RV. It’s collapsible!

coat rack

  • Shoe rack – A small entrance can be frustrating especially when you have company…this helps.

shoe rack

  • Technical accessories for the TV/Stereo so we could access Netflix, Spotify etc…We have a Passport hard drive  for rainy days movies. When we have WIFI we can stream Netflix. We have an old Iphone hooked to our stereo for music.
  • Doug has built boxes to keep everything organized under the trailer. It’s an ongoing joke that we have “a box” for everything! He has designed a box with lid and handles for our lantern, stove, BBQ and propane fire pit.

box

We have always done a lot of dry camping so Solar is the way to go.

25 nights and counting so far this year!

Here’s a couple more things that Doug has invented to make life easier while camping.

levellerlevel1

He got tired of using shims to level the BBQ and stove so he built this!

 

 

 

 

 

He also built 10 blocks with a rope handle for the jacks.

blocks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As any vehicle we have had a couple things go wrong on the trailer but got through it.  That’s why we decided to buy a year before we will move into it just to work out all the kinks.

So I thought I would give you an idea of where we use our trailer the most in a season…ever since my husband was very little he has had a love for model airplanes. We’ve been going to flying events for almost 20 years (he’s been going longer). His airplanes are very big so we have a trailer just for them. Here’s what we look like going to a flying event!

 

Check out this video on Quadcopter fun while it was raining on our last trip.

We don’t seem to spend a lot of time in our 5th wheel. We seem to find other “temporary” shelters to build.

Shelter

 

lifestylepriorities.com

Remember to check back often!

101 thoughts on “The RV Living plan”

  1. Thanks Kristen! I’m sort of struggling on what other content to add to it…any ideas?

  2. Hi, i read your blog from time to time and that i own an identical one
    and that i was only curious if you achieve a lot of spam feedback?

    If so how do you control it, any plugin or what you can recommend?
    I become a lot lately it’s driving me mad so any support
    is extremely much appreciated.

  3. Hello! Someone during my Myspace group shared this
    site with us so I came to look it over.
    I’m definitely loving the data. I’m book-marking and you will be tweeting this to my
    followers! Wonderful blog and fantastic design.

  4. Thanks so much! I will be updating again this week as I just got back from vacation.

  5. Hi there, yes I do get some spam but just ignore it. It hasn’t been a big problem for me at this point. But hey if you do find a plugin to minimize it I would be interested. Thanks for the feedback.

  6. Hey thanks! I’ll be updating again this week I just returned from vacation. Thanks for the feed back!

  7. If some one wishes expert view on the subject of managing a blog then i propose him/her to pay a visit this website, Keep up to date the good job.

  8. Excellent website you may have got here.. It’s difficult to get
    good quality writing like yours nowadays. I truly appreciate individuals just like you!

    Take care!!

  9. My brother suggested I might like this web site. He was entirely right.
    This post actually made my day. You cann’t imagine just how much time I had spent
    for this info! Thanks!

  10. That’s awesome EdgardoFTalk! If you don’t mind me asking are you thinking of full time RVing?

  11. This is really interesting, You’re a very skilled blogger.
    I have joined your feed and look forward to seeking more of your fantastic
    post. Also, I’ve shared your site in my social networks!

  12. Hello There. I discovered your weblog the use
    of msn. This is a very well written article.
    I’ll make sure to bookmark it and come back to read more of your useful information. Thanks
    for the post. I will definitely return.

  13. I don’t know whether it’s just me or if all the others experiencing issues with your website.
    It appears just as if a number of the written text in your own content are running off the screen. Can another individual please provide feedback and
    tell me should this be happening for them at the
    same time? This could become a issue with my internet browser because I’ve had this happen before.

    Appreciate it

  14. Hi TamarGTetz, I just looked at the problem you said you were experiencing but I think it might be your browser as the site looks right. Sorry.

  15. Nice weblog here! Also your site a great deal up extremely fast!
    What web host have you been the use of? Can I am getting your
    associate link with your host? I desire my website loaded as fast
    as yours lol

  16. Pretty nice post. I really discovered your blog and wished to say that I have
    truly enjoyed browsing your site posts. Whatever the case
    I am going to be subscribing in your feed and I i do hope you
    write again soon!

  17. Good day! I realize this is certainly somewhat off topic however i was
    wondering which blog platform are you using for this site?
    I’m getting sick and tired of WordPress because I’ve had problems with hackers and I’m checking out alternatives for the
    next platform. I might be awesome when you could point
    me toward a good platform.

  18. I’m not sure exactly why but this blog is loading very slow for me.

    Is anyone else having this problem or is it a problem on my end?

    I’ll check back later and see if the problem still exists.

  19. Thank you so much NorrisLHayne! I’m heading out of town camping yet again but will update as soon as I can.

  20. Thank you for some other wonderful post. Where else could anybody get that kind of info in such a perfect way of writing?
    I’ve a presentation next week, and I am at the search for such
    information.

  21. I’ve been exploring for a little bit for just about any high quality articles or weblog posts for
    this type of house . Exploring in Yahoo I ultimately stumbled upon this site.
    Reading this information So i am just glad to
    express that I have got a very excellent uncanny feeling I discovered just what I
    needed. I a great deal unquestionably will make sure to
    will not overlook this internet site and present it
    a peek regularly.

  22. Fantastic goods of your stuff, man. I have understand your stuff previous to and you’re just extremely
    excellent. I actually like what you’ve acquired here, certainly like what
    you’re saying and how that you say it. You will be
    making it entertaining and also you still take care of to hold it
    wise. I cannot wait to see significantly more on your part.
    This can be actually a tremendous site.

  23. It is actually perfect time to make some plans for the long term and it can be a chance to be
    happy. I have got learn this post and when I could I want to counsel you some attention-grabbing issues or advice.
    Perhaps you can write next articles regarding this post.
    I wish to read much more things about it!

  24. VertieBCaulk thank you so much for the comment! I will be posting again next week…still camping!

  25. Just wish to say your article is as astounding. The clarity for your
    put up is simply great and that i can think you are a professional in this subject.
    Well together with your permission allow me to take hold of your feed to keep updated
    with coming near near post. Thank you a million and please
    continue the gratifying work.

  26. Hi, i feel that we saw you visited my weblog thus i got to return the favor.I am looking to find points to enhance my website!I
    suppose its ok to make use of a few of your opinions!!

  27. SantaCSrnsky I’m pretty new to doing websites as well so I have no opinion right now. Sorry.

  28. Hi there! I simply desired to ask if you have issues with hackers?
    My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up being losing months of hard work on account of no backup.

    Do you have any solutions to stop hackers?

  29. I’m sorry I don’t think I can help, I get spam but don’t have any other problems. I hope you find your answer JoeyBVacca

  30. Además de la intervención en gran número de aparatos electrodomésticos, desde nuestro SAT en Lugo se propone la reparación de lavavajillas. La dureza del agua y su contenido en cal deben ser tenidos en cuenta para realizar las programaciones más eficaces y así evitar averías innecesarias. Le proporcionamos en Lugo un Servicio Técnico especializado, entre otras tareas, en reparación de frigoríficos.

  31. Hi there could you mind sharing which blog platform you’re utilizing?
    I’m planning to start my blog in the future but I’m developing a difficult time selecting between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal.
    The reason I ask is mainly because your design and style seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something unique.
    P.S Sorry for getting off-topic nevertheless i was required to ask!

  32. Just want to say your article is as astounding. The
    clarity in your post is simply nice and i can assume you’re an expert
    on this subject. Well with your permission allow me to grab your
    RSS feed to keep updated with forthcoming post.
    Thanks a million and please carry on the enjoyable work.

  33. Hi there, i read your site occasionally and i also own the
    same one and so i was only curious if you get plenty of spam comments?
    If how can you stop it, any plugin or anything you can recommend?
    I recieve a whole lot lately it’s driving me crazy so
    any assistance is extremely much appreciated.

  34. Does your site use a contact page? I’m having trouble locating
    it but, I’d like to send an e-mail. I’ve got a bit of creative ideas to your blog you might be interested in hearing.
    In any event, great blog and so i enjoy seeing it develop after a while.

  35. Hi! I understand this is sort of off-topic however I had to ask.
    Does operating a well-established website like yours require a lot of work?

    I am completely new to operating a blog but I do
    write in my diary everyday. I’d like to start a blog so I
    can share my own experience and feelings online.
    Please let me know if you have any kind of recommendations or tips for
    brand new aspiring blog owners. Thankyou!

  36. Hi RudolfYBehar maintaining a blog is as much work as you want to put into it. You can either add to it everyday or every month. I’m still learning so I can’t really give you an immediate answer.

  37. I adore whatever you guys tend to be up too.

    This kind of clever work and coverage! Keep up to date the fantastic works
    guys I’ve added you guys to my blogroll.

  38. Sorry the site is under construction for now just click on “the rv living plan” wording.

  39. Simply wish to say your article is as astonishing. The clarity in your post is
    just cool and i can assume you are an expert on this subject.

    Fine with your permission allow me to grab your feed to keep updated with forthcoming post.
    Thanks a million and please keep up the gratifying work.

  40. SERVIMAT ASISTENCIA TÉCNICA, S.A.L. es una empresa creada en el año 1998 con el objeto de dar servicio de asistencia técnica para la reparación y el mantenimiento de aparatos de gas, gasóleo y eléctricos de las marcas JUNKERS NECKAR y BUDERUS. Por ello nos esforzamos a diario en construir una estructura empresarial sólida, impulsando la atención al cliente a un nuevo grado y fomentando un excelente servicio.

  41. LLamé a Domestic y la recogida fue inmediata pero la reparación fué rápida pero poco eficaz, arreglaron la pantalla, volvió sucia y llena de pegamento pero el teléfono fallaba mucho. Te escuchan con prepotencia y considero que existe una falta de coordinación importante entre Aseguradora, servicio técnico y transportistas. Y si a mi me gusta guardar las cosas en mal estado y siendo ese mi artículo, en este caso siendo ese tu móvil, no entiendo porque se niegan a devolvértelo. El tecnico verifico la nevera, y dijo que la reparacion era muy costosa, y no valia la pena. Pues la verdad que nevera con zona 0 no creo que encuentre tu casera, como mucho de nevera y congelador.

Comments are closed.