While working at Amazon this holiday season, I’m running a weekly “Ask A Question” post since I’m not sightseeing much and have limited time to write. This will be the last one as it’s my last week at Amazon! You can read more about AAQ here.
For this final AAQ post, Mark asks: If you came into a large sum of money, would you still live this lifestyle? (Do you live this way because you need to, or because you want to?).
Because I want to, most definitely! If I received an unexpected windfall I’d still be a full-time RVer, but I’d probably work less and have more travel days. I would perhaps buy a newer RV (I don’t enjoy fixing and maintaining things as long-time readers know) but I’d still stay with something of a similar size because I love the convenience and ease of small RVs.
On a related note, I’ve been asked a couple times lately if I’d still buy a Casita if I had it all to do over again and the answer is an emphatic yes. I’m glad I took the time to research options when I was preparing to hit the road, and I still feel that for the way I currently RV, the Casita meets my needs very well (but that doesn’t mean that some day down the road a different RV won’t work better).
I’d also like to point out though that there is no such thing as the perfect RV and no matter how well you do choosing your RV there will always be compromises that have to be made. I’m not sure it’s possible to love everything about your RV and if that’s what you’re hoping for you’ll end up disappointed. For instance, not having a furnace in my Casita means I get a lot of extra storage space below the sink, but it means that on the rare occasion when I camp in truly cold weather (like this past weekend for instance) it’s not very comfortable inside.
A few readers noticed that the weather was looking pretty dismal for north Texas and asked how I was doing, thanks for thinking of me. After a high of 66 on Saturday it got down to 14 that night (the wind was bad too). The high Sunday was 28 and the low that night was 12. The plumbing leading to my bathroom sink froze again like happened during the really cold spell in Kansas three years ago but it thawed out yesterday while I was at work and there doesn’t seem to be any permanent damage. Good ol’ Casita, durable and hardy.
It was cold enough inside on Sunday that I couldn’t sit at my computer without shivering so I gave up on trying to respond to all the comments from the day before but for those who didn’t catch the message, I have read them all and I thank all of you for sharing your travel plans for next year!
Aaaand that’s a wrap for AAQ. I believe I answered all the questions posed to me (Joy and Kent, your question about the performance of my solar suitcase was answered in https://interstellarorchard.com/2016/11/05/boondocking-review/) but if I did happen to miss one let me know and I’ll answer it in a future blog post down the line.
Tomorrow I get the RV ready to roll (always harder after being stationary for a couple months) and the next you hear from me should be in Lubbock on Friday! For those eager to hear my review of CamperForce this year, it’ll probably come in January once all my checks (and the end-of-season bonus) have arrived and I’ve had time to tally up my earnings and put together my thoughts.
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