Getting Hitched

April 12, 2012 | 15

As in a trailer hitch! Not the other kind. Yesterday was a good day for getting stuff done. Awoke bright and early at 6:30am to get the Casita hooked up and drove down to Camping World so they could install my weight distribution hitch (WDH). This was only the second time I’ve towed the trailer,…

Fun with Epoxy

April 9, 2012 | 6

Where does the time go? I’ve probably got about two weeks now until the spot at Stoney Crest opens up, although I haven’t heard from them yet, and three weeks until I need to be out of the apartment. There is still so much to do. This past Saturday the roomie and I got the…

A Busy Month

April 2, 2012 | 8

April is going to be amazing, if a bit crazy. I sit now at my computer desk, and through my head runs a list of the things that still need to happen before I move into the Casita. It’s long and kinda scary, but I know I’ll manage to pull everything together in the nick…

RV Living Logistics

March 29, 2012 | 6

What all needs to happen to go from living in an apartment to living stationary in a RV? Well, here’s a list of how it looks for me: Reservation at RV park/notice of evacuation from current place RV fix ups Necessary RV accessories Downsizing/storage/arranging moving truck Mail Address change Insurance Before anything else, I’d make…

Discover What You Believe In

March 26, 2012 | 5

Progress on the RV continues, more about that is yet to come.  But today I’d like to talk about something else, personal values. Not specific things like your dreams and goals, but the code of conduct that you hold true too. How many of your values are things that you decided were worth upholding, and…

The Five Week Countdown

March 19, 2012 | 22

As it turns out, I will be living in my Casita sooner rather than later, starting near the end of April in fact. My roommate and I are breaking our lease four months early and will be saving ourselves a good deal of money by spending those four months living in a local RV park…

Video: First Night in the Casita

March 12, 2012 | 4

Just a short little video taken Thursday night, after picking up my Casita in Florida earlier in the day and starting the drive back to SC.  I used a flashlight and my old point and shoot camera didn’t pick it up very well so it’s mostly just audio. (Edit 9/13/2017: Old raw video has been…

Making The Purchase and Bringing The Casita Home

March 12, 2012 | 36

Herein is a full account of how I went about purchasing my RV from a private seller out of state, including what paperwork needed to be filled out, how to legally drive it home, and how to go about registering it when it is home. Also included are pictures of my very first fix: patching…

The RV Hunt

March 5, 2012 | 25

On Wednesday I saw a Craigslist ad for a RV that I was interested in. Today I decided to buy it. So what all happened during those five days to get from the point of seeing the posting, to deciding to buy? A lot. I’ve devised a walk-through of the process, for those of you…

Truck Camping in Tampa

February 27, 2012 | 16

This past weekend my roommate and I took Bertha (yes, she has a name) out for another truck camping excursion, this time down to Tampa, FL. My birthday was last Wednesday, and this’ll be the third year in a row that I’ve celebrated by going to the Bay Area Renaissance Festival. I’ve been a big…

Make the Journey Enjoyable

February 20, 2012 | 13

Psst, I have a secret to share with you. Are you listening? Good. Here it is: Life shouldn’t merely be about getting from point A to point B. Between those points are where the actual living happens. The journey should be as enjoyable as the destination. In fact the way I see it, there really…

Ingredients for a Meaningful Life

February 13, 2012 | 7

While I talk about the importance of following your dreams a lot here at IO, the truth is that it’s only one piece of a bigger puzzle. Many times, people think that achieving a big life-long goal such as rambling full-time in an RV, finally writing that novel, or being a millionaire will magically fix…

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