RV Types Explained: Motorhomes

December 1, 2011 | 4

New to RVing? Not sure what people mean when they say ‘Motorhome’, ‘Class C’, or ‘Conversion Bus’? Then this post is for you! During my search for the perfect-for-me RV, I spent a good four to five months poking through information on the internet, and looking at (and gleefully crawling around inside) various types of…

Video: Brake controller Install

November 28, 2011 | 9

As promised, here is the footage my roommate took of me installing the brake controller in my truck yesterday. This really isn’t an instructional video. At all. In fact, it’s a bit ridiculous. And man, is my hair frizzy. (Edit 9/13/2017: Old raw video has been replaced by a nicer, edited version.)

Taking Action on Your Dreams

November 28, 2011 | 10

This is the fifth post in the Dream series,  for previous installments in chronological order, click: 1, 2, 3, 4. So, you’ve done your homework. You decided to really go for one of your dreams, and in order to be prepared, you did the right thing and started gathering information and planning for it. Maybe your…

Sometimes

November 24, 2011 | 10

Sometimes, I struggle to do things that seem so easy to others, and I feel frustrated. Sometimes, I look at what everyone else has and I don’t, and I feel jealous. Sometimes, I think of how much time I waste trying to put it all together, and I feel angry. Sometimes, I worry that my…

In Pursuit of Downsizing

November 21, 2011 | 22

Fortunately for me, I’ve lived my entire adult life in apartments, and that has limited the amount of possessions I could own at any given time. To date, I have gotten rid of about 6 trash bags full of stuff in preparation of living in a small RV. About half of them have been clothing,…

Planning For Your Dreams

November 17, 2011 | 9

This post is the fourth installment of the Dream series (Remembering how to Dream, A Piggy Bank for Dreams, and Making time for Dreams), and discusses my method on planning for complex dreams. Some of the dreams on your dream list will be simple. Maybe they’ll require more money than you currently have, or more…

RVing: Now vs. at Retirement

November 14, 2011 | 19

So you’ve been poking around on forums, reading blogs, and staring longingly at the RVs that pass you by on the way to work. You wonder where they’re going, and wish you were among their ranks. But then you sigh, tell yourself to follow your friend’s advice and be realistic, and move on with your…

Making Time for Dreams

November 14, 2011 | 3

This post is the third in the Dream series (Remembering How to Dream, and A Piggy Bank for Dreams) and discusses how to make time for the things that are on your dream list. Work, household chores, errands, the internet, TV, family and more. There are a lot of things vying for our time, some…

My Plans 11.14.11

November 14, 2011 | 25

Now is as good a time as any to share my basic plan of attack for going full-time RVing, hopefully some of this will be helpful to you all out there who are also in the planning stages. At the very least, it should be helpful for me to see it all laid out on…

A Piggy Bank for Dreams

November 14, 2011 | 7

This post is a continuation of Remembering How to Dream and discusses how to obtain the money you’ll need to fulfill the things on your dream list. So, some of your dreams will require money, it’s a given. If you’re like me (i.e. not rich) you want to find a way to do the things…

9 Benefits of RVing

November 14, 2011 | 1

What is it about RVing that makes it such an attractive idea to so many people? I thought about this one night, and pretty soon had a list of benefits that can come from RVing. These are in no particular order. 1. Be adventurous. The thrill of the unexpected, of being able to pack everything…

Remembering How to Dream

November 14, 2011 | 14

Do you remember back when you were a child, how easy it was to dream? You wanted to be a firefighter, a gymnast, or perhaps a professional football player. You wanted to walk on the moon, be a horse jockey, or if you were me in the second grade, a rock climber. It was easy,…

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