The Cost of RV Living

May 18, 2012 |

How much did it cost to go from being an apartment dweller to moving into a RV in the end you ask? If you want the short answer, I’ve spent close to $19,000 during the past seven months on everything from buying the truck back in October up to this point. But hold your horses,…

Moving Madness

April 27, 2012 | Comments Off on Moving Madness

Hello everyone! Quick update while I’m in the middle of the madness that is moving. All the big stuff and some of the small stuff left for the storage facility this morning in the moving truck, what’s left is either going into the Casita or is going to have to make it’s way to the…

Storage Solutions

April 23, 2012 |

Free time is getting very hard to come by as I get into the final stages of the move. The plan has changed a little. I’m still hauling the Casita to Stoney Crest on Wednesday, but now we’ll be sleeping in it as of Thursday night – all the bed stuff needs to be packed…

A Tentative Moving Plan

April 19, 2012 |

Tuesday night I finally got a call back from Stoney Crest, the prior tenant had moved on and my 30 amp spot was now available. By the time I got the message though it was already after hours. I needed to be at work at 9:30 yesterday morning and their office didn’t open until 9,…

Getting Hitched

April 12, 2012 |

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,…

RV Living Logistics

March 29, 2012 |

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…

The Five Week Countdown

March 19, 2012 |

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…

A Word on RVing Necessities

December 29, 2011 |

About a year ago I started a list of the things I would need to buy for RVing. Early on this was an exercise to get me thinking about how much the lifestyle would cost up front and see if it was feasible for me. Once I got serious about it, the list grew at…

Why Go Small RVing?

December 22, 2011 |

Of all the things that I have decided to do with my life, my choice to downsize and live simply has been met with more confusion than perhaps even the choice to go RVing itself. Most people assume that when you have big dreams and ambitions that you want more, and that more is always…

In Pursuit of Downsizing

November 21, 2011 |

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,…