Experiments in Decision Making

December 3, 2012 |

Have you ever had a problem that grew the more you thought about it? How when you weighed your possible answers you kept thinking of more things to consider? More pluses and minuses, more options, and what if this happened, or what if I tried that instead, until suddenly what was once just another problem…

Protecting RV Plumbing in Winter

November 26, 2012 |

Or perhaps more accurately: Protecting RV Plumbing in Winter, when you’re living in it. As those of you who follow me on Facebook and Twitter already know, the temperature on Friday night got down to 25 degrees. I knew that was going to be cold enough to potentially do damage to Cas’s plumbing so I…

Setting Up South Dakota Residency for RVers (Pt. 2)

November 15, 2012 |

This is the second half of a series for full-timers who are planning on making South Dakota their state of residence. If you missed the first half please read it first. Disclaimer: This information was correct to the best of my knowledge when this post was published in November 2012, but laws and prices (and links)…

Setting Up South Dakota Residency for RVers (Pt. 1)

November 12, 2012 |

How to choose a mail forwarding service, and what you need to become a resident of South Dakota. This has been long overdue, I briefly mentioned in my write up about Big Sioux that it cost me a total of $382 to register my vehicles (this was back in 2012) but never explained why, and…

RVing and the Work/Life Balance

November 5, 2012 |

One of the big things that had me searching for something better than the typical 9-5 job until retirement was the work/life imbalance. I hated that work dominated 5 out of 7 days of my week. I’d come home and have some time before I needed to go to bed, yeah, but I’d be so…

At the Intersection of Planning and Action

November 1, 2012 |

There is a fine line that exists, in the balancing act between planning and action. Without planning, you’re liable to make more mistakes in an endeavor, or much worse, never nail down what you’re trying to do and wander aimlessly. But all the planning in the world amounts to nothing if you never act on…

Ahoy Landlubber!

October 25, 2012 |

A couple days ago I was browsing the RV.net forums and I came across a topic: Best thing about my RV is…  The post had many responses. Some listed features directly related to their RV, like a large gallery, good mpg, low price, lots of sleeping space, or 1.5 bathrooms. Others said things that apply…

3 Lessons from Driving 1,228 Miles in 3 Days

September 30, 2012 |

There is a lot of discussion in the full-time RVing community over what the optimal pace to travel at is. How much time on the road versus how much time parked in one spot. How much driving to do on any given day, and what the best time to arrive at your destination is. Often,…

Big Sioux Recreation Area, SD

September 22, 2012 |

Getting my South Dakota driver’s license was easy. In fact, I managed it the day I arrived in Big Sioux without even staying that first night. 9/19/12 – Wednesday Since there was no one at the gate when I pulled in, I self registered. There were three copies of the slip I filled out, one…

Two Days until Takeoff

September 12, 2012 |

With four days until departure, it finally stops raining inside the Casita. Perhaps a bit of explaining is in order. Some time ago I hung up a clock in the RV that also displays temperature and humidity, and the best part: weather based on the humidity. Anything above 75% and the clock thinks it’s raining…

The Tipping Point

September 8, 2012 |

Things are moving along at a rapid pace, it’s really sinking in now: in one week, I’m going to be on the road. I think everyone must have experienced this phenomenon at some point in their lives. You logically know the event is coming, but then one day suddenly you feel it and it becomes…

A Place For Everything

August 27, 2012 |

  Well, everything is now officially out of the storage locker. A small pile of my things still sits at Julie’s apartment, but the past few days I have slowly been moving it over to the Casita and organizing it as I go, it’s felt a bit like a game of Tetris. I suspect my…

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