During our five years of living full-time in an RV, we’ve received tons of questions from people interested in starting a similar journey. In this episode, we walk through five questions we think you’ll probably want to consider before hitting the road if you are looking for an RVing dream and not a nightmare.
For our eighth wedding anniversary, we reflect on our journey to full-time RV life and share some of the reasons people who don’t start off wanting to camp choose to do so.
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While Marissa gets the truck ready with two fresh tires to tow our new RV back to TN, Nathan takes off to inspect and finalize the purchase. In the process, we are reminded that there are givers and takers in this world; we see them both along this part of our journey.
We embrace change, so while we are stationary at our home base in TN, it’s a good time to switch things up. We set off on a journey to buy our next tiny home on wheels all while maintaining social distancing. Things DO NOT go according to plan.
RVing in 2020 has certainly gotten more complicated. But the travel itch is real, and we sure have it. We are dreaming of scenic drives, invigorating hikes, epic views, and even a few tourist traps.
What’s it like staying put with two kids in a tiny house on wheels? How are we dealing with the unknowns and social distancing? What’s a day in the life of a full-time RVing family really like right now? Here’s a peek.
Projects in an RV seem to be a constant part of this lifestyle. So while we’re hunkered down at our home base in TN, we tackle a few of our to-dos. A new bed for JJ, a water filter for the fridge, propane for hot showers, and a super special soap top our list.
While at a Fulltime Families rally, we get to see the homes of several RVers & the unique ways they have made them their own. Join us as we tour a toy hauler motorhome, a custom 45′ SpaceCraft fifth wheel, two bunkhouse models of travel trailers, & a super cool & very functional retro camper.
Seeing first-hand the devastation tornadoes brought to our hometown of Cookeville and experiencing recent storms ourselves makes us take a look at how to prepare for inclement weather as full-time RVers.
We get a lot of questions about having a home base while RVing. In this vlog, we answer your questions (like “how much does it cost?”), show you around our place, and tell you what we’ve done. Plus, we explain why this works for us.
There are many advantages to living full time in an RV during times of crisis. There can also be a lot of uncertainty. Faced with concerns of a global pandemic, we cut our time in Florida short and high-tail it back to our home base in Tennessee.
We may be together in a small space nearly all day, but that doesn’t mean we don’t need to set aside some time to help our relationship grow. With Marissa’s mom visiting, we take advantage of having family watch over the children while we go on a super special date night.
When you’re in the Keys, there is one place you really want to be, on the water, and we’ve been trying to get there for two weeks. Finally, the winds settle down enough for us to take a really cool water sports charter to hang out on a sandbar and explore in glass-bottom kayaks.
WOW! It’s a long drive to Key West! Campground reservations can be hard to find in the Keys and pretty costly too. So, is it worth the effort and expense to RV in the Florida Keys? We think so. There’s just something about those out-of-the-way places and the turquoise water.
While we are dry camping in the heat and humidity of Everglades National Park, we ask ourselves, “do you need reservations for winter RVing?” and share four primary ways to approach the peak season. We also cool off with a backcountry boat ride before making our way to the Florida Keys.
While our tour of Biscayne National Park with Marissa’s sister doesn’t quite work out, we do get to hang out with tigers, alligators, snakes, and friends at Everglades Outpost. We also finally figure out what motivates JJ to crawl.
Full-time RVing means we are constantly changing landlords and facing wildly different circumstances. That means things don’t always go the way we plan or expect. In this vlog, we are challenged to consider if the RV journey has made us happier even with some bumps along the way. ❤️ Community ? YouTube Commenting ? Instagram…
There is so much to do in Orlando, and while it can still get cold, it certainly is warmer than most of the rest of the country. There are social opportunities, abundant campgrounds, and of course Walt Disney World, but is it worth battling the crowds?
We’re not currently in the market for a new rig, but we can’t help but look! Come along with us as we tour class A motorhomes, smaller class C motorhomes, fifth wheels, and even a van or two at the RV show.
We get asked a lot if we regret switching from the Airstream to the fifth wheel. Now that we’re getting settled into this rig, we reflect on assumptions we had and share how it’s working for us. In this vlog, we also see manatees, eat pancakes, and swim in a spring-fed lazy river as we…
As we work our way south to FL, we share several tips that can help make travel days go more smoothly. Full disclosure: we’re better about doing some of them than others.
We spend a lot of time traveling to unfamiliar places that are new and exciting for us, so coming back to Tennessee always feels like we are hitting a reset button. We tackle new projects at our home base and take a quick trip east to enjoy Dollywood with friends.
We push ourselves to get back to our home base in TN after our New England route and tackle some projects right away. Nathan installs a WeBoost to improve our internet access and Marissa and Hensley dig into roadschooling. ? Our Gear: https://lessjunkmorejourney.com/gear MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE ?RV Mobile Internet: https://www.rvmobileinternet.com ? Good & Beautiful:…
We check several places off the bucket list including Cape Cod, Plymouth Rock, and Newport’s Cliff Walk. Plus, Hensley surprises us with a question we didn’t expect just yet, and JJ does something he’s never done before.
When you’re RVing, you’ve got to think about versatility: from the gear you choose to the routes you take and the things you see. This is especially necessary when visiting larger, more crowded cities. Learn from us as we tackle Boston, MA in this week’s vlog.
Can we get a what-what? In this Q&A, we answer some of the most common questions we get on Facebook, Instagram, and the YouTube Community tab.
Sometimes our RVing style, winging it without a lot of advanced planning, means missed opportunities. We do make the most of the situation however and explore historic Salem, MA. Back at the rig, Nathan installs our EEZTire TPMS, a necessity in our opinion.
As we take in the sights and eat our way around the Portland, ME area, family and friends join us. Sharing these experiences with them is one of our favorite parts of travel. A not-so-favorite part of RV life is costly truck repairs, but that happens too sometimes.
We hit Cadillac Mountain for what is sometimes the first glimpse of the sun in the US and Marissa hikes Acadia’s Beehive with Jessie before we make our way to Portland, ME for family, lighthouses, and tons of doughnuts (of course).