August 16, 2014

Camper For Sale

Well, our camping lifestyle will be on hold temporarily. We’ve decided to sell our camper and live on solid foundations for a little while. We LOVE the camping lifestyle, but as they say, all good things must come to an end. In this case, I doubt it’s the end. More like a pause. When our […]

July 8, 2014

Home Sweet Stationary Home

It has been a solid 2 years since we first moved into our 32′ Travel Trailer. While I have enjoyed meeting and making new friends and spending time with old buddies, I think I am done with long term RV living for a looooong time. Below is a list of reasons why I am so glad to be back in a house:

June 12, 2014

Taking A Break

We’ve been in the camper for almost two years and it’s time for a break. We’ve not traveled to different areas for one reason or another, we just sort of got to Sherwood Forest in Kissimmee, FL and the folks there became instant family so we just stayed. It’s nice to have that flexibility. As […]

October 23, 2013

30 Amp Lesson The Hard Way

When we got our camper the electric usage wasn’t really a major concern. We knew we couldn’t run the A/C, the microwave, and the hot water heater all at the same time. No biggie. We adjust. After the first few times of ‘thinking’ while getting ready to cook, turning things off is now a natural […]

August 27, 2013

One Year In Our Camper

WOW! It’s 8/28/13. We moved into our camper one year ago. I can’t believe it’s been a year. How many different RV parks have we been to? Three. How many miles have we covered? Roughly 1,000. When we set out on this adventure our idea was to cover as much ground as possible in two […]

June 21, 2013

The Dreaded Black Tank

Let’s talk about poop. On second thought, let’s not talk about poop. Nobody wants to discuss it, it’s gross, but necessary. We all do it. Some more than others, some less. Sometimes those that do it less wish they could do it more. LOL! I’m somewhat of a germ-o-phobe. There are several bottles of germ-x […]

June 16, 2013

Green Acres Is Not For Me

Remember the TV sitcom Green Acres? I’ve had a recent similar experience. We’ve even re-written the lyrics to suit our situation. But for the lyrics to make sense, I need to bring you up to date. November 1st of 2012, we arrived at Sherwood Forest in Kissimmee, FL for our winter stay. If you’ve followed […]

April 1, 2013

Things To Consider Before Changing Residency

It’s common talk amongst full time RVers about which state is the best to become a resident. When you really don’t live in one place, most folks have the option of changing which state they’re currently tied. There are some snags. Whichever state you choose, you’ll have to show proof of residency to get a […]

November 3, 2012

Weekenders vs. Full Timers

Cousin Eddie Dumping Shitter

About 2 weekends in to life in the camper, we could immediately tell there was a clear difference between people who only camp on the weekends, vs. people who are either long term or full time campers. We’ll call them weekenders just to keep it simple. We’ve found that a lot of weekenders don’t clean […]

November 3, 2012

How Far Should You Tow In One Day

Truck with camper connected

The first time I towed the camper was from American RV in Maryville, TN where it was in storage to our first campground in Pigeon Forge, TN on 8/28/2012. It was about 30 miles. Most of which was on 321 through Wears Valley with a couple of switchbacks, no shoulder, etc. A perfect storm for […]