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 years. As time went on, we both realized that this lifestyle change suits us and we have no plans on moving out of the camper any time soon. So we revisited our plan and have decided to slow down a bit. This gives us more time to enjoy where we are and to enjoy the people we meet. We’re not rushed, we’re not in a hurry. Our blood pressure is low, we’re not stressed, we love what we’re doing which makes us incredibly happy.

My brother and his family just relocated from England to the Florida panhandle. This means after the coming winter is over here in Kissimmee, we’ll probably head up there for a bit to spend time with them.

The beauty of this is if we don’t like the view from our window, we can move. If we don’t like the area, we can move. We’re not tied up in a lease, we’re not tied down period.

What do I miss the most about living in a house? Nothing really. Maybe better shelter for storms, but so far so good.

Do I miss any of the things we sold/got rid of? Yes, my DSLR camera. Our cell phones have nice cameras but they don’t allow the same creativity as a bigger camera.

Any changes coming up? We might trade our camper in for a fifth wheel. We’ll get a little more living space. Our camper doesn’t really have a place to kick back in a lazy boy. Our current camper is 285 sq. ft. The fifth wheel we’re looking at is 334 sq. ft. Same length as our current camper, the biggest difference is the slide outs. We’ve got one slide out now. The fifth wheel we want has three. Here’s what we’ve got now Zinger ZT32QB. Here’s the one we want Bighorn 3010RE.

Any immediate plans? We’re going to keep on keeping on.

Any regrets? The same regret that I had when we started. I regret that we didn’t do this sooner. On the flip side, most people don’t have this opportunity until they retire and are in their 60’s. So we’re 20 years ahead of our time. 🙂

By Brian Gilbert

Prior to August 28th, 2012 we had never spent the night in a camper or RV. Now we're full timers and have never looked back. If you've ever dreamed of doing the RV thing, do it. It's much easier than I ever imagined. The only thing I regret so far is not doing it sooner.

One reply on “One Year In Our Camper”

Very nice update Brian!
for Charlie – mama drove us to horse shows, pulling a gooseneck trailer. We’d get to the show, and she would get out of the truck, Lisa had to back into the parking slip, she was 11 years old. Mama could only go forward. She tried to make a turn one day, and jack-knifed us in Ludowici.

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