Are you seriously considering full time RV Living??

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We took our first major RV trip to test the waters.  Making the decision to downsize and live full time in an RV is a pretty big deal.  

 

Will all of our stuff fit?

Will we go crazy in such a small space?

Can I keep everything clean?

Can I really cook meals in a kitchen that small?

What if someone has to poop?

 

Will all of our stuff fit?

Yes, these are legitimate concerns.  First off, no.  Everything won’t fit.  So we keep getting rid of more and more.  We plan to live in the RV full time for at least a year or two.  We just bought our dream property on the lake in Central Texas.  We want to build a small (ish) house there, but don’t want to rush and cut corners.  I do not want to store a bunch of stuff that we obviously don’t need.  We will store my leather furniture and my antiques.  That’s pretty much it.  

 

Will we go Crazy in such a small space?

Yes, we may go a little nuts if we stay cooped up too long.  But we plan to continue travelling so that will definitely help.  I also help out with our family business, so that will keep us busy.  We also homeschool and love to go on nerdy educational field trips.  This is beginning to be the least of my list of worries.

 

Can I keep everything clean?

Ok, so this is a biggie for me.  I can’t stand clutter and chaos.  Pretty weird for a crazy lady with seven kids, huh?  If you have one kid and he has five toys out, it’s no big deal.  Now multiply that times seven.  You get me?  We can go from clean and tidy to bat shit crazy in the blink of an eye.  So I really, really need to stay organized and tidy.  This will obviously be easier now that I only have a couple of kids left at home.  This one just means I need to keep getting rid of non essentials.  Purge, Purge, Purge!

 

Can I really cook meals in a kitchen that small?

Instead of keeping an entire pantry of food, this means buying that week’s meal ingredients and not keeping so many staples on hand.  Does one family really need eight kinds of flour?  Yes, I counted.  Yes, it’s dumb.  I always have tons of canned goods and a completely full freezer.  We don’t eat out much.  Feeding a table for nine is expensive enough, going out to eat with four boys who eat more than their Daddy gets ridiculous, fast.  Making meals in an RV is absolutely necessary for us.  We are learning that it can be done, it just takes some adjustments.

 

What if someone has to poop?

Ok, so shit happens.  Literally.  RV bathrooms aren’t that big of a deal.  Especially when you are hooked up to utilities.  We will have a home base with all of the necessary utilities, so this one shouldn’t be an issue.  It means that instead of my long soaks in the tub, I will have to get by with a quick shower instead.  I can look forward to those long soaks when we travel to resorts on vacation.

 

We learned a few things on this trip.  My hubby used to want a Class A RV, while I was more interested in a Fifth Wheel or Travel Trailer.  We tested out a Class A and I am pleased that he seems to be coming around to my way of thinking.  He mostly wanted one so when we are driving, he doesn’t have to stop and let me pee.  Seriously.  That was his reasoning.  The drawbacks to the Class A seem to have compensated for my tiny bladder.  

We definitely want a bunkhouse, so the girls have their own room and some privacy.  I also need a decent kitchen.  I need some counter space for food prep.  I also want good storage.  I am ok with getting rid of quite a bit, but I like my clothes.  And shoes.  And if I could get every single thing I want, I would LOVE to have a bathroom and a half.  Easy, right?  Apparently not.  So we keep looking.  Until we either find the RV we want, or a deal we can’t pass up!  Either way, we are on our way to full time RV living.

 

 

 

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