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Full-Time RV Living - 3 month update

  • Well, we made it to 3 months of full-time RV life and are ready to share an update of our progress.

    Our plan calls for living in our RV while we are still tethered to UC Davis for Terry's job and saving money over what we were paying in rent.  So far, that has worked out well. Even with the RV payment, lot rent, electricity and propane, we are spending about $900 less each month.

    We found a great spot in an over 55 mobile home / RV park in Sacramento and we've used our monthly savings on rent to 

    1) reduce our credit card debt and

    2) make some much needed improvements to the RV while we have income to cover them.

     

     

    Some of the lower cost upgrades and replacements we've done are new bay locks (so our contents are better protected) and new CO and LP detectors because the ones on our older rig were years out of date.  We added some accessories that have made life more pleasant and protect our investment.  We added a windshield cover and tire covers and a sturdy step with a handrail in addition to a new Oxygenics showerhead.  (The steps are too cumbersome to travel with but are great while we are stationary.)

    We have made three expensive upgrades. New mattresses for the beds, new AGM coach batteries and a new wonderful, life enhancing RecPro dual reclining loveseat in cloth!

    This is the only seating in the rig so we live in it and comfort was essential. It fully reclines so it's great for napping, too!  It is a power recliner so we did have to a back-up plan for getting Jeni out of it when the power goes out! LOL (Sure, I laugh now.)

    Overall, the plan is working out great. We are enjoying the home and have made it through the cold winter here in Sacramento without too much difficulty.  We never even got around to installing the extend-a-stay because there is a great, reliable (albeit expensive @ $3.50 per gallon) propane top-off service.  We text him at 1/4 tank and he's here within a day or two.

    The laundry in the park is reasonable and ridiculously close to our site so that problem has been not a problem at all.  And, despite thinking that I would miss my extensive counter space, I find that I love my tiny kitchen and I don't miss the dishwasher either.

    Our next plans are for a couple more upgrades like installing a better battery monitor, installing a backup camera and installing a Maxaire fan with a remote because Jeni is too short to reach the manual crank on the ceiling vent and summer is coming.

    Then, we have our first trip planned! Finally, we will move the RV and try out some dry camping in Napa Valley after the tax season ends and Jeni finishes work in April.  The location is less than 2 hours away and it's just for a few nights as a 'nearby shake down' trip.  We'll see how well the dogs travel in the rig and how well we can manage our power and water without hookups.  We are both excited and nervous about disturbing our comfortable tiny home for adventure, but that's what this lifestyle is all about, right? Making sure you're not too comfortable? Ha ha.