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Our RV Home: The Adventure Is About To Begin

on August 25, 2014

It’s official! In about 2 weeks, we will be living in the RV. Why? This is the question most people have asked us; right after saying we’re crazy. The simple answer to that question is that it’s expensive to rent. We also thought that paying more than our current mortgage for a 2 bedroom apartment would not only be cruel to us but also to our dogs (on our land, they will have lots of room to play). So we made the decision to purchase a camper to live in while building our new home. Yes, the RV costs more than renting, however when this house is built we can sell the RV and get most of our money back. We learned during this process that RVs hold their value very well. The opportunity to save money for unexpected issues while building was also a big part of the reason we decided to go this route.

A little over a week ago, we headed over to a rather large RV dealership and found our new home on wheels. This was a great day, because now I could relax and know we had a place to live, and I finally knew how to pack the house. I have slept so much better since we made this decision! We had to leave our RV there for them to go through and check everything, so we made the appointment to go back and pick it up. Saturday we went back and, after the washing and thorough cleaning, it looked even better than I had remembered. I can’t tell you how excited we both are to start this adventure! Don’t get me wrong, we are going to enjoy living in this house with all it’s space for the next couple weeks. But when this house closes, we will be moving onto our land where we can have space and watch our new home be built. I think the coolest part of this whole experience is going to be watching the house progress on a daily basis.

RV Home

It’s rather large, isn’t it? It’s 34 feet long and has two slide outs. We are still debating if we are going to name it “Bear” or “Beast”. It’s actually quite nice. We got home right as it was getting dark, so trying to get it backed in the driveway was difficult. We live in a neighborhood with narrow roads and lots of hills. What you don’t see in this picture is the brick retaining wall on the right side which lost a couple bricks on the end during this process. Thank goodness one of the neighbors came out with a flashlight to help. With the two of us guiding the way, we got it in after about 15 minutes. I’m glad we will not have to get it in this driveway anymore. Over the next couple weeks, I will be loading up this RV and getting ready for a new adventure. Until then, I have to go do some packing! 🙂

 

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