Thursday, April 25, 2019

We Got a New "RV"

We thought at some point we would get a second vehicle since we are no longer on the road full time.  We first started talking about exiting the full-time RV lifestyle last July.  I remember thinking, "I hate the idea that we would no longer be RVing."  But that is not the only option.  In fact I'd say many RVers are part-time, half-time and sometime RVers.  That approach was appealing.

Our plan to sell the motorhome was followed by the idea that we'd take 1/2 of the proceeds and get a house and move into it.  The other thought was to take the other 1/2 and get a smaller RV.  Maybe a Class C.

That plan has evolved.  We got a new (to us) RV two days ago.  As Pam said as we were driving away, "Our new RV looks a lot like a truck".  We decided to get an F-150 and then move towards a travel trailer at some point.  Timing is important for us and that will be something we'll figure out down the road.
Realistically, we probably won't be ready to do some RVing for a few months.  But when the time is right, we may check into renting a travel trailer and seeing how it goes.  Meanwhile,

We are busy!

This time in the transition has been pretty exciting.  We are moving along on the renovations on our house and getting some great exercise along the way.

Monday I rented a sod cutter from Home Depot and wrangled with it for 3 hours in the back yard to cut up an area for Pam's garden.
I took the sod cutter back and still had time to rent an 18-hp tiller.  Despite this all being "young man's work", I enjoy it.  It gives me badly needed exercise and I look forward to it. Speaking of exercise, I know we need a lawn mower and while at Home Depot we picked up a battery operated Ryobi. 
This gem has potential.  It is powerful like gas mower and very light.  It is all plastic except for the blade and battery.  Pam tried it out while I was tilling.  

Another day, we went to a specialty lumber yard in Norfolk (Yukon Lumber) for some highlight/accent woodwork in the house.  
We're making progress and busy and enjoying things here.  Hope you are too, wherever you are reading this.  Thanks for joining us on the Roadrunner Chronicles!

11 comments:

  1. Beautiful truck!! Great idea!! Very similar to what we did after selling our home in Lagrange. We didn’t want the “big” rig this time with all the maintenance and upkeep...getting to old for that. That’s why we bought the Oliver Legacy Elite II. Double hull fiberglass, thermal pane windows, heated tanks...we’re 4 season. We added the solar, 2000 watt inverter and battery pack for those times we wish to be “off grid.” No regrets at all just a learning curve to size. It fits our needs nicely at this time!!! You will enjoy and have a ball when you see all the neat places you can go with a smaller footprint!!

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    1. Sounds like you made some great choices. I know you did a lot of research. Looking forward to seeing you down the road. Thanks for the comments.

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  2. Nice new header photo!

    Your new house reminds me of how much work owning a house is... and how much stuff you need. We are noticing all of that while visiting Ruth's father's house as well. We don't miss it at all!

    Pam is right... your new RV looks a lot like a pickup truck. Maybe buy a tent...? Lol.

    www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

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    1. Thanks! True and true. Lots of stuff and lots of work. But we are OK with those things at this stage. It keeps us active and busy and we are enjoying it.

      haha. We have the tent. A friend suggested an air mattress would fit in the back with the seats folded up, so who knows? :)

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  3. I don't think I could ever stop RVing...but downsizing would be involved. Our Hiker fiver is 13 years old and the GMC 2500 diesel is 16 years old...Time sure does fly! Have fun!

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    1. Its been two months and we were at a campground with Marg and Bill last week. I miss it, so I'm sure we'll be back at it.

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  4. I was really glad when we moved down to the travel trailer for traveling with. So much easier than the bigger rigs. I do not miss the yard work at all and find this getting older stuff is about all the stress and work I can handle. lol

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    1. I understand those feelings but for us, for now, its fine.

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  5. We are through with the houses, been there done that but downsizing to a Travel Trailer will be what we'll do when our time to hang up the Fulltiming keys comes along.
    Looking forward to more of your adventures.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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    1. Yes - I didn't understand why people would do that years ago and now here we are thinking about that very thing. There are so many ways to do the RVing thing...

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  6. I bet that truck will be used a lot with yard work and the home remodel. My neighbor got one for that and towing a small camper. You guys look great with the grandkids.

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