Closing the Chapter on RV Life

If you’ve been reading my blog for very long you know that we have been renovating our RV for several months now. Some of which was during the time we were still living in it full-time. As of December 2020 we had purchased a site built home and had decided to give up the RV life for good. There were still some renovations that needed to be completed and in April we were able to complete those, which was mostly the bathroom getting painted and installing new flooring. When we removed the carpet originally while still living in it we had gone with some wood tongue and grove planks that were light colored and were never happy with them so we decided to switch out with peel and stick dark wood look tiles which made such a big difference.

In addition, we made custom day beds where the original couches were in the living room slides and added a butcher block counter and cabinets in the dining room area. All of these changes made a big difference to the overall look of the place. Once all the renovations were complete we listed it for sale on RVT.com, Facebook Marketplace and the sale lot at Fort Campbell Army Base in Clarksville, Tennessee. We received several calls and offers with lots of people only wanting the truck, but we wanted to sale as a package deal. After about a week we decided if we could sale the RV first we would split the package up. We would have made more profit in the end, but we honored the package deal when a couple saw it on the base and sold our babies on the 6th of May.

It is now time to move on to the next chapter. What that next chapter is we aren’t so sure about or at least I’m not so sure about it anyway. My dream place would be something tiny on a lakefront that has a dock so I can fish every day if I want and at the least can sit out and look at the water every day. We’ll have to see if we can make that happen or not.

I will miss the ability to move around as my gypsy spirit doesn’t like sitting for too long in one place, but am also looking forward to what might come next. The RV was what we needed while we had it and I hope the next couple can make many more memories in it and that it will live on for several years.

Below are pictures of the final renovations.

The custom day bed that converts to a bed by pulling out the trundle type piece and placing the two mattresses side by side. There is one of these in each slide in the living room.

A view of the new floors from the kitchen looking into the living room.

A view of the kitchen from the steps in the living room.

The renovated dining area with desk and cabinets.

Renovated bathroom.

 

 

We Closed on Our Sticks and Bricks

Today was both a joyous day and a sad one. We signed the closing papers on our house, so now we are “officially” full-timing in the RV. Joyous that we sold…Sad that I had to sell the first home I’ve ever bought on my own. I had been living in the house when Greg and I met so it was something that I was able to obtain on my own during my independent, do it myself days. Joyous that we no longer have that debt hanging over us and we are one step closer to our dreams…sad that I still have the J-O-B to go to everyday!

Today was also the day that we had to move the RV to a new park. We moved to a place that is closer to my job so I don’t have to make that hour drive to work anymore. Greg broke down and moved and set up at the new spot while I was a work. All I had to do was set a few knick knacks out when I got home. I think I can get use to this life. I love my new little house….400 sq feet….only takes 30 minutes to clean. The only thing missing is a couple of furry companions, but they will come in due time.