Canceling our second RV trip

Canceling our second RV trip

In short, we had our second RV trip scheduled, but decided to cancel it.  For reasons. If you want to read about our first RV trip, click here. We intended to camp at Cooper Lake State Park the night before I was to graduate from college (I went on the 26-year plan).  We got almost everything taken care of.  The sway control system still needed installation, but we could have knocked that out before the big

Huntsville State Park – our first RV trip

Huntsville State Park – our first RV trip

This is the third in a short series about buying our first RV and taking our first RV trip.  Our last post ended where we got hitched-up and ready to pull out of our driveway (we live in the country – no HOA to complain about a trailer on the property). Getting to the campsite Before we pulled-out, we checked the tire pressure and noticed that the right trailer tire was low.  No big deal,

Getting ready for the first RV trip

If you’ve been following along at home, we got our first RV back in February, and we’ve already taken that first RV trip.  I thought it might be helpful (and maybe interesting for a future retrospective) to go over the things we did to get ready for that first trip with the new RV. Getting ready for the first RV trip – buying stuff If you’ve got a good dealer, they should be able to

A single step – our first RV

A single step – our first RV

I’m just going to spoil it right now: we bought our first RV.  A Viking 17FQ.  And if you can’t tell, we’ve already taken it on a test run, but that’s a story for another day. Why did we buy a new model? We were actually in the market for a used trailer for our first RV.  If we broke something beyond repair, we didn’t want to be heartbroken.  It could just be a learning opportunity.

Minimalism: What we’ve been up to lately

It’s been a while since I’ve posted an update on our progress toward minimalism and the RV lifestyle.  Our weekends have been such that if nothing breaks over the course of the weekend, we consider it a good weekend. Water woes The last time I posted, I was actually preparing for a much-needed surgery.  Got that done, but the following weekend the pump on our water well died.  So, there we were, me recovering from