# Rv lifestyle
Truck camper fix up and review of the new DJI Mic
In this RV Traveling the USA video, we get the truck camper out and work on it in the shop. We also buy and review the new DJI Mic.
Come along as we visit, the Don Cesar Hotel, in St Petersburg, FL. We also take a nature walk.
In This RV Travel Channel video, we visit the Don Cesar Hotel and resort in st. Petersburg Florida. We enjoy a beautiful sunset and have a nice visit with the family. We also go to the Brooker preserve. It has many trails and a great visitor center. So come along for the ride.
Our First Time Boondocking (at a blueberry farm) 🫐
When we first started living in an RV full-time a lot of people suggested boondocking to save money. Sounded like a great plan, until we realized we weren't sure how to actually use our generator 😳 watch as we go from blissfully picking blueberries to stressing real quick. It's all part of the learning process right?
Cockroach invasion in camper Pt 2
Sleepless nights, not wanting to cook or eat in our camper 🤢 the nightmare continues. Part 2 of the cockroach chronicles, watch to see how it ends, go back to video one if you didn't see it yet!
Leaving Wind River View RV Park and heading to Cheyanne, WY. BIG storms on the way.
We leave the Wind River View RV Park and head to Cheyanne, WY. We will be spending a few days with some friends to see some of the local attractions.
RV tour of a family of 5 that travels fulltime in their RV
This RV is a 378FL Heritage Glen and has been fully renovated and updated. The 5th wheel has 1 bedroom, 2 lofts and 1 bathroom. The FL in 378FL stands for front living room. Come take a tour through and check out everything we have updated to make it feel more like home while we travel the states. We have been traveling in an RV for 3 years and so far explored 25 states!
RV Travel Channel. Glacier National Park East gates are closed, now what?
In this RV Travel Channel, we travel to the east gates of Glacier National Park just to find out they are closed due to the virus. We end up having to travel around the lower part of the park and stay at a beautiful campground. So come along see if we get there before dark.
Kentucky/ Trying Ranch Life for a Week Part 1
When we stayed with my Aunt and Uncle in Kentucky for a week, we learned very quickly that horse ranch life is not for the faint of heart. There are many responsibilities on the ranch to keep everything flowing smoothly and let us tell you, you better be in good shape to keep up with them 😂 Splitting wood 🪵 Taking care of the horses 🐎 (and one donkey named Elvis) Keeping the horse stalls cleaned 💩 Cooking dinner over the 🔥 We can honestly say there was not a single dull moment with this adventure, and boy was it fun to see Beth go cowgirl country 🤠
10 Ways to Make Money While Traveling Full-Time
One thing we get asked all the time about transitioning to full-time RV living is “how do I make money from the road?”. You won’t hear us thanking COVID for much, but we CAN thank the unrelenting pandemic for the most opportunity we’ve ever had for remote work.
The stressful process of selling our home to live in an RV full-time
Selling your house to live in an RV full time can be super overwhelming and stressful - especially if you're on a timeline like we were. Even when you think you've done everything right to make the process of selling your house go smoothly, unexpected obstacles can pop up when you least expect it. The day before we were supposed to close on our house, we got some surprising news that forced us to pivot our mindsets and attitudes. We weren't sure what would happen next, so we had to focus on what we could control.
Driving our RV through the Ocean to see family in Virginia 😥
Driving through the ocean with an RV is no joke. If you just pictured one of those cars that convert into a boat slowly driving off into the oceany abyss, it's not quite like that. The day before we arrived in Virginia, we learned we had to drive through tunnels that ran under the ocean. To which my response was: "Brb, we're not coming" 😳 I (Courtney) am HORRIFIED of the ocean. Additionally, I was just getting the hang of pulling the RV and didn't really feel ready for underground tunnels at this particular junction in our journey 🥵 In this vid, you get to see quite the epic "emotion vs. logic" battle going down as I drive through the ocean for the first time. Once we made it through the ocean in one piece, it was time to enjoy our first adventure with our family in Virginia.
Our first trip as full-time RVers!
You've seen us plan, prepare, and practice for life on the road, but now you get to see our first road trip in our camper as we head to Virginia! We left Traverse City Michigan on August 12th and had to make it to Virginia by the 18th for Court's dad's wedding. This is the first road trip that takes us across state lines and solidifies our camper is now officially our home. We promise you whether you're a seasoned RVer, a newbie, or just looking for some good entertainment, this is the episode for you!
The mistake we made while camping in our RV for the first time
Staying in an RV for the first time can be really exciting, but also really stressful. You've watched the YouTube vids, you've talked to friends, you've prepped the best way you know how, but the reality is - preparing and actually staying in an RV for the first time are two totally different beasts. In this video, you'll see us reserve our first campsite, set up the RV for the first time, and stay our first two nights! There are a few things we definitely learned the hard way, but it was our first time and we knew there'd be a learning curve.
Moving Into an RV Full-Time (the transition)
At this point, we were well on our way to selling our belongings, and it was time for moving into the RV for some full time living. We brought the trailer home and parked it in our driveway (we use the word "park" loosely - go see Episode 4). Our plan was to move into our new RV little by little. We used the money from what we were selling to buy the new stuff we needed to fit in the trailer. So little by little, we sold, we bought, we fit, we sold some more; sell, buy, fit, sell some more. We did this dance until we had sold all of our belongings and fit what we needed in the travel trailer. It was a mixture of fun and exhausting, but mostly fun!
Hauling and Unhooking our Camper for the first time
Going from zero to buying a camper makes for an interesting situation pulling a travel trailer for the first time. Right out of the gates - quite literally....right out of the parking lot gates - we hit crazy weather, and started our 2-hour drive back home during rush hour. When we got home, it was 9:00pm - we were tired, hungry, had driven 5 hours that day and spent another 2 in trailer orientation. We were super ready to be done and settle in for a burger and fries. But after what happened next, we lost our appetite and were wired wide awake with adrenaline. If all things happen for a reason, our first unhitching experience happened so we could seek out our friend and her dad to help us actually learn how to drive, operate, hitch, and unhitch a travel trailer properly.
Deciding to sell everything and live in an RV
Have you ever considered selling your stuff and living in an RV? We hadn't! But on April 19, 2020, we both had this conviction in our hearts that it was time to live a more free life. We wanted to be able to see our family and friends around the country and not have to rush back for work, a house, or any other obligations. So we decided to look up the idea of living life on the road - what would it be like if we could simply take our home WITH us wherever we went and not have our jobs or routines interrupted? What would it be like to visit without it being a "vacation", but just have it be normal life? The idea sounded intoxicating to us so despite having zero experience - we decided to charge full speed ahead and learn what it would take to trade in our stationary life for RV living. Follow along as we start our journey in Traverse City, Michigan!