Good morning. It is hard to believe that we have been living full-time in our motorhome for 200 days now. That is a little more than 6 months of living in a home that is smaller than most studio apartments.
As with any new adventure, we wondered if we were making the right decision. I wondered if we would both enjoy the new lifestyle, would we be able to get along in such a small space 24/7, would we be able to find a place to stay every night.
So far, I can say I do not regret our decision to sell our home and purchase a motorhome. I believe we found the perfect motorhome for us. I love the interior layout, color scheme and wood cabinets. We have adequate storage space and seating. The motorhome is not too big or too small.
As many of you know, we tossed around different ideas as to what type of RV would be best for us. I love the layout and space in a 5th wheel, but you need a very large truck to pull one. A travel trailer was another option, but again you need a truck which we did not own. Purchasing a truck and an RV was an option we quickly vetoed.
We decided on a motorhome for a number of reasons. The main reason is the ease of setting up and tearing down. As we are getting older, that is very important to us. We are also self-sufficient. We have a generator, inverter, 50 amp, propane tank and so much more. We can stop at any time and not have to do anything if we choose.
Once we decided a motorhome would be the best option for us we started looking at them. We told a friend, who is also a motorhome salesman, what we were looking for. It wasn’t too long after that our motorhome became available. Because nice used motorhomes go very quickly we didn’t hesitate after we walked through it. I knew it was “the one” right away. It was exactly what I was looking for.
We have had some issues we’ve needed to have taken care of, but then when you own a home you also have maintenance and repairs constantly also. Owning a motorhome has certainly been a learning experience for both of us. And, we are still learning. It was really overwhelming in the beginning. I think we are both feeling more relaxed and comfortable now that we are becoming accustomed to how everything works.
Living in our small space isn’t as hard as one might think. I love my kitchen. Even though I don’t have as much counter space as I would like, I make do. Sometimes it’s a pain to find the right pot or pan or bowl. I have to empty the cabinet to find what I am looking for. I thought I might miss not having an oven, but the combo convection/microwave oven works just fine.
Moving around and seeing new places has been good for us. Each place has had something different for us to see or do. We have stayed in State Parks, Corps of Engineering parks, private campgrounds, Walmart parking lots. We have been asked where and what we have enjoyed the most so far. That is a difficult question. We can’t say. We have enjoyed every place we have been for different reasons. That is the excitement and joy of our adventures.
Sometimes we are by ourselves. Sometimes we have been with friends or family. But, all the time we have the same bed to sleep in at night. It is our home. No regrets. I love our new lifestyle. And, yes, I would do it all over again.
Until next time,