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What would life be without it’s challenges? I guess it wouldn’t be as much of an adventure then, would it?
We’d originally planned to start our fulltime rv living in the motorhome we purchased. After we knew we were going to be going into the camper with a baby we started to figure out how to make some changes since the motorhome wasn’t exactly built for more than two. We were up to the challenge and we started our planning….
We just weren’t happy with the results. We really want our family to have the best life possible and we just weren’t feeling like the motorhome was going to do it for us. (Cue a BIG sigh from me, I hate buying and selling vehicles and campers!). So out we went searching for a new place to rest our heads. Thankfully we figured this all out before we even put our house on the market so we had time to sell and time to find the right new camper.
Find it we did and I’m now in love with something called a “bunkhouse rv”. Our old motorhome could sleep 2 normally, and 4 if we put down the table and couch. The bunkhouse rv we found sleeps 6 normally and 7 if you pull out the couch. Talk about an awesome use of space! (The bunkhouse we found was just very slightly longer than our motorhome was.)
Cons…the new bunkhouse rv was more expensive than the motorhome. We would have to try and sell the motorhome…in January (not exactly prime rv selling time!).
Pros…the bunkhouse rv is amazing, beautiful, and doesn’t even look/feel like an rv. The bunkhouse rv has 2 FULL bedrooms and 2 bathrooms! (I don’t even have 2 bathrooms in my house!) No sacrifices have to be made in the bunkhouse, lots of room for everyone and everything with little to no modifying. The bunkhouse was also even more four seasons than the motorhome, including a heated underbelly. (Heated tanks, heated water lines, heated storage.)
Well I’m sure you can guess what happened. We bought that bunkhouse rv! We decided that the pros outweighed the cons and it was perfect for our fulltime rv living. I told my husband that if this was the right thing for us to do there would be a sign….well our motorhome sold within a week of us putting it up for sale, in January! I’m pretty sure that was our clear-cut sign that the new rig was meant to be.
There will always be bumps in the road of any journey, but that’s what makes it a journey right? Otherwise it would just be a walk in the park and I’d prefer to have a journey over a walk in the park any day!
This is part of the bunkhouse before we remodeled the area. The couch and bunk are really nice but not very practical for a toddler. (The ladder goes up to 2 loft bunks which we use for storage) We put the bunk and couch in our trailer with all our house storage and…
Now it looks like this! A little different right? I found a mini crib (same size as a pack and play but much more durable), then I created a “dresser” on the side. The folded up thing in between the bed and dresser is our highchair, yes it folds up, it’s awesome! I found it at Ikea.
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