Make sure to read part 1 & 2 (Preparing to Move On and The Fulltime RV Living Plan) posted so far about our journey.
So we made the decision to move go into fulltime rv living. Now what? Where do we even start?
First we had to decide where we were going to park the thing. Travelling is not an option at this time because of the hubby’s job so it would have to stay put. At first we planned on putting it right on the land we wanted to build on but since we have yet to find the right land we knew we would have to move it to a camp ground.
We called the campground right away to make sure nothing had changed from the last time we lived there so there wouldn’t be any surprises and we could figure out how to plan accordingly.
Now we had to figure out how to make sure our camper was ready for full-timing. Thank goodness we’d already done this before so we knew better how to plan! Our rv is four seasons. That means all the plumbing, pipes, lines, whatever, ect, are all up inside the camper and not exposed to the elements. The undercarriage is heated around all of the tanks as well. In the south this wouldn’t maybe even be necessary but in South Dakota this is a must have. We will still need to get some heating equipment for the hoses that will bring water into the camper and ensure that our holding tanks empty correctly and won’t freeze. So we will have a few costs purchasing these things we need to make sure everything is warm and cozy.
For our own home we had purchased an infrared heater that heats up to 1000 sq feet last year. Propane is very expense to heat a camper full time so we will use the infrared heater as a supplement. It heats our current home just fine so I don’t think it will have a problem with less than 400 sq feet!
We also had to figure out where our things were going to go. In my next post I will talk about how we cleaned out properly for preparing for fulltime rv living. But you still can’t get rid of anything if you plan on moving back into a house after the camper. We decided that instead of throwing away money on a storage space or burdening our family with our things, we would buy an enclosed trailer. We will be able to keep this with us at the campground so we will always have access to our things if we would need them and when we are done with using it for storage we can sell it.
So now that we got some of the major details worked out (where to live, heating, storage) it was time to focus on actually figuring out how to actually make the move into the camper. Oh boy.
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