A Full Week of RV Living (in video)

Wondering what RV Living really looks like?  Sure its great when you are spending a day in a national park; but that is not every day.  What about working from an RV?  Being in a campground?  Travel days?  Cleaning?  Cooking?  How does being in an RV impact these daily tasks?

When we decided to share more about RV living, we wanted to give a realistic view of the lifestyle.  We thought about doing a day in the life video, but it was too easy to pick a “perfect” day that would be enticing to anyone.  We wanted to share an honest view of the lifestyle, and we thought filming clips from a whole week would be a more well-rounded view.  We did not want to go full-on reality TV, but we did want to share different aspects of the lifestyle as they naturally surfaced during a week.

And that is how our “A Full Week of RV Living” series was born.  We hope it proves informative to you, and more importantly, that you can see some of the beauty of how being in an RV has shaped our routines.  Enjoy the video series!

 

 

A Full Week of RV Living in VIDEO! Learn about different aspects of RV living as they naturally surface during one week as fulltime RVers! We look at cooking, cleaning, booking campgrounds, working, travel days and so much more!

8 comments on “A Full Week of RV Living (in video)

  1. Hey Chris and Jen,

    I found you both on the internet while searching for information regarding first time RV’ers.
    I have to say, I have enjoyed your videos. Watched two, and just now saved your blog address to refer back to. My husband and I for years wanted to purchase a truck and RV. We went back and forth on buying a 5th wheel or a travel trailer. In the end we purchased a travel trailer because my husband is a disabled Veteran and having one set of steps in a RV is better on those really bad days. Were excited, and look forward to first taking it out and shaking it down at the local state parks(making sure we know everything about it before taking it on our first long trip). I’m retired, and my husband is still working which means for now we will just be taking short trips until next year. Is there one specific recommendation you have for keeping dishes stable in the cabinets? I’ve purchased this rubber cabinet liner to line each cabinet and draw. I figured I would take the excess and cut pieces to use in between each dish/bowl.

    Also, what is the book you used for reference when making your reservations at the camp grounds? I look forward to hearing from you.

    • Hi, Sandy! Thank you for reaching out to us, we are so glad to hear about your upcoming travels! I can’t be of too much help on dishes in cabinets, as I keep mine in a drawer. But, I had a bunch of felt leftover from making owl costumes for my niece and nephew, so I cut up squares and used to always place them between the dishes. After about 6 months, I gave up on making sure that they had something in between them, and I have not had any problems. I would stick with your plan for now, and use the pieces between dishes, and then you can judge for yourself later on.
      The book you saw us using is the Good Sam’s RV Travel & Savings Guide. It is available online as well, but sometimes it is just easier to use the print version!
      We wish you all the best on your upcoming trips and hope to see you on the road some day!

      • Hi Jen and Chris,
        Thank you so much for the information. I’m going to stick with none slide pieces and see how that works with my dishes, wish I had enough drawers I’d use them instead. I think we would prefer to have a hard copy book when making reservations. We will make sure to get a copy of the Good Sam ‘s RV Travel and Saving Guide. We can’t wait to get out with Mother Nature and start using our trailer. My husband and I look forward to reading upcoming posts and watch your videos. Who knows we may see you on the road one day, take care and thanks again.

        Sandy and Jay Livesay

        • Our sincerest best wishes to you, and we would love to see you on the road some day soon!!!

  2. I just finished watching all seven days ( well, maybe not all at once) I really loved it, you made my whole week.
    In case I don’t get a chance later I wanted to wish you both a happy anniversary which I know is coming up this weekend.
    I remember when you went camping on the skyline drive many years ago. It looks like you have this picture and weather thing down pat now.
    Love you both

    • Austin!! Well you might just be the sweetest man around! Thanks so much for the wonderful comment and the anniversary wishes, hard to believe it has been 12 years already! You’ve always been so faithful in remembering us and it really adds to our celebration each year. Skyline drive was our first real camping experience as a couple and Jen and I still look back on it fondly. We love you too buddy!!

  3. Hey there Jen and Chris! I just finished watching your latest videos. I’ve watched every one you’ve ever made. I haven’t really taken the time to respond to any of them, but that’s only because what I have seen in your videos renders me speechless. It makes me so happy to see you are having the time of your life right now. I knew from the first moment I met you in college that you were destined for great things. This is certainly it. You have exceeded all of my expectations. You have inspired many people around the country to break free of their day-to-day lives and find a new sense of themselves through traveling. I know that many years from now you and Chris will look back upon these days as the best of your lives. I’m very proud of what you and Chris have done with this website and always look forward to seeing what new adventures lay in store for both of you. Godspeed to you both now and for the rest of your journey.

    • Thank you, Matthew! Such kind words and thoughts! We appreciate it and are glad you are enjoy our blog and videos!

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