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Author Topic: 2 Months In!!!  (Read 1755 times)


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2 Months In!!!
« on: October 31, 2016, 04:42:09 PM »
Well, we've been fulltimers for 2 months now so I thought I'd report back with our experience so far.

It's taken me the full 2 months to feel that the Navion is home. My hubby adjusts much faster than I do so he's had no issues. But I was very attached to our little country home that we had built ourselves and I've had a bit of a hard time letting go. To make it worse, we had to stay in an RV park in our community for the 2 months for medical appointments; it was so weird going to our old haunts but then not driving home to our house.

We've worked out what goes where, how we do daily things, what our routine is, and who does what. We off loaded more stuff that just wasn't useful enough on a daily basis. Simplify, simplify. Fewer things = more space for what we really need.

Because the space is small, everything takes more time and patience. Daily life is more of a challenge in some ways than in a house. The upside is that there is less to look after, less to clean, less to worry about, and more time for things we enjoy like hiking, biking, birding, kayaking, movies, reading. The trade-offs so far are worth it.

The biggest problem we've had is me getting sick. It's not much fun being sick in such a small space, not for either person! I'm still working on getting a diagnosis so hopefully we can keep to our travelling schedule.

We've survived in some cold fall temperatures and lots of rain. I think it will be so much more fun once we're down south and able to be outside much of the time.

What we've really learned.......besides how to function in tight quarters......is that LIFE goes on, the good and the bad, and you deal with it no matter where you're laying your head at night.

Hope all the other newbies are doing well!



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Re: 2 Months In!!!
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2016, 07:56:36 PM »
Hi Hazel,
Congratulations on your first 2 months!  Sounds like you have learned a lot in this short time. Hope your health issue gets resolved soon and you can head for warmer weather 😀 
Debra & Misty, the cat
2017 Northwood Nash 17K
2015 Ford F250 Lariat


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Re: 2 Months In!!!
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2016, 08:36:32 PM »
Hope you're feeling better,  :) good luck on your new adventure.


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Re: 2 Months In!!!
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2016, 09:46:08 PM »
Congratulations on your first 2 months,  we are in our first month and also sticking around for a few years until my hubby retires. I've adjusted quickies for all the reasons you have.  It'd just simpler.  I have severe arthritis so while it's better,  it takes some accommodations I wasn't prepared for. Fortunately we are upgrading to a larger 5th wheel soon.  I hope you feel better!
Barry & Lorin, Full-timers
David (age 17)
Lizzie & Buck (both labs)

2017 Augusta Luxe LF-42MD
2017 Dodge 3500 Dully 4x4 Diesel Laramie Texas Edition

Former: 2015 Jayco 35BSBH, 2013 Dodge 1500 HEMI Texas Edition
2004 Starcraft Antiqua

Gary RV_Wizard

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Re: 2 Months In!!!
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2016, 07:58:03 AM »
Hi & congrats on successfully navigating a major change in lifestyle!

You've hit on a couple of the reasons why an RV can be adequate but still too small for real comfort. A little "extra" space, more than a bare minimum, can go a long way toward making life better, reducing the need for patience or to move one thing to use another. And also reduces the cabin fever we get when feeling poorly (or just a rainy day).
Gary Brinck
Summers: Black Mountain, NC
Home: Ocala National Forest, FL


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Re: 2 Months In!!!
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2016, 02:38:11 PM »
We're in about the same place. Living in the north until I retire. We started out in one RV and after 2 weeks decided we made a mistake and bought a much larger 5th wheel. We both love it and it's so spacious it really feels like home now.
2016 Montana High Country 375 FL
For sale due to medical problems.