Do We MISS a HOUSE as Full Time RVers and Travelers?



We sold our house and all our belongings to hit the road as full time RVers 3 years ago. But do we miss the comforts of a sticks and bricks house?

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Life on the road as full time RVers has been an incredible experience. We’ve been able to travel to more magnificent places in these three years than we would have in decades of our old lives living in a sticks and bricks house.

However, we would be lying if we said there weren’t some aspects that we miss about living in a house. Without question there are more creature comforts and modern conveniences available in a house than in a small travel trailer like ours. But then again, houses cost more and force a – for the most part – stationary life.

Staying with family and “driveway surfing” at their houses for most of the past six months has really thrown in our face the aspects of owning a house that we miss. So, it all comes down the the big question – do we miss living in a house?

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49 thoughts on “Do We MISS a HOUSE as Full Time RVers and Travelers?

  • August 9, 2020 at 8:24 am
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    Something that a lot of people overlook or ignore – the two of you are out enjoying yourselves to the utmost while you are young, making the memories that will hold you in later years. So many people are enslaved in the "work until retirement" mode, and when they do retire for one reason or another (usually health reasons) they aren't able to go out and enjoy life as much, and it's truly sad. You are enjoying the life that you want to enjoy, and the company that you want to partake in, and for that, I applaud you both. Get out there, see the amazing sites that our great nation has to show, and have fun! You will be far richer in your dreams than most people can ever imagine.

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  • August 9, 2020 at 8:24 am
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    Hey y'all! Question! We are starting our journey (and channel) with RVing and are also planning on bringing cats. Any tips for how to keep things as hairless as possible?

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  • August 9, 2020 at 8:24 am
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    They make a pump for a hot water heater that you can pull water straight out of a clear stream for bathing. Just a thought.

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  • August 9, 2020 at 8:24 am
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    u can have a long shower in an rv i u know how to do it is a kit.

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  • August 9, 2020 at 8:24 am
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    Full time is awesome. As for cheap appliances, entry level rigs come that way. You get what you pay for. When you can afford to upgrade to a premium brand like Jayco, Winnebago, Grand Design, some higher end Keystone and Forest River rigs come with better quality appliances.

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  • August 9, 2020 at 8:24 am
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    I get everything you were saying here. We have lived on our 47’ sailboat for the last 5 years, so believe me I get it. When possible treat your self to a hotel room where you can get those long hot showers and beds with clean sheets. We would never leave our nomadic lifestyle to be stuck in one home. Get two nice bean bag chairs, that you could store under your desk. Pull them out on the floor and sit in those. It’s like having a comfortable recliner. That is what we use as a lazy boy type chair.

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  • August 9, 2020 at 8:24 am
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    You don't have to pay utility bills? You have to pay for gas or diesel, you have to pay for propane, water, perhaps sewage dumpage.

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  • August 9, 2020 at 8:24 am
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    now i understand why the wife looks thinner than before, hahah.
    by the way, i really loving listening you two express your ideas of the pros and cons of living in RV/house.
    i watched a lot of american youtubers' videos. i noticed that you people are good at seeing things in different angles .that is great!

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  • August 9, 2020 at 8:24 am
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    You could get a portable washing machine from Amazon or Wish a hundred dollars 13lb twin tub spin dryer serious it is a time saver I have one in my studio apartment and they are for RV"s check it out, you'll love it, I admire you both doing this looks like fun. Stay strong and take care of each other.

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  • August 9, 2020 at 8:24 am
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    Dang it HAS been three years!!! Congratulations on making your dream a reality AND a success. We have been getting rid of things for the past three years ourselves, we find that we fluctuate on how driven we are at getting rid of things.

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  • August 9, 2020 at 8:24 am
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    Get a fifth wheel with a residential fridge, at least four slide-outs and on-demand hot water. Also available is the washer and dryer combos. Use the washer and dryer when you do hook up. You will have plenty of room to stretch in a King size bed and the sofas/recliners are amazingly comfortable. The appliances on these rigs are way more reliable and user-friendly. The one caveat is you will need to double your solar array. But then again your roof will be large enough to handle it. Yes, I understand the cons, however, If you're going to be full-timing-it, you really need to be in a larger coach. Trust me life will be so much better!

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  • August 9, 2020 at 8:24 am
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    You offroaded your needs. The energy required for the lifestyle is poured into your inefficient gas tank getting 10 miles per gallon while driving cross country. Then, you’re literally living the hobo life, running away to independence while staying at someone’s house to remind you how it was. You don’t need to accumulate stuff while living in a house. It’s a false choice. A regular house is certainly acquiring debt, but locking in mortgage rates and a appreciating asset means you’ll come out ahead. Buying in a good location means you have access to good schools if you decide you want kids in the future. Seems like RV living is fine in the past few years, but it’s not sustainable either. I can imagine buying one, but driving one off and parking it for the night and every night becomes a worry.

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  • August 9, 2020 at 8:24 am
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    We enjoy your videos and are glad you're living your dream. As fellow animal lovers, my wife and I have a suggestion to insure that the good times continue for you. Consider buying harnesses for the cats and, most especially, for Sweetie. You can attach a pet "seat belt" to the harness and then plug it into the seat belt "receiver" on your back seat to protect your animals in a worst case scenario. We've lost our two big dogs over the past year, but we still have our little rat terrier Rylee. We don't RV full time, but we do pull our trailer around the Midwest quite often on a seasonal basis. Rylee is always "strapped in" when we're moving. Good luck and keep the videos coming!

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  • August 9, 2020 at 8:24 am
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    Love to hear your still enjoying your life!
    My husband and I recently sold an acre with a three bedroom home and a business in Washington State and are living nomadically and loving it. We hope this life is one we can continue in in to old age 😁

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  • August 9, 2020 at 8:24 am
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    This is the best RV video I’ve seen so far!!! My husband and I are about to start RV’ing full time in less than a month and we really resonated with everything you said 😄💖 Thanks for sharing! 🙏🏽✨

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  • August 9, 2020 at 8:24 am
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    Hey guys Great video & kudos on being debt free! another goal you could work on is, to upgrade to a bigger TT or a smaller 5th wheel.
    Dave like you said some of those older trailer were only meant to be use as a weekend or extended trip not for full-time living so yes you will have things that breakdown faster. I guess that is another trade off as well, Happy RV living!

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  • August 9, 2020 at 8:24 am
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    Did you have any issues with the water tanks or lines freezing up in the cold? If so what did you do to remedy that?

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  • August 9, 2020 at 8:24 am
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    Great video! I have some catching up to do. It’s always fun to see what you guys are up to.

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  • August 9, 2020 at 8:24 am
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    AH…snow…being from NW Ohio we had our share of snow and must say now being in SC (trying to get ready to go full-time) I do not miss the snow. Oh sure, it looks nice…in photos from 650 miles away…LOL!

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  • August 9, 2020 at 8:24 am
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    I think you should really consider a little bigger trailer with more of a " homie" layout

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  • August 9, 2020 at 8:24 am
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    Great video Your a beautiful couple . Hope we get to meet up some day soon . I'm on the west coast of Florida about an hour NW of Tampa real close to the Gulf of Mexico .

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  • August 9, 2020 at 8:24 am
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    How come we don't see the teleprompter in any of the shots ? Just kidding 🙂 I'm amazed at how well you guys tell your story seemingly winging it as you go. We could never do that ! I have to agree with everything that you said but with one small qualifier ….. you can have the best of both worlds seemingly but you might have to wait till you're old like us. We own a really smallish but comfortable house at the end a dead end road that terminates at a 39K acre lake and we're surrounded by forest and amazingly, lots of wildlife. Considering that we are also 5 or 6 minutes away from Walmart and Home Depot, it's quite amazing. But we have also been born with the nomadic gene and have always taken road trips and extensive vacations throughout our career lives. We retired 13.5 years ago and have traveled over 10K miles a year since in 11 different campers. We typically take 3 to 8 week excursions about 2 or 3 times a year and we absolutely love "coming back home". We appreciate all the things that you cited about living in a house and we love being able to take off when we get that certain urge. We also love everything that you cited about living in an RV. We live in a truck camper (with a short queen also) and have much less space than you but we're perfectly fine with that considering how effortless and convenient a truck camper is. I actually like cooking in the TC more than the kitchen at home. Everything is less than a step away. I guess the bottom line is that there are pros and cons to everything in life and the key is simply to go with your heart 🙂

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  • August 9, 2020 at 8:24 am
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    I wish you would show more exterior shots and views from your adventures. You can always do voice overs, but it would be nicer if we actually saw more travel views. Thanks for the great tips, like the bear vs truck cover and the trailer tires. Happy Tails!!

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  • August 9, 2020 at 8:24 am
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    Hi there, do you guys BBQ at all? If so what size did you choose and what make and model. I love to BBQ and could not give it up.

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  • August 9, 2020 at 8:24 am
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    no pets for us in our beds,tape worms,trust me they are there,they look like or resemble rice,sorry to grose you out

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  • August 9, 2020 at 8:24 am
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    One of my favorite "cheat meals" to make is using a wheat or multigrain wrap, pasta sauce and cheese. It fits perfectly in my pan and cooks in about 7 minutes when I cover the pan. Much less sodium than frozen pizzas and I personally think taste much better.

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  • August 9, 2020 at 8:24 am
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    Only reason I love my house is because it has doubled in value in 8 years. When I sell it and hit the road ill look back at the house as an investment. An investment that will eventually afford me the opportunity to travel.

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  • August 9, 2020 at 8:24 am
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    We fix that problem by maintaining a condo and travel in our class B rv six months out of the year. We break up the monotony with occasional hotel stays and full plug in RV parks in nicer areas. We couldn't rough it all the time.

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  • August 9, 2020 at 8:24 am
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    Great thought provoking topic. I always wondered if you missed having a house. I will travel but will keep my house for a respite….notice I'm not calling it my home. My home is where I make it….Oh, and a short queen, the bed ya know, with a beauty like Sweetie! Sign me up.

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