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Basic & Simple

Basic & Simple

Lesson: Just because you think you're being clear, doesn't mean you actually are.

I can't begin to tell you how confusing our life is for most people. Any time we go anywhere or do anything people question if we're in the RV, how we're getting somewhere, what did we get rid of, etc. So this post is just breaking us down - plain and simply - because when I look at our situation from outside myself, I completely understand all the confusion!

  • RV:
    • It's 45ft long and is our home/home base. We drive it from stopping point to stopping point - we do not drive it around as our daily driver.
  • Trailer: 
    • It was a 25ft enclosed trailer that housed our Lincoln Navigator, paddle boards, and other "garage stuff".
    • We quickly discovered that being 70ft long really limited us in the places we could park. Most RV Parks/National Parks don't allow anything over 45ft so it was a process trying to find places we'd fit. SO, we sold the trailer and are excited to have made all our stuff fit in/on the RV.
  • Vehicle: 
    • We had a Lincoln Navigator that was hauled in the trailer. When the RV was parked, we'd take the Navigator out of the trailer and drive it around on a daily basis. We had 175,000 miles on her so I think she was pretty tired, and finally decided she'd had it about three weeks ago.
    • Being we no longer had the trailer, this meant we needed a vehicle to tow behind the RV. We didn't want to deal with a car dolly so needed one that could be flat towed - meaning you just hook it to the back of the RV and pull it on all four wheels.
    • We traded our Navigator for a Jeep Wrangler. It was sad to say goodbye to the Navi but we're super excited for the ease and adventure we'll have with the Jeep!

Brief summary - 99% of the time when we say we're going here or there on a daily basis, we will be driving the Jeep.  For example, we'll be in Oregon for about a month and the RV won't move. It'll be our home base and any travels/exploring we do will be in the Jeep.

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Hope that helps make things a little more clear! :)

 

Bellie Girl & Sweet Pea

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