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Since we are 'officially' full timers now, my 3 yo blog about our traveling with, modifications to, & mistakes made has now 'evolved' into talking about adjusting to living in a 17' fiberglass Casita travel trailer with a dog & 2 cats. We're workkamping with FHU & making the transition gradually to eventually be able to boondock during the winter in AZ. I'm a long-time amateur (semi-perfectionist) photographer so I include as many related photos as possible in my blog.
I learned alot from this forum during the winter as we prepared for this 'launch'. Thanks everyone. I'd appreciate any comments or suggestions about my blog at www.CasitaEscapes.blogspot.com.
~~ Glenda ~~
Glenda & Jeff, Kira (female Keeshond) & 2 cats2008 17' Casita Liberty Deluxe & a 2010 Toyota Tundra
Fulltiming, workkamping, following the sun, & living with nature. Casita Escapes blog
Hey, this is excellent news. Not only are you getting to full-time, but you are blogging about it as well. You may prove to be a very valuable source for those interested in owning the smaller RV's, whether they are full-timing or not.
I'll have to try to keep up with your blog so I can have information for others.
Good luck with it all.
Terry and Jo2010 Mobile Suites 38TKSB32008 Ford F450 2014 Ford Expedition 4X4 as Tag-along or Scout Two minor works in progess....pictures taken over the years and a webblog:Our photos on PhotobucketIgnoring the Barking Dogs - Terry's Blog
Thanks for the reply, Terry. I like the idea of helping others learn from our past & future mistakes. There may come a time when we realize we need more space, but I SO hope not cause I'm convinced I'll always fill every bit of available space, regardless of how much room I have. I need the 'discipline' of a small camper/RV. There are a few other folks full-timing in a fiberglass "egg", but I haven't found as much info as I'd hoped when we started thinking of doing this. In a fairly empty house, it didn't look like we kept much. BUT. . .we've seriously got to get rid of more stuff to travel lighter.
Penny and Paul
2 P's in a Pod Blog
1999 Pace Arrow Vision 37Z and a 2003 Honda CR-V (covered in dirt, 'yaks n bikes)
Our 'idea' is to follow the weather we like so we can live outside as much as possible. Jeff & Kira currently won't come inside until after dark. Hopefully we'll get a better grip on this before shorter days & cold/rain/snow happens. We really want to make this work tho because we don't want to go back to S&B.
~~ Glenda ~~
Thanks for your comment, Amy. Hope it helps you in your decisions. I've looked at the Fun Finders - they're neat little trailers. As you may have read from other full timers, much of your success and/or happiness depends on your lifestyle expectations in a S&B. These expectations will carry over into your full timing life. If your preferences take more room because you like to entertain alot, need room for hobbies & activities, need a large kitchen for lots of cooking, or have & continue to buy lots of clothes, you're going to need a larger RV to continue the lifestyle that's important to you.
We've lived fairly simply & frugally for years. . .except for that packrat thing, so once we got (and are STILL weeding out) rid of those things we don't use or need, figured out alternate ways of having our conveniences, and concentrate on multi-purpose, light-weight items, we're happy in a small space. Winter will bring new challenges, but we don't plan on being in a knee-deep snow area. We like being outside in a more rustic atmosphere, even in cooler temperatures, so our small trailer is for sleeping & hunkering down during bad weather. With a dog, we'll have more than enough opportunities for getting out & walking. My big interests are computers & photography (neither of which takes a lot of room) so it fits with our living small. Slowly but surely I'm tweaking our trailer & finding ways to improve the livability. I have a blog post started already to explain my enhancements, but Monday (our day off) we're planning on a major clean-out & reorganization. Hopefully I'll get even better organized.