Movin' Right Along - a blog about full time RV living
July 25, 2013 3:19 PM   Subscribe

Movin' Right Along - a blog about full time RV living
Mr. desjardins and I have left our apartment (and most of our belongings) behind and moved into an RV. I started a blog to chronicle how we (and the pets) are adjusting to our new lifestyle. The blog title is from the Muppet Movie song.

Please feel free to ask me anything you want to know about our experience.
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posted by desjardins (6 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

I remember the naming askme - cool. The interior of the RV is HUGE.

So how are you guys eating on the road?
Where do you plan to go over the next few months?
Where does all the piss and shit go?
How is your Internet?
Are you aware that you might become Mefi's preferred method of transportation for foodstuffs?
posted by Foci for Analysis at 6:19 PM on July 25, 2013


So how are you guys eating on the road?

We're not on the road yet; we're living in a campground (see next answer). We eat pretty normally - our kitchen is an adequate size and we grill out a lot anyway. We eat a lot less restaurants/delivery because they are too far away to be practical (except for a bowling alley with great fish fries).

Where do you plan to go over the next few months?

I haven't gone into this because someone at work knows about the blog, but we're ideally looking for virtual jobs, and then we can go wherever we like as long as there's internet (see following answer). Plan B is to take short-term contract jobs (my husband is an IT project manager and those are quite common in his field). I'm pretty open-minded as to location, but we don't want to spend the winter in snow. I'd really really rather not end up in the deep South - too many bugs, too much humidity, and too many people I vehemently disagree with. My first choice for winter is the west coast; in summer I'd prefer Montana.

Where does all the piss and shit go?

Into a tank, which is emptied periodically. Right now, we're hooked up to sewer/water, but it's not like a house where all your poop magically goes down the pipes. You need the tank to be full so it has the momentum to all flush down the pipes at once. It sounds a lot grosser than it is; you really shouldn't smell anything inside the RV. Once we're on the road, it's the same concept except that we won't necessarily have running water directly from a pipe; we'll have to fill up our tank somewhere and empty it somewhere (nb: the tank for used shower/sink water is separate from the poop tank).

How is your Internet?

Extremely sporadic. The campground office has wifi, but their connection to the outside world is sometimes tenuous, and we're maybe a hundred feet from it (I'm bad at estimating). We have an antenna on the outside of the RV, a bridge inside, and a wifi router. Sometimes we can watch Netflix, sometimes it's too slow, and sometimes we can't get anything at all. It's impacted by other people in the park, too.

3G is pretty sketchy also. My husband has an unlimited data plan so sometimes we use his phone as a hotspot. It works way better than my iPhone 4S. Mefi loads well because it's just text. Twitter is usually OK. YouTube on my phone is out of the question.

Are you aware that you might become Mefi's preferred method of transportation for foodstuffs?

Like a food truck? I don't think you can afford our prices. We have a one-ton truck that is a bottomless pit for diesel.
posted by desjardins at 7:47 AM on July 26, 2013


I was thinking of Mefi Jobs like this one :D
Seriously though, this sounds great and I wish you the best.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 9:11 AM on July 26, 2013


This is very cool. Bravo - and good luck with the cats!
posted by radioamy at 10:38 PM on July 26, 2013


Pretty cool. I don't know why all those pictures and descriptions of the small details like how your fridge or pantry looks are so interesting, but they are really interesting. The low water pressure would bother me.
Was the screen house you talked about the tent in the picture?
posted by gt2 at 9:25 AM on July 27, 2013


(nb: the tank for used shower/sink water is separate from the poop tank).

This is a very good feature. I predict you will develop a healthy appreciation for it.
posted by Naberius at 1:01 PM on July 29, 2013


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