Saturday, August 29, 2015

A Defining Moment?


We have been living ‘full time’ in our 28 foot travel trailer since February 21, 2014..


Six months of living in a 200 square foot house on wheels with four feet and eight paws....


No ‘sticks and bricks’ home  to go back to..just a few boxes stored in a garage in Keremeos...the rest of our ‘stuff’ with us..


We all have what we call ‘defining moments’ in our lives..

  • be it  getting married
  • having kids
  • buying a house or a car or a rv?
  • retirement?
  • or become a ‘full-timer?’

What defines someone being a full-timer?

  • is it the size of their rv?
  • Is it someone who criss-crosses the country..seeing as many sights as they can while they travel?


  • Is it a part time traveller ?
  • is it a snowbird?
  • is it parking  in one spot for longer periods of time?
  • Is it only those that go ‘south for the winter?’..seeking the sun, sand and surf?
  • is it only those who ‘boondock in the desert?’
  • do they work full time or part time out of their rv?
  • are they work campers,like us?
  • are they  camp-hosts?
  • do they travel with children, home schooling them as they travel?
  • do they have pets?
  • do they volunteer at a campground  in exchange for a free ‘campsite?’

Doug and I have had many a discussion on this topic..and we have come to the conclusion that our definition of a  ‘full timer’ is just someone who lives their life in a RV 365 days a year, give or take a vacation or two?..


It doesn’t matter if you stay in one spot for an extended period of time or you move every few days..

It is the choice to live a simpler life in a small it in a 14 foot trailer or a 45 foot tag axle..the home on wheels is what defines being a ‘full timer’.


We are comfy in our small space surrounded by the things that make our ‘little house on wheels’ a home..


We have all the comforts of home from a kitchen to a living room and a bedroom and a may be on a smaller scale than some but we make it work..


Yes, we have been sitting still since the end of March..doing our work camping jobs and soon it will be time to get re-organized and hook up the trailer and head on out..

So as the 2015 camping season is slowly coming to an end..our thoughts are also turning to ‘what will we do when this ‘gig is up’ and where will we go?


The wheels will turn again ..that is of course, unless they are flat on one side from sitting for so long?

IMG_3960 never know where we may wind stay tuned..a new adventure is on the horizon..







  1. There are probably as many definitions of fulltimer as there are people that do it. :)

  2. Yep, we've had all of those thoughts go through our minds over the last eight years or so!

  3. Whether it is Full time or Part time there is no better lifestyle than being an RVer.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  4. Have to agree with Rick & Kathy about RVing being a great lifestyle any way one can do it.

  5. Hi. I have reading your blog for a long time but first time to post. What is the make of the side steps on your truck. I like how they go from wheel to wheel and don't stop after the rear door. -Peter

    1. Thanks for reading along Peter.. The running boards were a stock item that were on the truck when we purchased them .. Ram 1500 Bighorn ..hope this helps.

  6. When we were full time, it meant we lived in the RV while traveling the country with no no fixed home-just the RV. We have met others who definition was quite a bit different, but they are all good, if they work for you:)

  7. Lovely blog post, Sue! A great lifestyle no matter how you define it. We love it!

  8. All I know is that we are part-timers. I guess you could also call us snow-birds.

  9. I am so excited that you will soon be traveling. I know you have great plans and I know you will enjoy all the places you visit.

  10. Sounds like you have adjusted beautifully...I would jump at the chance!

  11. I think if you live full time in an RV, you are a full timer. Enjoy what ever you do!


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