So, Dan and I have decided that we're going to live in a travel trailer upon moving to Kentucky. We're both just not comfortable with buying a home from so far away without having a chance to get to know the area. Also, the LAST thing we want to do is get stuck into a renting game again. And finally, a travel trailer would greatly cut our living expenses and allow us to pay off all these school loans much faster.
Although I am 100% committed to it and would emphatically profess my support of the idea, I think I was somewhat in denial about the fact that I was having some reservations. Honestly, I had never BEEN in a travel trailer of the size we were planning on getting and I wasn't sure that I would be able to LIVE/CAMP for months in one. We had one camping experience as kids that lasted a month and that got really old when it rained--and it was in the middle of the summer with no particularly cold days.
This weekend, visiting family in Buffalo, Dan and I stopped in at the mall to get my rings re-plated with rhodium (btw, I was ENTIRELY satisfied with the store--again--for getting my jewelry repaired. It was comparable to a standard jewelry store in price and was done in 45 minutes. Additionally, they quoted me about $75 less than a chain jeweler's for another repair. Obviously, I was estatic. Fast Fix is THE best--yes, shameless plug, haha. ) Anyway, while we were there, they had a large display of travel trailers and RVs so I was able to actually SEE how big the trailer would be. Purposefully, I wanted to avoid trailers that had a pop/slide out section as these often leak as they age.
Verdict: Totally doable.
Also, Dan's single concern was our water lines in the winter--Dad mentioned that using straw bales around the bottom keeps them from freezing and you can use them to mulch your garden in the spring. :) So, all in all I am convinced that this is a viable option and, though it will take some getting used to.
Here's a good website I found for "full-timing it" which is basically what we'll be doing for a few months. FullTimeRVer.com