We have our own group so it should be easier to find topics and such then in one long thread.
So lets all introduce ourselves :)
I am Michele. We have 7 girls, 1 boy, 1 on the way in Dec. We have a small farm now but will be selling it off this fall/winter and in the spring leaving NY and living in our RV making our way to AZ, where we will keep living in the RV at lest 9 months, possible 14 at lest. We have to see how it goes and DH's upcoming jobs out there.
Hi I'm Trekkingirl!
I'm usually nursing as I type so please excuse my typos. I have an eight year old DD and a five year old DS. My nursling is a 16mo DD who is happily still co sleeping with her mama! My DH and I both work at grocery stores in Northern Ca Bay Area. We have yet to hit the road with our 30ft class A. We are in an extremely high COL area so we are full timing while we save for a down payment on a house.
Hi I'm Bryn or 'Away at Home Mom'. As I said in the thread, I just love this site. As soon as I think I'm the only crazy mother out there I find so many other like-minded moms thinking along the same lines. We are about to hit the road in a fifth wheel with our 6 month old and out 100lbs dog! I would love to connect with other families with babies on the road! And can't wait to get advice from seasoned fulltimers!
Hi. I'm kind of crashing your group. I hope that's okay. We're not fulltimers but we plan to take extended trips (up to 3 months at a time) and I think I can learn a lot from you. We're new to RVing. We bought a 30 foot class A and are doing some "practice runs" this summer and hopefully longer trips next year. We have 2 boys ages 7 and 6 and 2 girls ages 3 and a 14 month old nursling. The baby cosleeps with us too. We have an RV sized queen I HAVE to sleep with a body pillow so it's pretty tight! We're also trying to conceive a fifth child.
I own my own chiropractic practice and DH is a stay at home, homeschooling dad. I have associate doctors in my practice so I have freedom to travel.
We plan to tour the US (and parts of Canada) in the summers for the next several years. This summer we'll get to WI, MI, Niagara Falls, NY, PA, OH, and IN (and we live in IL.) Next summer we think we'll go west. Our dream trip is to Alaska...that's what prompted the RV purchase. It will be 2 or 3 years before we're ready for that though. We do a lot of travel by plane too. We just love to travel! We also love being with our kids. Weird huh?
ck out my post of camper living...it can be done, but there again we are downsizing...have been married 41 years and retired. I look at it like I am playing house...have always loved miniatures so, after a year in it, I am basically still okay...just miss my house when we want to have functions and our farm doesnt have any shade trees, yet. If you want a simple life, then it might be for you....Grandmom Ruby
Zoo~ I would love to hear how you are going to RV with all those kids!!! I am a single mom with 3 kids and am having a hard time figuring out how to manage!
I have a 35' snowbird 5th wheel with 2 slides that has been hauled from az to or. we have lived in it off and on between house sharing. I am fixing up the last few major things on it (a very large water leak from the kitchen sink somewhere) so we can move to a park. We aren't planning to travel in it but just live in it until I get approved/find low income housing. I don't co sleep with the kids but they usually co sleep together and i take the living room pull out couch.
We did the "do not reccomend" mentioned already haha. I bought the RV and had to have our house emptied out within a week and move it across the country. We got here and had a few beautiful days and then winter set in and the water pipe to the rv was NOT burried! So we had frozen water a lot. I can't believe I went from a 1600 s.f. house to a 35' rv in just a few weeks but we have so much less stuff. While we were room sharing out items increased and they do NOT FIT anymore! I am having to go through and cull more items. I would like to build in 2 sets of bunk beds into the bedroom but i doubt they will fit. We've ran out of propane (the heating is horrible!) and had so many clogged toilets! How are you guys dealing with the rv toilets? So far we are having to put the toilet paper in the trash instead of the toilet.