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Julie grew up making cross-country road trips, and has always loved to travel. She dreamed of one day retiring and living in an RV while traveling. Finally, she realized that you can't wait to live the life you want, and there was no reason to wait. As a freelance writer and marketer she realized as long as she had internet she could live anywhere! So, she did.

A tale of RV park floods and leaks

Flooded RV Parks, Leaky RVs, and Other Tales of RV Living

The last month has been pretty eventful. It seems like we can’t quite catch a break without something coming up. In mid-January we moved our camper over to Point Mallard in Decatur AL, so we could be closer to Brandon’s house and start prepping it to sell. When we arrived the spot we wanted to take had a power issue, so we set up in a different site while...

How to sell your RV

We’ve not yet had to sell an RV. However, from the beginning of our journey, we knew we intended to buy a used RV, regardless of what type we ultimately purchased. So, other than window shopping at dealerships to decide what layout we wanted, we did most of our RV shopping online, and in the process we were amazed at how many people didn’t really seem to...

Northgate RV Travel Park

Northgate RV Park, Athens AL

There aren’t many options for RV parking in (or near) Athens, Alabama. As such, if you come into town for the Bluegrass Festival or the Storytellers Festival, you’ll likely find yourself parking at Northgate RV Park. We call Athens, Alabama home, so after buying our RV in FL and returning, we needed a place to park while we got set up. Northgate RV Travel...

The Bighorn 3875FB front bath

Why We Chose the Heartland Bighorn 3875FB

In the last two years we’ve looked at hundreds of RVs, from travel trailers to 5th wheels to Class As. We considered them all. After all that looking, why did we settle on the Heartland Bighorn 3875FB? The idea of RV living is one that Julie has had on her mind for years. Before she met Brandon, she figured she’d set off in something small but reasonably...

Lake City Campground

Lake City Campground in Lake City FL

Our second stop with our new (to us) Bighorn 3875FB was a night at Lake City Campground in Lake City Florida. Here we were just looking for an easily accessible place to spend a single night. We tried to break our return trip (from Florida to Alabama) down into reasonable chunks of about 250 miles, and that put our first stop around Lake City Florida. Using the Good...

4 Things to Avoid When Buying a Used RV

Buying a used RV is no easy task. There’s much to be wary of when buying a used RV. You’d think that you could just talk to the current owners, have them send you some pictures or even video and you’d have a good idea of what you are looking at. You’d still want to view it in person before buying, or have someone else do so, but you should be...

Heartland Bighorn 3875FB

Why We Drove 800 Miles to Buy Our RV

A few people have thought we were crazy to drive 800 miles to buy our first RV. Why not buy something closer? Something you could easily walk through before having it inspected. Why would you want to make an 800 mile trek home as your first RV trip? We feel we had two really good reasons. Availability and Price! After a couple of months of looking at Class A’s , we...