Saturday, December 22, 2012

The Road Is In Sight

Wow, we can't believe that we'll actually be "hitting the road" in a bit over a week now.  Still SO much to do before that happens, however.

We had rented a storage unit after moving out of our stix and bricks house at the end of October.  This was done mainly to give us a bit more time to narrow down the items we wanted to keep and/or take with us.  We've decided that we will not be storing items (with the exception of a few boxes of things at relative's houses) while fulltiming.  This all means that we have to be pretty selective in what we take with us.  Well, I'm happen to report that the storage unit rental was completed today.  That doesn't mean we're settled in with our stuff in the rig yet, however.   Far from it.  Any suggestions for storage tips would certainly be appreciated!

Holy Crap!

A few days ago I thought we were going to really be delayed in our quest to "get on the road" by the end of the year.  When we sold the house, the buyer's father was very interested in purchasing my Chevrolet 2500HD pickup.  He advised me to give him a call when I was ready to sell.  Everything seemed good.

I emailed him last week and due to conditions beyond his control (truthfully), he would not be able to purchase the truck.  Well, here I am ready to pull out of Virginia in a week and a half and now I have a Honda Fit to pull behind the motorhome, as well as a full-sized pickup truck to do "something" with. A bit of panic is now beginning to set in.

I decided to do what we had done to sell many of our larger items.  I posted a classified ad on Craigslist.  I posted the ad on 12/17/12 and to date have received ONE reply.  Now I'm really getting nervous.  As it turns out, however, you only need one reply to make a sale.  I closed on the truck today and all went well for both parties.  Really sorry to see that truck go as we had many enjoyable RV trips while pulling our 5th wheel trailer with the truck.

Last View Taken from the Fit

Now if we can just figure out where to put all the rest of our "stuff"..........


  1. There will always be another truck in the future, what counts is hitting the road now and enjoying yourselves. We went thru the same issues and emotions, but looking back after our first year on the road, it was worth everything.

    Now about storing items, if you find out a good system, I'd be really interested... ;c)

  2. So far using plastic bins (esp. the drawer type) seems to be working for us, but we haven't been on the road long enough to know if we'll feel the same way after a while. Had to sell my hybrid Highlander before we got on the road ... also put it on Craigslist and had one guy interested ... but he kept dragging his feet, so we sold it to CarMax instead; happy with the price we got and the cash addition to the kitty was most welcome.

  3. I wish I knew the best way to store stuff. We didn't do as good of a job as you and kept a storage unit. It is nice to be able to store out of season items there instead of the motor home though., I am not a robot. :)