We've rented an RV for 4 days and we're taking it for a little spin. Although spending a few days vacationing in an RV isn't even close to living in one full time, we thought it sounded kinda fun and we're hoping to glean at least a little knowledge from the experience. Neither of us has even spent the night in an RV or driven such a large vehicle before. We've read all about the various tanks and plugs, watched the training video and now we're excited to see them all in action.
We picked up our RV rental from Cruise America late this morning. It was a little nerve racking for Steve to drive this 30ft. class C through Murray straight to I-15. By the time we got to our house 40 minutes later, he was starting to get used to it. Packing and loading an RV for a 4 day trip is a bit of a pain—now we see why people who own these for part-time use still keep them stocked with dishes etc.
About an hour into our short drive, we headed south on Highway 6. It was now my turn to get behind the wheel. The fact that I got into the driver seat without protest is a testament to how much I want to make this full-time RVing dream a reality. Anyone who knows me will agree that me driving anything much bigger than my Honda Fit is outside of my comfort zone. Highway 6 turned out to be a great place for me to have my first RV driving experience. Since it was a Thursday, there wasn't much traffic, and that helped me relax and enjoy the driving experience.
We arrived at our campsite at Madsen Bay in Scoffield State park. We have our own electric, water and sewer hookups. The view of the lake is nice. If we were tent camping, I'd be like “meh” but if this was the view from my office, I'd be like “daaaaanngg!”
Speaking of the office, we brought our computers with us. Steve and I have spent some time editing video, and writing tonight. We also took some pictures and we got to try out our new induction cooktop and cookware. It's been a nice evening. I'm sure some of the charm will fade when we're working from an RV full time, but I really like the idea of looking up from my work to a different view every few weeks.
Steve and Tess love to explore nature, whether it be backpacking, packrafting, mountain biking, hiking, or just wandering. The more we explore, the more we realize just how little we've seen.