Buying an RV: New vs. Used

RVs: Should you buy new or used?

This is an age-old debate in RV circles.

A used RV might have all the kinks worked out. It might be constructed better. It’ll be cheaper.

A new RV can be ordered optioned the way you want. It will have a warranty. It’ll have modern features.

What to do?

We’ve purchased two used RVs and one new RV. We learned a few things each time and thought we would...

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Workcamping at an Animal Rescue Ranch

Random stories from my time on the animal rescue ranch. There’s no order to them - just read them as individual scenes from ranch life.

At the Farm

We are at the farm! My first job is to bond with a six week old piglet named Dixie. She is a snuggler.

New Babies

This morning was my second day of feeding the animals.

At the pen that holds the sheep, goats, and donkeys, I said to Debbie,...

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Eating Healthy in a Tiny House: Our Whole30 Experiment

I had little energy. I wasn’t sleeping well. My back hurt. My belly was bloated.

I didn’t feel good.

It was January. We had the post-holiday bulge going on. We began the new year saying that we needed to eat a little healthier.

Salami, cheese and crackers jumped in my shopping cart. Miranda kept baking cookies and I kept eating them.

It Started with a Book

Recently I read The...

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eBook: Homeschool Legally While You Travel the USA

eBook: Homeschool Legally While You Travel the USA Worried about homeschooling legally while you travel?

The HSLDA says to "follow the laws of any state you are in for more than 30 days". But what do the states say?

We contacted all 50 states, asked them how to homeschool legally while traveling there, and compiled their responses into this 45 page eBook.

Are Families That Live in RVs Considered Homeless?

Are Families that Live in RVs Considered Homeless?

The quick answer is “probably, yes”.


And what does that mean?

Read on.


We are not lawyers. Homelessness is a complex issue and connects to the RV world in different ways.

We’re a fulltime RV family that got caught up in the definition of homelessness and were curious about how it applies to us.

We read as much as we...

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How Large Families Tow Fifth Wheel Campers

Fifth wheel RVs are the most popular option for fulltime traveling families. They have lots of storage space, are available in “toyhauler” models that have a customizeable rear garage space, and are often the most affordable way to get a big family in a rolling home.

But what if you can’t fit your whole family into the truck that pulls it?

We’ve met and talked with a number of large...

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How To Vaccinate A Pig (and Other Barnyard Lessons)

So here we are at the six week mark for being parked at Kendalleise Rescue Ranch. I like being here. The animals are great, and I’ve learned at lot about how to care for them, and just how to act around them.

Happy Birthday

During our first week on the ranch, Millie the Sheep birthed two lambs.

Once I helped Liz iodine the umbilical cords, she showed me how to tell if the lambs were male...

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