The Importance of Weighing your RV

After a quick stop to visit family in New Mexico, we continued on our journey to the Pacific Northwest. We got a late start again, so we stopped at another little RV park, this time in Fort Sumner, NM. We got a decent start on our fifth day of travel, intent on ACTUALLY making it…

The sixth time’s the charm?

The next day, we got around and resolved to try to get help with our trailer brakes in Abilene…AFTER we secured all the stuff that fell down during our first 100 miles the night before. I actually had to break out my cordless nail gun to reaffix some trim pieces that had fallen down –…

No brakes, No problem?!?

All of our preparations for leaving were finally done: I’d quit my job, we’d sold almost all of our stuff, we finally had gotten a fifth-wheel hitch and bed lid installed, and we were all packed up. It took us pretty much all. day. long. to get everything situated. The RV park where we’d kept…

Our path to downsizing led to a road

Several years ago, I read a Berenstain Bears book to the kids titled The Berenstain Bears Help Those in Need. In the book, Mama Bear has a dream where all of the bears’ things are coming at her from the dresser, from the attic, from everywhere, chanting “Too MUCH Stuff! TOO much stuff!” I remember thinking, “Man, I’m…

New and crazy beginnings

So Dawn and I have decided to do something that many would say is PRET-TY CRAZY – we’ve pretty much sold everything – including the house – we bought a fifth-wheel trailer, I quit my job, and we’re heading to California so I can go to seminary. Yeah, I know how it sounds: Seminary? In…