Welcome! Come on in for our updated home tour. This is our 35ft fifth wheel - toy hauler // 2009 Keystone Fuzion. When we first purchased our home on wheels the whole thing was BROWN! We've done so much to make it feel like our home and always anxious to start on the next project!
Come on in! Wipe your feet at the door and take a tour of our 280 square feet of living space that we now call HOME! We've done many renovations (before and afters coming in another blogpost) Our home is a 35' 2009 Keystone Fuzion Toy Hauler. The rear 10 feet is a garage for our motorcycles and kayaks. We're hauling this beast with a Chevy 3500 duramax diesel with Allison Transmission. We've done alot to beef up both (we'll get into that another day)
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[ From Trinity ]
It's surreal. Are we really doing this? ... Did we really just get rid of 95% of our belongings? ... Are we living in 280 square feet, like all the time!? ... YEP!!! IT'S HAPPENING!! I kept asking myself this for a while after we moved out of the house! It kept feeling like we were just camping on Kermit's brothers property and any moment we were just gonna go back home. I had to finish out my wedding photography contracts ( shout out for www.trinitywalkerkeefer.com // @trinitywalkerkeefer // ) here in York county Pa so we're all set to officially roll out October 2nd!
I'm happy to report that we've settled in and it's going GREAT in the camper! StephenRiley (pup) loves it because we're so close together. I thought I would go into shock going from a 4 bedroom house and 6 acres to 280 square feet but it actually feels quite cozy. The other part is it's super manageable. For instance we now know where to locate every single item in our new home. When you're living this small everything has to be organized which means no more junk drawers or mystery boxes hiding in closets. Bonus.. I can sweep our living room floor in about 33 seconds!!! hahah Winning!
We've done SO MUCH prepping for this trip. Just in the past 2 weeks here's what we've accomplished on top of working full time jobs: ** we'll be doing a breakdown post of installing most of these items and why you need them for your RV along with tons more of how we've altered the truck and 5th wheel***
- Installed Inverter with inside wall mounted display (takes DC power from your RV batteries and electronically changes it to AC)
- 2 deep cell batteries
- Cam locks on cargo doors (PEOPLE! CHANGE YOUR LOCKS OR ANYONE CAN GET IN YOUR CAMPER USING CH751 KEY THAT COMES WITH MOST CAMPERS)
- Outdoor shower hose for washing the doggie
- Banks speed brake for the truck to drastically help slow the truck and trailer down steep grades - safety first!
- New front tires on truck
- Allison deep dish transmission pan for truck ( to keep transmission running cooler)
- Surge Guard surge protector with wall mount display (many camp grounds have unreliable power and this could save all of your electronics in your camper from frying! )
- Toilet flush valve (just because it was leaking on floor, yikes)
- Finished the backsplash in the kitchen with aluminum peel and stick tiles.
- Mounted knife magnet to hang our knives (because the knife block takes up half the counter!)
- Installed storage with a tiny "kids dresser" from idea to hold office related items
We have done so much more to the camper and the truck to get ready for life on the road, we'll be doing an extensive post soon, stay tuned.
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We're sweaty, stinky and StephenRiley is confused!
From Trinity: This week has been a bit crazy. We're hauling out the final possessions to the camper (which is currently parked in our yard) and about to go on a cleaning frenzy before we permanently hand over the keys and drive away from our 6 acre farm and 4 bedroom farmhouse to live in 280 square feet. With all the chaos our precious pup StephenRiley is not quite sure what's happening. I'm in the middle of wedding season (a photographer) and Kermit starts a new job and switches to 3rd shift on Monday and throw in an emergency root canal... but hey!... what better timing, right!? Let's just do all this CRAZY STUFF at once! :) We whittled down all of our possessions to just one truck load of things that we're keeping in storage. After this weekend we'll be parked about 10 minutes from our current location until I'm done with my wedding season in a few weeks... then we're on the road! Full time RVer's !! " But wait, you're too young for that!" you're probably asking yourself... Actually, no. There's no rule that says you have to wait until you're retired to live in an RV. We want to do it NOW while we can still walk around and we're healthy. To be honest, I'm not going to know what it's like sitting in a folding chair on a Saturday afternoon drinking a cup of coffee (or beer... or orange crush!... < insert saliva because now I'm drooling > Ya see... we work super hard and are always " on the go" When we married, Kermit worked out of town alot climbing cell phone towers and I work 7 days a week typically. My busiest days as a photographer are Saturdays and Sundays and then editing and running a business the other 5 days and shoots in-between. So, we never really took a "family vacation" in the past few years or relaxed on a weekend. We hustled. We saved. We were "goal diggers" and now we're going to cash in all those Saturdays and Sundays in for a little bit. Now you're probably saying to yourself " How can they afford that!? " ....We can! :) ..... and it's not because we're rich! haha Our new "house" cost less than what my car cost so that means no big mortgage or rent payment, no more 250 gallon tank to fill up with heating oil in the winter, and so on. We're actually going to be spending a lot less living this lifestyle! Yay! When you live simple you don't need as much money to "survive".
We've been so focused on fixing up the camper, prepping to leave the house and working that we haven't noticed that our TV, couch and bed are gone and I guess that's a good thing, we haven't gone into shock yet, hahah. We have no idea what this lifestyle is going to be like, how long we'll be able to do it or where we're going... but we DO know how we're getting there and our spirit of determination and adventure is about to be bubbling over. We thank you for following along on this journey with us and checking out what we're up to.