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RV Dishwasher Installation

RV Dishwasher Installation

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We realized pretty quickly that we wanted to install an RV dishwasher into our rig. Back when we lived in our Koala Travel Trailer for 6 months we did all our dishes by hand and it wasn’t bad. But back then it was just the two of us. We could leisurely do dishes together while talking. Now that we have two kids it’s either one of us watching kids and the other doing dishes, or the evening is spent doing…

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RV Inspection and Pick-up Process

RV Inspection and Pick-up Process

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After we made our final decision and put in our RV order, which I wrote about in Purchasing Our Jayco Fifth Wheel, the estimated delivery date was end of February. The factory apparently made good time and it was ready by the end of January. So Kevin planned to go pick it up mid-February. Then it was time to prepare for the trip and RV inspection! The Trip Again, Kevin was going on a long road trip, similarly to when…

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Purchasing our 2016 RAM 3500 Dually

Purchasing our 2016 RAM 3500 Dually

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After we decided on and put in an order for our 2018 Jayco Pinnacle 37MDQS fifth wheel, which we wrote about in Purchasing our Jayco Fifth Wheel, we had to buy the right truck. When going through the process to arrive at our 2016 RAM 3500 Dually we were essentially faced with three questions: what manufacturer to go with, what size truck to get, and where to buy it from. Kevin did all of the research, presented the options and…

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Purchasing our Jayco Fifth Wheel

Purchasing our Jayco Fifth Wheel

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So how did we go about deciding which RV to get, and then actually making the purchase? We went through an extensive decision making process and ended up buying a brand new 2018 Jayco Pinnacle 37MDQS. We weren’t 100% sold on absolutely having to get a new one. However, we knew from the experience of buying our former Koala travel trailer new that sometimes you actually can get a better deal both in price and options by going new. And…

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RV Office Setup and Connectivity

RV Office Setup and Connectivity

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The RV Office Desk Space We actually had it very easy when setting up the RV office. The 2018 Jayco Pinnacle 37MDQS master bedroom has a low dresser along the wall opposite the slide and bed. Turns out it is the perfect height for use as a desk for us with the chair we planned to use and our heights. All Kevin had to do was take out two drawers on the left side, leaving the right side drawers for…

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Lowry Campground & Breckenridge, CO

Lowry Campground & Breckenridge, CO

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Usually, our blog posts don’t center around the campground we went to, but rather the destination the trip was planned around, but in this post they both deserve equal measure. The reason being, it was Memorial Day weekend and since we planned our outing kind of last minute, the general agenda was mostly just get out with the trailer to do some camping, see what we see. Just about everything was booked up, but we got a spot at Lowry…

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Final Stats

Final Stats

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We haven’t done a stats post in awhile, so we thought we’d do one to take us through the end of the trip: States: 28 individual states, 35 counting states each time we were there, which was a couple times for some states! (Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Washington, Oregon, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Oregon, California, Arizona, New Mexico,…

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RV Cooking volume 2

RV Cooking volume 2

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While visiting K’s sister in Spokane, who as K mentioned is a fantastic and deliciously inventive cook, we got a few other tasty recipes that are fast becoming staples for us. These are healthier versions of what we were previously eating. Overnight OatsThis recipe is made the night before and is immediately ready to eat in the morning. It has replaced instant oatmeal and cold cereals for us, as even the healthiest options left something to be desired. Want to…

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Pros & Cons of This RV Life

Pros & Cons of This RV Life

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Like everyday life, there are good and bad things, ups and downs. RV life is no different! Here are lists (one of my fortes) of some pros and cons of this lifestyle, specifically as we’ve experienced it, to give you more insight into our day to day and some things to consider if you’re thinking of RVing. Cons: Doing dishes by hand  Laundromats  Dumping tanks  When you discover your sewer line is too short and have to buy a new…

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Trip Goals & Lessons Learned

Trip Goals & Lessons Learned

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When we started this trip, we wrote down some of the goals we had for these six months. We’ve mentioned several of these before as reasons for leaving the DC area, but others are simply things we wanted to make sure we did while on the road. So how are we doing? In no particular order, See a lot of the country – have you checked out the latest Stats post? I think we’ve done this, and there’s even more…

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