If you’ve ever wondered about travel trailer living, this is how I got started. In this episode, I’m sharing why I got the urge to travel and bought a travel trailer. My first attempt at RV living full time ended up more like camping than RV living.
This year I flipped my travel trailer, totaled two of my cars at once, then spent a year in recovery.
- I had just started my first business.
- Quit my six figure job that I worked on Wall Street
- I left the country for the first time
Oh, and.... found out I was pregnant. The sad part is in the same year, I also lost my child. I picked up traveling as a way to cope. I loved nature, Beaches, spent the entire month on an island.
Then, I remembered -- I had all these ties at home and with my business. Yet, I just wanted time to heal.
So, one day I decided to sell everything.
- My office.
- All of my Inventory.
- My Condo.
- My Car.
Essentially there was a lifestyle for sale. It took a year to liquidate everything.
Fast forward to 2016
I'm really not sure how I got started on the idea to buy an Rv, but one of the reasons was so that Princhesa and Duchess (my two dogs) could come along. Plus hotels and finding ones that were pet friendly got really costly. Not to mention I can hit the road at anytime that I wanted. If I had an Rv.
This was when I decided to buy my first travel trailer and tow car.
Learning how to tow hook up and RV was a B*tch! Plus, every new RV has a year worth of kinks that you have to work out. But, I learned a lot that year. Oh, and gas. I used to cry when I had to fill up my tank because no one told me how expensive it was to tow around a 30 foot rv. But, no worries. That problem didn't last long.
A few Months Later
Last time I picked up my travel trailer, it was total along with my new truck.
After my wreck, everything was destroy. Everything. Everything gone! It was on the side of the interstate. The windows were missing, cabinets came off, the whole stove is missing, the couch was on the other side of the RV. Light fixtures are gone, everything. I couldn’t even get into half this stuff. My computer was busted. -- This is my life.
Everything happened so fast. I just remember this lady coming up to me hugging me and telling me how she was praying while she watched my nightmare unfold in front of her. She said... “Me and my mom and we had this little old lady. We were just sitting back there just screaming! We saw it swerving and I'm like oh my God!”...
This is #MyRVStory - Part #1.