The Basics of RV Maintenance is SO SIMPLE for some, but dealing with RV maintenance and Repairs can be stressful when Full Time RV Living (especially solo RV maintenance)! TRUST me I know because I’m STRUGGLING with my own Full Time RV Maintenance Checklist while RV Living Full Time! After living in an RV park for 2 years “Full Time Stationary RV Living,” I’ve learned one of the positives and negatives of stationary RVing is you have a lot of Stationary RV Maintenance to consider! Some of these Motorhome Maintenance Tasks are also things I would have had to do while I was traveling either Weekly, Monthly or Annual RV maintenance as well. Now, you can add DAILY Preventative RV Maintenance Tasks to my “To Do List” since it is one of the RV Issues I deal with! Ya know, another one of those new stationary RV living pros and cons I keep telling you about? Because if I don’t do them, then I’m going to have even more RV Problems to think about! BUT, this isn’t a RV Maintenance 101 or Everything you need to know about Full Time RV Life type of video. I’m sharing “behind the scenes” (aka all the “Solo female RV maintenance”) you don’t get to see in most of my videos! This video is just You, Me & The RV issues I’m having! Plus, How I’m really feeling and dealing with All of My Full Time RV Living Maintenance, Problems, Thoughts, & Worries! Consider it another episode of “Trailer Park Talk” or “RV Park” to be politically correct. Be sure to subscribe and hit the bell icon for more DIY Maintenance Tips for RV Newbies!
Here’s the video transcript:
We’re gonna call this episode. I would like to call it stationary RV life, but really we should technically probably call it my trailer park life part two. I made a video and I was telling you how I’m feeling. And what’s about to go down what I’ve been doing, what I’ve been up to you. Haven’t followed my story. If you don’t know me, I’m Bloggin Brandi from RVersity, a university for RVers. And I essentially teach people how to get into this lifestyle. Be sure to subscribe and hit the bell icon somewhere around this video. So you’re notified each and every time I publish a new video, I told you, I kind of felt guilty about leaving this RV park and this life that I’ve been doing, but I really am ready for the next adventure to it’s like, you are ready to get into RV life.
I’m ready to get, not necessarily out of RV life. I’m ready to move on to the next thing. When you move to a new RV, it’s like moving to a new house and a new adventure, and it’s, it’s kind of fun that you get to learn this new thing. The issue that comes up is I have all these issues in the RV, and I almost am scared to tell you, but I want you to know like the ugly truth about full-time RV life and RV living and all of the things that happened. So I’ve been going through and I wanted to put this RV up for sale. Part of the issue that I have is there’s things that I need to fix on the RV before I can sell it. The RV issues that I have right now that I need to fix that I’m thinking about it.
It doesn’t matter whether I was on the road or whatever you have these issues. So right now I got a water leak. My window needs to be repaired. The window is like flapping. And I have no idea why it just hangs open. It’s been open for like a year. Okay, guys, it’s been open for a year. The awning over here, like when it comes out, it kind of like rolls because there’s something loose up in it. So these are not major things. The water leak. I’m not gonna say it’s not major. It’s not major. It’s actually just little bitty, but I don’t know how to use this clamping thing. So I’m gonna have to get my neighbor to come over here and clamp it. I’ve sealed it up and Gorilla taped it or flex sealed it for now, but it needs to be fixed. If the water pump is pumping, but it’s not pumping.
So it’s on and it’s pumping. That’s not pumping. And I have this happen, everyone once in a while, things happen. So it’ll pump and it won’t pump. Then who knows? I don’t know. What’s up with that. The AC covers up here. One of them’s janky. You can probably see it. This is how Jankie it is. Do you see the duct tape? That’s for real, that’s what my window looks like outside. Okay. I have duct tape on that. I have to order another cover for my AC. I have to order I some more vents for it. So all of that stuff takes time. Again. I wanted to do this all at one time, not piece by piece by piece, and then I need to pull my old internet line out. And then when I was downsizing, which you’re gonna find out, I found some sneaky little things going on upstairs, not good, but I’ve got this list of things that needs to be done in the RV before you would wanna sell it, including recaulk on the outside, because these are all things that you do to maintain your RV. This is the same thing you would do in a house. You know, if you’re in a house, you have to
Maintain your house. So in RV, it’s the same thing. You still have to maintain your RV. So if I’m sitting here, I still need to make sure the batteries are topped off that the engine cranks, that the generator runs like these are all things that I have to keep testing and doing. And so I do have a warranty over this bad boy. Okay. I was able to do that when I got this RV. Like I told you, this is like part two of my trailer park life, stationary RV life. And if you like this video, you like this content, make sure I hit the light button. So I know to make more of it. I’m struggling sometimes to tell you about my RV life. I do feel like sitting here, I’m like letting this $200,000 RV go to waste. Okay. It’s not fun to just be sitting here and we haven’t traveled.
And I haven’t had a reason to travel or want, I do want to travel. Okay. But moving the RV costs money. And it’s not that we don’t have the money it’s that we have to do a lot of other things. We have to go. We have to plan where we’re gonna go. We have to, you know, I would need to put, my business has to go mobile, which is fine. I don’t mind my business being mobile, I’m already mobile. It’s like, we really don’t have a plan to go anywhere right now. Like that wasn’t our plan. We don’t really feel like go anywhere. And then my grandma is having to have a surgery. So that has kind of delayed things. So we actually do have some trips planned and I’m not sure that we were gonna take the RV. We might take the van. So we talked about van life in it for a little while.
That was kind of fun. Cause we do have a van thought about doing the van life thing again, but I’m not a van lifer, but it is fun for quick trips with the dogs and stuff. And now we have a cat that we have to drag around. The other thing is, I feel like sometimes I don’t get to show you, like I get to take a break from this life. If I want to, I don’t have to stay in this RV 24 7. Like I can leave. I can go to my mom’s house. I can go to my boyfriend’s condo. Like I don’t have to be here. And so that’s the other thing that kind of keeps me humble when I come here is like, oh, I gotta worry about my heat and my water and my air and all of these things. And so like right now, the biggest struggle that I have is heating this RV and I’m having to heat the hot tub outside.
And so that’s the other thing, like my boyfriend leaves and then I get left here to deal all this. I have to make sure that the boat is heated. And like he got this thing that you can turn on when you’re not here to try to heat it, but then it went off. And so it’s like, okay. Then I had to deal with that. And it’s been storming here and snowstorms and OMG, I don’t wanna sit here in this RV when it’s just this RV, it’s perfectly fine. But now I’ve got a hot tub and a tent and a bad backyard. And all of these stationary things that I didn’t wanna deal with. It’s like, I have this set of things to do now that I didn’t have to do before. And you know, being in here 24 7 in my RV, I’ve got my office and my life and everything here.
So it’s like, I wake up and I sleep and eat and it’s all just here. And I don’t leave and used to, we would move the RV. So it was like fun. And we were traveling. So being here is not fun. Well, I’m not gonna say it’s not fun. It’s fun in the summertime because we can go outside. But right now in the wintertime, it’s not fun because everybody’s stuck inside and we’re not moving. And normally we’d be moving to warmer climates or taking trips to fun places. And instead all of our trips are here to hang out in the RV. And so maybe I’m just cooped up. Maybe I’m just driving myself crazy, but I love my RV, but I’m ready for a change. And I’m not exactly sure what that is yet. I’m just ready for like God to lead me. And so I just feel like when I was praying the other day, when I was reading this little Bible, God told me he wants me to sell this RV.
So that’s why I just felt led, led to do right now. And so that’s why I ask, like, what do you feel led to do? Like whether it’s God or your prayers or whatever, what is it that’s weighing on you? You’re feeling like I need to make a move. I need to do something. If you’re feeling that I’m telling you, it’s time to move. I’ve felt that several times when I was changing jobs, I remember feeling that way. That’s why I’m here. That’s why I’m here. That’s what I do, what I do. And I do believe that God put me here in this place for this reason. And I truly believe that I’m pouring out my heart to you. If it’s just one person that is watching these lovely videos that I make, it’s for you and you watch me all the time and I don’t get to watch you, I don’t get to talk to you.
So that’s why I say book or call with me so I can talk to you. There’s been a lot. That’s been going on behind the scenes and, and I’m so excited to share that with you. And like I said, please subscribe and hit the bell icon. So you’re notified the next time I publish and my secret Facebook group, if you’re not in my secret Facebook group, I’ve got links to all of that good stuff below this video. So you can join my secret Facebook group, book, a call with me and chat with me and I can help you on this RV journey. You don’t have to do it alone. I’ve I’ve done it alone. And then I had people help me. And so I want to help you get where you’re going. And so I wanted to share with you the ugly side and the good side, and just take you along this journey with me, because I really didn’t share this when I was going through this process before I’m going through it now, and I’m going through it with you. If you like this video hit the like button below, let me know that you want more of these and please drop a comment below video. I love to read them. So be sure to check the description and all of the fun stuff that I mentioned. And until the next time I’m bloggin Brandi from rversity. And I’ll see you in the next video, in the next adventure that we’re on. Love you.