The Adventure Begins
How We Got Here
We are a fun, witty couple who have been together since 1999; yes we survived the Y2K Apocalypse! We have also survived out of state job relocation’s, loss of loved ones and a spouse’s drastic health change. We quickly realized what was important in life, to live every day to the fullest. We love traveling by car, exploring all the back-roads, taking hiking opportunities as they come up and enjoy experiencing new cultures, but were seldom able to because of the corporate world stranglehold. With lots of thought, we decided to sell off everything and purchase a 5th-wheel, we call Bailey, to begin a different type of lifestyle. Now mobile, we will be able to start our next adventure whenever and wherever we want.
Where will it Lead
Sharing Our Adventures
We are sharing our adventures to not only document our full-time living in a 5th wheel but to provide others with information. Our extensive research involved searching for answers to these questions: how to begin this lifestyle, what RV is best to live in full-time and what jobs could we do to support our dream. However, we did not find a lot of answers out there that pertained to our quest. Quickly we realized people choose this lifestyle and their RV for many different reasons. There is no right or wrong answer. We are here to provide you with another perspective. Be sure to follow along as we will have: product reviews, general maintenance, and repair, in addition to the adventures in our everyday life.
Follow Us Through Our Adventure
As an avid indoor-gal with allergies and gastroparesis (stomach paralysis), she did not go on hikes of any sort. But, one day her husband, Don, asked if she would go on a ‘nature walk’ with him. It was on the paved Going To The Sun Road in Glacier National Park. She went and was hooked, eager for the next adventure! The desire to see new places, meet new people, and experience new cultures, has aided her in wanting to share her adventures.
Marine Veteran with a background in engineering and a passion for photography, had started yearning for more than what his current career could offer. Taking inspiration from his past travels as a Marine, as well as, the grand serenity that he observed while hiking Glacier National Park, and the Flathead National Forest left him with a desire to explore and share his adventures. So in March of 2018, Don and his wife Melissa started their Adventure in RV Life.
And See Where It Takes Us
A 2014 Bayhill 320RS 5th wheel by Evergreen RV. Fully loaded it will tip the scales at 14,000 lbs. From hitch to bumper the length is 40’ and overall height of 13’5”. We purchased our “Bailey” from Camping Word in January 2018.
A 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD extended cab with a full size bed in Victory Red. The truck has the 6.0l gas motor and a max GVCW of 16,000 lbs. Purchased in July 2017 from AutoNation with only 30,000 miles.