Melissa McElfresh

Is A $20,000 Storage Unit Worth It?

By now you have determined what size storage unit, the cost and how long you need it for. You have even played Jenga with paper furniture.

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Estate Sale PART 2 How advertising and a websites can bring shoppers
Melissa McElfresh

Estate Sale, PART 2 – Advertising and Websites

The biggest factor that can make or break your Estate Sale comes down to how many people show up. Advertising…

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Minimalism, Our downsizing preparation to RV Life
Melissa McElfresh

Minimalism, Our Downsizing Preparation To RV Life

We were faced with the most significant move of all, downsizing EVERYTHING…meaning drastic downsizing preparation….for RV Living full-time

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Melissa McElfresh

RV Slide-Out Water Feature, Not A Fun Night

I grabbed for a flashlight, turning it on to see a waterfall coming off the dining room slide-out onto my laptop sitting on the table…

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RV Portable Tote Tank
Don McElfresh

A Review of The Barker Portable RV Waste Tank

The Baker 4-wheeler 42-gallon Tote-Along claims to be the highest quality, ruggedly built and the best performance. That they make RVing easier

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Barker 42-Gallon Tote-Along Repair
Don McElfresh

The Dirtiest Job Of RV Life

Making it to the dump site without incident, I got the hose out and connected to the drain. As I slowly removed the cap on the tote tank is when things got a little messy and became the dirtiest job of RV life.

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Cuban Pork by Adventures In RV Life
Melissa McElfresh

Cuban Pork Recipe, Instant Pot Mini Duo

What I like best about the recipe is that I could put it in our Crockpot before going to work and it had all the spices we already enjoy, like cumin, and fresh garlic. It’s been a recipe that has stood the test of time after customizing it to our taste. (See end of blog for Crockpot info)

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1 Year of RV Living Review
Melissa McElfresh

1-year review with Bailey the 5th wheel

We found two more to look at if we spent the night and headed home the next day. Since we were already 10 hours from home, we might as well look at them, now. Little did we know that in this spur of the moment decision we would end up buying our new home!

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Cold snowy February day 2019 in Spokane, Washington
Melissa McElfresh

Our Steps To Stay Warm, Winter Prep 2018

We were feeling confident with all the modifications and forethought we had put into the Winter prep that we would be fine. Then the month of October came…

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LCI auto-leveling reservoir cover
Don McElfresh

Why is the Auto-Leveling Popping?

After some extensive digging around on the internet, we found the solution on the LCI website that would allow us to use an additive rather than replacing all of the fluid in the system.

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Cold Flu in RV
Melissa McElfresh

8 Ways A Cold / FLU Is Worse In An RV

So if the RV’s a rock’n, don’t come a-knockin, we’re under quarantine!

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Meatloaf while RVing
Melissa McElfresh

Is It A Giant Meatball Or Meatloaf – Recipe

Now the best part of this Italian Meatloaf recipe is the LEFTOVERS!

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Photo by Tyler Quiring on Unsplash
Don McElfresh

We Did Not Expect To Hear That

Except when it is 4 am, and a crow decides that it needs to put on a concert for all his buddies.

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1st year living in in the 2014 Bayhill 320RS
Melissa McElfresh

Happy 1-year with Bailey, or was it?

In looking over the last year, I have come to realize that the path of living in a fifth wheel may have always been our destiny.

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Keurig replacement a Metilla pour over coffee maker
Melissa McElfresh

Can Pour-Over Coffee Kick Keurig To The Curb?

A cost analysis of Keurig vs. Pour Over coffee, PLUS tips and tricks to make a great pour over coffee.

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Keurig replacement Asobu Cold Brew
Don McElfresh

Is There Coffee Beyond a Keurig?

When we decided to live full-time in an RV, we found that our Keurig did not make a good fit for our new lifestyle. I knew it was time to find a better way to make a cup of coffee. It did not take too long before I found myself deep in the rabbit hole of coffee brewing.

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Simplehuman 40L Trash Can for RVing
Melissa McElfresh

Simplehuman 40L Trash Can Review – Let’s Talk Trash!

Unfortunately, this meant I could no longer build my tower of trash. As disappointing as this was, so was trying to pull out the trash can to toss garbage in it.

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Staying warm in an RV
Melissa McElfresh

Plastic wrap – can it stop cold window drafts?

Baby it’s cold outside and our windows are giving me a chill.

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Sitting outside of the RV
Melissa McElfresh

Why we went FT – RV Lifestyle

Why we choose to sell it all and live in a 5th wheel developed over time from: hardships of the past that molded us, our challenging present and our dreams for our future.

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Snow covered mountains
Don McElfresh

The Adventure Begins

Melissa found a large packed gravel lot just behind the Cracker Barrel and next to a hotel. We drove a couple of blocks to get there and saw that we were in luck, there were only two other people there, a semi-truck and another fifth-wheel.

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Don McElfresh

The Adventure of Purchasing a Truck

Upon arrival that fateful Sunday morning, we were happy to find the truck in the lot for customer parking and not out on the main sales lot. We went to the showroom, from here things slowly started to go downhill.

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2014 Bayhill 320RS
Melissa McElfresh

Finding Our New Home, Part 2 Bailey

…there was still a massive hole in our stomach knowing they have the 5th wheel and our money, yet we have had nothing but empty promises.

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Southern Idaho
Melissa McElfresh

Finding Our New Home, Part 1 The Search

Despite the mess, nicks, and scratches, we instantly
knew this was ‘the one’ for us! It just felt like HOME.

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Camp Misery
Melissa McElfresh

Why Melissa choose to RV full-time

…seemed like the greatest harebrained idea I had ever had…

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