2015 La Mesa RV Show Part 5 – Class A

YarrVee and YarrVette visit the 2015 La Mesa RV Show at Cal Expo in Sacramento on the 20th and 21st of June, 2015.

Join us as we explore and offer our (brief) opinions on the:
2007 Tiffin Open Road*
2015 Thor Hurricane 34E*

…from the unique perspective of a couple Full-Time RV Living – earning a living on the road from their RV.

–== 2015 Cost of RV Life ==–
183 Days on the Road
42 Free nights
154 Paid nights
196 Total nights

2015 Total Spent: $8865.83
2015 Average Daily Cost (lodging only): $22.6/day
2015 Average Daily Cost (lodging + fuel): $36.18/day
2014 Average Daily Cost: $43.49/day

–== WHERE ARE WE NOW? ==–
Follow our adventures in realtime at:
YarrVee.com
facebook.com/YarrVee
instagram.com/YarrVee

* The fancy new Title Cards for the RVs were done by yours truly. During my downtime of late, I’ve been learning Adobe After Effects.

2015 La Mesa RV Show Part 4 – Class C

YarrVee and YarrVette visit the 2015 La Mesa RV Show at Cal Expo in Sacramento on the 20th and 21st of June, 2015.

Join us as we explore and offer our (sometimes brief) opinions on the:
2009 Winnebago Minnie Winnie 31H
2015 Thor Chateau 35SF Super C
2015 Jayco Melbourne 31B

…from the unique perspective of a couple Full-Time RV Living – earning a living on the road from their RV.

2015-07-04 Happy “Independence” Day!

Some people have been messaging me lately asking, “Are you OK?”

The short answer? Not really.

The 100% remote software development gig that I had ended (early, because _reasons_) at the beginning of April, and I haven’t been able to dig up another gig since then, and the work that I had _sort of_ lined up all fell through. At this point, I’m down to my last $200, and then everything is going on credit cards.

That’s why there haven’t been many videos in the last couple of months – watching Mary and me look for jobs is super boring, at best, and we have been conserving our financial resources the best we can, so there haven’t been many field trips, either.

At this point, I’ve had a few interviews for full-time positions around the country – but all in places that I wouldn’t really choose to live, if it were up to me (Greenville, Columbia, Redwood City, El Segundo, Boston, Chicago, Phoenix…) and none in places that I’d really like to live. Such is life.

On the bright side, Staying put in one place has really helped the daily cost of living fall through the floor. **Even counting** the money I had to spend on the tow bar, etc. at the beginning of the year, my daily cost of living is within $3/day of Apartment Life in 2014.
If you discount the “setting up” purchases, putting on 6500 miles this year has been *14% cheaper* than living in an apartment was last year, and next week marks 6 months on the road.

–== 2015 Cost of RV Life ==–
172 Days on the Road
42 Free nights
143 Paid nights
185 Total nights

2015 Total Spent: $8694.89
2015 Average Daily Cost (lodging only): $23.02/day
2015 Average Daily Cost (lodging + fuel): $37.4/day
2014 Average Daily Cost: $43.49/day

–== WHERE ARE WE NOW? ==–
Follow our adventures in realtime at:
YarrVee.com
facebook.com/YarrVee
instagram.com/YarrVee

2015 La Mesa RV Show Part 3 – Still More Class B

YarrVee and YarrVette visit the 2015 La Mesa RV Show at Cal Expo in Sacramento on the 20th and 21st of June, 2015.

Join us as we explore and offer our opinions on van dwelling full time in the:
2015 Itasca Reyo 25P
2015 LeisureTravel Regency GT24MB
2015 LeisureTravel Unity 24MB
2009 Winnebago View 24H

…from the unique perspective of a couple Full-Time RV Living – earning a living on the road from their RV.

2015 La Mesa RV Show Part 2 – More Class B

YarrVee and YarrVette visit the 2015 La Mesa RV Show at Cal Expo in Sacramento on the 20th and 21st of June, 2015.

Join us as we explore and offer our (sometimes brief) thoughts on what it might be like full time RV living in the:
2015 Villagio by Renegade,
2015 Thor Citation 24SA,
2016 Winnebago VIA 25P,
2009 Winnebago View 24A,
…from the unique perspective of a Full-Time RV Couple earning a living from their RV.

This one is kind of short – I didn’t get a lot of footage of the “in between” Class Bs that are more than a van, but less than a B+ (a Class C, with no overhead bunk…). A lot of these just didn’t sing to us…at all…so the “reviews” are also very short.

These would be pretty good for someone who:
* Wants to full-time, but finds a straight up van is too small,
* Wants a full size shower, or a dry bath,
* Wants maneuverability (and parking) more or less similar to a full-size long-bed truck,
* Doesn’t have as much need for stealth camping in urban areas as a vandweller might.