7 Years on the Full-time RVing Road and Counting

When we left Eureka, California in June 2007, we never wouldda imagined that seven years later, the road would go on forever (and the party would never end).

Jerry with Jim sporting his new trucker cap.

When we left, our Dodge Ram had 24,000 miles on it. Today it’s nearing 140,00 hard-driving, tow-haulin’, rock and rollin’ miles from the west to the east, north to south and back again. Oh the places this truck has seen!

And then there’s the Arctic Fox. Seven years later this 245N is holding strong and proof that it’s high resale value is worth every penny. I can’t say the same about some of the components that aren’t made by Northwood (more on that in an upcoming post), but for the most part this is one damn tough boondocking machine. We still love it, though we’re looking to get a slightly larger, 27′ Arctic Fox that can accommodate my growing jewelry business.

2007 Arctic Fox 245N almost as tough as Wyatt Ray

Finally, there’s us. Seventeen years married and still learning so much about life, each other, getting along in a small space and how to make the most of every day we have on this earth. The yin-yang groove is the way we roll and much like our permanent road trip, it’s a never-ending journey with unexpected twists that keep life interesting.

Jim, Rene & Wyatt: permanent tourists

The biggest lesson we’ve learned: The road CAN go on forever. Which path will you take today?

Cheers to 7 years full-time RVing!

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4 Responses to “7 Years on the Full-time RVing Road and Counting”

  1. Gary Thompson June 29, 2014 at 11:04 pm Reply

    Congratulations on your full-timing anniversary! The picture with you an your truck brings back some memories for us…the one with the Pierson’s hammer in it. I worked in Eureka during the 1990’s and lived in Eureka and McKinleyville. We left on our full-timing adventure in March of 1999 and have never looked back. We left our jobs early so have worked much of the time over the years, in many different places.

    Here’s wishing you the best for your next seven years of full-timing!

    • Aww thanks Gary! I hope we get to meet up on the road sometime, it would be fun to swap Humboldt County stories. Been back there lately? We went last year, it’s just as pretty and kooky and as Humboldt as ever.

      Congrats to YOU for being on the road for so long, isn’t it great?!

  2. Congrats on your seven year on-the-road anniversary! We’re nearing our first complete year of full-timing, and so thankful that we made this decision. It’s never boring, full of twists and turns, and we’ve met the most amazing people.

    • Thanks Shari! It’s flown by so quickly. We hope you and your hubby have lots of good times & happy adventures ahead! Let’s meet up some day!

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