Often times we are asked really random questions in reference to the what about… I am here to answer a few of those what about questions that might be plaguing past, present and future full-timers, or just the curious wanderer.
But first, I was the first “what about” family member when my husband proposed this zany idea of full-timing. I would ask questions like: what about our stuff; what about bathroom duties; what about cooking; and even on how about our bed. Well, my AWESOME husband had a solution that helped answer all the questions: YouTube and the Googles. He was sure that there had to be more than just me asking these questions. As sure as heck, there was and there were answers.
Besides following us on Instagram, Twitter and this blog, follow these friends, as they were all very insightful in helping alleviate any worries we had.
Now onto the What About questions: Here are the top 4 most popular questions we are asked:
- What about sleeping arrangements? We sleep in the horizontal position every night. No really, since we have a teenager in the house, we must make sure everyone sleeps comfortably. Russ and I have a RV King Size bed in the rear of our bus. Amber sleeps in a loft bed above the front cab of the bus. She can have up to a full-size mattress, but she currently using a twin size until we find one that she likes and is comfortable.
- What about using the bathroom? Well to answer this we must take a journey to the toilet. We pull our pants down and sit on the toilet. The difference is our waste goes into a holding tank under the bus. Once a week, Russ goes outside and dumps the tank. There is another post coming on this routine.
- What about cooking? We are very lucky with our bus that we have 2 kitchens. We have one outside for the grill and has a small sink and a dorm room size refrigerator. Inside we have a kitchen with dual sink, 3 burner gas stove, gas oven, residential refrigerator and plenty of outlets. I try to mainly cook with our George Forman Grill and Instant Pot whenever possible.
- What about our belongings or stuff? What stuff is the question I often reply with. We have brought only the real necessities, and a few wants for each of us. We have closets and drawers full of clothes, cabinets full of dishes and basements full of other stuff we need throughout our travels but not an immediate need on the bus. Leading up to the launch date, we had 5 garage sales, items placed on OfferUp and many trips to Goodwill to donate goods we did not have a use for. We even donated a few items to our church. However, now being on this adventure we are still finding things we don’t need and are planning another trip to Goodwill soon.
There you have it. The top 4 questions we are asked most often when it comes to our RV lifestyle. I am sure that you have many more questions. Leave it below and we will answer them in the order they were received.
Until next time – Bobbi