I have no idea what I’m doing…Part 1

Now that we’ve told our family, our church, and our friends – this is getting really….well….real.    Just a few days ago I had the opportunity to share with our church family – and as expected – I cried a little.  We are excited about the adventure ahead – and grieving a bit to be leaving such dear loved ones, even if it is for a short time.  I’ve heard that our announcement left many of you with the same happy-sad emotions, and that’s so precious – that bond we have.    We need our friends and family.  We need the prayers of our Jesus-family.  And we need the wisdom of those who’ve been there and done that!

We stand on the verge of the unknown.  We have so much to do to prepare to go! And we know, literally, NOTHING about what we are getting ready to do. 

That pretty much sums up life itself though, right……So, as usual…….we’re learning.

Jeff and I both search different RV classified sites almost every night.   So many choices!  Gas or Diesel?  New or Used?  This brand or that one?  Zillions of features & options & price tags.  We’ve been binge-reading blogs, travel sites, RV forums, and online reviews.  Just engulfing information.  And the vast amount of information out there on everything from the work-horse chassis (which I just discovered) to auto-leveling jacks (again…me with the learning) is just astounding!  We want to absorb everything we can before we spend a bunch of money on the Rolling Box that we’re about to put our children in.  But after noticing an identical review from George in Tennessee & Charlie in North Carolina – posted just days apart – I wondered how in the WORLD are we supposed to get enough honest information to feel good about the RV we purchase?

Everyone out there has a differing opinion about everything – well, everyone except for George in Tennessee & Charlie in North Carolina……who, for all we know could both really be Cheryl from Cheboygan who gets her kicks writing fake reviews on RV forums and passing gas in crowded elevators.   We just. don’t. know.

But we do know you all – our friends.   This blog is a good tool for me to connect with you, and for you to help us along the way.  I’ll be reaching out to share all of the craziness this new adventure will bring into our lives, and hope that you’ll reach back.

So, I wanted to use this post today to reach out and get your opinion on RV’s.  We know that we want a motorized RV – Class A or C.  If you are an RV’er and have any advice about what we should look for and/or what we should steer clear of, please share with us!

If you know an RV’er, please share this blog post with them!  Any friend of yours is a friend of ours – especially if they can help us avoid buying a lemon!


Leave a comment!    Send us some love, and if you are a pray-er, do remember us.

Here’s to the adventure,

~ bobbie

6 thoughts on “I have no idea what I’m doing…Part 1”

  1. I think this is so bold. And I love that you are sharing your raw feelings about it all!
    I know nothing about RV’s…. but I can offer you help 🙂 with whatever you may need! Just delegate! You are setting off on an amazing adventure and God will bless you with what you will need. ❤️


  2. I love you and your family and I know you will have the time of your lives!! Sorry I don’t know anything about RVs baby, but please visit us in the OBX.


  3. Hi Bobby, this is Lindy. We bought an old RV, 1991 Fleetwood Southwind, class A. I do know the older ones were built better than the newer ones. I would get one with a few slide outs for more room. Travel Trailers that you tow with a truck are roomier, some even have a bunk house area for the kids, important that they have their own space. Also no need to tow a car, with a class A or C you will need to tow a car so you can set up camp and be able to go explore, shop ect. Forest River is a good brand and are headquartered in Elkhart, IN. I have heard many complaints about buying from Camping World. Keystone are good too.


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