You can ask 100 different full timers, and get a 100 different answers as to how they full time RV. This is how we full time RV and boondock all the time. It’s neither the right way, nor the wrong way. It’s just our way.
When we moved into the RV in June of 2012, we were already doing a lot of trips, and camping. We were comfortable with the rig, knew where we could and could not go, and already preferred the back of beyond to any RV park. Our first RV was 33 feet, and we were in it about a year. We were having way too many problems with that one however, and purchased this 39 ft Bighorn in August of 2013.
We are a bit more limited on where we can go, but we still manage to get off the beaten path enough to be happy about it. We also needed the extra storage this RV has, since we are carrying art show supplies with us all the time.
I know I say this every year, but Fall in the Tetons is my very favorite time. This year, we got wintery weather way early. The past week has been wet, snowy, and pretty dang cold. This is harder in the RV, because we aren’t insulated like a house. But we have a pretty good RV that has better than average insulation, and we just run the heater to stay cozy. I am still out searching for wild life though, and the little bit of snow actually made it different, and beautiful.
It’s best to conserve your heat. Personally this would freeze me.
This cow moose was trying to reach something tasty.
We have spent the last four days back in Swan Valley, Idaho. We are camped below Palisades dam, along the Snake river. This is a new spot for us. We were going to just get water here, then saw the camp spots on the river and decided to stay. I’m really glad we did. There are huge cottonwood trees, berry bushes, and other small trees. The birds are thick here, and I love to listen to them sing.
But the real draw for me has been the Bald Eagles, and nesting Osprey.
The first evening we were here, we took a drive along the river. There was a bald eagle pretty far out there, eating a fish I assume. He jumped up and moved just a little before settling down again. That’s when I took these shots.