The Stone Begins to Roll!

Yep, we did it. We purchased our ‘rig.’ A  2020 Keystone Impact 359, 5th wheel, toy hauler. Say that five times fast! Here is the kicker; we still haven’t seen it in real life. There is no need to go to an RV dealer’s lot to purchase an RV these days if they are honest (do your homework!). You already know what you want anyway. There is now no-haggle pricing (yes I still haggled a bit, anyway) no discovering a new layout (we’ve walked through them all, this was our homework!) no new paint job unless specified that it has one. There is just not a lot of mystery!

You should go to many RV shows. You should visit many dealers, private sellers, and every seller on the web through RV Trader and RVT.com. This is a journey, not a destination. Well, it’s kind of a destination because you end up with an RV or you may not… may not would be bad at this point. YouTube videos and RV blogs are to be followed and watched with vigor (like the rabid dogs we are). You are consistently hungry for knowledge, and you must gain it before taking on this life-altering decision to full-time RV. We did it all!

So without further ado, here is our brand new home!

Isn’t she a beauty! What to name her? I just don’t know yet. All I know is that this is my ticket to living the fullest life I possibly can! No longer will I be homebound, teetering on visiting the ‘shut-in’ status. No more winters of being too afraid to venture outside in case I fall on the ice, then freeze to death.  I am so happy to be looking at a mobile life chasing the sun. I know my symptoms are increasing. Some of my conditions are getting worse… so I will travel now before that option is taken from me. I feel very blessed to have reached this destination. I am so lucky to be able to try to live this lifestyle. I want to take you all with me! Believe me, I will try.

This Fibro Warrior is finding freedom as a rolling stone!

img_1722~Kim

39 comments

  1. OMG Kim!!! It’s beautiful! I am SO EXCITED for you and can’t wait to go on this journey with you! You can tell you certainly did do your homework, it is exactly what I would want in a comfort lifestyle as well. Very functional, yet plush. Congratulations to you both!!! When does this rolling stone go her her new digs? What an adventure! So proud of you guys for following your dreams and making “it” happen.
    All my love and best wishes!!
    ~Tamara

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  2. I am absolutely thrilled for you and your husband. Your new home is stunning (just like you) and I am so happy you are going to be able to live a nomad lifestyle. It will be so fun to read about all of your adventures. 🙂

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    1. Awe, Thanks my friend. I am so excited but am scared excited! All at the same time! We are in it now! In it to win it! I do think this will help my health improve… also it is a much cheaper way to live! You’d never think it but just getting our duplex’s mortgage paid off, the utility bills are over, water, garbage, sewer… AND the list goes on. WOW. I actually bought groceries with out a calculator in hand this week!!! I do feel better already! xoxo

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      1. yes, it will be a cheaper way to live and that alone takes stress off you. and stress is a horrible for you. i hope that i can do this some day……..but by the time the kids leave it may not be possible…….started a family much later in life.

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  3. What a BEAUTIFUL rig! I love the stools at the bar and those lovely floors! I’m so happy for you! I love our full-time RV life, and it’s helped my RA considerably. Smaller space to clean and we can wake up to whatever view we choose. I’m so, so, so, so happy for you. I hope we can meet in person someday on the road (RandomBitsRV on RVillage, if you joined–please ‘friend’ me).

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    1. Dawn! I seriously can’t believe we are ready to full time RV! We worked so hard to get here. We did it! Isn’t this a nice rig? I really like yours too! We almost went the super C route but this seemed to fit us best. You know how that is… you just know! As it must have been for you and Mike, I love his campground reviews by the way! LOVE! RVillage. I’ll join tonight and friend you! So fun! I’m really glad to hear this move has helped your RA. My doc is ‘certain’ this RV lifestyle will be beneficial to my health as well. I kinda think so too! Less to clean. More routine exercise. Better weather… see you on RVillage!😊💜

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  4. You roll, Girl! She is an absolute beauty and I am pee green with envy! Well, a little bit. We recently bought a boat so I will be chasing the sun right along with you! I am so happy for you, Kim. You’re on my mind alot and I’ve been hoping beyond hope that all was going well. From this post, it certainly sounds like you are on your way. Happy rolling! Love, Jayne

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    1. Lady Jayne! Hello! A boat sounds wonderful. Jeff and I definitely are so excited! I am so relieved being out from under a mortgage! The RV lifestyle looks appealing, no? I just look forward to feeling better, feeling free!!! 😊💜💝

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