We sold our home in The Villages turnkey. Furniture, pots, and pans…the works. So a friend suggested we use our RV as a moving van.
RV Moving Van: This was Kandy’s Idea
When we were talking about our move several months ago with friends, we were discussing how to get our stuff to California. Denise made a trip alone in our Prius. The Prius was packed to the gills…but amazingly, we still had more stuff. Our friend Kandy said, “Stay in hotels and use OLGA as a moving van.” Honestly, the thought had never occurred to us.
Our next concern was the security of our items during overnight stays in hotels. Since most of the military bases that offer RV campgrounds also have hotels, we had a solution.
RV Moving Van: A Weighty Issue
Since Kandy had owned a much larger RV than our 25′ Class C/B+ my next concern was weight. Though most of what we are moving is clothes, we estimate in total we are in the 400-pound range. (Yes, that is a lot of clothes … clearly, you haven’t seen our walk-in closet.) I quickly calculated the weight of full water tanks and took comfort in the fact that water weighs 8.34 pounds.
But just to be sure, I contacted my dear friend, Joe at Renegade. He concurred that if we kept the water tanks empty we would be fine…but cautioned us to keep down the speed. We typically set the cruise control for 62 so no concern there.
We also made sure that the items we placed in the shower weren’t too heavy.
So Much Stuff
I have realized through this exercise that we could never be full-time RVers. Though I never considered us hoarders, and many who have visited our home think we are minimalist …. clearly we are not. We just have too much stuff.
We are moving to a mid-century modern home, and though it has been updated with walk-in closets I am still concerned about storage. Check with us in a few months. I am afraid you might find that we have tossed many of the items we moved in our RV moving van.