Things to Do to Get Ready for the Retirement RV Dream

Re-posted on February 16, 2021 with updates.

Re-posted on October 27, 2020 with updates.

Re-posted on July 27, 2020 with updates.

Re-posted on January 24, 2020 with updates.

First posted in December of 2019.

This is a list of things that we need to do to prepare to live the retirement RV dream.

  • Find a truck (done)
    • Research trucks (done)
    • Determine which truck to buy (done)
    • Buy truck (done)
  • Get used to truck (done)
  • Find the RV (done)
    • Research RVs (done)
    • Determine which RV to buy (done – narrowed down to these 4 models – Grand Design Momentum 397TH or 376TH and the Riverstone 39FKTH or Riverstone 42FSKG)
    • Buy RV (done)
    • Buy RV accessories (In progress.)
  • Bring RV home
  • Find a place to store the RV until we start living in it fulltime
  • Take class on pulling an RV
  • Go camping in RV once we’ve bought it!
  • Downsize
    • Make a list of everything for Take, Store, and Dispose – (done)
    • Downsize physical book library (In progress)
    • Sell bookcases
    • Sell Wine fridge (done)
    • Sell Kegerator
    • Downsize wardrobe (In progress)
    • Donate blankets (done)
    • Sell Boxster (done)
    • Sell Jetta
    • Sell Honda motorcycle
    • Sell/donate/give away furniture
      • Futons
      • Bed
      • Dressers
      • IKEA Wardrobe
      • Foot stool
      • Media cabinet
      • Kitchen table
      • Coffee tables
      • Sofa table
      • Drafting table
      • Mid-century chair (done)
      • Filing cabinets
      • Patio dinning table, chairs, side tables, and umbrella with stand
    • Office supplies (In Progress)
    • Get rid of TV
    • Get rid of vacuum cleaner
    • Get rid of seldom used small kitchen appliances (done)
    • Get rid of tools that are no longer useful (in progress)
    • Get rid of various items from cabinets that we are not going to keep (in progress)
  • Long term storage
    • Determine pricing on long term storage
    • Figure out long term storage solutions
      • Consider a separate storage locker for things we may want while RVing
      • Consider Pods or a storage solutions like Pods
      • Figure out size of storage needed.
  • Figure out tools to take and tools to store (done)
    • Dispose of tools (In progress)
  • Clean out filing cabinets
    • Shred old documents (started)
    • Put other docs in safe box
  • Sell house
    • Talk to realtor
    • Put house on the market
  • Talk to HR about retirement (done)
    • Get set up to keep insurance (done)

8 thoughts on “Things to Do to Get Ready for the Retirement RV Dream

  1. – Sell Kegerator

    NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not the kegerator!!!!!! Oh the humanity. Please, I beg you to reconsider that hasty notion. 😲😲😲😲😭😭😭😭😭🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍻

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    1. My husband is very proud of his kegerator! He was really careful when he built it. He would rather someone enjoy it than try to store it. He is going to miss having beer on tap.🍻

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  2. Your list of things to get rid of makes it sounds so easy…just do it! We have so many things that have sentimental value and/or were made by someone in the family that will be hard to part with when we get to the time of downsizing. We are trying to work on it gradually now. Where do you take a class on pulling the RV?

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    1. We are going to store family heirlooms and our art. We do plan to buy a sticks and bricks sometime in the future. We watched several videos on pulling a 5th wheel. The classes want you to have your rig before you can take them.

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