Things to Do to Get Ready for the Retirement RV Dream

Re-posted on April 29, 2021 with updates

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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.

Things Still to Do

  • Buy RV accessories (In progress)
  • Take class on pulling an RV
  • Start moving into RV (In process)
  • Downsize
    • Downsize physical book library (In progress)
    • Downsize wardrobe (In progress)
    • Sell/donate/give away furniture (In progress)
      • Bed in Master
      • Dressers
      • Foot stool
      • Media cabinet
      • Coffee table
      • Sofa table
      • Drafting table
      • Filing cabinets
      • Bedroom furniture in second bedroom
    • Office supplies (In progress)
    • Get rid of TV
    • Get rid of vacuum cleaner
    • 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)
    • Figure out what to do will towels (We’ve got to get over the habit of keeping everything!)
    • Donate sheets, since they don’t fit our new bed
  • 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 (started)
  • Sell house
    • Talk to realtor (done)
    • Sign with realtor (In progress)
    • Paint guest bedroom (In progress)
    • Clean carpets (done)
    • Put house on the market
  • Get a mail forwarding service
    • Get forms from the USPS
    • Get mail forwarded
    • Get mail electronically, when possible

Completed Items

  • 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)
    • Bring RV home (done)
  • Find a place to store the RV until we start living in it fulltime (done)
  • Go camping in RV once we’ve bought it! (done)
  • Talk to HR about retirement (done)
    • Get set up to keep insurance (done)
  • Downsize
    • Make a list of everything for Take, Store, and Dispose – (done)
    • Sell Wine fridge (done)
    • Sell Boxster (done)
    • Sell Jetta (done)
    • Donate blankets (done)
    • Get rid of seldom used small kitchen appliances (done)
    • Sell Kegerator and brewing supplies (done)
    • Sell Honda motorcycle (done)
    • Webber Grill (done)
    • Sell/donate/give away furniture
      • Futons (done)
      • Bookcases (done)
      • Kitchen table (done)
      • Coffee table (done)
      • Mid-century chair (done)
      • Patio dinning table, chairs, side tables, and umbrella with stand (done)
  • Long term storage (done)
    • Determine pricing on long term storage (done)
    • Figure out long term storage solutions (done)
    • Consider a separate storage locker for things we may want while RVing (done)
    • Consider Pods or a storage solutions like Pods (done – not doing)
    • Figure out size of storage needed. (done)

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

  1. This was a while back so many of today’s options weren’t available. We defaulted to Walgreens because they had a pretty much nationwide network that could transfer prescriptions from store to store with just a quick online session or call.

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    1. Just realized you might be asking abut Rx drug insurance carrier rather than which outfit filled the prescription. At the time we had Medicare with an Aetna drug plan. Later change to Cigna and now we just shop each year during open enrollment and use online tools to get best bang for the buck.

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