Our story begins when the sewage hit Mack’s shoes.
But let’s back up so you can truly grasp the scope of that moment. We are Mack and Christina, a married Millennial couple, who went all in (an “entire life savings” kind of all in) to move into an RV on November 1, 2018. Neither of us had ever spent one night in an RV park until that first night. So, why did we do it?
Moving into 300 square feet is not the traditional decision most married couples in their late 20’s make. But for us, it meant consistency. Mack serves in the military, which enables us to move often. Our motivation to live in our RV full-time is the fact that we can hook it up to Mack’s truck and just go—and still be in our home. Since we move so much, home has always been wherever we are together; but now, we have a physical space that makes moving a little easier.
So, back to day number one. You know how the first time you do something, you try hard to make it look like you’ve done it before? Us, too. We arrived at the RV park and went inside the office to get the rundown on this new life we were about to “roll” into. We received our spot assignment, signed on the dotted line and popped back into the truck.
It was time to back our 34-foot RV into the spot and line it up just right. (Deep breath.) But don’t leave tires marks in the grass. (Deep breath.) Crank the wheel right—ahhh, a little left—okay straight back. We’re in. I sighed a big breath of relief. So far, so good!
Up next was water and the toilet. While I captured our new home through my latest Instagram preset, Mack was literally doing the dirty work. Although he’d never set up plumbing before, he examined the hose, figuring out its connectivity and assuming that the tanks were emptied upon the exchange of ownership. Do you see where this is going?