Our Rig

Parent Family RV2
Our home on wheels is everything we need.  We haven’t missed a thing since we left our 2900 square foot suburban ‘stick house’ (really it was a brick house but we’re going with the lingo here).

Our Rig Before

Before moving in, we did a month-long renovation overhaul on her (in 100-degree heat in the Texas summer).  The interior is now entirely different than when we assumed ownership.  It was dark- all greys and beiges- with dingy grey carpet and linoleum in front of the kitchen and in the bathroom.  The walls were straight panelling in the same grey/beige with a wallpaper border around the entire interior of geometrics in the same colors.  In traditional RV style, the windows were partially obscured on the top and sides by wooden window treatments covered in heavy fabric to match the dinette and loveseat (which were geometric greys and beiges- are you sensing a pattern)?

The bedroom had an enormous closet with sliding, mirrored doors at the back.  We removed the doors installed a support frame under the floor and bunks for the kids so that they’d each have their own beds and space.

Rig Stats:

Length- 39 feet

Width- 8 feet (with slides in)

Height- 13 feet 6 inches

Engine- Cummins ISB 5.9L Turbo Diesel

Fuel- straight waste vegetable oil & diesel (for start-up/shutdown & as needed)

Slides- 2 (living room/dining room & bedroom)

Tanks- 20 gallon clean veg. oil tank, 80 gallon veg. belly tank, 96 gallon water, 65 gallon grey water (sinks/shower), 52 gallon black water (sewer),

Amenities- swivelling leather captain’s chairs, 3 burner gas range, oven, microwave, double sink, removable counter tops over sink and range, full shower with seat and small (kid size!) tub, surround sound, two flat screen TVs, pull-out couch, dinette converts to bed, extensive basement storage, and bunks

Take a video tour of our home!


8 responses to “Our Rig

  1. Lasare

    October 8, 2010 at 1:44 am

    Awesome! You’re stirring dreams in me 🙂

    • Sarah

      October 8, 2010 at 2:20 am

      Yay, Lasare! Paying it forward…. ❤

  2. rachnh

    October 8, 2010 at 5:01 am

    how awesome to see this! amazing how much less one can live with! this is the best RV ive ever seen

    • Sarah

      October 12, 2010 at 12:41 am

      🙂 Big smile, Rach. They sure don’t come stock like this but it was fun to make it ours!

  3. Lauren L

    December 8, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    This is such an awesome RV… I love it! So glad I found this lil video here, thanks for sharing… 🙂

  4. Kimberly

    January 25, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Love the repurposing of the closet into bunks!!! Great job!

  5. Amanda

    June 9, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Hi! This is an amazing! You are truly inspiring! My husband and I are unschoolers, and have been considering something similar, and so I need to ask a question. I hope that it isn’t too personal. What about private adult time? I’m not only speaking of intimacy, but also the time for adult conversations that may be too mature for little ears.

    • Sarah

      June 11, 2012 at 7:37 pm

      Hi Amanda!
      We get this question alot. The key to our happiness with our small space is that it can be divided into two equally comfortable areas- the living room area with couch/TV and the bedroom area with our bed, TV, and the kids’ bunks. Chris and I will sometimes have adult movie, reading, chatting time up front while the kids do the same in the back. It’s very similar to how we worked it when we had a house because we do need that time together to connect. As for intimacy, our kids sleep soundly and, again, we have the two separate areas. Thanks for reaching out and feel free to ask away!


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