We launched our fulltime RV life the first time on December 26, 2017 in a 2018 Grand Design Reflection 312BHTS. Our first goal was to visit the lower 48 states within 18 months. On June 18, 2019 we crossed the border into Nebraska – our 48th state – so we met our goal with 8 days to spare!
Our first fulltime journey came to an end as we rented a house in Colorado in July 2019, but we quickly realized that we missed traveling so we got back on the road in June, 2020 in a 2016 Fleetwood Bounder 36E. Our first “toad” (towed vehicle) was a Ford C-max but we traded that in for a Jeep Wrangler in December 2021.
After spending more than two years in the Bounder we decided it was time to upgrade to something a bit bigger that would give our kids more room to continue growing. We picked up our current RV, a 2019 Fleetwood Discovery 44B, in October 2022.
Discovering Life: 2022 – Today
Our Fleetwood Discovery 44B is a big, beautiful bunkhouse Diesel Pusher Class A and we absolutely love traveling around in it with our Jeep in tow. Yes, it is 45 feet long, but it’s super easy to drive and maneuver! This thing absolutely eats up the highway miles and is an amazing and spacious home when we’re stopped for the night.
Here’s a map of everywhere we’ve been in the Disco so far:
Bounding Around: 2020 – 2022
Going from a travel trailer and truck combo to a Fleetwood Bounder 36E Class A motorhome was a huge change, and we think it’s the best way for our family to travel. We love breaking up long drives with quick overnight stops outside of campgrounds and the onboard generator and a few other creature comforts allow us more comfortable boondocking in this rig so you’ll see quite a few more Walmarts, Cracker Barrels, etc.
This map is everywhere we visited with the Bounder:
In order for us to mark off a state on this map we have to spend the night somewhere in that state. While we have been through Missouri and a few other states, we didn’t actually stop for the night so we can’t count them yet. We’ll be back!
Reflecting on Our First Two Years: 2017-2019
This was our first foray into fulltime life, and RVing at all actually. We towed a 2018 Grand Design Reflection 312BHTS travel trailer with a 2015 Ford F350 and loved every minute of it. This RV was home for almost 20,000 miles and visited 48 states in 18 months.