My first RV

September 2016. That was the month I bought my first RV. The plan, was to live in it, move whenever we wanted, take vacations with it, but most importantly, retire in it.

To say the least, it’s been an RV Tale worth sharing. I am going to make updates to this blog whenever I learn something new, or a new situation comes up, which I want to share. So far, in almost 3 month’s there has been plenty I wanted to share, but just haven’t had the gumption to do. That is changing.

So I told you the plan, let me tell you about the RV. It’s a 2016 Heartland 30ODK. I have learned that the letters and numbers mean something.

When it says 30, it’s in regards to the length. Sometime’s it’s spot on, other times is around that number. For example, if it was a 26 model number, then the total length would be 26 feet. However our’s is approximate. From tongue to tail, its 33 feet.

ODK stands for Out Door Kitchen. We don’t really have an outdoor kitchen, we do have a prep area however. There is a sink, an outdoor fridge, some cabinetry, and a prep area. There isn’t a BBQ, and there isn’t a stove top, so the ODK is a bit misleading.

In reality, our unit is what’s referred to as a Bunk House (sometimes referred to BH in the description). It will sleep upto 9 people comfortably. But with only 1 bathroom, it makes for some interesting times. If you’re staying in a campground, you’re going to want to know where the nearest bathroom is – possibly showers as well.

We do however have one slide out, which means that it jumps from 8 feet to 11 feet wide in the dining, kitchen, entryway, and living room area. The more slideouts you have, the better. We only have the one.

Prior to buying our RV, I did a bit of research, but there was quite a bit I didn’t know – and still don’t. I plan to pass along the information I learn to you – so that hopefully you don’t make the same mistakes I do and maybe share some humor along the way.

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