There are many wonderful and interesting people in this world. The family known as the RV Odd Couple are some of those people. John and Mercedes of “RV Odd Couple sold their sticks and bricks home and most of their possessions, bought an RV, and now live full time on the road with their toddler and dog.
They are as different as night and day, but they make this lifestyle work brilliantly. In the words of the RV Odd Couple themselves, “We’re experiencing amazing freedom, peace, coupled with fear and anxiety. We’re keeping it real!”
The Backstory of RV Odd Couple
And keeping it real, means doing some serious soul searching. Knowing that they both wanted to experience a minimalist lifestyle, including tiny living, they started by researching. Researching everything from travel vehicles to tiny homes to styles of camping and camping memberships to everything in between.
Along the way, they received invaluable advice.
Wanting to pay it back, they documented everything from the beginning and continue to do so in their adventurous travels along the way. They bring their story to you through their fun and educational videos.
Kids, Family, Pets
The RV Odd Couple name fits them perfectly. They are as opposite as a couple can be in politics, careers, lifestyles, music, and even in their personalities. But their common ground is their love for family, faith, travel, and the freedom to live each day to its fullest.
Traveling with their toddler and their furry best friend, they have made a community out of the RV life. This includes their own little family, but also their RV family, The RV Odd Squad. This is a place to give and get advice, but more importantly, to connect with other travelers.
How Long Has RV Odd Couple Been RVing?
RVing now since the end of 2018, John, Mercedes, their dog and their little traveler have experienced moments of frustration, embarrassment, but also excitement.
Why Type of RV Does RV Odd Couple Travel With?
John and Mercedes did a lot of research when choosing their RV. It was, after all, going to be their full time home.
So with that in mind, along with safety features and ease of travel, they knew they wanted a fifth wheel. When purchasing a fifth wheel they knew they would also have to have the proper size truck to be able to pull that fifth wheel safely and with confidence.
Because of that they chose the GMC 3500 Dually w/Allison Transmission. Their choice for their home? A Forest River Sandpiper Luxury Fifth Wheel. At just under 42 feet, they have a home with enough space to raise a growing family and enough maneuverability to give them the freedom to travel and explore.
And as with many RVs, new or used, they were prepared to learn all they could about repairs and modifications when needed. It doesn’t matter what kind of house you have, when you first move in, you’ll add a few things, get rid of a few things, paint a few things, change a few things, all to make your new house a home.
Top 3 YouTube Videos from RV Odd Couple
The RV Odd Couple YouTube channel provides valuable trailer travel tips and tricks, RV travel basics, and motorhome beginners tips. Also, including traveling vlogs, you’ll be able to experience RV living right alongside this amazing family.
Mercedes and John document everything about their RV lifestyle from transitioning into full-time RV living and all the experiences, excitement, and bloopers they’ve had along the way. Their joy is in educating their listeners, helping you learn to live your best RV life.
6 Months RV Living (& Why We’re Pissed)
One of their most popular videos shares their experiences from their first six months on the road. All of it, from the good, the bad and the ugly.
This is where you’ll hear about a few of their learning curves when they first started living on the road. It’s not easy, but it’s worth it. You’ll be excited to learn more about the many pros and a few cons of RVing. A big con for them is missing family. A big pro, more time for faith.
RV Buying Mistakes You Need to Avoid
If you’re thinking about buying an RV, generally, you’re excited. In fact, so excited that you don’t pay attention to all the things you need to pay attention to.
In this RV Odd Couple video, John and Mercedes talk about a few of their missteps when purchasing their RV. You’ll learn when to sign the contract, how to shop at various dealers, and how to address any issues that may arise when shopping for your rig.
Hopefully, you’ll learn from them, so your steps will take you in the right direction.
Campground Harassment: Gun Laws, Safety & Security for RV Lifestyle
Regardless of where your home is located, safety and security are always important. John and Mercedes had an unfortunate event when an intruder got on their RV roof, and they couldn’t contact 911 because of lack of cellular service.
They took matters into their own hands using an emergency action plan that they had already practiced. This action plan includes firearms, as they are both licensed. In the end, it all turned out ok, thanks to their furry friend, backup plan and firearms.
Where Else Can You Follow RV Odd Couple
While the RV Odd Couple has done a terrific job of making YouTube their home base, you can also find them on a variety of other platforms. Be sure to check them out. They might just turn you into the next full time RV travelers.
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