Meet Stacy and Thomas of “I’m Not Lost, I’m RVing.” They are two retired law enforcement officers who were high school sweethearts. After heading off in separate directions after high school, they met again later in life and realized it was always meant to be.
After Stacy was shot in the line of duty, they both switched to the civilian world and realized that the civilian lifestyle wasn’t exactly for them, either. I’m Not Lost, I’m RVing came to fruition out of a love for living life.
Getting lost in adventure after adventure is definitely the way to live a full-time RV life.
The Backstory of I’m Not Lost, I’m RVing
Why They RV
Stacy and Thomas didn’t want to follow the normal plan of working until retirement. Combining that with Stacey’s injuries possibly limiting her in the future, they decided to hit the road in search of adventures, ice cream, coffee, and wine.
Kids, Family, Pets
When life doesn’t work out the way you plan for it, you buy an RV and hit the road. Or at least that’s what Stacy and Thomas did.
While having a family may be in their future, Stacy & Thomas currently travel with their two kitty cats, Nala and Pumpkin. I’m Not Lost, I’m RVing may be a small family, but their community consists of everyone they meet along the way.
How Long Have They Been RVing?
On a shopping trip one weekend, they found themselves next to an RV dealership. They were thinking of purchasing a pop-up camper for weekend fishing trips. So, they went inside the dealership to look around.
Intrigued by a Class C motorhome, Thomas made the life-changing statement, “We could live in here.”
Life hasn’t been the same since!
After paying down debts, downsizing, and building their business of “I’m Not Lost, I’m RVing,” Thomas and Stacy moved into their first RV in 2017.
Why Type of RV Does I’m Not Lost, I’m RVing Travel With?
Taking time to find the home that matched their needs turned out to be the right choice. They have been in three RVs since moving into an RV in 2017. Their first RV was a 2014 Open Range 274RLS travel trailer pulled with a 2012 Ram 3500 Dually.
Realizing they still had too much stuff, they downsized to a 2014 Itasca Viva 23B.
The third time always seems to be a charm. Falling in love with the Lazy Daze company, they found their perfect RV…for now. A 2005 Lazy Daze 26.5 Midbath. Lazy Daze is a small mom-and-pop company located in Southern California, known as the original makers of Class C Motorhomes.
Finding a rare diesel chassis Ford Econoline E450 with only 37,000 miles on it, they jumped at the chance to own this beauty. At 26 feet 11 inches long, this four seasons coach has extra insulation, a galvanized steel underbelly, thermopane windows, insulated tanks and a one-piece aluminum roof.
Purchased in August 2019, but designed and produced in 2005, the RV definitely needed some modifications.
Thomas and Stacy spent five months renovating their new home. Thomas created some beautiful woodworking throughout the coach making it their own. They added a new dinette set, new couches, new flooring, updated appliances, and a fresh coat of paint. This gave it even more of a cozy feeling that felt like home.
This little family was no longer lost, they were RVing.
Top 3 YouTube Videos from I’m Not Lost, I’m RVing
Stacy and Thomas created the I’m Not Lost, I’m RVing YouTube Channel as a way to share their experiences. In their own words, they have “a plethora of things” to share with their audience.
From travel vlogs to workamping experiences to how-to videos and even a complete solar course, their channel covers almost all of it.
Let’s take a look at the Top I’m Not Lost, I’m RVing videos:
Why We Downsized From A 30′ Travel Trailer
Deciding that they didn’t need as much clutter in their life, Thomas and Stacy realized they could go even smaller than their 30-foot travel trailer. In this video, they discuss downsizing even more with cabinets full of things they never used.
They also realized that without a truck and trailer, they would have more flexibility. They could travel more places and also reduce setup and take-down time.
You’ll learn exactly how getting a smaller camper can save you money on fuel, tires and insurance. This video will help you determine if you want to go smaller, making it easier for you to get “lost”.
Our Second RV: 2014 Itasca Viva 23b Tour
Downsizing from a travel trailer and truck I’m Not Lost, I’m RV’ing talk specifics about their new 2014 Itasca Viva 23b Tour. Sitting on a Ram Promaster 3500 van chassis with a total length of 24 feet, they walk you through every inch of this home on wheels. You’ll experience everything from where they store their silverware to what kind of engine gets it going.
Learn more about the details about the rig itself including all the weights, specifications, type of chassis, type of appliances, lighting and more.
If you’re curious about how they actually live in it, they cover that, too, taking you on a complete tour of how they make the entire space work for them. You’ll feel like you live there with them, and you might want to move in when you realize that the only thing the freezer holds is ice cream!
While they were camping at Angel’s Peak in New Mexico on public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management l(BLM), Thomas decided to fly his drone to capture the beauty of the area surrounding his rig. While waiting for that golden light, an unknown vehicle parks behind his rig.
Not thinking too much about it, he gives flight to his drone, doing his best to keep the unknown vehicle out of the shot. While filming, he captured footage of the owner of the vehicle throwing rocks at his drone.
Confronting him about it, Thomas finds out that the guy was simply annoyed by the noise and distraction the drone.
While the confrontation ends peacefully, the video portrays exactly what happened and helps to demonstrate that you never know how your neighbors might behave in the middle of nowhere.
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