We went to a dealership and decided to walk into different models to see what felt like “home.” The year before we had actually gone dream board shopping and fallen in love with a toy hauler model because of the high ceilings. At the time we were not planning on living in one full time, but it was just a thought to have one for getaways in the future.
Exactly a year after our dream board shopping adventure we went on a SUPER last-minute RV getaway with my in-laws (a whole other fun story of its own). It helped inspire us to go buy an RV and live in it full time instead of renewing our rental lease at the time! It was a pretty wild decision and quite honestly the best one we have ever made for ourselves and our family.
When we purchased our RV, we had a one-year-old who was just learning how to walk and a three-year-old. We knew that we wanted two bathrooms and a good area for them to play and also sleep. We went shopping again and decided to look at different types (Class A, travel trailers and Class C). We ended up falling in love with the toy hauler once again because of not only the high ceilings but this one happened to have a side patio and a back patio. We were totally sold on the side patio because we could set it up as a play area for our little ones.