My name is Michelle, a Kiwi, married to an Aussie, and currently traveling around Australia.
For years now, I’ve dreamed of living and traveling in an RV. That desire is fuelled by the many blogs I read online, where people share their journeys, their challenges and their triumphs.
When I started this blog at the beginning of 2017, RVing was just a pipe-dream with little chance of happening because used RVs are waaay more expensive in NZ & Australia than they are in the States. I thought it was going to take many, many years before we would be able to embark on our own RV adventures.
Well… the beauty of starting this blog is that it made me do A LOT of research and I found all these people that were living in their RVs and working.
So we decided to bite the bullet and we sold everything, quit our jobs in NZ and moved back to Australia where we purchased a 4WD and a camper trailer (tent trailer) and hit the road for 5 months of exploring. (You can read a summary of our travels here).
We stopped in a regional town in NSW to work and save up again, bought a vintage caravan and worked on getting an online income going (you can read about how we earn money online while on the road).
We’ve now sold the caravan (it was too small and didn’t have a bathroom… not much fun when you’re stuck in one place during a worldwide pandemic) and are currently renting holiday homes while we figure out our next move.
The plan is to buy a campervan next, and head west across to Western Australia. But we’ll see how that goes.
I will admit, I’m not overly clued up on the mechanical side of things, but I am learning. I had no idea about the difference between gas and diesel, a cassette toilet or black tank, a pull through or back in. I’ve been introduced to convection ovens, leveling blocks and duallys (I’ve never heard of that expression here in NZ)
Anyway… my passion is looking at the many different layouts of RVs and the pros and cons of all the different designs. I love seeing how space can be maximised while still making the RV relaxed and usable. I’m even not that fussed on decor, although there are some pretty hideous 90’s florals and flounces that make me shudder a bit.
As I spent hours and hours on the internet looking up everything about RVs, I figured I may as well put it all into one place, and share all the knowledge I’ve learnt, with you.
Welcome to RV Obsession, I hope you enjoy looking at all the information I have gathered here, maybe even learn something new; and most importantly, I hope it fuels the fire of your own RV obsession!