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First-Timers Guide to a 25-ft RV

May 3, 2023 | travel & adventure | 14 comments

I’LL JUST TELL YOU I had a lot of apprehension about spending 32 days traveling in a small RV. And in doing online research prior to the trip, I couldn’t find any great videos that showed the space and how it could best be used. Many, many of you sweet friends have written to tell me you are most interested in an RV trip—so I decided to make a video of my own to show you just how it worked for us. We rented from Cruise America, and we are very happy with that decision.

I present to you Evie, our beloved RV!

I do hope you find this information helpful! I have several posts to come about our trip, including a look at our last few days of travel, an overview of the national parks we visited, and a few posts about what we learned, what we’d do differently, must-haves for an RV trip, what we didn’t use, and more. Until then I’ll leave you with this wonderful thought:


Until next time—

Westward ho!


  1. Amey Warder

    What a great tour! Stella was the star.. can’t wait to read more.

    • Cathy

      Haha! You are right about that! xxoo

  2. Alice

    The Robinsons traveled to Texas in a RV. Not sure of the size but 5 adults plus 3 dogs I think. Braver than I would be.

    • Cathy

      Rosie told me about this. A little larger that our RV but not by much. As usual, Rosie is my hero!

  3. Debbie

    This was a fantastic video and I can’t wait to show it to Chuck. Maybe he would commit to a trip with me – maybe not a month. ??
    Thanks so much for sharing. Your trip was incredible!

    • Cathy

      I’m cheering for you!

  4. Mary Elizabeth

    Great video! You are cleaver in the use of space. Glad you and Tim had a fun time.

    • Cathy

      We had a blast! It’s already such fun to look back at the video and remember 🙂

  5. Cheryl

    Thank you, Cathy! Kevin will love your video. I think I told you this is his dream. We’ve really enjoyed following you on your journey! Blessings & love to you!

    • Cathy

      I think you both would love it! Thanks for following along. xxoo

  6. Jean

    Great video, lots of good info. I enjoyed traveling with you. What a wonderful trip. Thank you for sharing.

    • Angela G Blair

      I love the video and have thought about doing this for a while. Now I definitely want to, after seeing your video. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Chad Lee

    Would like to do this with Lenzi one day. Look forward to reading about your travels!

    • Cathy

      You guys would love it. And so many people RV with their children! Not sure that would have been for me–but maybe!

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Hi. I’m Cathy.

This is a blog about writing, creative living, and grace in the everyday. It’s my hope this little spot on the internet will be for you a place of quiet and reflection, a source for inspiration, and a reminder there’s beauty all around—we simply need to keep our hearts open to see it. Thank you for being here with me.

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