Currently we live in a 2006 Alfa SeeYa fifth wheel that we’ve lovingly named Dixie. For those that don’t know, a 5th wheel is one of those trailers that has a goose neck that hooks up in the bed of the truck. For more information on the purchase of our RV, keep a lookout for my next blog post. So without further ado, I present to you a short picture tour of the RV. Enjoy!

 

Complete side view of the RV
This is Dixie! She is a 36′ beast weighing in at 16,000lbs! Yes, that is heavy for today’s RV standards. She has an amazing pop-up front (located to the right of the picture) that is a completely unique feature to this make. She also has a large front awning that the whole family enjoys.

 

1st look inside the RV
The view when opening the front door and looking to your left. You can see a large back window above the foldout couch and lots of lighting, including a ceiling fan! Also immediate, there is a ton of storage! We even have an actual table with real chairs! Neat!

 

View of the RV from the couch
Here is the opposite view. If you are sitting on the couch, you have a great seat to watch our TV (it swivels out) while also being able to see absolutely everything else going on in the rig. If you can’t tell, the area with TV and desk is on a slide out. Oh and hey, check out that sweet double door fridge!

 

 

View of the kitchen of the RV
Here is a great shot of Chelsea and I showing off this amazing kitchen. It is quite large for an RV and was the selling point for me to get this particular make and model. We live in it full-time so I wanted it to have as much kitchen as possible. With a 6’5″ man, a lady that runs around 100 miles a month, and a toddler, the kitchen is a very popular spot in the RV! Yes, the kitchen is also on a slide.

 

Bathroom view of the RV
This is a shot from the bedroom. It shows the bathroom area. The sink is in our bedroom (which sounds weird but is actually no big deal and kinda nice) and the toilet is behind the wall you see on the left. The shower is on the right, and while there is a towel hanging from it, is rarely used. We stuff our dirty laundry in there!

 

bedroom view of the RV
Our bedroom! This is a queen size mattress, but the bed actually fits a king. There is a ton of overhead storage and a large closet. The bed lifts up for even more storage. What you can’t see is that the walkway to the left of the picture is actually a slope (remember the gooseneck bit?). This means from where the picture is taken is about 6’6″ but standing on the opposite side of the bed is a foot and a half shorter. That side is my side of the bed. I am only 5 feet tall so it has worked out perfectly for us.

 

RV closet slide
Did I mention this closet is a slide? Also, we occasionally watch TV in here on lazy days.

 

RV bedroom slide
Another look at the closet slide. Chelsea loves to play on the “ledge” and throw herself into the side of the bed. Win for free whole-family entertainment! And hey, check out my large bedroom window. It provides a great view for people-watching throughout the day because of the pop-up front shown in the first picture. Watch out at night though! If I don’t close the blinds, people can see right in!

That’s Dixie! Thanks for checking out the RV and if there is any interest, I’ll do a video tour to give you a more in-depth look. Comment below with any questions or comments and be sure to subscribe to get updated on new posts and content!

 

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16 thoughts on “A Short Picture Tour of the RV

  1. Its like you learn my thoughts! You seem to know so much
    approximately this, like you wrote the guide in it or something.
    I feel that you just could do with some p.c. to force the message house
    a bit, however other than that, this is wonderful
    blog. A fantastic read. I will definitely be back.

    1. Thanks Jody! If it is your dream, follow it! We absolutely love it and can’t wait to hit the road! Even in this crazy rain storm today, we are smiling!

  2. This is amazing. I’ve always wanted to give this a try for a year. We homeschool and would love to travel. We’ve had a small camper with a slide out before but it was tiny compared to this!

  3. Looks great, Liz!! The slides ( that are walls that slide out on tracks to expand living space, and slide in to be flush with the outside walls when traveling) certainly open up the living space ALOT!! Lots of room to play and cook, for sure! I also love the built in desk area. One thing I have discovered as a “rookie” long-term “RV-er” is that we still have mail and important documents (such as medical records/income tax info, etc). I would love to have a desk area (to also use for my sewing 🙂 ).
    Great job with the blog. RV-ing CAN be just like a home.
    I have “camped” with an RV on weekends for years and years. This is my first year as an all-winter RVer. It takes a lot more thought for what you “might need” as a long-term camper—-at least for those of us in the older generation 😉

    1. Thanks for the compliments Diane! And yes, I am learning RVing should have quite a bit of forethought before you move on in!

  4. It’s so big! How many square feet is it? Or did you post that and I didn’t see it? What is your dishes situation like? I’m just so curious about this lifestyle.

    1. Hey Sasha!
      We estimate about 380 square feet. Doesn’t sound so big, does it? I think the huge difference between the RV and a house is thinking vertically! There is so much storage up high that it frees up so much visually to appear bigger.
      When we bought it we downsized so much, and now we see we didn’t even need to because of all the storage in this particular make. We have 4 plates, 4 small plates, 6 bowls and a few cups that we don’t even need really (everyone has their own ‘jug’) but keep around if we decide to have company. I will be posting a full-on tour of the RV by the New Year. Unfortunately we are going out of town in less than 48 hours and I’m not sure I can get it done in time!

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