Welcome to our new home!
Wow, this post has been a long time coming. (Yes, a really long time—my bad! As it turns out, just because you write for a living does not mean you always keep up with your blogging. Oops!) If you know us or have kept up with some of our older blog posts, you know that we took a break from full-time RVing to live in Utah from January until May, awaiting the arrival of our new home on wheels.
On May 8th—exactly 4 months and 26 days, 148 days, 105 weekdays, 42 weekend days, or 21 weeks later—we finally got our new home.
Here’s a little backstory: We ordered a new Montana High Country 293rk from a wholesaler in Ohio. When we ordered it in December of 2014, we were told it would take about six to eight weeks to be built and delivered to us in Utah. So, we decided to get off the road in January, sell our toy hauler, and settle back into a “normal” routine until our new place arrived.
Little did we know, Keystone was done building 2015 units when we ordered ours, and was completely changing the interior of the new 2016 models. So, every week, we would call the factory, and they’d tell us that it would take a few more weeks. We finally found out about this grand overhaul to our future home, and that we would be waiting until May to finally get it. We were disappointed that we wouldn’t be able to travel, but were completely thrilled for the upcoming changes.
And let me tell you: it was worth the wait.
Before looking at these pictures, you should go check out what the 2015 Montana High Country’s looked like. Let’s just say they made some big improvements to the design. Our new home is exactly as we had hoped and dreamed it would be. I mean, exactly. There’s hardly a thing I would change. How lucky is that?
So, I guess I better give you a tour of the place! I’ll be sure to point out my favorite features along the way.
Living Area & Kitchen
Things we love:
- Cozy reclining theater seating.
- The “living room” area, which is great for entertaining.
- A desk—we couldn’t do without one!
- A free-standing dining table (which doubles as a second desk for Brandon).
- The cute electric fireplace, which puts off a ton of heat without burning any propane. And looks adorable.
- A giant fridge and freezer.
- Pretty much every single thing in the kitchen—including my amazing pantry.
Things we love:
- King sized bed—ohhhhhh this bed is the BOMB. (You can buy one here if you’re in the market.)
- A giant open closet. We can organize all of our clothes easily with these Target storage cubes.
- Under the bed storage, which speaks for itself.
- A bench that doubles as a laundry hamper—brilliance.
- It’s just cute. So there’s that.
Things we love:
- Seamless shower. We had issues with our last one leaking, and this one cannot. So, yay.
- LOADS of storage. There are three large “closets” (not pictured) that hold tons of stuff.
- A porcelain throne. (Our last one was plastic. Call it weird but I love that it’s ceramic!)
- The skylight above the shower.
Other things we love:
- Easy peasy set up with auto-leveling. This whole fifth-wheel thing is SO much better than a pull-behind trailer (in my humble opinion).
- Gigantic pass through box that holds anything and everything we could ask for.
- Big beautiful windows with wood blinds.
- Nice aesthetics! I don’t love the design of the cornices (so I’ll eventually give those an update), but we’re completely smitten with everything else. Love the floor color, love the black leather couches, love the cabinetry…really we just like our home a whole lot.
Thanks for coming on the tour! Right now we’re working on a post about the modifications we made before we hit the road—including solar, batteries, our internet set-up, and more. Stay tuned!