Ditchin’ The Sticks & Bricks Blog

In 2009 we realized something had to change. We sold our home, most of our belongings and purchased a RV 5th wheel. Since the beginning of our crazy adventure, we have visited over 22 states either working at various campgrounds, working remotely, gate guarding or just a great vacation.

We’re traveling full-time, living on our own terms and showing you the up-close-and-personal details of us figuring it out along the way. The good, the bad, the ugly – and most importantly, the real and real funny.

We’re not here to tell you “how its done”. Just how we’ve done it. We want to share honestly what we are experiencing on this adventure and how we are evolving as a couple.

Blog Posts

Travel days can be quite stressful.

Travel days for RVers can be quite stressful at times. From issues with your rig and tow vehicle to things getting thrown around your RV. But on todays video we have a few RV packing tips to help you make your move day go a bit smoother. Thanks! Dora & Ed

So Overwhelming & Frustrating

During these past 2 weeks we’ve been pushed to our limits. We have overwhelmed and frustrated and just stressed is an understatement. To be honest with you, we thought about displaying the ‘white flag’ and just give up. How much do you invest in a vehicle before it doesn’t make financial sense anymore? Do you … Read more So Overwhelming & Frustrating

Is It Worth It?

There are many reasons why you should make the change to the Full-Time RV life. You can enjoy a lower cost of living, sense of freedom, and it can be a more eco-friendly lifestyle. We’ve been living in a 250-square-feet renovated Montana Mountaineer 5th wheel for the past 15 years. Although we love living full-time … Read more Is It Worth It?

The Iowa State Fair 2022

The Iowa State Fair ran from August 11th to August 21st this year. The Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Yearly it attracts more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State … Read more The Iowa State Fair 2022

So Much Came Out of This!

Today’s video is a mixed bag of things. As we all know, life can throw curve balls at you so you need to react. The RVlife is no different. Our truck issues, we hope, are resolved by simply changing out our fuel filters. And keep in mind, Ed just had changed them. But our mechanic … Read more So Much Came Out of This!


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