How To Store Shoes in an Airstream/RV & How Many to Bring

Welcome to our How-To Series. In this video series, we will explain the many how-tos of Airstream Living. From full-time RVing, to travel, to living in a tiny space we will share what we have learned from living this lifestyle. We encourage you to comment below with your own advice on this topic, as well as any other How-Tos you would like to see.

This week’s topic is How To Store Shoes in an Airstream/RV & How Many to Bring. Living full-time in our Airstream, we have all our shoes to try and fit and easily access in our 200 sqft. The first step in having the perfect shoe solution is to really look at the shoes you have or are bringing in the RV. We have limited our shoes down to 5 pairs each which seem to be enough for almost every occasion. Having to store 10 pairs of shoes is a lot easier than 20. Next, we created shoe storage near the door of the RV. We think this is an essential step so that the shoes you wear every day are easy to take on and off by the door. We recommend something like our screen door solution if you don’t already have show storage there. Next, take advantage of your vertical space. We have a shoe rack hanging on the back wall of our closet where we store most of the rest of our shoes but you could do something similar on any untaken vertical space. Finally, check out all the nooks and crannies of your RV. We store our hiking boots in little cubbies under the bed which otherwise would be empty.

 

Some Products Mentioned:
Shoe Rack (Amazon affiliate)

 

Tuesday Talk – Limitations with a 30′ Airstream

This week we’re answering a question about the Limitations involved with traveling in a 30′ Airstream. While our Airstream is obviously much smaller than some of the bigger Class A’s we still do have to worry about limitations imposed by our lengths. We talk about not only campsites but also campgrounds and even finding places to turn around while driving. A bunch of things to keep in mind when figuring out what size RV you might like.

On Tuesday’s we’d like to answer questions sent to us from viewer’s like you and share some of the details of our Airstream life. If you have a question for us please let us know in the comments below or at our website astreaminlife.com

 

Picking Crab for Dinner, Hitching Up Successfully and a Whole Lots of EELS

In today’s video, you get to watch me pick a bunch of Dungeness crabs for a special family dinner of crab melts. The Oregon Coast is known for crab so we had to do something special. Yum! Totally worth the effort.

It’s also moving day so we take you along with us as we hitch up the Airstream with our new sturdy hitch receiver. The spot we’ve been in for the past 2 weeks was very uneven and on a steep hill so it was interesting hitching back up and getting off the hill. Luckily it all worked out, yay for our Hensley!

Unfortunately, we got stuck on the 101 for 1.5 hours because of…..EELS! Can you believe it? At least we didn’t get eeled. Yuck! We finally make it to our spot at Barview Jetty and couldn’t be happier for some sun, full hookups, and cell service 🙂

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The Eel Accident
Barview Jetty Campground

 

 

How To Wash Dishes With Very Little Water For Dry Camping in an RV

Welcome to our How-To Series. In this video series, we will explain the many how-tos of Airstream Living. From full-time RVing, to travel, to living in a tiny space we will share what we have learned from living this lifestyle. We encourage you to comment below with your own advice on this topic, as well as any other How-Tos you would like to see.

This week’s topic is How To Wash Dishes With Very Little Water For Dry Camping in an RV. When boondocking or dry camping in our Airstream we have to conserve as much fresh water as possible. Washing dishes is one-way water is often wasted. While we don’t just spray down our dishes with a vinegar and water solution (which would conserve a lot of water) we do follow a couple of guidelines to use as little as possible. We always wipe down the plates as well as we can before putting them in water. Then we soak them in soapy water in a tub in our sink and only use fresh water to rinse them. We use our tea kettle to heat water if necessary and dump the soapy rinse water outside if allowed. While some RVers choose to use disposable products instead of real dishes, we find the least wasteful solution is to use real dishes but wash with as little water as possible.

Some Products Mentioned:
Collapsible Tub (Amazon affiliate)
Camping Tea Kettle (Amazon affiliate)

 

Tuesday Talk – The Pros and Cons of Tiny Living

This week we’re answering a question about the Pros and Cons of Tiny Living. We discussed how much we enjoy living tiny in our 200 sqft Airstream in past videos but we’ve had a lot of questions about pros and cons. Well, we finally have a couple of cons to share with you. As we explain they are nothing compared to the pros in our book, but they are something to consider.

On Tuesday’s we’d like to answer questions sent to us from viewer’s like you and share some of the details of our Airstream life. If you have a question for us please let us know in the comments below or at our website astreaminlife.com

 

Exploring Yachats & Newport on the Oregon Coast

In today’s video, we check out a farmers market in the town of Yachats Oregon. Fresh flowers and jam! Love it!. Next, we climb down a roped trail to the beach right outside our rental house and explore the beach. The saga of our hitch receiver continues…. Finally, we take a day trip to Newport Oregon for lunch, and some foggy sightseeing.

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Yachats
Newport

 

How To Combine Gray & Black Waste Tanks in an RV & Why You Want To

Welcome to our How-To Series. In this video series, we will explain the many how-tos of Airstream Living. From full-time RVing, to travel, to living in a tiny space we will share what we have learned from living this lifestyle. We encourage you to comment below with your own advice on this topic, as well as any other How-Tos you would like to see.

This week’s topic is How To Combine Gray & Black Waste Tanks in an RV & Why You Want To. There are two main ways to combine tanks. The first is to actually get a new combined tank and the second is to get a valve like the Valterra Valve which allows you to close off the sewer connection and let the existing tanks equalize. Obviously having more gray water storage is a huge help when trying to extend time boondocking without having to go into town to dump tanks.

If you have a composting toilet like we do, and no longer have sewage in your RV then combining tanks is a no-brainer. However, even if you still have a typical RV toilet combining tanks can still benefit you as well. If your black tank doesn’t fill near as quick as you gray tank you can allow some of the gray water to fill the black tank and again extend your gray tank life. This also has the added benefit of cleaning the black tank. Win Win.

Some Products Mentioned:
Valterra Valve (Amazon affiliate)

 

Tuesday Talk – We Love Propane, What We Use it for & How Much We Use & Spend

This week we’re answering a question from a viewer regarding propane. We absolutely love Propane and use it as our main source of heat/power for everything we can. In this video, we discuss what we use propane for, why we love it so much, how much we use and what it costs.

On Tuesday’s we’d like to answer questions sent to us from viewer’s like you and share some of the details of our Airstream life. If you have a question for us please let us know in the comments below.

 

Arriving on the Oregon Coast in Florence

In today’s video, we spend our first night free Casino camping at the Three Rivers Casino before heading to a rental home to meet up with our families on the Coast. Steve did an AMAZING job parking the Airstream on the very steep driveway and we can hear the ocean from inside. Meanwhile more hitch receiver issues and a quick tour of the rental home we’re staying in with the family. Finally, we do a little bit of sightseeing at the Heceta Lighthouse and running on the beach. More exploring the coast coming soon.

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Three Rivers Casino Free Camping
Heceta Light House

 

How To Fit an Entire Wardrobe in an RV/Airstream

Welcome to our How-To Series. In this video series, we will explain the many how-tos of Airstream Living. From full-time RVing, to travel, to living in a tiny space we will share what we have learned from living this lifestyle. We encourage you to comment below with your own advice on this topic, as well as any other How-Tos you would like to see.

This week’s topic is How To Fit an Entire Wardrobe in an RV/Airstream. We live full-time all year in our Airstream and travel around the country encountering freezing temperatures and temperatures as high as 100. This means we need our entire wardrobe with us. In this video, I show how many clothes I own in my tiny home and how I manage to store them all so I have easy access when needed. The major tip is to stack clothing storage containers so you can easily get to the things at the bottom without disturbing the top. In other words, use your vertical space as much as possible since there tends to be more of that.

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Similar Cloth Containers (Amazon affiliate)
Similar Plastic Containers (Amazon affiliate)

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