A portrait of a young family posed outside.

An RV Lifestyle Journey With The Proha Family

Meet the Proha Family, a family of 7 (and their dog Helen) pursuing a full-time RV lifestyle, enjoying and exploring the country together. They started their full-time RV lifestyle in April of 2018 when Brentt quit his corporate office job and sold their newly built home and 10 acres of land in Spokane, Washington. After packing up their life they purchased their first Heartland RV, a Mallard. After 2 years of traveling and remodeling their Mallard, they needed more space. After searching multiple floorplans and manufacturers, they chose the new Cyclone 4006.

“We are so excited to be staying with a company that stands for integrity, quality and has a real family feel. The people at Heartland have been so kind and helpful. They have taken our family in with open arms and we are so grateful to partner with a company that puts people first. Our plan this year is to explore the east coast history and boondock in Utah and Wyoming! We are excited to have a rig that is made for a full-time RV lifestyle.”An image of a Heartland Cyclone RV travel trailer.

 

Living in the all new cyclone 4006

The Proha’s new unit is fully loaded with features, such as a king bed tilt slide system, outside kitchen, 7″ Tall slide outs with oversized windows, and loft in the garage, to name a few.

“We love the 4006 floorplan because even though we live tiny we LOVE to entertain friends on the road. This gives us the ability to entertain comfortably with the adjacent slides!”

Watch their Cyclone journey on Instagram, @oilsandgracetribe as they make their new 4006 their own.A smiling mom and dad and five kids piled together on an RV couch.

10 Things you should know about the Proha family

  • There is a lot of us (8 including our dog Helen).
  • All our girls names end in double E’s, All the boys names end in double T’s
  • We have been full time for just over 2 years.
  • We love California Burritos (all of us), but we are plant based now.
  • We’re from the Pacific Northwest.
  • We love Disneyland.
  • We weren’t sure if we would like full-timing at first.
  • We used to live on 10 acres in a 4000sq foot house.
  • We renovated two houses before custom building our last.
  • We owned a refinishing furniture business before we started oils.

A photo of the Proha family on their travels.

Top things we know about full-timing

  • There’s not a lot of stability with full-timing, you have to learn how to go with the flow.
  • It allows you a lot of freedom.
  • It gives you an opportunity to see the world.
  • You’ll meet a lot of amazing people while traveling.
  • You will come up with a plan and then it will change a hundred times before it actually happens

A laptop on a table with a Starbucks cup and an open book.5 Things everyone should know before they go full time

  • Look into campground memberships. It has saved us a ton of money the last 2 years.
  • Save at LEAST 6 months of traveling expenses.
  • Get full timers insurance on your rig.
  • Find a good internet provider that can move state to state.
  • Minimize and then minimize again.

See the start of the Proha’s journey