Giving Thanks This Holiday Season From Your RV

Have you ever wondered what it's like having Thanksgiving from and RV?   Brittnee and Brentt Proha have been celebrating holiday traditions on the road for 4 years.  They are excited to share some of their holiday traditions, while RVing.

Holiday traditions have always been a big deal to our family. Our family of 7 always looks forward this time of a year. When we decided to start traveling full time in our RV, we knew that we would continue to celebrate like we normally would in a sticks and bricks home. We will be celebrating our 4th Thanksgiving on the road this month and you’d probably be surprised to know that we do the full on food spread just like we would in our home we sold.

When we first started our travel journey, we were in a Heartland Mallard M302. While the kitchen was huge and perfect for prepping, our oven wasn’t quite big enough for the size of Turkey our family needed. Over the years we’ve tried different things.

The first 2 years we smoked our Turkey in a Traeger. If you own a Traeger you already know this was delicious. Since we moved into our Cyclone 4006, we moved to a roasting pan for the Turkey which has worked out great! We also cook our ham in our crockpot and make some of our favorite meals like mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole and more in our large oven.

Even though we do not have a large table for place settings and food, that doesn’t stop us from enjoying the Thanksgiving decorations. We still set the table with table clothes, pretty paper plates and more. Because we always spend the winter in warmer climates, we’re able to enjoy our thanksgiving dinner outside now.

We hope you are inspired to do Thanksgiving on the road. Here are our families favorite recipe:


  • 3 pounds of sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup of packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup pecans, chopped and divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon or to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9x13 pan.
  • Place sweet potatoes in a pot of boiling water. Simmer for 15 minutes or until fork tender and drain.
  • In a large bowl (or using the same pot the potatoes were cooked in), mash the sweet potatoes with brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, vanilla and salt and pepper.
  • Fold half of the pecans into the potatoes and then spread into prepared pan.
  • Sprinkle with the miniature marshmallows and remaining pecans.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until marshmallows are golden brown and potatoes are heated through.

Article written by Brittnee Proha from @oilsandgracetribe