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Life dream? No, but family’s RV home is furnished with love

ONTARIO – Every morning, Tiana Gutierrez-Costante wakes up at home, in a 32-foot travel trailer.

She takes her five dogs outside, fills the water tank, and prepares breakfast – pancakes, eggs, a strawberry or banana smoothie. 

Outside, her children play in a dip of green grass, and beyond that, 166 other RVs line up neatly into the distance.

Gutierrez-Costante is one of the million Americans who live full time in RVs. Her neighbors in Ontario’s River Point RV Park are diverse: some are travelers in million-dollar RVs, others narrowly escaped homelessness. 

“I think the misconception that people have is that it's like, the worst way of life,” said Gutierrez-Costante. “But you get all walks of life. This is actually a very beautiful way to live.”

The Gutierrez-Costantes prepare for an evening of . . .