Monday, December 4, 2023


Do you own a lawnmower?

One of the perks of living full-time in an RV is never having to mow the lawn, or do much landscape work in general. It’s nice to live in an RV park where professional landscapers maintain your “yard” for you, isn’t it?

If you’re like one of these people in this funny video, perhaps it’s best that you don’t own a lawnmower…

Tell us in the poll below if you own one or not. Thanks for voting!

Emily Woodbury
Emily Woodbury
Emily Woodbury is the editor here at She was lucky enough to grow up alongside two traveling parents, one domestically by RV (yep, Chuck Woodbury) and the other for international adventures, and has been lucky to see a great deal of our world (and counting!). She lives near Seattle with her dog and chickens. When she's not cranking out 700+ newsletters for she's hiking, cooking or, well, probably traveling.



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Chuck (@guest_88679)
3 years ago

Yes, battery power mower works great.

Brenda G (@guest_88674)
3 years ago

Unfortunately, yes, I do. But with almost daily showers in South Florida, the weeds win in height over the grass before I can finish the entire yard. I used to love mowing and tending to the landscape….now, I abhor it and ecstatically looking forward to becoming a year-round nomad.

cee (@guest_88672)
3 years ago

Yes, a push mower. I love the smell of cut grass & I like walking

Last edited 3 years ago by cee
RV Staff
3 years ago
Reply to  cee

Hi, cee. Yes, I like the smell of fresh-mowed grass also. I have a huge cedar tree in my back yard and the branches hang down to the ground. I used to tell my folks that there’s nothing like the smell of fresh-mowed cedar. Kinda Christmasy, in fact. 😀 —Diane at

Michelle Smedley (@guest_88670)
3 years ago

One of the perks of living in the desert, no lawn and no mowing!

Linda (@guest_88669)
3 years ago

We do own a lawnmower, but it is battery powered and due to non-use for 10+ years the batteries need to be replaced. Our lawn service people use their own lawnmowers on our yard.

Edstep (@guest_88668)
3 years ago

Yes, but I leave it home when we travel.

John Koenig (@guest_88667)
3 years ago

Not sincve I sold my house in 2018 and became a Full Time RVer.

Pat L (@guest_88666)
3 years ago

No room to store one in the motorhome. Wait a minute. I’m a fulltimer and I don’t own a yard to mow.

Dave J (@guest_88664)
3 years ago

We’re half timers with a tiny 50 foot wide lot in western SD so yes we have a push (gas powered) mower.
I abandoned the true push mowers when gas or electric motors on top of the mowers came along. (Ask your parents or grandparents about real push mowers sometime.)

Jim (@guest_88659)
3 years ago

Nope, no lawn at summer or winter home. Lots and lots of native plants though. Now, if there were a mower that just weeded. . .

KellyR (@guest_88658)
3 years ago

We have a lawn, therefore a couple of mowers. Love to mow our acreage. Summer time in Florida sometimes dictates that I mow twice a week. I love it. I couldn’t full time because I couldn’t take my yard with me. lol

Jim Collins (@guest_88657)
3 years ago

I own a 30″ rider, can’t walk the yard anymore

Tom (@guest_88652)
3 years ago

I don’t own a mower. Converted our lawn to no maintenance 15 yrs ago due to the drought. I do mow the in-laws lawn (or maybe weeds).

Carl (@guest_88650)
3 years ago

Are we scraping the bottom of the barrel for poll topics?

Rickey Brassfield (@guest_88649)
3 years ago

Yes we are full time RV people and I have a rider mower because I am not mowing with push mower I have a ( lot) size when we decide to up and move we just trailer the mower with us along with all our other belongings. It’s a hassle but it’s well worth it 😊

Cindy (@guest_88648)
3 years ago

Yes, because we’re still at home. If I was FT I would have a small battery weed whacker to clean around picnic tables, trailer, water/sewer connections, etc. Places a mower doesn’t usually reach. And of course, the grass, if necessary.

Diane M (@guest_88642)
3 years ago

My husband is 71 and loves to mow our huge yard with his riding lawn mower. It keeps him busy and active. He also weedeats and sprays. He is now wanting a zero-turn mower.

Ray (@guest_88644)
3 years ago
Reply to  Diane M

I love my zero turn mower!

Gene Bjerke (@guest_88640)
3 years ago

I answered “Yes” because my wife owns a lawn mower which my brother-in-law used to mow the lawn (seven acres) until recently, when his health got too bad to ride the mower. They now hire someone to do it. I, myself, haven’t mowed a lawn in over ten years and have no desire to start doing it now.

Tommy Molnar (@guest_88638)
3 years ago

Our wonderful Honda Harmony push mower sits in our gardening shed now, because I hired Jose to come once a week and mow for us. He does a FAR better job than I EVER did, and he fertilizes and sprays weed killer (not in the same spot . . .).

Last edited 3 years ago by Tommy Molnar
DW/ND (@guest_88633)
3 years ago

Mower? Yes we have two riders and a push mower too – with a 1.25 acre homestead we need them. The rest of the year they blow snow!

Several years ago, I noted a yard in Sun City, CA with a push mower surrounded by small white rock and parked in the middle of an obligatory green rock yard. I presume it was a monument to their past memories! Creative and impressive!

Michelle Smedley (@guest_88671)
3 years ago
Reply to  DW/ND

I love that idea!

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