We are approaching our five year anniversary of selling our home and purchasing a fifth wheel to live in full time.
Most RVers start small with a pop up tent camper and a whole passel of kids and they love it.
But eventually they feel the need to move up, probably something with solid sides and a real roof, still on the smallish side.
As the years go by and the kids get older Mom and Pop catch what is called 2 foot itis. That means they purchase a trailer 2 feet longer than their current one and then a few years down the road they trade that one for another, 2 feet longer.
The kids leave home and now they go for the big ones with all the comforts of home, room for the kids and the grandkids but the only ones that use it are Grandma and Grandpa.
We did it the other way. The first RV we bought was 42 feet long, we only had it for three months before we traded it for a 35 footer. Mike had never towed anything before and the thought of dragging this monster all over North America was a little daunting.
After all this time we felt it was time for a change. Still wanted to travel but we found that towing a largish fifth wheel could be limiting. A lot of campsites were too small and there was often no place to park at museums or other attractions we would have liked to visit and usually it was too hot to leave the dog in the vehicle while we took in the sights.
So we bought ourselves a Roadtrek, B class motorhome to use while traveling back and forth from Ontario and Texas. Will be leaving the fifth wheel in Ontario and putting our truck in indoor storage for the winter. Our mobile home in Texas is coming along (Being rebuilt) and should be ready enough to use when we get there in the fall.
The Roadtrek has an onboard generator to run air conditioning, among other things, so we can leave the dog in a cool vehicle while we see the sights. It is small enough (20.5 feet, including the spare tire) that we will be using it as our main vehicle while we are in Texas but it is big enough for us to sleep, cook, eat and shower while we travel.
We are looking forward to fall. There are a lot of places we have avoided in our big rig, mountains in particular. Maybe I will have to change my blog name to Motorhome on the Road.