Our New Adventure

 

 

 

 

 

We are approaching our five year anniversary of selling our home and purchasing a fifth wheel to live in full time.

Now this is really small. Just a queen sized bed. Cozy!

Now this is really small; a queen bed on wheels. Cozy!

 

Most RVers start small with a pop up tent camper and a whole passel of kids and they love it.

 

Still pretty small. Room for two but at least you can stand up in the center.

Still pretty small. Room for two but at least you can stand up in the center.

 

Tent trailer ready to tow. You only need a van or small trick to tow it.

Tent trailer ready to tow. You only need a van or small truck to tow it. Sleeps as many as you can cram in.

But eventually they feel the need to move up, probably something with solid sides and a real roof, still on the smallish side.

A little bigger with solid sides.

A little bigger with solid sides.

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.

2 feet bigger.

2 feet bigger.

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.

The big boy.

The big boy. 40 feet long.

Just a big bus.

Room for the whole family but still only sleeps two.

Appropriate license.

Appropriate license.

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.

Our new toy.

Our new toy.

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.

Ready to go.

Ready to go-cumon in.

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.

Converts to a King sized bed, still only sleeps two and a dog.

Rear bench converts at a push of a button to a King sized bed, still only sleeps two and a dog.

Galley kitchen with a sink,  cook top, convection oven and a coffee maker. No room for a dishwasher.

Galley kitchen with a sink, cook top, fridge, convection/microwave oven and a coffee maker. No room for a dishwasher.

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.

Ready for the road

Ready for the road

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.

The adventure begins.

The adventure begins.

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