As most of you know, we made a huge decision a few months ago to go from full-time to part-time Rv’ers. This was in part due to some personal family responsibilities coupled with higher cost of living and some unexpected health issues. We love our little “cottage” style house and it is just perfect for us. I think we will truly enjoy having a base where we can come back to for our doctors, family and church.
With that said, we never intend to “come off the road” entirely. We love rving, the many many wonderful people we have met in this lifestyle and those we still intend to meet “down the road.” We still intend to see as much of this wonderful country as we can. So with all this in mind we have started doing a little bit of research on what our next rig should be. We feel like we may be several months to a year or more away from the actual purchase but you never know.
We both feel at this time that we want to stay in the motor home family. We have owned pop-ups and travel trailers in our early camping years, but mainly we are only familiar with motor homes. What we don’t want are the big 40 foot diesel pushers like we have owned in the past. Since we won’t be living in the rig 24/7 we won’t need the storage that these units provide. We loved our DPs and the power/ space they provided but we feel that won’t be necessary this time around. So our initial research is going to be in the C or possibly B family. There are several models out there that provide excellent gas mileage and ample space. A few that we are interested in include the Roadtrek and Pleasure Way in the B family and the Born Free, Navion/View, and possible Lazy Daze in the C family. We have some good friends, Gene & Judi Curp that have a Four Winds class C and it is very nice too. There are probably other units out there as nice, but this is where we are now. We want to keep our future rig in a shorter length because we want to be able to park in various places such as state and national parks and those quaint little out of the way lakeside spots. Many of these makes offer models that get better than average fuel mileage. So we begin our search along with some research and hopefully when the time is right….the right rig will be there for us.
Mike returns to the doctor tomorrow and hopefully we will find out why his potassium continues to go up to the dangerous level. After last weekend, we realize how scary this can be. We are both hoping this can be something easily fixed. It has been a long year working on getting his health straightened out. The good news is…. his blood sugar was in the normal range so we “think” we have this problem taken care of!! We so appreciate all the good wishes and prayers our blog friends as well as face book friends have sent our way. We value each and every one of you. We have some new followers and we want to welcome you to our always evolving journey in this great lifestyle. We hope you will find something useful or at least humorous along the way.