We had never owned a MH before. We knew we needed something to visit kids/g-kids and were getting feed up with nasty motels/hotels and all the bugs and other's hair that wasn't cleaned up by the operators. It didn't take long to realize too, that the DW likes to take along a LOT of stuff and I was the pack animal. Motor Home!
But what kind...
All we knew was that we were past tents. Spent six months looking and saw a Bounder that had 1&1/2 baths
. Weeks later and seven minutes before the end of the bidding on a '05 Holiday Rambler Vacationer 36 DBD(1&1/2 baths, two toilets...NO waiting
) on e-bay, I called Jan into the room and asked what to do. After a look see at some very good pics and the fact it only had 17k miles on it, the trigger was pulled. One minute later, we owned a MH...we were both physically ill.
That was in January 2010. Heck of a deal, but SWORE that we would NEVER buy a big ticket item like that again...one month later, we bought the Jeep the same way...
In May of the same year and after a couple dry runs, we set out to visit the kids in TN and on to NJ for a new G-Son viewing. After the NJ visit, all was going so well that we decided it would be nice to see some of the West. Twenty seven states and 17 National Parks later, we decided this RV thing ain't bad.
This summer, we're now in Soldotna, AK and headed for Seward where mass quantities of local seafood is planned for consumption. The MH now has 36,543 miles on it and I can now say, "we kinda like this RVing"!
I find it a little ironic that the KIDS are now on their way to Florida, to visit OUR parents in Melbourne and we're in Alaska
. Sometimes, the lack of planning really can not be improved upon. Bob