Newbies Checking In
Hello iRV2 Community,
Susan and I have been RV’ing in one way or another since we got married in 1969, when we started with a small pop-up tent trailer. Our last rig was a 36’ 5th wheel Toy Hauler that we wandered around the US in for over 6 years, including three round trips from our home near Seattle to Key West and back. We’re becoming Snow-Birds, which we think is a very good thing.
A 7-month odyssey around the US 4-corners last year convinced us to move up from the 5’er to a Coach, and a few months or looking and research convinced us to go Country Coach. We bought an ’08 Allure 470 MacKenzie Bridge, 40’ tag-axle Cat 425 from Premier RV in Junction City OR the 1st of August, and are getting immersed in the community and learning the rig. It’s for sure a bit more complex than a 5th wheel. But it’s SO much more comfortable getting around in, and is so much easier to handle (backing in no longer an issue!) that we know we made the right choice. I’m putting a Hydralift on the back for our BMW Motorcycle and am debating options for a toad. Currently thinking MINI or Fiat 500 but happy to hear other opinions.
We’ve joined FMCA and are going to join the CC Friends Int’l Chapter, in addition to a couple other RV forums. Be happy to have advice on those and other organizations that you all find useful. And I’m looking forward to joining the conversation here from time to time…
Don & Sue Hutchins
Sugar & Spice, the Kitty Girls
'08 CC Allure 470 40' tag