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Yes, I have been absent from the Blog scene

Posted 04-23-2019 at 04:45 AM by michealwhela
Updated 04-23-2019 at 04:49 AM by michealwhela
Tags tiffin, travel

For those that have been following my musings and rantings I thank you and I apologize for my absence. It started innocent enough. One of our winter snowbird trips had very poor internet connection. After a month of connections so poor I could not get email except for going to Mcdonalds or the library I got out of the habit. My regular blog Whelans on the road | Blog | RV Travel | Snowbirds | Motorhome had an off line ability and I focused on that. My bad... Anyway I am back and hope to stay here.

Our "Winne" the 2003 Winnebago Adventurer has been a great coach. Last year we did a rather intense remodeling that included tearing out the carpet and replacing it with solid vinyl plank. We removed the booth and went with table and chairs. Next the old electric sofa was replaced with a electric reclining love seat. The old lounger saw an upgrade of a rather plush and far more supportive recliner.
The next step was to convert all the old bulbs to LED. Nearly all sourced through Amazon and a few from Walmart. We now had the coach set up to our liking. Put new solar on the roof, updated the awnings and slider covers and we were good to go.
Then it happened. We came to the point in our lives that we wanted to downsize. Winnie simply was restricting us from getting into some of the older state and national parks we wanted to stay at. We set our focus on the 26 and 27 foot B Plus and small Class C. While we liked them we quickly discovered that if we both were to stay in these very nice but very tiny quarters for 2 or 3 months someone (most likely me) was not going to survive the trip. So we increased the size of our target. We quickly discovered it is not easy to find a Class A in the 30 foot range. Yes they are out there but most were older than we wanted to contend with.
At a dealer (Motorhomes 2 Go) in Grand Rapids, Michigan the DW noticed this "cute" (every time I hear that word come from her I end up buying what ever was cute) little Tiffin Allegro Breeze. We just took a quick look and moved on. We were still focused on the Class C/B Plus units they had to offer.
A really long story made much shorter.... two days later we decided to take a really good look and bought it. We are now Tiffin owners... and Winnebago owners, but that is temporary. We brought the Breeze home a few days ago and are now learning how to downsize. It will be good once I convince myself that I do not need (or have ever used) my master mechanic tool box that took up its own space. The shorter coach does not have space for it (really it does but I told the DW it could stay home). More important is the fact I do not have the skills to work on the new technology in this diesel pusher. So out with the the master mechanic box and in with a tool kit in a bag. Now to see what the DW decides she no longer needs... This should be interesting.
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    Wow you still have a beauty! I have only downsized from a larger home to a much smaller home. Even though I got rid of a lot of stuff, one year after the downsize, I had many things that I had not touched, so to the yard sale those items went. Good luck with your new rig and most of all ENJOY your travels!
    Posted 04-28-2019 at 07:46 AM by Patty1161 Patty1161 is offline
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