Originally Posted by Hudsoner
My life as an RVer has come to a sudden end!
While driving on the freeway with about 65 mph, and a car in tow on a Roadmaster dolly, the left front tire of the rig blew, and the car and dolly got swinging so violent while I tried to keep the RV under control that I lost control and smashed into the barrier.
The tongue of the dolly broke off, in my car hit the barrier, too. Both vehicles ended to be totaled.
Luckily I got only some minor scratches, and the dog was not hurt at all!
I decided not to replace the motorhome anymore, considering that I am almost 77 years old and single! I started RVing in the very early 80's (with a travel trailer in those days), and enjoyed this life style a lot, but now it is done and over, and airbnb will be my future mode of staying in places I like!
I wish all of you happy and safe travels!
I am 77 and understand a little of what you were going through about a year ago. I'm new to this forum but not new to the lifestyle. The thrill of owning my first motorhome was dashed soon after leaving the dealership when I wrecked it on the way home! I had driven it about 20 miles when I crashed it. I think if that happened at my present age I would probably just downsize to a rig that I would be comfortable with.
I would never say that I know how you feel because there is no way that I could know exactly how you feel. I do know that people our age start feeling the pain in our bodies when doing the maintenance on our rigs that we used to do effortlessly. I'm now in a 31" class c and am really comfortable in it and the maintenance is not bad. I do however have a few things done by someone else that I always did for myself. Are you still feeling the same way as when you posted this in 2019? I hope you are enjoying whatever way you are traveling and enjoying this great nation of ours. Good luck and happy trails.