Different Type of Adventure – RVing
Many times during our travels we are asked by locals “have you seen or been to…?” in the US. Sadly, more often than not we say “no…we haven’t been there or seen that”. This made us think we need to split our travel time and include exploring the good old US of A. There are many ways to travel around this beautiful country. You could do it by car, train, or recreational vehicle (RV). We have been kicking around the idea of getting some type of RVing and were projecting for 2018 or 2019 time-frame.
Last year was Renee’s first time camping. We rented a 17′ travel trailer that we pulled with our Toyota 4Runner. The small trailer was pretty much the max the little V6 engine could handle. We had a great time and Renee was bitten by the RV/camping bug.
Don grew up camping with his parent and has owned two RVs so he is not new to this type of adventure. Having owned RVs before, he thought a 5th wheel would be a good option for us traveling for extended periods of time.
Our longtime friend, Marlene, was on Facebook Market Place looking for a used refrigerator for her garage of all things and ran across a 5th wheel for sale. Marlene and her husband Chris have been RVing for 30+ years and have been after us to get an RV, so she forwarded the ad to us.
We liked the Facebook ad and contacted the owner. We arranged to view the 5th wheel and the floor plan was just what we wanted. Now came the dilemma – we couldn’t pull a 38-foot 5th wheel with the 4Runner so we needed a truck. “Oh,” said the owner, “my husband is also selling his truck that pulls the trailer”. This package was too good to pass up and, as the saying goes – the rest is history!
So, we purchased the truck and 5th wheel trailer and spent our first 3-day trip about 10 miles from home at Chatfield State Park. Don called this our “shakedown cruise” from his Navy days. Now we will be traveling to new adventures where the road takes us. The truck is a 4 wheel-drive, so hold on!