Finally! After over a year and a half of searching we have finally settled on something we could both enjoy and afford and have brought it home!
When we set out to convert to the RV lifestyle we had a lot of thoughts on what type of RV would suit us. Would we start with a travel trailer? A fifth wheel? Class A, B, or C? We looked at a LOT of rigs over the past year and waffled between one thing and another. There are so many great and cool RV’s out there that the choices seemed endless!
Finally we sat down and figured out a budget. That helped a lot! We knew what we needed for the two of us and our dog and cat. We are outdoorsy-type people so knew that we didn’t need a ton of interior space – just some place to sleep comfortably, a desk area (important for me and my iMac.. he he he), and a nice place to sit and watch TV on occasion.
One thing we realized while starting to look was that Mark was having an issue fitting in most of the rigs. Why? Well, you see, he is 6’6″! It’s amazing how low the ceilings are in most RV’s. Me, I have no issues as I fit pretty much anywhere being only 5’3″. 🙂 But we knew we would need to take that into consideration when purchasing something. So, that ruled out 99% of travel trailers. Besides the fact the ceilings are low, there is very little storage in them. Next we looked at fifth wheels. We LOVED the layout on most of them, the interior height was excellent (in the living area – most bedroom areas he would still have to duck a bit) and the storage space was acceptable. Only problem – we would need a dually truck to pull it with. Well, we are totally against loans of ANY type (or using credit for that matter), so we knew if we went with a 5’er it would take us yet another year to save for what we wanted. That would NOT work! We want to start NOW!! LOL
After that we considered Class C’s. While some of them were really nice, again, we had issues with ceiling height and storage. So that left us pretty much one choice – Class A’s. But now what? Should we get a cool, retro bus? Or something with a gas engine that had decent look to it? After looking at the buses, while we really loved the idea, again we ran into height issues! So, after much debate we settled on a Class A. Now the hunt was on! We looked, and looked and looked some more. Finally we found one down in Florida (4 hours away) that seemed to fit the bill. The only problem, the owner was out of town and we had to wait 4 weeks to see it! Argh! But, patience paid off and it was exactly what we were looking for. Old enough to not be that expensive and within our budget, but new enough to have decent looks, lots of storage and not too many issues!
So here she is (if you’ve been able to read this far) – our 1998 Georgie Boy Pursuit! 🙂 Video tour coming soon!!