AZ, General info, Solar, Travel, Uncategorized

2006 NuWa Hitchhiker II LS For Sale

2006 NuWa Hitchhiker II LS

32.5 utkg (34′)

$16,500 OBO (no trades)

2006 NuWa Hitchhiker II LS

This gorgeous 5th Wheel has only had two owners and has been extremely well maintained. This rig pulls like a dream and is ready for a full timing couple NOW!

Set up in an RV Park so you can see everything works! This rig has been a SMOKE FREE home.

Recently remodeled to reflect a more modern look (more pictures below the info):

•Cabinets and all wood trim painted with Valspar Cabinet Enamel (color swatches are included)

•Walls painted a light neutral grey

•New drapes and hardware

•Flooring replaced in the past two years

•Dark grey covers for furniture that are washable

•Upgraded countertops

•New tires all around in fall of 2018

•200 watts of solar w/200 amp hours of batteries (with lots of space to upgrade and add more)

•10 gallon electric & propane water heater

•Large kitchen & counter space

•Large stand up shower with seat

•Oxygenics shower head

•Washer/dryer hookups

•Porcelain toilet

•46” flat screen tv

•Surround sound/DVD player

•Ducted AC

•Opposing slides in living area (2)

•Bedroom slide (1)

•Queen size bed w/new memory foam mattress

•Large closet in bedroom

•Storage under bed

•Large amounts of storage throughout

•Large storage pass through that is heated

•Heated tanks with following capacity:

•Grey tank capacity: 50

•Black tank capacity: 50

•Fresh water capacity: 70

Located currently in the Show Low, AZ area. Can be seen by appointment only. 2006 Ford F-350 Dually King Ranch edition also available as a package deal for $30,000 total (RV & truck!!)

You can contact me at: boondockorbust @ (no spaces) or my Instagram account: @boondockorbust_shelly

General info, Remodel, Tiny Life, Uncategorized

Avion After Photos

Finally!! After nearly 3 months of working full time on Armani the Avion we are pleased to say he is ready to be a full time RV!

Not to say that everything is finished. As we all know with RV’s of any age the work never stops. We did complete the solar project as well (more on that later). And we still have to buff and polish his satiny aluminum! But now we are ready to get back on the road after our nearly 8 month hiatus! Wow! I can’t believe it’s been that long.

But without further ado I present the completed interior of our Avion. Click on each picture to see a full size version. Go HERE to see the before photos! Enjoy!

New awning installed!
New and improved lounge area!
Another view of the lounge
Love the “L” shape!
The dining area set up
New fridge (electric), new hardware on screen door and a compass rose decal!
Compass Rose decal up close!
Looking towards the lounge and kitchen area
Loving the NEW kitchen! It’s amazing what paint can do!
More kitchen
Another view
With the kitchen cart and “bar” added – the Berkey is a must!
Up close detail of my faux finished counters! They turned out great!
The new flip up desk! Replaced the old dresser that stuck out too far
Desk engaged
Another view of desk
Desk engaged – see the storage underneath?
Bedroom completed! Sweet dreams on our 10″ memory foam mattress
Looking the other way. We installed our 12 volt TV on the cabinet for easy viewing.
The rear bath. So large and luxurious now. We carried our 100% cork flooring throughout the whole rig.
Large porcelain sink. Kitty approved!
New flush toilet and the counters were faux finished in here as well.

And that’s it for now!  I hope you’ve enjoyed this virtual tour of all the updates we have done.  Now to hit the road!

1979 Avion 29J. What a fun restoration this was!


Shelly & Mark ~ Boondock or Bust!


Boondocking!, General info, NM, Travel, Uncategorized

Catching up

It’s been a crazy 6 weeks!  We left Mammoth Lakes, CA and headed to Albuquerque, NM.  The intention was to catch up with some errands, do some shopping, meet up with Mark’s friend and then hit the Balloon Fiesta.

That’s when it all went south.

On our drive into Albuquerque, the transmission on the truck went out.  As we were towing the trailer up some steep grades into the city.

Fortunately we were able to limp our way into town and get set up in an RV park before the truck gave up the ghost. We were just thankful we didn’t get stuck on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere.

City of Albuquerque
City of Albuquerque

We started to notice the tranny was shifting really hard going up the last few grades.  With Mark being a mechanic I could tell by the “oh shit” look on his face that it wasn’t good.

Now granted, the truck has 97,000 miles on it. The people who owned it before us also towed a travel trailer.  So it’s not really surprising the tranny decided to put up a protest.  I mean, it’s worked pretty hard all its life!

Fortunately we were able to find a fantastic tranny shop in ABQ. If you are ever there and are in need of even a tranny service, Mikes Transmission is the place to go. The owner (Mike) is a good and HONEST mechanic. He is busy tho. It took 3 days before we could drop off the truck and then it was another 5 days before we got the truck back. Granted, that was over the weekend and he to order the transmission. So really it wasn’t too long.  But being without our truck wasn’t fun.

Mike of Mike's Transmission
Mike of Mike’s Transmission

We ended up going with a new tranny (not rebuilt) with a 3 year/100,000 mile warranty through GM. Considering we hope to have this truck for at least that long we figured it was the way to go.

So where are we now? Weren’t we supposed to be in ABQ for the Balloon Fiesta?  Where are all the balloon pics?  Well that WAS the plan. But we decided we needed a break from ABQ. The RV park we stayed at really sucked. It was right on the freeway and it was loud and noisy.  And with my anxiety issues I was just DONE with city life.  So we headed up to Chama, NM for a week or so. Talk about peace and quiet!

The Chama River, Chama, NM
The Chama River, Chama, NM

Our plans were to go back to Albuquerque for the Balloon Fiesta but then something happened in Chama.  We fell in love!!  With the town, with the scenery and with the people.  We just felt at home!  So, we looked around for a piece of land to call our own and within 5 days we were property owners!  We bought 5.5 acres with a little (unfinished) cabin.  With all that going on we never did make it back to ABQ but the good thing is the Balloon Fiesta will be there next year.

Here is a preview of our little tiny cabin and land:

Little cabin in New Mexico
Little cabin in New Mexico
Our 5.5 acres of rolling hills
Our 5.5 acres of rolling hills
Cheers!! This is our glorious view!
Cheers!! This is our glorious view!

So what’s the plan, you may ask?  Well, we’ve got a lot on our plate as you can imagine.  Our goal is to eventually off grid homestead this little piece of dirt.  Before winter sets in (it snows here!!) we’ve got to get the RV pad done on the property.  We’ve been delayed because of weather and our trip to Texas for the State Fair (post on that soon!) but we are hoping to have it finished in the next couple of weeks.  We are currently staying in town at the only RV Park that stays open through the winter.  I hope we haven’t bitten off more than we can chew by staying around.  It’s already snowed here (today, in fact) and it’s only October 21!  Thankfully it didn’t stay around long.

So does that mean we are finished being full time RVer’s?  Nope, not at all!  It just means we have a game plan for our future!  We will be taking trips over the winter while we are working on the cabin and land (hopefully, if we don’t get snowed in here!!) and we have plans to visit Mark’s family in southern California for Thanksgiving.  But for now it’s time to work on projects, get some work done on my businesses and just be homebodies!  🙂

We hope you will stick with us and follow our adventures!