RV news: we took a day off yesterday and drove over 2 hours to the nearest Camping World. Time precludes me from writing much more than to say “WOW”!!! I’ve never been to CW before and had a fabulous time running from model to model inside and out. In fact, I was so busy window shopping the rigs I didn’t buy one thing on my list. But I learned a lot yesterday.
Prior to visiting CW, we checked out a 2007 Casitafor for sale by a consignment dealer. It was the same model as I have ordered, good condition, & reasonably priced. However, it doesn’t have a furnace, outside shower, or high-lift axle. Also the owners had done some mods I didn’t care for – the worst of which was replacing the mini-blinds with dark green blackout curtains that roll back in a way that, at best, cuts out about 60% of the window views. Not a good move in such a small space. Yes, I could fix that, but decided ultimately I don’t want to.
I’m also having trouble shopping for a tow vehicle and it’s not all due to time issues. The TV would be used only for towing as we both have cars that we love and want to drive till they take our licenses away. Who knew that it’s NO FUN shopping for a car you don’t really want.
At CW, I looked at a 2007 B+ (the very RV I started out wanting in the floor plan I adore – rear kitchen). The Holiday Rambler Augusta was a really clean unit reasonably priced and would be perfect for 1 and sometimes 2. It is pretty much perfect. I probably would have made an offer on it except for one insurmountable issue – the only bed (a jackknife sofa) is a measly 68” long. That size will just fit someone 5’8”. And even then it would be a squeeze. We calculated you would have to be 5’6” to be able to stretch out to sleep. What were the designers thinking? The dinette bed had the same dimensions. I’m 5’10”, John is 6’0. Sigh.
|2007 Holiday Rambler Augusta 235S with 21,000 miles|
|The Microscopic Sofa/Bed|
So the RV search continues to evolve. No one is more surprised than I am as I thought it was all settled with the Casita. I'm not usually this indecisive. But it's a bit of a relief to know that I don’t have to rush to leave for the Casita factory the day after graduation and make the long trek home by myself as I take that crash course in towing/hitching/backing etc…
Anyway, there is a lot going on right now and I’ll have to rethink all my travel plans. But not for a couple of weeks.