Sunday, December 4, 2011

NEW RV, NOW WHAT?

The largest step to realizing our dream has finally been taken and we have purchased our fulltime RV. We spent two weeks at Lazy Days RV in Tampa Florida making our purchase and getting all the little adjustments and tweaks taken completed, then I put that bad boy on I75 headed north.

I had never driven a motorhome before until the one day class that Lazy Days conducts, so my driving experience was very limited. All seemed to go well headed up I75 and then I headed west on I10.  We decided to stop for the evening, although still early, in Tallahassee Florida at Big Oak Rv Park. The park was fairly nice and we spent the evening nice and snug in our new home.

Our next travel day we ventured further along I10 and experienced our first truck stop refueling $$$!!! This days travel was longer (more than we intended) and we finally landed at a KOA in Baton Rouge Lousiana for another snug night in our new home.

Upon arriving in Shreveport Louisiana we proceeded to show off our new home to our family. The kids loved the motorhome, however the grands were a bit leary. It seems the question was raised, where will we have our Thanksgiving and Christmas gatherings papa? I reassured them all that the house is not sold yet and we will continue the traditional holiday gatherings there. Now when the house sells I guess we may have to start some brand new traditions.

After the visits from all the family, we headed for the Barksdale AFB Famcamp to park our new home. We will park here for a while to get our new home set up. I need to decide on which satellite service and have it installed. I also need to set up for internet with a cradle point router. We are slowly loading our clothing and some other things onto the home, hmmm not as easy as I thought!

Of course we may feel like fulltimers and retirees, but we are not quite there, so it was also back to work we went.  :(

I have been negligent in posting some pictures of our new home, here are a few:

15 comments:

Marty and Roz said...

Congratulations on your new motorhome, she is certainly a beauty. May you two enjoy her for many, many years on the road.

Marty

Chuck-Kathy said...

Congratulations, know that you will enjoy the days to come. It is a great life out here on the road.

Doris and Dave Arnold said...

Beautiful home Don! Wish we were still at the FamCamp to see you drive in! See you down the road.

Merikay said...

We just came home from a two day RV driving lesson. It was very good and definitely worth the $600 we paid.

I will be doing a post on it tonight or tomorrow.

The biggest advice is practice, practice, practice! Ad SLOW down.

Your new motorhome is a real beauty! You will enjoy it.

Brenda Brown said...

congratulations on your new MH. It is beautiful. You are going to have so much fun.

Take Care
Brenda

Anonymous said...

LOVE it! You look like a natural in the driver's seat, Don!!

Tom, Marci, Nick & Bryce
roamingfree2010

The Bright's said...

How EXCITING!
Congratulations!

Happytrails said...

Congratulations!! Your new "home" is very very nice!! I know you will have many wonderful years on the road with this fabulous rig!!

Paul and Mary said...

Congratulations on your new purchase. It's beautiful! We wish you many happy, safe and trouble-free miles. Enjoy the adventures!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wait till the bulb seal windshield gives way and you have a flood on your dashboard. Learned our lesson after 2 Tiffins, they are far inferior to Winnebago. The pillars on either side of the windshield are made of wood not steel, and feel comfortable knowing that your driver and passenger seats are bolted to plywood and not steel like a Winnebago. Hey, in a front end crash you will be the first ones to the accident though. Good luck.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, you just bought a lump.

Lady Dyna Ryder said...

Oh, those smiles say it all... enjoy those RV'ing days to come!

Jim and Dee said...

For some reason I've been thinking of you so thought I'd check to see if you've updated the blog.
It's Christmas Eve, Merry Christmas!!!

We hope to see you sometime in 2012.

Tobias Thrash said...

Congratulations on your new home and your first RV drive. How does it feel to have a mobile home? Perhaps your heart is pumping in gladness? Nice pics of your new RV, definitely worth the buy. Congrats!

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