Friday, January 15, 2021

Some Day


Joining the ranks of fellow motobloggers Richard and Bridget, Lori and ChrisDom, Lynn and Gerry, and most recent Toad Mama and Mike; I should include Sonja and Roland as well as they too qualify.

We added another two wheeler to the fleet, although not the traditional two wheels that we're used to, we officially became RV'ers on Sunday.



We had been thinking about buying a camp trailer for years, but we didn't have a capable vehicle to tow it with and you can't put the cart before the horse. However, back in 2018 Brandy's boss retired early, and as his only employee she was let go and had to find a new job. This put all of our plans on hold. She quickly found gainful employment, we sold our house, moved, I switched jobs and we held fast, all the while visiting RV shows thinking some day.



Just as we were set to go shopping... 2020 happened, and again we held fast. We did manage to find a truck once we knew both our jobs were secure through the projected pandemic. 

Covid shut down RV shows, yet sales soared as people realized that camping was one of the few recreational activities they could participate while social distancing. My plan was to take advantage of the glutton of RVs last fall when everyone realized they had to store them. However that never happened, evidently this pandemic isn't going to end anytime soon and everyone decided to keep their RVs. 



Friends of ours just happened to have this exact model that we've been looking for and were upgrading to a new one, so they offered it to us before posting it up on Craigslist. After a couple of texts and discussions we were headed over to look at it. The RV market is tight right now and even more so for smaller units, the chances of us finding this particular model used is none, let alone one this prestine, believe me I've been looking.

So it followed us home late Sunday afternoon.

We backed it into the driveway (much to the dismay of our neighbors), and it sits while we worked all week. Since it's still dark when I go to work and dark when I get home, and with all the wind and rain we've had we haven't had a chance to check it out. So Saturday morning it's mimosas in the driveway, just to simply hang out and nest.

Looking forward to more fun in 2021, and social distancing in the woods.




16 comments:

  1. Awesome!!! Welcome to the club and enjoy this wonderful method of social distancing. Looking forward to hearing from your trips into the wild.

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    1. Thanks Sonja, we're excited and busy nesting now but hope to get out next weekend.

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  2. Congrats and many happy and safe trips in that RV!

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    1. Thank you Dom, your boondocking stories have inspired us.

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  3. Fantastic! And at least one bike will fit into the back of the truck. I talked to one guy here that had his TW200 in the back of a Jeep Gladiator which has only a 5' bed. And there was room to spare… When's the tour?

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    1. Hey Richard! Yep, the main reason we bought a truck with the 6'5" bed was to haul bikes in the back, particularly the DRZ and TW. I just have to figure out how to get the dirt bikes, mountain bikes, and kayaks in the back of the truck all at the same same time. And I suppose I can put together a nickle tour for you.

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    2. Kayaks on the roof of the truck and there is a nice bike rack for trailers that hold them high and attaches to the tongue. Kind of above the propane tanks.

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    3. I was thinking about putting a lumber rack on the truck for the kayaks, that way the motos could go in the bed. And it came with the "Jack It" bike rack above the propane tanks, I just have to figure out how to get the bikes up and down from there.

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  4. Where are the bikes going to go?

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    1. Hi Steve, the dirt bikes will go in the back of the truck, hopefully with room for the mountain bikes too. The big bikes will have to stay home, we're not into street riding anymore, too many inattentive, or aggressive drivers out there.

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  5. Looks really nice. Can't say I am a fan of the "caravan" as they are called in UK. But would love the idea of a "motorhome" type of powered RV. Hope you have great times in your new acquisition.

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    1. Thanks Paul, we considered a Class C motorhome as my parents had them when we were kids, but we want to take the dirtbikes with us. It's also nice to have a vehicle separate from the trailer to run into town for supplies.

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    1. Hi Nikos! Yep, that's what we'll call it from now on, the caravan!

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  7. Nice ute and caravan mate!

    Not exactly my cup of tea (at least not today) but it's great how you'll be able take your bikes and stuff with you. Disappear off the grid for all sorts of shenanigans - hang-on, that's starting to sound a bit more exciting all of the sudden...

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