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The RVs of RVtravel.com readers and how they use them
Issue 54; Posted May 14, 2016
From Peter and Sandy Schroll, Orlando, Florida
We are a semi-retired couple, born in Connecticut, 20-year residents of Miami, Florida, and a brief (four-year) time in Asheville, North Carolina.
We drive a 2008 Four Winds, Windsport, 36F. It has two large slides and plenty of room for our two Labrador retrievers. It has more than enough room for full-timing. We really enjoy the fact that it has three distinct living areas: a living room that is slightly separated from the kitchen/dining area and, of course, the bedroom. If we could change anything it would be the carpeted living room area — and we probably will change it sometime in the future.
Just before we retired we bought our first motorhome. Although we have been camping since 1971, it had always been in travel trailers. We are really enjoying the driving comfort and easy living of our motorhome.
After retiring in Miami we sold the house, and almost everything else, and full-timed for over two years — traveling from one coast to another on as many back roads as possible. We spent a lot of time in our National Parks in Utah, the Dakotas and California. We really enjoyed driving the California coast, Portland, Oregon, Seattle, Washington, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We decided to settle down in Orlando because our children and, more importantly, our grandchildren had moved there.
Happiness is the friendships you make along the way.
From Debi and Paul Pitzer, Rendon, Texas
This is our 2008 Tiffin Phaeton 36-foot “home away from home.”
We are retired and I’m wanting to take my “dream” trip to Alaska soon. We’ve had a 5’er for years and traded her in for the motorhome two years ago. I love it!
We’ve been to a few rallies and I hope to be able to talk hubby into full-timing.
Not all who wander are lost.
From Roger and Sue Kresge, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
We have just upgraded from a much smaller travel trailer to this 2016 Jayco Jay Feather 23RLSW, along with our 2010 F150 tow vehicle.
Last year we got back into camping after nearly 20 years away from it, and we’re enjoying the heck out of it. I just retired in September, so we’re able to do a lot more. This year’s travels will include four or five week-long local and regional outings, plus a 10-day trip to Maine in June.
We love the fact that our new TT has actual living space and a real bed. The pictures show our rig parking and then set up for Mother’s Day weekend at our local Thousand Trails campground.