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The RVs of RVtravel.com readers and how they use them
Issue 62; Posted Sept. 10, 2016
From Alan and Linda Ford, Pickwick Lake, Tennessee
Here we are standing beside our 2007 Pace Arrow 36D and our ’99 Wrangler Sahara. We are filling up close to home after returning from a 1500 mile trip to the panhandle of Oklahoma. We have both been retired for over 10 years but we aren’t full-timers. Wife would never part with too many things for that to happen.
We bought our Pace Arrow last year. It was almost unused with only 19,000 miles. The 36D has a super slide on the driver’s side, a bedroom slide on the other, washer/dryer, bath & 1/2, electric awning, and a host of other cool things.
We plan to take a lot of shorter trips rather than one or two long trips. Easier on the bank account and me. Also, we plan to limit our trips to the time of the year when school is in session and it’s a lot cooler. We plan to go see our alma mater, Arkansas State University Red Wolves, and play some football, too.
From Phil and Kay Atterbery, Wichita, Kansas (for now)
We started this odyssey in September 2014. Our coach is a 2004 Fleetwood Bounder Diesel 38N. We are the second owners. Our toad is a 2011 Ford Escape on an open car hauler. Four furry kids round out our one ring circus. All human kids are grown; no sticks, no bricks.
We have been RVing full-time for two years now. We became empty nesters and I retired from my second career. We had always had an RV so the move to a motorhome was easy.
We have friends and relatives across the U.S., so we’ve got plenty of destinations to choose from. We just watch the weather and stay away from angry skies. “Goin’ wherever this leads, runnin’ down a dream.”
We are a folk music duo called Hungrytown. In 2004, we quit our NYC day jobs and moved to Vermont to be full-time musicians.
Pros with our Sprinter: It gets over 20 mpg on diesel; except for the occasional hiccup, it’s been ironclad reliable; fits into a regular parking space.