Many RV'ers know about Quartzsite, AZ and that it is a popular place to go for the winter. If you come here, just off I-10 near the California border, in the winter you can expect to find anything in the way of RV stuff for sale, "from soup to nuts". And there's plenty of the latter! ! ! But if you come here anytime from January thru February you'll find the "Big Tent" and RV's show, with many dealers selling new and used RV's. Some of the largest RV dealers are here during that time, Paul Everett, Mr. Motorhome, Johnsons, LaMesa RV and others.
We've known for sometime that we'd make the move to a Class A mototrhome, for the ease of setting up, tearin down and traveling. After ten years plus on the road and traveling more than 74,000 miles it's time to make the change. With so many to choose from, the selection is fraught with designs, floorplans, colors, motor and power ranges, whew, it's a might overwhelming.
We selected a lightly used 2016 Tiffin, Allegro, Open Road, model 34TGA ! It's much smaller than our fifthwheel. Actually, we're having to make many changes and concessions to the way we lived before. The 5'er was 38 feet long with 4 slides, this one is 35 feet with 3 slides. The big changes on our list are, lack of washer/dryer, lack of large refrigerator, cupboard space and storage. But what it is doing for us is making us trim down our "stuff" and boy there was a lot of "stuff". We held a yard sale of all yard sales. Made many a good deal for a lot of people.
It took us the better part of three weeks to sort and put what we kept into the coach. Then we had to "make it ours" by putting our beloved artwork on the walls, adding the family photos, etc. All those things that make a "coach" into a "home".
So, on down the road of life we go with a near new Class A that'll allow us to get into campgrounds that have smaller spaces, making adjustments along the way. We loved our Jill Presidential and Jack Ram truck. We know as we get out on the road with this one we'll be comfy also but we just have to get out there. Still one month to go till we leave here.
But stay tuned...