As the story goes:
"Once upon a time there were three bears, who lived together in a house of their own, in a wood. One of them was a little, small, wee bear; one was a middle-sized bear, and the other was a great, huge bear."
Ok, not the same but let us look here and now and Goldilocks is searching for an RV; to venture into the woods. How far into the woods depends largely on the size of the RV and the capibilities. For instance to go deep into the woods, or desert, you need a 4x4 and not to high so as to clear overhangs. Another is to tow something to get you into the woods while the RV is left at a base camp. For years this is what I did
Without a doubt, this was the best! A Class A will alow you to have all the comforts of home and yet still it can be driven and parked as any other car. I should note here however, I traveled by myself except my two cats traveled with me. Addmittedly two on board and you might need an attorney!
Above left is my first "RV". Had a sleeping platform and storage, plus carried the bike inside. Worked OK; but after awhile I was longing for more creature comforts. I bought the Pleasure Way in 2007 and put the bike on the trailer.
In the early days as a child we camped all over the West. Those were the days! Often touring in a 1957 Chevy Nomad - new at the time. Father had a big and heavy canvas tent. Sometimes we would just go hunting and shooting trips,; mostly to Bear Mountain in Tehachapi about two hours East of Los Angles. Sleep under thes stars and wake to the aroma of Italian sausage and scrambled egges grilling over a wood fire. Thanks Dad, those were the best of days!
Days at Avila Beach, CA Golden Hills of Colorado Camping and riding around Silverton, CO
Like Goldilocks, you have to sample all the possibilities of RVs out there. And boy are there a bunch!
Recently was at what is billed as the largest RV show in the Country; it may be too. Over 1,500 on display. From the small to the "estate" on wheels.
Like Goldilocks, you need to sample all the possibilities out there. Some may be too small, many are too big; and then there is the one that is just right. Back then it ws the Class B. Great advantage of the "B" is you can drive and park anywhere a car can. With a Class A you are pretty much stuck to driving the interstate and parking at Walmart.
My solution since 2016 was to buy a Toyota 4 Runner and turn it into an RV. Video below:
This worked great for me. It allowed access into areas where a 4x4 can go..
Now two years later and feeling the effects of aging; once again looking at perhaps buying an RV. This time, should I do it, would be a Class C with slide outs. Still tow the motorcycle. Of course one must weigh the reality of RV ownership. In the case of the above, with a purchase price somewhere north of $115,000.00 you can buy many a night in 5 Star hotels!
Have fun and do your research, Rv's range from Tear Drop trailers and the small "Adventure " trailers to multi-million dollar Class As.
The photo below: I must ask: What were they thinking? ! I guess you can close the doors.
The other fantasy is to go "Full Time". Dump the cost of owning a home:
At some point - Roof
RVs will give you the freedom to roam. It will also cost you in depreciation.
Goldilocks has some thinkin' to do. Stay home and venture out once in awhile, or buy an RV.
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