I signed the longest, most ridiculous, piece of Illinois legalese paperwork I’ve ever seen! (and I even have a smile on my face!)…
…and I can’t wait to use it!
We’ll take delivery in a few weeks since we are having some modifications done to the coach to accommodate a longer bed! We thought it was funny how the manufacturers make these trailers 7 feet tall on the inside but have mattresses made for someone 5 feet 5 inches tall!
For those of you that are new to reading this blog and don’t know about my lifelong re-occurring dream of taking off in an RV, probably most recently posted in THIS POST , I have been seriously researching a trailer ever since coming home from Michigan on our last camping adventure.
During that trip, just a few weeks ago, what I longed for MOST was a BATHROOM! Forget about being cold and wet, it was the BATHROOM that would have made it so much more enjoyable for me. I’m not going to bore you (nee gross you out) with the details of WHY, those of you that camp will understand. Of course, being able to take MY OWN BED with me will be awesome!
I didn’t exactly plan on buying today but when we were shown this coach I kinda fell in love and being end of year clearance, well, I kinda started going through my checklist of the things I wanted/needed…
- Weight. The trailer needed to be light enough for our truck to tow very easily. This trailer is 4,213 pounds.
- Length. I wanted a smaller trailer so it would be easier to tow and back in and out of spots. This trailer, tip to tail, is 23 feet.
- Bathroom. I wanted a bathroom with enough space to, ahem, maneuver. This coach’s bathroom has plenty of space, with a tub/shower.
- Sink. Hate those double sinks that are in RV’s. This one has a HUGE single bowl sink with a high faucet/wand…pretty awesome.
- Bed. We needed a walk around bed. I don’t like crawling over Jim to get in and out of bed. This trailer has a short queen size bed…but we are having them add 6 inches to accommodate our feet! It will ultimately be able to accommodate a full size queen mattress when all done and still be able to pull in the slide room! Nice.
- Oven. Check. I didn’t want just a burner. We have an oven and a microwave.
- Outdoor Kitchen. I thought that would have been nice but this trailer is too small. It does come with a grill that attaches to the bumper so there was some compromise there!
- Guest Bed. The dinette turns into a bed if we ever need to do that.
- Dog/Pet Space. With the dinette slide extended there’s room to put a dog bed in the corner. Nice!
- Storage. Plenty of storage for camping trips and over 2200 pounds of carrying capacity. Nice!
- Price. Needed to be within my budget. Check!
- Quality. I did not want something that was going to fall apart. I hope my instinct is right on this one but only time will tell right?
I know…I don’t ask for much!
More to come!
(I’m kinda giddy right now so I’ll be back with more!)