CAMPER CRAZY bought an RV and then Covid-19 happened

After four years of looking and begging my husband, we went to the Tampa RV show in January with family and friends. There we found almost everything we were looking for in a travel trailer. If we had gone on our own we probably would have left without buying anything except some popcorn and beer. However, we succumbed to peer pressure. We even bought from a vendor we swore we would never buy from (General RV). We left excited and looking forward to picking up our new RV the end of February.

Great layout with lots of storage

My list of must-haves were not many:

  1. Length of trailer should be no longer than 30′
  2. Lots of windows and lighter colored furnishings
  3. Dual wheels
  4. A good amount of storage
  5. A large bathroom
  6. Must sleep at least 5/6 people
  7. An outside kitchen
  8. Two doors for entering and exiting camper
  9. Ultra Light weight
  10. A simple exterior without outlandish designs and a neutral color palette
  11. Room for my husband to work with his multitude of electronic devices
  12. Heated and enclosed underbelly
  13. NO aluminum siding
  14. At least one slide with a slide topper
APEX by COACHMEN

The APEX 265RBSS met all of my wants with the exception of two. The RV has 1 door. I kept weighing the pros and cons and decided I could live without the extra door. It has one nice slide, but no slide topper. That I didn’t think I could do without.

My husband had other items that were important to him as far as the construction and features were concerned. He was happy with the overall construction, however he was adamant that we have two air conditioners. So, we agreed to pay extra for the slide topper and an air conditioner and negotiations began.

We picked up the RV the last week of February and then camped at Lazy Days for two days with our granddaughter. With four years of watching countless videos on camping and RVs, writing posts and interviewing experienced campers you would think we would have this RV camping thing down. HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA

“Okay, what do I do with this?”

So we thought, no problem, we will take a few short distance trips over the next few months before we hit the road for a long trip. Then Covid-19 happened and we were told to stay in our homes. Yes, we are in that age group, you know, the 60 and over group. One more challenge to our RV dream.

But maybe this is not a bad thing after all. Why do I say that? Well, my next post will address that subject.

This is just the beginning..

 

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