Our RV

We purchased our RV in March of 2015. It is a Fleetwood Excursion 33D.  It is one of the smallest Class A diesel pushers on the market.  We have been planning to buy one for a few years now and we have spent the past few years trying to figure out what type of RV.  We settled on the Class A for several reasons.  The first was the ease of driving and the second was the size.  We knew if we had a 5th wheel our overall length might be larger than what we could bring into a national park.  The Class A allows us to pull a car behind and then disconnect it if we are trying to get into a smaller area.   The other thing we liked about this plan is we prefer to drive a smaller car exploring vs. always having to drive around in a large truck.  The RV is just the perfect size for the 3 of us and with a drop-down loft bed allows us to have guests.

The original plan was to make this purchase in 2016 or 2017 but after the sudden death of one of Lori’s co-workers of over 25 years she decided to buy sooner than later.  It is scary to make a leap from full-time work to traveling but none of us know what the future holds.  This is why we decided to make this purchase and pursue our dream of traveling now.  We want to enjoy the all the natural places in this country while we both have excellent health.  We plan on returning to Maine each year and work hard for the summer to save up for another opportunity to travel.

The deciding moment

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