Okay, I’m talking about RVs….. What were you thinking? ;)
You might recall that I came to realize Dolly was too large for me – primarily due to the places I want to see and the things I want to do. The small class Cs, and possibly B+ models, are the way for me to go. You can read my One Year Anniversary post to see examples I previously researched and shared.
Well, this past weekend, and I’m almost too embarrassed to admit this….. I succumbed to temptation and spent WAY, WAAAY too much time on the internet looking and dreaming. The result? If I had the money in hand, right this very minute, I would be negotiating the purchase of that beauty in the photo above (all pics in this post are from Craig's List-DFW). It is perfect!
It is a 24’ Class C, 2008 Winnebago Access, with only 16K miles. It’s 2’ longer than my preferred max, but I could work around that. What a dream machine!
In the pics below I have put the features I like best in ALL CAPS. Each one are on my wish list! These are aesthetic pictures, but don’t worry – the mechanics (engine, generator, a/c, tires, etc.) are presumably sound. For me, that has to be a given or I don’t even spend time looking at the interior.
Just look at the LARGE, EXTENDED MIRRORS! And look at the first photo above again – it comes with an AWNING!
SEPARATE BED, REFRIGERATOR *&* FREEZER, ENCLOSED BATHROOM, MICROWAVE, STOVE TOP, and an OVEN (optional for me, but hard to come by in this size)!!
TWO SINKS, a DINETTE (possibly to be replaced later), and look at all the WINDOWS! Plus NO CARPET! **WOW, Oh, Wow!**
A RECLINER!! There is plenty of STORAGE for Kitchen Dishes (above dual sink), a Food Pantry (above Dinette), and Reading/Writing Materials and Electronics (above recliner). It has an OPEN floor plan (no wall in the middle of the room). Woohoo!
A SEPARATE SHOWER!
KITTY CENTER: I could store the bedding pads at my nephew’s, and the loft becomes Miss Hope Heaven! She would even have her very own windows (note 1st and 2nd pictures - over the cab). We’d all be in heaven!
And don’t worry about Nonni and Bentley. I’ve given it a lot of thought. They will most likely be (probably, maybe?) at least 12 and 8 when I get an RV. Already, for the most part, the extent of their indoor activity is to lay on their beds between outings, or play with their toys on their beds – when they’re not eating that is. LOL. We take 3-4 walks/day, 2 of them are at least 2 miles, and during the week they also go to the off-leash dog park at least once or twice. Then on weekends we take at least 2 extended hikes, and I spend as much time outdoors as is humanly possible - always. None of that will change when I get an RV. They will love it, small space and all. Trust me.
WINDOWS SURROUNDING THE BED! MORE HEAVEN!
There is also STORAGE above the bed for personals and clothing, AND there is a hanging CLOSET to the right – just out of this picture (between the private bathroom and dual refrigerator/freezer). :-)
I have a checklist of all the things I want in an RV. The score for this RV on layout and interior amenities? 95%! (My checklist for the mechanics of my future RV includes brands, power usage/requirements, etc. – but of course, I did not consider any of that while browsing and dreaming.) So, I’ll say it again, WOW! HEAVEN!
Saddest thing to me is that, once again, purchasing this would end up costing me less than what I’m spending monthly now. Some day folks…. Some day.
I’m feverishly working on saving my down payment, and as of late, my new target date is June 2014.
Why so long you ask? Well, wonderful readers, let me tell you (grin). It may take me that long (or longer) to save up a down payment for something like this, AND I was able to negotiate a rent reduction on my lease renewal. That means I have to stay in the Hood for now (groan), but every little bit helps, right? Besides, my lease renewal doesn’t begin until April – maybe a miracle will occur before the lease rolls over. Hey, stranger things have happened and a girl can hope. Right?
In the meantime, I’ll have to get my fix by visiting pictures like these, and by taking comfort in the fact that at least on this day; the perfect RV was waiting for me.