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The RVs of RVtravel.com readers and how they use them
Issue 85; Posted August 19, 2017
Cheryl and Dennis DeNoi, Full-timers
We have owned our vintage 35-foot 1983 Apollo Sceptre motorhome since 2003 and have lived and traveled full-time in it for the past 10 years with no end in sight. Apollo only built 44 high-end 35-foot diesel pusher Sceptres from 1982 to 1984. Each Sceptre had to be custom ordered and took three months to be hand crafted. Ours cost the original owners $200,000 in 1983.
Our Sceptre has been featured in both MotorHome and Family Motor Coaching magazines, and a photo of it was on display in the RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum for the 100th Anniversary of Manufactured RVs. Because of our unique RV, we have become freelance writers and photographers for both motorhome and travel trailer magazines.
We enjoy the freedom full-time RVing provides us while giving us the ability to tour our great nation and never leaving the comforts of our home on wheels. We chose “health over wealth” and decided to retire at age 50. Since then we have logged over 500 stops, 75,000 miles and 47 states, most of which have been on scenic highways, byways and other secondary roads. We avoid freeways, as you do not truly get to savor the local flavor of the different and diverse communities throughout rural America. Our RV’s personalized license plate reads, RFORT as we feel like two kids playing in our fort.
We wish all of our fellow travelers happy trails, smooth roads and courteous drivers.
Essential for big RVs!
2017 Rand McNally Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas
If you drive a big RV — extra long or extra tall — then this truck driver’s road atlas will be a huge help in knowing where you can drive without encountering a low bridge or getting stuck hanging over a cliff. This is an essential aid even if you have a GPS! Coverage: United States, Canada, and Mexico. Learn more or order.
Ken and Krista Nutter, and family, Cincinnati, Ohio
Our family of four (ages 43, 43, 15, and 13) travels in our 2015 Forest River Solera 24R diesel. We do not tow a vehicle.
We travel to nearby campgrounds for weekend camping with friends, to Dale Hollow Lake for boating fun, to New York to visit family, to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, to weekend softball tournaments, and on month-long summer adventures across the U.S. We’ve been from Maine to Florida and Virginia to California, visiting as many National Parks as we can. So far, we’ve been to 28 National Parks.
This summer we’ll be going from our home in Cincinnati through the Midwest and on to the Pacific Northwest, where we’ll hit great parks such as Redwoods, Olympic, Mt.Rainier, Crater Lake, North Cascades, and Glacier. In the parks we hike, bike, kayak, sightsee, and attend astronomy talks.
We love our motorhome — it gets great gas mileage and is small and easy to maneuver just about anywhere. We even took it through downtown San Francisco. When the children go off to college, we plan on full-timing. We’ll be getting something a little larger when we full-time. You can read more about our adventures here.
Live well and dream green!
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