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RV Travel Reader RVs, July 8, 2017



Send a photo of your RV and a 150- to 200-word description of it, how and where you use it, and what you like or don’t like about it, to Diane (at) RVtravel.com . Be sure to include your name(s) and hometown, or if you’re a full-timer. (These are posted in the order received.)

The RVs of RVtravel.com readers and how they use them

Issue 82; Posted July 8, 2017

Peg and Bruce Heseltine, Grass Valley, California

Our 2009 Tiffin Phaeton, used, is new to us. We tow a 2003 Jeep Wrangler.

We aren’t full-timers, but try to be on the road a lot from April to December. This is our second motorhome and we have had everything from truck and camper, to tent trailer, to fifth wheel trailers. This is our favorite and we both drive it. 

Our farthest trip was last year from California to Maine via Canada and back. We’re looking forward to going to Alaska sometime soon.

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Linda Irons and Lee Sloan, Bend, Oregon

This is our 2012 Class C, 24-foot Winnebago View, which we purchased in December 2015, after we retired. Before that we traveled with a small travel trailer for about 12 years. We, and our 100-pound dog Lola, enjoy sightseeing and camping. We like our View’s floor plan and maneuverability, but dislike having to make up the bed.

We caravanned with my folks to Minnesota to visit family in 1997, but most of our trips were around the Northwest. We are not full-timers, but we hope to take some long trips. We are due for a trip to Minnesota and beyond, and hope to get to Alaska in the next couple of years. Do you know of a group that may be going to Alaska? We wouldn’t mind going with a group for that one. Otherwise, it is just my husband and myself traveling around. Olympic National Park in September (for two weeks) is our next outing. We live near lakes and mountains and are always getting away for a day now and then to visit them.

Editor: Anyone know of a group of RVers heading to Alaska in the next couple of years? Please leave a comment below for Linda and Lee, or write to Diane (at) RVtravel.com and I’ll pass your message along.

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Sue and Bob Conant, Full-timers

We drive a 40-foot 2016 Newmar Dutch Star, floor plan 4041.  We full-time so it’s our “Home on Wheels.” Our tow vehicle is a 2016 GMC Yukon XL Denali. Yes, it is a big SUV but we got tired of small cars. Also we carry an electric scooter and with the larger car, we can take it apart and carry it inside instead of being on a platform that has a ramp that fits in the towing receiver. We’re long enough! There really isn’t anything negative to say about our setup.

We have RV’d since 2000 when we got our first travel trailer. We outgrew it in a hurry and stopped on the way home at the old Wheelers RV in Las Vegas from a camping trip just to look and ended up buying a used 1999 Dutch Star. It had one small slide and we thought we had died and gone to heaven with so much room!

We 3/4-timed for several years, then went full-time in late 2005. By the spring of 2007, diesel was getting out of our price range so we settled down and bought a house in Box Elder, South Dakota, trading in our Country Coach for a 5th wheel so we could at least do some RVing. In 2012 we sold the house and went back full-timing and have been doing that ever since. We traded for this coach this past January. It was a leftover 2016 with the floor plan we liked and they wanted to move it, so we jumped at the chance.

We enjoy traveling and seeing the different sites, especially if we can find an air museum to go through. Also it makes it easier to visit our kids and families … it’s nice to have our own place but be close for awhile.

Both photos were taken at Hart Ranch in Rapid City, South Dakota.

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