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RV Travel Reader RVs, Sept. 10, 2016



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The RVs of readers and how they use them

Issue 62; Posted Sept. 10, 2016

From Alan and Linda Ford, Pickwick Lake, Tennessee

RV-Ford-8-6-2016Here we are standing beside our 2007 Pace Arrow 36D and our ’99 Wrangler Sahara. We are filling up close to home after returning from a 1500 mile trip to the panhandle of Oklahoma. We have both been retired for over 10 years but we aren’t full-timers. Wife would never part with too many things for that to happen.

We bought our Pace Arrow last year. It was almost unused with only 19,000 miles. The 36D has a super slide on the driver’s side, a bedroom slide on the other, washer/dryer, bath & 1/2, electric awning, and a host of other cool things.

We plan to take a lot of shorter trips rather than one or two long trips. Easier on the bank account and me. Also, we plan to limit our trips to the time of the year when school is in session and it’s a lot cooler. We plan to go see our alma mater, Arkansas State University Red Wolves, and play some football, too.

From Phil and Kay Atterbery, Wichita, Kansas (for now)

RV-Atterbery-8-27-2016We started this odyssey in September 2014. Our coach is a 2004 Fleetwood Bounder Diesel 38N. We are the second owners. Our toad is a 2011 Ford Escape on an open car hauler. Four furry kids round out our one ring circus. All human kids are grown; no sticks, no bricks.

We have been RVing full-time for two years now. We became empty nesters and I retired from my second career. We had always had an RV so the move to a motorhome was easy.

We have friends and relatives across the U.S., so we’ve got plenty of destinations to choose from. We just watch the weather and stay away from angry skies. “Goin’ wherever this leads, runnin’ down a dream.”

From Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson, West Townshend, Vermont

RV-Anderson-Hall-8-20-2016We are a folk music duo called Hungrytown. In 2004, we quit our NYC day jobs and moved to Vermont to be full-time musicians.

In 2006, we had a Sprinter van custom converted by Sportsmobile to carry us and our musical gear across nearly every region of the country. It’s called the Blue Meanie, which is now up to 240k miles. It’s fitted with two large solar panels and two AGM house batteries.
We travel in the Blue Meanie about six months out of every year; other times, we tour overseas or in our home region by car. In the U.S., we perform mostly at libraries and have often given tours of the Blue Meanie to curious audience members. When we have many shows in one region, we often trade a state park campsite for a concert. It’s a great thing.

Pros with our Sprinter: It gets over 20 mpg on diesel; except for the occasional hiccup, it’s been ironclad reliable; fits into a regular parking space.

Cons: Understandably cramped inside, especially on rainy or hot days; Sprinter servicing can be expensive.
Check out Hungrytown online or find them on Facebook.
[Editor: They’re very good.]

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