This is it (one can only hope)

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Well, this is it - at least I hope it is. After much more ruminating, researching and rusticating (okay, so that doesn't fit but needed a third "r" word), the decision is finally made. I'm going back to my second choice. I will be getting a new or close to new fifth wheel toy hauler and a used 1-ton pickup truck. This solves all my issues, gives me something to drive when the weather is bad (or I just don't feel like climbing on the bike), place for a combo washer-dryer as well as all my riding gear and lots more. I'm NOT changing my mind.... ;-)

I'm still undecided on the brand of toy hauler. I liked the quality of the Keystone Raptor but a few design things irritate me (not being able to see the tv when the slide is in). I have found a lot of '06 model KZ toy haulers that don't have that problem and seem to have everything else that the Raptor does, for a little less money (a good thing with my tight budget). I haven't seen them in person so can't compare quality yet.

Oops, just got a call from my realtor. They need to show the house in 30 minutes so I'm outta here for now!

Till next time - keep on rollin',

1 comment:

  1. Froggi / Donna,
    I read your complete bio and web site. I'm so sorry you lost your husband at such a young age. I am very inspired by you wanting to keep up your Rving and cycling alone. I will be turning 50 this year and my wife will be 48, we both fill it's time to get busy living. She has wanted her own motorcycle for years. We rode a lot when we were young before the kids came along. Well their 25 and 27 now so we can go do some fun things on our own now.
    To try and make a long story short, we went and got ourselves a Toyhauler a month ago, we plan on getting a few bicycles, I plan on getting her dream Harley for her next year, and she also wants a kayak to take along too.
    We went with a 23ft Weekend Warrior, we liked the flashy look of it, it fit our budget and the size of our TV rite now. We carry big model airplanes up and down California to fly at different events, we both love that too because it take us to some real pretty Lakes. I have a few years to go before I can retire and then we will try and get our dream rig, a F350 and a big Raptor TH or the big Weekend Warrior Full Throttle 5er's.
    We had a 36ft Prowler 5er 20 years ago when I was working in construction doing out of town jobs, after 5 years of that you learn what living in a RV is all about. I loved it, I worked all up and down the California coast, the only part that was bad, was being away from my wife and kids. The last year and a half I traveled and worked we rented out our house and the whole family came with me, 2 kids 5 and 7 years old, one dog and 2 cats.
    We look back now and can say those few small years traveling in that 36 ft RV were some of the fondest for us and the kids. Our kids still talk about it and laugh about all the fun they had. We had people that called us trailer trash and losers, even friends did, we never cared.........

    The way we get away from all the stresses of work and life now is to pack up our new little Toy Hauler and head out to "ANY" campground and pull out the lawn chairs and think how lucky we are to still have each other and live life.

    Good luck in your travels and have fun with life, it go's by so quickly.
    Joe and Kobi
    Huntington Beach Ca.


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