I've done several rides that spanned multiple days, the one to Alaska and back took 75 days and two engines rebuilds!
I am fortunate, in that I can work from anywhere, so long as I have Internet access.
Motels can be expensive, camping out of one's rig can be fun but the logistics use up space and add weight to the rig.
What to do? Especially when one wants one's loving wife to come along?
In our case, my loving wife Martha and I have decided to try RV Camping! Once we're fully setup, we'll tow one of the Ural sidecars in the trailer behind the RV. Using the RV motor home as base camp, the sidecar rig can be used for supply runs and exploring. In the long run, I'll trade in the trailer for a longer one perhaps so that Stewie, Martha's scooter can come along as well!
Today, we picked up a 2006 Jayco Escapade in pristine condition for what we considered a reasonable entry price into this new-to-us world of RV camping. We'll be camping at a KOA campground in Wellington, CO through Sunday and see how things go.
Following pics are from campingworld.com's website:
2006 Jayco Escapade CSLP
One slideout, overall length 24.8ft (7.5m)
Height is just shy of 11 ft (3.35m)
Towing capacity 5000lbs (2268 kg)
Looks pretty good for a 10 year old motorhome doesn't it? Here's some views of the interior.
Looking towards rear where the kitchen and bathroom are located
Sofa folds out, table is bed too (for kids) and there's the overhead bunk area
Engine: Ford Triton 6.8 Liter V10 (305 H.P.) - Yeah, we'll be lucky to get 10 MPG.
Chassis: E450 Super Duty
LINK to the sales brochure this particular Jayco RV was sold with: LINK
More to follow as we see how we do this weekend as RV campers. The correct tow hitch for my Aluma trailer is on order, I'll be testing towing the trailer with the Escapade next week. The lessons learned this weekend will drive further work/outfitting of the RV for future trips.