Would you buy a new RV with hail damage?

Would you buy a new RV with hail damage?

In the process of looking to purchase a New Aire we made a deal over the phone (we were on a trip and 2 weeks out from the dealer) to purchase a 2019 Newmar New Aire while trading in our 2016 Newmar Essex. Luckily I had the foresight to insist in writing that our...
Ordering a Newmar New Aire from the Factory

Ordering a Newmar New Aire from the Factory

I previously talked about why we’re downsizing to a 33′ Newmar New Aire. We looked online at all 3341 model New Aire’s in the country (only 5 as of this writing) and were not happy with the options the dealers selected. We’ve bought all of our...
Downsizing, Take Two

Downsizing, Take Two

After a disastrous first attempt at downsizing the RV, we’re taking a second dip in the downsizing pool, and hopefully won’t sink this time. Once we made the decision to stop full-timing and buy a sticks-and-bricks house, we took that as an opportunity to look for a...
Harnessing the Sun

Harnessing the Sun

We really like the idea of solar power on an RV. Who doesn’t? We tried once before getting solar installed on our Dutch Star, but the system was far too small to handle a residential refrigerator. This time we decided to do it right and use a company that...

How we get reliable mobile Internet access

Over the years, a number of people have asked how we stay connected on the road in our RV. So I thought I’d post an article on our solution, which hopefully gives a starting point for researching your own mobile answer. Please note this is not necessarily the fastest...
Choosing Our Full Time RV – Part 3

Choosing Our Full Time RV – Part 3

We did it! We just signed the paperwork to purchase our full time RV. In Part 2 of choosing a full time RV, we pretty much decided to go with a Newmar, either a Mountain Aire or London Aire. Well, we ended up buying an RV that wasn’t on the list. We bought a...