Deciding which type of recreational vehicle (RV) to buy is probably the biggest decision of any trip. There are so many options to choose from! Click here to learn the difference between a Class A, Class B, Class C, Travel Trailer, 5th Wheel, and other types of RVs.
In 2012, we traveled in a 2000 Fleetwood Pace Arrow Vision (Class A) and towed our SUV:
(This picture is from our stop in Quartzsite, Arizona.
Take note of Kevin lounging in his recliner. RV living is rough.)
This time around, we wanted something slightly smaller and more nimble to open up our camping options. We settled on this 2010 Keystone Travel Trailer, aka The Bullet. Instead of driving our home and towing our car, this time we will be driving our car and towing our home:
It will be interesting to see which type of RV we like better, especially when it comes to driving. Learning how to drive a 36-foot motorhome was a challenge. We made the smart decision to take RV Basic Training lessons with Tom “The RV Guy” Gooch in 2012, and we credit his instruction with keeping us safe out on the road.
When you’re driving a Class A, you don’t forget that you’re driving a Class A, especially with semi-trucks flying by you on the highway. But now that we will be driving a regular size truck and towing a trailer, we need to make sure we don’t do this:
Suzanne plans to dig these magnets out of storage and use them again for this trip. She found that it makes for a friendlier experience on the highway when other drivers know there is a reason for your slow driving. Or, maybe it just puts them in a good mood because they are laughing at you…I mean with you.
We’re looking forward to settling into The Bullet and getting it ready to go. Check out the album below for more pictures. We’ll see you on down the road!