I have never stepped foot inside of a camper, but with Mark traveling so often for his new job, we figured this would be a great way for to us to be together when our schedules allowed.
I seriously never expected my kids would have so much fun walking in and out of RV’s all day. We looked for 4 hours our first day and the kids were just as excited walking into the last one as they were on the first one. It was so cool to see all the options manufacturers can pack into such a tiny space. They can really get creative.
Mark would watch hours of RV tours at night while laying in bed. We were really determined to find something that would work best for our family. I’ve heard of so many families regretting their initial RV purchases due to a lack of research and really considering their needs/wants. I only had one non-negotiable. We loathe driving long distances. I’m sorry, what? Why would we think road tripping in an RV would be a good idea?
A motorhome, in my opinion, is so much better when you’re on the road for hours at a time. The kids can buckle up safely on the couch and watch a movie on the Tv or safely at the dinette to color or draw. Mom can take a nap… win/win. Its just different and so much better than being confined to one seat the entire trip, in my opinion. There are pros and cons to all RV’s, but for our family, this was important. You give up some space when you purchase a motorhome over something like a 5th wheel, but we still feel we made the best decision for us.
After several weeks of searching and researching, we finally decided the Thor BH35 super c motorhome would be the best fit for us. I knew I would end up remodeling it to make it more our style aesthetically, so we watched the market for awhile to see if we could find one used. After several weeks we realized there were just not going to be any used options out there. So, we decided to purchase new.
We had to drive two hours away to Tennessee to pick it up. We stayed at a local campground for our first ever stay in our new RV. If you’re able to do this, I highly recommend it because if you find anything wrong with your new RV, anything that they missed or might be broken, you are right by the dealership where it was purchased. We stayed in TN for the weekend and found a couple of small issues during our stay. Before heading home, we drove it back to the dealership for them to fix. It was there for several hours, but we just jumped in the car and spent the day exploring Tennessee.
At the very next opportunity, we took off to Hilton Head Island to stay at a resort on the water for a few days. This particular resort offered Golf Cart rentals and that was so much fun. We would cart down to the water and fish the pier in the evenings.
By the time we made it home from that trip, I was itching to get my hands on it to make it more like home. The first thing I did was pull off these terrible cornice boards!
Am I crazy for tearing apart a brand new RV? Some may say yes, but I say it feels more like home. I’ve just completed renovation the front half and now we’re moving on to the back half renovation.
To be continued…