2001 Harley-Davidson Road King

Monday, July 26, 2010

The RV is GONE!

These two pics are from when we went to pic up our 2010 toy-hauler at the dealership for the first time (September 2009):

These two pics are from the Thunder In The Hills Bike Rally we went to in Bandera, Texas around the end of March, 2010:

We learned the hard way, like many first time RV-ers. Our toy-hauler travel-trailer may have looked "COOL" (as in "hip") on the outside, but with no slides, it was just too darn small on the inside.

It's a really good thing that we LIKE and love each other so much, because we lived in that thing for 4 1/2 months last winter! Also, something that we had not figured on (never having been to the Gulf coast before)...we had to keep the Road King and bicycles IN the garage when not in use (which was MOST of the time), because the salt-water air would have ruined them! And because of the constant high winds, we were never able to use the awning to sit under, so we ended up living in appoximately 22' X 8' of space for those months! (the trailer was 34' long)
Whew! What an experience! Hahahaha!

I didn't mind it so much, but William absolutely hated having no elbow room whatsoever. I would just curl up in a corner of the bed (we had a 32" flatscreen TV in the bedroom), or more often, the dinette bench and get comfortable (CAN you get comfortable on those things?) with my laptop computer for hours....HAD to, because the weather was miserably cold and rainy for most of the time.

Well, William said there is no way we're going through THAT again, so, let's see if we can sell this thing, so I put it on Craigslist and "poof", it sold for what we were asking. Thank goodness! A young athletic family with two boys bought it for their dirt-biking excursions, which is perfect for them! Yay! A win, win situation!

The truck was sold too! We LOVED our Nissan Titan 4x4 truck (gas), but it's just too small to pull the new fifth-wheel that we plan to buy...a 2011 Keystone Fuzion 322...(any advice or opinions, anyone? Now is the time!).

Our new truck is a 2011 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD turbo diesel 4x4 crew-cab standard-bed in charcoal metalflake gray...and that bad boy can pull anything! We are waiting for it to be delivered any time within the next day or two. We are hoping to get many years of use out of both the new truck and the new fifth wheel, so, in the long run we figure that these purchases will actually SAVE us money. I will, of course post some pics of the new truck as soon as it's here.


  1. Seems like many people start with one rig and then find that it is not what they wanted and thus sell and buy a different one. We don't have any at all yet, but I an tending to think it will be best to go with a used motor home first so if we want to trade it in we will have less of a deprecation shock.
    Looking forward to hearing about your new rig.

  2. Congrats on getting your truck and RV sold so quickly! I look forward to reading about the new rig.

    Mary Ann..sorry to read about your Dad's cancer. I knew your Mom had been ill, but had forgotten about your Dad. Prayers for all of you.



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