We’ve been planning to hit the road for two years now. It’s been a long, tedious process with lots of setbacks. Maybe that’s why it feels so surreal to say this, but… we bought a fifth wheel! As per normal for us, there were some hiccups with the process, but everything is finalized and we’re just waiting for them to deliver it to us – a 2006 Keystone Montana Mountaineer 342 PHT. It’s a little older than we wanted, but it turns out it’s pretty hard to find quad bunkhouses (ie, four bunkbeds) that have a sufficient amount of cargo capacity. This fifth wheel has four beds in the bunkhouse and a 3700 lb cargo capacity.
It’s been such a roller coaster and we have such a mix of feelings – relief, excitement, fear, worry, etc, etc. It’s been a little overwhelming. We’re trying to sell furniture, clothes, toys, etc, pack up what we want to put into storage, clean the apartment thoroughly, and still have a good Christmas. Doug’s trying to split his time between working in the evenings and figuring out what accessories are absolute necessities for us to hit the road, and how all the RV systems work.
But it’s really happening! I just spent a fair bit of time calling RV parks in Central Florida to find our first spot, and man, was that hard! I knew everyone would be booked, but yikes. I did find a spot for us in what seems to be a nice park about an hour and a half northwest of us, so our first two weeks are taken care of. Now to figure out the third week!