Closing This Chapter of RVing
Wednesday of this coming week, we will trade in our '08 Melbourne 29D for a 35 foot Class A. We've had the Melbourne for 4 great years, and it has given us very little trouble; nothing I could not repair. We averaged about 9.5 mpg over the course of 25K miles, with 2 trips to the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, Southwest USA, Yukon Territory and Alaska, Wyoming and Montana, Louisiana, and Idaho, plus many local trips close to our beloved northern Arkansas.
Our RVing lifestyle has changed over the course of these several years; now we tend to stay for 5 to 8 weeks in commercial parks, and the Melbourne gets a little close for the two of us as the days pass. We want to be able to lightly entertain, want more kitchen counters, and more comfortable seating. We're staying with a gasoline engine, and dread the reduction in mpg. It will be very difficult to beat the last 4 years!
I'll continue to lurk, but my usefulness in making comments and answering questions has just about come to an end. This is a good website, and for your sake, I hope Jayco reads the comments, as I'm beginning to here more and more complaints about their quality. Tread lightly, and have safe travels.