King of the Road


Oh Yes. We did it. We purchased a RV. It was not the ridiculous, gigantic  38 foot long, top-of-the-line – with its own washer/dryer, that I wrote about in my last blog. Surprisingly that was bought out from under us, at the eleventh hour. Instead we found something more suitable for virgin RV’ers like ourselves. We bought an older, shorter, not so top-of-the-line, for half the price.

For those in-the-know, who care about such things our new RV is a 2002 hurricane 32 Ft Ford Chassis V10 Triton. It does not have a washer/dryer, or room for a grand piano. It also does not have any slide outs which expand the room size, but it is clean, with only one previous owner, and it is perfect for our needs.

front view

I’m so excited. We pick it up early next week after they certify, e-test, replace all of the old tires and put on a new black water container (That is what they call the sewer holder). By the way, while my mind is thinking about toilets, can you imagine the freedom of never having to worry where the next nice road side washrooms are? Now I will just have to walk back in my own rig and use our own washroom, any time I want.

RV toilet

I think I will also fill up my coffee mug on the way back. No concerns now!

looking into bedroom

What fun. Truly it is a giggle. An adventure. What is the purpose of retirement if not to share new experiences and discovering the world. I’m all in. All aboard….

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couch and front interior

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About westlakemusings

In 2013 my husband and I retired. We bought an old pre-confederation house out in the country. This blog is about our new world in the country as we explore all of life's possibilities.
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6 Responses to King of the Road

  1. It’s a beauty! I am envious. I hope your first mini road trip will be to bring it to Warkworth, have lunch with us and show it off!! The weekend Star had an article about cities in America worth a visit that are NOT the biggies. Worth a look. And haven’t you always wanted to see the Carolina shores when no one is around? A couple of years ago we took ourselves to Asheville North Carolina, up in the mountains. Not a winter trip but just gorgeous. And if you’re an Elvis fan you’ve gotta go to Graceland, in Memphis.

  2. I find RVs really neat. It’s an interesting way of living and fun to see how everything fits into a really compact space. It looks like you have pretty much all of the comforts of home. Have you done a test drive with the doggies yet?

    • Libby the puppy was with us on both long trips to see the unit. She went out on the test drive. Molly has not seen it yet. She will be the tricky one. I’m planning some quality away time with just the two of us, sitting on the driveway – not moving. I want her to associate it with a pleasant afternoon eating treats, before we get it rolling.

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  3. Donna says:

    Perfect. Congrats on opening up a whole new world of RVing for hou and Warren. It looks great……a trip to Bobcaygeon would be a perfect practice visit, would love to have Molly and Libby. Have fun!!!!!!!!!

  4. margaretmcdonald says:

    Congratulations on the purchase. My Dad had a RV and travelled across the country twice including a trip to NWT.

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