It’s An RV Life For Us!

So… this happened 🙂

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R-Pod 180

While at Grand Canyon we saw amazing sights and felt tremendous awe at the natural landscape around us. We envied those in the campgrounds that got to sleep even closer to nature. We started thinking about boondocking and RVing and, well, we decided to look for an RV.

We *had* actually done a ton of research on living in an RV a year or two ago. We decided that we would really like to have a truck and truck camper set up… which would run us about $75K. So we put that dream aside.

Now, though, since we are planning to take 3-month road trips on a regular basis we thought that looking at an ultra light travel trailer to pull behind our first generation Ford Expedition would be a good idea. We live in the southeast where a myriad of outdoor experiences are available. We also would rather travel in a way we don’t have to load and unload our gear and our service dog’s gear every day or two.

It actually is the perfect time of year to look at 2017 models they are discounting to make way for 2018s. We have long admired the Forest River R-pod, the Travel Lite Falcon, and the Livin’ Lite Camplite travel trailers. Fortunately we were still close to the Camping World at Bellemont, Arizona.

We fell in love with the R-pod 180. It has a good bit of storage, a slide, a dry bath, and it comes with high ground clearance for off road camping in the Hood River Edition.

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2018 R-pod 180 Floorplan

We named her “Bandit”. Our Expedition is already named “Smokey”, so it seemed uber appropriate.

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Smokey & the Bandit

They had just sold their 2017 model but discounted their 2018 to be close enough in price that we decided to buy. The salesmen, finance manager, and store staff were so great. We give Camping World Bellemont, Arizona the highest recommendation!

Now, we head west to California and north to Oregon!

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