The nice thing about a rig our size ( 27 footer ) is that you can easily maneuver around with it.
We are never limited to which parks we can stay at, and boondocking at Walmart is a breeze.
Besides, we have a huge backyard, right ??
Well, on lousy weather days like today, when you cannot access your huge backyard, the quarters get a little tight.
Don't get us wrong, we knew when we planned our trip that it would not be all roses. We knew we would have mechanical stuff go wrong, and we knew there would still be sickness, and we knew that our rig with no slides would be a little cosy.
So today, we found ourselves thinking about our next rig.
Of course, the first decision has to be between a motorhome and a 5th wheel.
And that was where we got "stuck" every time.
We love our motorhome while travelling. It is so convenient to access your house, while barrelling down the road. We can use the fridge, find a map, dig out a snack or beverage, and even use the washroom if necessary.
And if a drawer or cupboard flies open, we can do something about it right away. There is nothing worse than walking back to your trailer and finding your pantry contents smashed and leaking on the floor.
But for us, the number one reason we chose a motorhome in the first place, was so we could tow our little car. Yep, when we get to our destination, we love driving a 40 mpg car, rather than a large truck.
On the other hand, having a steering wheel in your living room, is not very homey. No one can deny that a 5th wheel feels more like a home.
Most of the larger fivers have three or more slides, that really open up the living area. Usually, the extra large TV is in a position where you can look directly at it, not up over the front seats like in most motorhomes.
We went back and forth between the two for most of the day.
We talked about how with a motorhome, you have to maintain two motors, transmissions, drive trains, etc. Yes, but if your motorhome breaks down on some side road, you can just unhitch your car, and go get help.
And to bare my soul, just a little, I had to confess that I was unsure if I could tow one of those big fifths. What if I had to back into some tight spot, with someone waiting for me ?
And Teresa had some misgivings about driving a large truck, possibly a dually, to the laundromat, or grocery store.
Decisions, decisions !!
But, one decision has been made. If we are going to spend a month or more in one spot, it will have to be in something a little bigger.