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The RVs We Drive – Woodall’s Bloggers Discuss their Personal RV Choices

September 22, 2011 by Woodall's · 20 Comments  
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The RVs We Drive | This Week Only at Woodall’s Campgrounds, RV Blog and Family Camping Blog!

This week in the Woodall’s Blog – The RVs WE Drive! Read our expert bloggers as they share the pros and cons of various camping units – from their own personal experience. These posts are about their favorite RVs! What is your RV of choice, and why do you choose that vehicle for your camping trips? Tell us by submitting a guest blog about it at http://blog.woodalls.com/authors/guest-blogger-submission/ .

Here’s what one blogger had to say:

How did we select our current RV? Well, I’d like to report that we had unlimited funds and time to select nothing but the very best that satisfied our every whim and need. I’d like to tell you that, but it wouldn’t be true. Instead, I’ll tell you what is probably a common story. We had camped for ma… READ MORE
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20 Responses to “The RVs We Drive – Woodall’s Bloggers Discuss their Personal RV Choices”

  1. Mortaci on September 22nd, 2011 9:00 pm

    Truck camper is the only way to go. Bought our first in 1971 and tried everything else in between.
    No license plates, no sway, No tax, Leave at home or campsite and explorer at better gas mileage. We get new truck and keep the camper we love. cheaper to insure too,

  2. Wm on September 23rd, 2011 11:51 am

    Truck campers are very handy to park as well

  3. mommajoyce on September 23rd, 2011 12:06 pm

    Our first RV was a 1993 Winnabago Brave. In 2005 we bought a 2005 Fleetwood Excursion and we are SO SORRY!!!!! We should have stayed with the Winnabago Line of RV’s! Fleetwood is a NIGHTMARE!!!!! Don’t STAND BEHIND what they BUILD! Do anyone else out there have this Green Lemon?

  4. mommajoyce on September 23rd, 2011 12:18 pm

    Our first RV was a 1993 Winnabago Brave(29ft) and we never had a problem with it. We retired and wanted to upgrade. In 2005 we made a BIG MISTAKE and bought a 2005 Fleetwood Excursion. We are NOW REALLY SORRY, we didn’t stick with the Winnabago Line of RV’s. Fleetwood DON’T STAND behind what they build. We are SICK and TIRED of this GREEN LEMON! Do anyone else out there have a Fleetwood Lemon, especially a 2005!

  5. vet66 on September 23rd, 2011 3:15 pm

    We live out west in the Sonoran desert. Lots of room and open highways. While living in Eugene, Oregon we visited the production plants in Junction City – Country Coach and Monaco, and Beaver Coaches in Bend. The CC impressed us the most as we watched the coaches in various stages of construction. We were sold on the Country Coach. Bought a 1999 Intrigue, 36 Footer with a 350 Cummins, turbo, exhaust brake and some other goodies. Only problems were a couple of gaskets dried out, water pump in the coach – had a spare, and a booster pump to get the hot water to the front of the coach for the interior heater.

    Drives like a dream and looks great wherever we go. If we need a vehicle we rent from Enterprise. They come out to pick us up in town and drive me back when we turn the rental back in. Generally, we can park in a mall parking lot or anyplace the delivery trucks go and dry camp at Walmart/Cracker Barrel or rest stops between resorts. Once we stop at the resort I can have electricity, water and dump setup in 15 minutes.

    I’m a Navy veteran, Naval Security Group -1966 to 1972. Retired from the Railroad in 2008 and have been going somewhere once a month ever since. Getting the Coach ready as I write this and heading for Monument Valley for the full moon in October.

    See you on the road, pilgrim!

  6. butterbean carpenter on September 24th, 2011 11:16 am

    Howdy mommajoyce,

    Have you read the Gypsy Journal’s articles on Fleetwoods ?? Or read the Fleetwood owner’s forum….

    REALLY DO FEEL FOR Y’ALL !!!

    Smooth roads, clear skies & balmy breezes !!!

  7. Granny on September 24th, 2011 3:25 pm

    I’ve had a truck camper and a pop-up and I’ve tent camped, but after 2 weeks of pulling myself up off the ground (which is no easy feat at 60 with 2 hip replacements), I decided if I was going to do anymore camping it had to be in something more substantial. Since I’m raising my 3 granddaughters by myself, I had to find something that I could afford and that would work for the 4 of us. I found a 22’ Minnie Winnie with no slides but it’s a real solid vehicle and has all the conveniences we need when on the road. After a couple of 2-week vacations in our Minnie, we headed out on a 5-week, 10,000 mile cross country tour and even brought along our little Bichon and our fat cat. We started out on the East Coast and hit the high spots and low spots from Death Valley to Glacier and lots in between. Minnie took the trip with grace, and other than a few oil changes and some de-bugging, she gave us no fuss. With my Blackberry and hotspot, I was able to keep in contact with work, friends and family. We dry camped many nights, but when the temperatures soared, we headed for 30-amp hook-ups and replenished our water reserves and emptied holding tanks. Minnie is now one of the family and if I ever retire, I look forward to spending more time with her, but for now, I’m planning a trek to Labrador or maybe the Pacific Rockies next summer with my girls and of course, I know Minnie will bring us there is in style.

  8. Louise on September 29th, 2011 12:48 pm

    We are a family of three at this point. My husband, myself and our daughter, coming into her teen years. The first year we camped we bought a used truck camper. We wanted to make sure we liked camping before getting to much invested in it. For three people it was tight. It was an older truck camper, with no hot water, or shower. And the previous owner disconnected the heater, as he did not like the idea of gas and electricity mixed together. That also meant that the refrigerator only worked on electricity. But it had hard walls. I like the protection of hard walls. We used it many times the first year we had it, and we all realized how much we loved to camp. The following spring a campground down the road was selling one of their rental campers. This is a 25 ft travel trailer. It is a Citation. It is not new, but had been well cared for. It is in great shape. It was modified at one point to have a double bed in the back, rather then twin beds. It has a full bathroom, with shower, in a walk through bathroom. And of course heat, dinette, stove, refrigerator, oven, radio etc. We just recently got a microwave for it. And there is a pull out couch. Maybe called a jack knife couch?? That is where my daughter sleeps. This works so much better for the three of us. My husband says it pulls really well. We have really enjoyed it very much. Unfortunately we were unable to camp this year for many reasons, but we tried to camp in the back yard. Next year I hope to make up for lost time. This is our little home away from home. WE LOVE IT!!!

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