Thursday, December 9, 2010

Preparing for the Maiden Voyage

This has been a 2 and l/2 month process.....finding a 5th Wheel trailer, finding and buying a truck to pull it and then setting up the trailer and truck for the trips.  Whew....didn't know so much would be involved.  Lots of telephone work, looking, and decisions.  It was fun and sometimes stressful, but then I stress a lot.  Hopefully, with our condo on wheels I'll learn to relax and take in nature and have time to reflect and learn and well, you who camp...know what I'm talking about.  Now don't get me wrong....I'm NOT a camper....I'm a RVer!  I've learned there is a difference.....a camper loves to "rough" over open fire, not going inside very much.  They like bathhouses, or maybe no bath at all.  I, on the other hand, want all of the creature comforts of home...king size bed, recliners (that are comfortable) shower, potty know a condo...just on wheels.  I do like the outdoors...and love a fire in the fire pit......grilling on a gas grill....and having a nice place to retreat to in inclement weather!  Ok, so I'm a campground Diva!  I do put makeup on and cook (you know I love to cook) in my "camper".

Here are some pictures: 2006 33'Crossroads Paradise Pointe
Living area with leather recliners....that are actually comfortable!
I loved that this unit had the table and chairs
king size bedrrom
We also have hook ups for a stackable washer and drier.  That's a plus if we ever get to travel for extended trips...we may want that convenience as well!

Here's the tow vehicle:  ....a girl has to "ride" in style!

   It's a 2002 F-250 with a 7.3 ltr. diesel.   Yes, I drive it and I'm really enjoying the ride! It's a pretty truck and the interior was in perfect shape....since I have to ride around town in it and on standards were high!  We wanted an older truck...for the engine...but it had to look new....well, that took some time to find!

So, there you have it....we're planning to take it out on December 18th and 19th to Percy Quin State Park, Mississippi, near where a family reunion will be taking place.  It will be cold and we will be cozy!  Taking Jena with Gracie and Asher....that should be fun! :)

I'm sure I'll be posting about that adventure....stay tuned!


  1. Lookin' good!!!! :-)

    It looks like you've done your homework. Should be a great rig to full-time in.


  2. Great looking 5er and truck....Have fun!

  3. Great looking rig, congratulations and safe travels.

  4. Great looking set up! Enjoy your trip to Percy Quinn. Johnny's been there, but I never have.

  5. Hi Mel, nice post. I am wondering where Percy Quin State Park is located?

  6. Hi John and Ellen,
    Thanks for reading my blog. I appreciate all the followers! Percy Quin State Park is in Mississippi just north of the Louisiana State line 13 miles and south of McComb, MS. We are going December 18th and 19th. Never been...but looks lovely with full hookups at each site...even 50 amps and sewer!