Monday, March 29, 2010

Road Tripping in an RV - Yes We Can!

Colleen and I have some time off next fall and we want to take a road trip.Her idea is to jump in the car with a tent and a grill and go. My idea is to drive the car to a hotel room. Since we will be driving from Massachusetts to Florida, and stopping in at least three states along the way, my sister suggested an rv.

An rv would be great because it would be like a small home on wheels. In reality, it would be only slightly smaller than the home we actually live in. An rv would have all the amenities of a hotel room and then some. A stove, a fridge and places to stow stuff are included in an rv, but not a hotel room or campsite.

For me a self-contained rv is the way to go. Having a way to fill a sink and flush a toilet is really attractive to me. Showering in a non-public place sounds good too. Of course, all this means having to deal with grey water tanks, the empy-ing and the maintenance thereof, to be exact. Neither Colleen or I want much to do with that. She suggested we bring the Shawns. One could do the driving and one could do the empty-ing.

I still like the idea of hotel rooms, but driving an rv seems like much more of an adventure. With a little planning and attention to detail, the trip will be more exciting if we take our accommodations with us.


  1. I would love to do that one of these days. I think it would be the way to go and travel as well. But I wonder with the price of gas nowday's if it's worth it. That would be my only concern. Sounds fun though :)

  2. I have ALWAYS wanted to rent an RV and cross country with it! I have friends who own one and go away alllll summer every summer! Of course, they're retired and CAN...

  3. Hey Nancy, the maintenance is easy. Just gargle with Listerine every day and spit it in the toilet. that keeps the gray water from getting too putrid. As to emptying the tanks, just stop at the dump station and send Colleen out to act confused and helpless. She is so sweet that some guy will do the emptying for her. ;)


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