ON THE ROAD—AGAIN
A Tale of Two Rvs©
Traveling In the Coachman Orion
In 2013 we lived in a 35-
Well, you guessed it–by 2017 we contracted itchy feet and set out to find a small motor home, which we thought would be easier for us to drive and park, not to mention get better gas mileage than our previous RVs. We settled on the 20-
(See comparison diagrams below)
The 3.7 liter 275 HP V-
First stop was a reunion with Phil’s family on the Indiana-
All in all, we had wonderful visits with both sides of our family, but our enthusiasm for the new Orion rapidly dwindled.
Sleeping in a corner standard size bed was an exercise in frustration, as was making the bed–I could not reach the far corner of the mattress to tuck in the fitted sheet—or the top sheet—or the comforter. By the time we added a foam pad, I could no longer hop easily into bed—being height challenged, I had to use a stool to get into bed.
And then there was the step-
Phil’s CPAP failed early on and also drained the single 12-
In an effort to put some distance between us, Phil gallantly tested the over-
It was back to the corner bed for two. Between Phil’s snoring and the noise of the large un-
Cooking at the tiny countertop and cleaning up in a miniature kitchen sink was a distinct challenge I left to Phil as I settled with my laptop into the cramped corner of the breakfast-
The only “easy” chair was a flat cushion covering a storage box–think jump seat on an airplane. No comfort anywhere except the two front seats!
Taking showers in the narrow corner bathroom was just okay, and neither one of us minded the tiny sink where we washed our hands and brushed our teeth.
But–three weeks later, as we turned onto our home street, I muttered “I will never travel in this rig again.”
Hi, family and friends! We set up this site to share some road-
Mia and Phil
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