Monday, August 11, 2008

Home Sweet Home

Guess what! We upgraded to a larger travel trailer!!! Yay! OK, so you don't think we're absolutely crazy, let me first say that when Greg bought our travel trailer, we never in a million years thought we'd be selling our house and that I would join him full time on the road. After living in the trailer for a little over 10 months the walls were just starting to cave in on me. Greg would ideally like to live on the road for maybe five more years. That's a long time to live in an area you feel slightly claustrophobic in!

So while we were in Colorado Springs last weekend we decided to go to an RV dealership just to look at floor plans. We honestly didn't plan on purchasing one that day. We were so afraid that we were going to be way upside down on our "first" travel trailer and we had planned on paying it off before we upgraded. But, we found a trailer that really fit our needs and they actually gave us a little more than what we had left to pay off on our "first" trailer! We were stoked!

Last week was an absolute whirlwind! What was funny was we arrived at the dealership at 4:00 PM on Saturday afternoon, and no one even talked to us until thirty minutes before they closed. (The first rule in sales is never to judge someone! Everyone else there was in their retirement years. I guess they thought we were out of our league!) So of course we weren't able to actually do anything that day except negotiate a price. Well, on Monday sure enough they pre approved us. Which meant I had to get insurance lined up and a million other things. Then I had to make a "fly by the seat of my pants" trip back to Oklahoma to get stuff out of our storage unit that went with our trailer that we had taken out of it. I left on Tuesday and got back to CO on Thursday. Then Friday I was busy packing up and we left with our trailer when Greg got off work to an RV park that was down the road from the dealership. Saturday was spent doing paperwork, moving everything from one trailer to the next, then driving back to Lamar and setting everything up. We finally got everything situated yesterday! So far I am LOVING my new home! I did get a little frustrated on Saturday night because there are slight differences, but I think I was really just super exhausted. Not to mention I don't really deal well with change!

Here are some cool features about this trailer we didn't have in our other one:
1. It's a fifth wheel, rather than a bumper pull. Greg says he feels cooler towing it behind the truck! ;)
*2. Central vacuum cleaner!
*3. King size bed!
4. Oil rubbed bronze fixtures, hardware, and faucets!
5. A comfy rocking chair!
6. A larger hot water tank! I could actually wash my hair and body and I still had hot water left over!
7. WAAAAAYYYYY more storage!
8. Countertop space in the kitchen!
9. Solid surface countertops!
10. A fireplace!
11. A larger refrigerator!
12. A ceiling fan!
13. An "attic" fan!
14. An AC in our bedroom!
15. Plumbing for a washer and dryer!
*16. A convection/microwave combo!
* I've never had these in my life!

This trailer also has three slide outs rather than the one slide out we had in our other trailer! (Slide outs mean you have more space!) And this one is six feet longer than our other one!

So as you can tell I'm pretty pumped!


Nora said...

It looks awesome! I wanna see it in real life :-)

Felicia said...

Nora, you can visit me ANYTIME!!!

Nora said...

I'll be there! Maybe you could move the house a little closer to an international airport... ;-)

Kathy Young said...

Wow this looks great! Congrats.

Felicia said...

Thanks Kathy! We love it!

Sheila said...

Love it Flea! Can't wait to show Andy the pictures. We ment to ask if anything got wet on the drive back to CO? We were a little worried.

Jesse's Girl said...

That sounds like so much fun to me!

Felicia said...

Rebecca-we hear that a lot, and it really is fun! Especially since we never know where we'll end up next!

Thanks Sheila! And Andy is an awesome rain proofer! He can pack for us any day!!!!

Jessica Talbott said...

That is awesome. The kitchen looks the same size as mine....well almost! Very nice for all around trailer trash! Just kidding. It is crazy how nice they make things now a days!

Felicia said...

I know right? I almost feel like it's a normal home. Greg is convinced that it's bigger than our apartment we lived in when we first moved in together. I wouldn't exactly go that far, but it is pretty homey!!!

Jssica Young said...

That is the coolest thing ever!!! I thought it was a regular house!

Felicia said...

It kind of feels like a regular house!!! Except no yard work! As Greg says, when the grass gets too tall, we just move to another spot! lol!

Doohickie said...

Nice digs, Felicia!

Anonymous said...

3 cheers for being able to wash your hair AND your body all at the same time! I'm a big fan of that concept for myself! :)

Felicia said...

LOL! I agree! And thanks Paul!!!

Brad said...

Looks good! I've secretly always wanted to live in a travel trailer.

You must tell me more about this "central vacuum cleaner."

Felicia said...

The central vac is awesome!!! It's just like one in a house. You plug the hose into the actual cleaner, which is located in the cabinet beside the rocking chair. And the hose reaches one end of the trailer to another. I don't have to haul a heavy canister around which is why I have always hated to vacuum! Yay! However, it is spoiling me and now I think I'll need a central vac in our next house....