Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!

Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!
Traveling...Resting...Relaxing...Working...On Our Way Out West Somewhere...Where We Land Nobody Knows...

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Toad or No Toad?

It’s time for us to once and for all follow our hearts and get out of our box and just go for it. It took a tremendous amount of courage for us to become full-time RVers almost 3 years ago but the main reason we did was to follow the NASCAR circuit working or visiting all the race tracks. So far, we have only done three and that is just not acceptable to us any longer.

From our past experiences, we know that it is a big financial step to take since every attempt we have made, money has held us back so we have been looking for ways to lighten our burden and Jerry had an epiphany this morning. He has been having many of those lately, must be all the meditating we have been doing regularly. Anyway, he suggested since we would be traveling so much and basically just towing our Jeep hardly using it at all, why not sell it and go without it.

The cons would be…not having a vehicle if we stay an extended time anywhere or sightseeing (we could always drive the RV to all places)…not able to use the toad if the RV breaks down on the highway or for an extended time in the repair shop (we do have roadside assistance, which would help).

The pros would be…saving on the expenses for regular maintenance on the Jeep…saving on gas for the RV (towing we do around 7mpg, without towing we do over 8mpg, big difference when you calculate the thousands of miles we will be putting on this year)…having only one vehicle to maintain verses two (since Jerry does most of the maintenance on the vehicles, the time saving would be a lot)…less wear and tear on the RV by not having to pull the toad…we have our bikes that we have been trying to use more often for our health…downsizing our Jeep has been a topic for quite awhile now anyway and if we choose to stay in one place for an extended time, we can always buy another used smaller vehicle.

We will be staying in the Phoenix area for another month before heading out so we have some time to play with the idea. Any and all comments would be deeply appreciated.

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