After several weeks of searching online when the internet would work, numerous calls and visits to private sellers, and numerous dealers. The search started. As i stated in the previous post, a motor home was the choice we wanted and esp a diesel engine because of the more power and the engine would last longer. We’d like to explore more areas of beautiful areas but Ms. Southwind struggles with hills, we couldn’t imagine taking her up and down the mountains. Also because of the steps was a huge issue for me. Well after looking, emailing and finding out that most newer motor homes have more steps then the older units. Not only that but the diesel coaches have the door in front of the passenger seat and we both found entry was much harder then MS. Southwind. A tow vehicle that gets good gas mileage are going pretty high right now and are very hard to find. It seems Americans are now thinking more about the economy then size, comfort and what looks good. When i did find a diesel motor home that would fit our needs it was either sold or had numerous problems and we’d be back to where we were now with Ms. Southwind.
Hubby decided to just look at used trucks online as he has wanted another truck ever since i traded his truck for a car i could get in and out of. He was shocked the prices he was seeing on diesel trucks. So then he started looking at fifth wheels as they have been his desire and choice from the time we have started this journey. His preference has been the fifth wheel setup. Because of the steps and other circumstances we opted out and went with the motor home setup. At the time it fit our needs the best. The decision was made to take a day and just look at diesel trucks and fifth wheels. We were amazed the options we had available and how easily the steps were for me compared to the motor homes. Not only that but if the need arises hubby can build me a set of sturdy wooden steps that he can put in the back of the truck.
After getting up very early, going several hundreds of miles and spending 3 days of none stop searching for the right home and vehicle for us. We arrived home tonight exhausted and overwhelmed. We decided to pray some more and ask God for his guidance and so as i write this tonight we still have major decisions to make. We have to decide on what we actually want in all the options that are available to us. It's amazing how God has opened up so many options for us. We have prayed, had others pray for us and really tried to listen to what God wants us to do in this decision making. It’s a huge step for us.
Once again you will have to stay tuned and see what is in the future of the Southwind Adventures. Until next time … have a good one