Our 2004 Bounder Class A Motorhome named Seven & Toad
While RVing technology has improved, the concept remains the same. We get out of town to enjoy the outdoors as often as we can, usually at least six times per year.
I have been keeping a detailed daily camping journal, including photos of every camp site since 1999. We enjoy going over it to remember the adventures we have had over the years, especially when it is snowing and blowing outside.
We have been RVing for over 40 years and pictured above is our current and 7th RV named, logically, “Seven”. It replaced “Thirsty” which in turn replaced “Stinky”.
Seven has almost everything we want in a rig: 36 feet long, lots of room with 2 large slide-outs, substantial weight carrying capacity, automatic levelling, big bathroom and so on. It has a few things we don’t care about such as the washer/dryer and the ice maker in the fridge but all in all, we are happy with it. The 30% better gas mileage than our previous rig (appropriately named Thirsty) helps too. Here’s the original brochure. Ours is the 35E model on a Workhorse Custom Chassis.
We have towed a variety of vehicles behind our RVs, usually a compact 4x4 such as the 2010 Honda CR-V (named “Toad”) we are towing now. It is a must for exploring once we have set up camp.
RVing is our favourite thing to do - we are on the road for weeks or months every year. If I had my way, we would sell the house, buy a condo and hit the road for at least half the year. Tess has other ideas so we compromise, of course.
Hard to beat Alberta scenery!
(Yes, I took this photo with my phone.)
There are links here to my diary including a few photos of each trip over the last 4 years. The bracketed number is how many nights we slept in 7.
Hoping to help my fellow RVers and want-to-be RVers out, I have written a few articles about our experiences and what I have learned about some RV systems.