Thursday, October 14, 2010

Never say Never ~ Class A to TC

Well we've once again shifted plans.  After much debate and a LONG HOT summer here in the desert we've decided to move north.  The original plan was to continue working full-time while living in a Class A year round down here in Phx but this summer has been brutal on me and I've come to the conclusion I'm done with the desert.  The last 2 yrs we have been in an apartment while slowly making the transition but the constant roar of the A/C running non-stop is enough to drive me insane!  I can't imagine doing this in a much smaller space.  So, north it is!

Why the title Never say Never?  Because I said I would Never live in the snow again but I'm moving 120 miles south of the Canadian Border.  Back to Washington we go!  However, I am going to enjoy one last winter down here in the desert.  Just planning on being gone in time for next summer.  Keep your fingers crossed!

Now whats this about Class A to TC?

Well since we're not going to live in a Class A full-time because of the freezing weather up north we need to find something in our budget that will still allow our nature outings and sightseeing trips.  What a perfect rig to keep a small footprint, stay under the radar, keep all the amenities of an RV ~

A TC (Truck Camper)

We've had one before so we're not new to this 
and appreciate all the pro's a TC has to offer.

So first up for review:  
The Adventurer 80 GS

More to come…

Ok here's some specs on the TC.  The Adventurer 80 GS 
was designed for a 6 1/2 foot short bed truck like the 
Nissan Titan or Toyota Tundra.  Also keeping with the 
lightweight design it comes in at a whopping 1455 lbs. dry.
The typical is to give yourself 1000 lbs. for extra weight
(yourself, passengers, clothes, genie, water ect.)
making this a 2500 lbs. wet camper.  

Not Bad!

We'll keep with one of the big 3 for the hauler.
Still like the look of Ford but open to the other two as well.
We will downsize the truck this time around from a 
dually to a SRW in the 250/2500 size.

Upgrades will be:

Hellwig Sway Bar and Torklift & Fastguns.

I've just learned the sad news ~
My heart and prayers go out to our Good Friend and Blogger
Tioga George and his son David.

I am sorry for your loss!


Lynilu said...

Uhmmm, you know, don't you, that there are some climates somewhere between the two extremes? Just askin'!!! ;D

Margie M. said...

We can totally relate to your plans to leave the heat of the desert. We spent 2 summers in Bakersfield, CA (1993 and 1994) and it was miserable. The A/C drove me nuts too, but you couldn't live without it being on full blast. I like to visit the desert (a little bit) but know I'd never stay for a long time. It may rain in WA and get cold, but at least it's green. :)

Looking forward to more news on the TC plans. Have fun.

Merri and Steve said...

Margie thanks for taking the time to write on my blog. I'll always remember your kindness and I'll miss you my friend! God Bless you and Bruce! RIP