Good Old Rvs. Ah yes, they sure are classic pieces of art aren't they?
My name is Adam and I recently purchased a '66 Travco 270. I have been off and on full time in my previous rig 'Gypsy', a '77 Dodge Sportsman 20ft. She was my first home on wheels and I fell in love. Never before had I experienced such freedom and the sense of pride that goes along with owning your own home.
She was my everything for about a year, parked by the river in NV for a month before anyone said anything about moving her.. gotta love the 20 ft ordinance ;) and for a newbie boondocker this was perfect!
From 2am card games to an ice cold brew in the fridge she did her job and did it well. Gypsy had 19K ORIGINAL miles on her when I bought her and just recently she logged in at 24K right before I sold her. Not to bad for an ole girl.
WHY DID YOU SELL?
Yup, I ask this question quite a bit, but the truth is.. well as much as I tried to make it work 20ft just isn't big enough once you have a child in the mix. My son Luke is now almost 5 months old. Time FLIES!
So there I was a young man, free from this world of materialism hanging out in my camper down by the river.. Life was gooood....
But as we have all experienced, life comes at you fast.
My lady Katie went into Gypsy's bathroom and sure enough... "Adam......... Im pregnant" and there started my wild spiral of questions. The main one being "How shall I fit a FAMILY in here!!"
I said all this to get to the point that is add 7 more feet, a rear bedroom and the classic retro styling of a '66 Dodge Travco and you have one happy guy and family.
Bought her site unseen in Parhump, NV about a week ago and there she sits until I can afford to purchase all new tires to get her to the other side of NV, Reno. I had an ole high school buddy go out and check it out, snap some pictures and pay for the rig...
Now the waiting game...
Our plan is to get her back to Reno, park her and renovate (keeping as original as possible) yet functional! Then pack up the family and hit the big open road. Meet the rest of America and see the beautiful God given Earth before... well... Who knows what may happen in the near future.
Please feel free to comment, share advice and your own experiences. Im very excited to meet other traveling folks or even other dreamers.