I haven't been writing much the last week or so. It's not that nothing's happening, but it's mostly getting the house ready to maybe rent it. My girlfriend, Judy's, daughter has recently returned to the Sacramento area from Southern California and Judy says she's very interested in the possibility of renting my little two bedroom house. That would be a great help for me to be able to head out for a year or so of RV living.
Before I went to Mexico I would have been a little nervous about being without a home for any length of time; but now I really have no misgivings. I know I'm happy in the RV and without the stress of maintaining the total responsibility for the house, I could be very comfortable heading out for a really extended time. This trip will probably be practice for the possibility of selling the house and going to full-time RV life.
I still haven't come to any final conclusion about whether to keep or sell Daphne Dolphin. I have been surfing the web and certainly taking in all comments I've received. As you may know I took Daphne in for a 'physical exam' - mainly to find out about installing an awning and some kind of rack on the rear for carrying my electric bike (which cannot be supported by my current bike rack) or possibly a scooter or ???? Well, I only visited one RV sales and service place outside of Redding [near Cottonwood where Daphne is resting at my son's house since I can't keep her here at my house]. The service manager there told me I could not install an awning and there's no way to anchor a shelf support on the rear of the rig.
That's when I started surfing the Net for something a little newer, bigger and with awning, towing ability, more storage space, generator, etc. Now that I've received several suggestions from readers, I'm thinking maybe I should take Daphne to another RV service place. The one I went to never mentioned anything about, for instance, mounting something on the front of the vehicle for an electric bike. And, there've been suggestions about freestanding awning / sun shades, etc. So, I'm going to head up that way, I think, next week and kind of start over with investigating the possibilities with Daphne.
And, I've been looking at lots of other possibilities - especially Lazy Daze used rigs. They're not quite as easy to find - I think folks keep them - but I've found a couple that are possibilities if I decide to buy.
Like almost everything in life. Each decision depends on something else; like:
*If I refinance the house my payments will be lower - so I'd have more for travel
*If I rent the house and refinance that's even better
*If I buy a newer RV I could maybe buy a used car (smaller than my Toyota Camry) that I could tow
*If I keep Daphne can I update lots of things that I'd like to have in her?
........The list goes on...... Comments appreciated! Have a great weekend every body!