A Tale of Two RVs
As I inch closer to having the Insurance Company finally release the funds to get a replacement RV, it’s decision time. I decided to not order the same coach as I had last time. I am going with a different layout, where the main bathroom is in the front of the coach, the full width of the coach, plus it has a bathroom slide-out to make it even roomier. Yes, by the way, the “main” bathroom… this layout has a bath-and-a-half. RV-ing is a struggle.
My plan for a while has been to custom-order a coach which will entail a ten-week build time. Plus a week or so delivery to the dealer from the factory is getting desperately close to Thanksgiving. American Thanksgiving…Thursday November 28th.
However, I have found another coach, a 2019, on a dealer’s lot. This coach would most likely be way above my pay grade, however, it’s a 2019 that this dealer has been paying bank finance charges on for at least six months, and now the 2020s are on their way. No doubt he’s willing to deal.
At forty-one feet, both coaches are about the same length. They both weigh around 12,500# empty and max out at 15,500#, giving around 3,000# for everything that it takes to live. And a washer/dryer. And a cat.
The choice should be a no-brainer. One doesn’t have a central-vac system. Are we still in the dark ages? Come on… no central vac in an RV? The one with no the central-vac looks as if the hole for the television is maxed out at 50″. Fifty inches? From six feet away, I might have to squint. A friend just got a 65″ TV. So I should watch Alabama football on anything less?
Both have the basics: auto-leveling on a phone app and two air conditioners, an electric fireplace, ceiling fan, a king bed and washer/dryer hook-ups. The 2019 has an upgraded hitch and suspension.
The difference and reason for my struggle, is the cabinetry on the 2019. Wow. It is uptown, for sure.
Below is a kind of side-by-each comparison. It’s a little unfair as Coach #2 has almost perfect lighting while Coach #1 looks like the salesman used his flip-phone to take the pictures on a cloudy day. It does give you an idea of just how far RV-ing has come.
Every day is a struggle.
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(If you click or tap on each picture it will open up full size.)