By Valerie Coffey
Love camping and travel? Dreaming about buying a recreational vehicle (RV)? When it comes to shopping for an RV, the choices can be overwhelming. Where do you start? The answer depends on numerous factors with a tangle of pros and cons, and is quite different for everyone.
When you start your search, you’ll need to understand the different classes of RVs. Each type has its pluses and minuses.
Our blog at RVLuckyOrWhat is a labor of love, but we always thought it could possibly be more than just a way to record our travels. The information we’ve learned can be useful to RVers and RV travel dreamers everywhere.
Recently, we found a company we believe in that has made a difference to us in our travels. How often can you say that? As such, Mitch and Val at RVLuckyOrWhat are proud to announce our first cross-marketing affiliation with Wholesale Warranties!
We reached out to Wholesale Warranties to ask if they wanted to affiliate with us, full-time RVers who are blogging and recording our experiences. We’re going to talk about them anyway, so we thought they should know. And they agreed to talk about us too, because we represent the essence of their customers — people who just want to get on the road and go!
As affiliates, we are pleased to recommend and refer readers to this reputable company we like, and they in turn will help promote our site and message. We do not intend to inundate readers with information they don’t care about. We will continue to share our story just as we always have, and help keep you all RV dreamin’!
Who is Wholesale Warrranties?
By Valerie Coffey
A new great post on Outdoor Online from American writer and previous full-time RVer, Katie Arnold, Raising Rippers, goes a long way toward confirming that owning an RV — any RV — is an exercise in patience. All dreamers of this dream (even atheists like me) have a sort of “come to Jesus” moment in which they have to ask if all the trouble is worth it.
By Mitch R.
Happy New Year 2015!
After four months on the road, we posted Mitch’s Interim Report Card Part I, in which we graded ourselves on how well we’ve accomplished the goals of our trip. We also named some best of the bests, like best scenery, favorite place for fun and frolicking, and favorite surprise experience.
This is just one of too many stories to count about break downs in RVs … but just like us they are still loving the life!
I must admit it has been rather a MIXED BAG since our last post, we reached California:
Saw one of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever witnessed in Trinidad:
and reached San Francisco:
We caught up with our gorgeous friend Bonnie who works at Skywalker sound- GEORGE LUCAS’S studio, and mixes sound for Disney films:
On leaving San Francisco we got about 14 miles South on highway 1 and broke down going up a hill…. Our ‘marvellous’ breakdown company ‘Good Sams’ turned out to be devils in disguise and refused to help tow us off the highway for TWO DAYS!!!!!!! (Don’t worry, a sternly worded email has been written, received, and apologies have been made)… We ended up with a parking fine and a warning from the SHERIFF that he would tow us off the hill in 72 hours:
Luckily Good Sams…
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By Valerie C.
In my previous blogpost, I described how new RVs have many more problems than used ones, and how you aren’t supposed to begin a year-long trip in a brand new RV — in spite of the dealer telling you not to worry because your rig is under warranty.
We decided to do it anyway, because, we thought, we were going to get the problems fixed right off the bat. After all, our Camping World dealer in Florida kept our brand new Class A motorhome for nearly a month after we bought it to deal with the problems we found our first night.