The Mitch and Val "Roadshow"

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By Valerie C.

Whether you’re buying an RV, or just curious about them, buyers have an important decision to make right off the bat. New or used?

“Don’t buy a new RV,” they say, “because it will depreciate 25 to 30% the first year!”

“Don’t buy a used RV,” they say, “because it won’t be under warranty and so many things need service and repair.”

“Don’t buy a new RV,” they say, “because so many things go wrong with motorhomes the first six to twelve months.”

“Buy a new RV,” they say, so you can get exactly what you want custom from the factory.”

Who to believe? What to think? New? Or used?
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By Valerie C.

We’ve had an amazing start to our full-time RV adventure so far — dropping off the kids at college, having to be towed after a breakdown on the side of the interstate in Kentucky on day 5, visiting friends, family, and National Parks in Utah and Nevada (as described in my last blog post), and generally finding an adventure every day.

Oasis RV Resort Las Vegas

The Oasis RV Resort in Las Vegas…rows of palm trees, an oasis-like pool complex, and 85F at night makes this one of the most beautiful RV parks we’ve seen so far.

This week continued our amazing RV adventure, including possibly the most interesting and fun 24-hour period ever!
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By Valerie C.

Rig tow truck

The time of our lives…? Not exactly when on Aug. 19, when our rig broke down on I-25 outside Paducah, Kentucky and had to be towed.

After packing up everything and heading south, we made our goal of dropping off my son at Clemson University for his freshman year in two days. The RV, however, had other ideas about our plan to meet Mitch’s son in Salt Lake City.

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Just saw some antelope for the first time on the trip! They were near the Wyoming/Utah border. I didn’t get a picture but I was so excited! Then I saw some more. And some more. Now I’m like, “Oh. Antelope.” Mitch sill hasn’t spotted them though (he’s driving). Give it five minutes.

Post Script:

We’ve now seen quite a few pronghorn antelope in the western U.S. since the start of our trip. Here is a picture  of  pronghorn antelope we took in Yellowstone in July 2015!


Oh give me a home…

Honestly, seeing wild animals never gets old.

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Read our next post: Feeling “High” in Utah and Coming “Home

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