January 2015

After months of searching, Kim and I finally purchased a motorhome that seemed almost ideal for our needs: a 29-foot 2005 Bigfoot 30MH29SL. On a rainy Saturday morning in mid-January, we drove to the previous owner’s house to take delivery. “I guess I didn’t fix that leak as well as I’d thought,” Mike said, pointing […]


After a month of RV shopping, Kim and I took a breather for the holidays. We continued to chat about the subject with friends and family, fishing for feedback on our our plans, but we only casually browsed Craigslist. We didn’t venture out to the used RV lots. After the new year, though, we got […]


Buying an RV: Finding Focus

by jdroth on 15 January 2015 · 0 comments

As Kim and I continued on our quest for a quality Class C RV under $40,000, we resorted to research. As with anything, the world of RVs can be overwhelming. There’s a lot of vocabulary and terminology to learn. There are a multitude of models and features. There are plenty of things to look at […]


Last summer, Kim and I hatched a plan to leave our lives here in Portland to traverse the U.S. and Canada by RV. After several months of research and contemplation, we’d reached a few conclusions: We’d spend six months to a year traveling backroads, visiting friends and family, exploring National Parks, and documenting our journey […]

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“I think we should buy an RV,” Kim announced one morning late last spring. “We spend a lot of money traveling around the world. If we had an RV, we’d spend less and we could explore our own country for once. I think it’d be fun to take six months or a year to see […]