The thing I miss the most about no longer being in my house is my back yard!!! Especially at 6:30 AM and 8:30 PM when it’s time for a potty break for my dog. I miss being able to open the back door, let him walk out, do his thing, then let him back in while I remain in my bathrobe!! Even though it’s in the 70s during the day, being in the desert it’s a lot cooler at 6:30 AM and 8:30 PM, before the sun has come up and after it’s gone down. Believe it or not, my winter coat that goes down to my ankles is wonderful at both those times and I’m so glad that I have it, including my gloves. Fortunately, those are the only times I need both on any given day down here in Tucson.
The lack of space has finally gotten to me and I found a larger motorhome. If you didn't notice the new picture, look up. Geez, is it larger. I went with an Alfa See Ya 40 ft diesel pusher.
It has two hallways, one loaded with closets and drawers...
and the other one goes through the bathroom…
Both end up in the bedroom...
Whoopee...a bedroom. The slide on the right isn't out so it's larger than it appears.
The living/dining rooms and kitchen have so much space I hope I'll know what to do with all of it...
The storage, inside and out, is unbelievable. I know that what I currently have in Olivia probably won't even make a dent in the storage available. This is quite the home on wheels.
There’s a circular opening on the Corion counter for throwing garbage into the garbage pail. Access to the garbage pail is from the outside and it has it’s own door. Right now, in Olivia, I put up two removable hooks on a wall and I have a plastic bag hanging on it for my garbage. It doesn't look great but at least I have a place for my garbage.
A requirement on my wish list for my next motorhome was a washer and dryer and I have that in addition to a built in vacuum. While the built in vacuum wasn’t a requirement I won’t turn it down!!
The space I’m in right now is next door to a park model. I’m thinking that it’s going to be a tight fit so I’m going to see if I can move into a space not next to a park model. The park model itself isn’t the problem but I think the carport cover will be. Also, slides on Alfa’s are deeper so that might be a problem too, not for living with, but for when parked next to a park model.
If you're looking for a non-hard sell dealership, let me recommend Pedata in Tucson. They're a very laid back, non-pressure dealership and that's where I found my motorhome. What's more, the salesman lives down the street from where I'm living!!! He has a good reputation in the RV park so that's also a plus.
While I like the dealership, I don't like what they offered me for Olivia so I'm going to sell her on my own. I figure I'll make $12,000 - 16,000 more that way and that's quite a difference.
Now that I've found my next home I figure I'll have more time to spend catching up on your blogs. I'm soooo way behind. Wait, I'll have more time after I've moved all my stuff from Olivia to my new motorhome (unnamed, so far) and cleared out my storage area. Fortunately, the Voyager, where I'm at, is having a "yard sale" on December 10th so I hope I'll be able to get rid of stuff I've decided not to leave in storage. I see further downsizing in the near future!!!
Feeling good today,
P.S. I notice I have a number of new followers and I promise to acknowledge you in the near future. In the meantime, thanks for joining me on my journey, if you call wintering in Tucson, a journey.