Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
June, 2019 - Mount Denali, Alaska

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

About Our RV

Welcome to the followers who have signed up for my blog. I apologize if anyone was trying to leave me a comment. I thought I was set up to receive comments, but apparently that was not the case. I was disappointed when I hadn't received a single comment after several days of blogging :) I investigated and low and behold, the comments feature wasn't working. It now works and I look forward to hearing from any and all of you.

A follower asked a question about what type of RV we have and how long we have been camping. We have a 2008 Jayco Designer 34RLQS. We bought it in October of 2008 from Gillette's Interstate RV in East Lansing, Michigan. You may ask; why not purchase our RV in Wisconsin where we live. We looked in Wisconsin, but we have not found a single Jayco dealer in Wisconsin that is willing to work with us or that has decent service. We have owned Jaycos since 1981. We have been very pleased with the quality of each one we have owned from pop-up to travel trailer to 5th wheel. We had purchased all of our Jaycos from a wonderful family owned dealer in the Milwaukee area. A few years ago Jayco decided to phase out the smaller operations and would only do business with larger mega-dealers. Since then, we haven't found a decent dealer anywhere near us. Oops, I guess I got off on a bit of a tangent.

I do highly recommend Gillette's RV in Michigan. We got an excellent price, their employees were all extremely friendly and helpful, and the service was fantastic. We had a few small warranty problems we needed correcting. We contacted our local Jayco dealer to see when they could do the warranty service. Since we did not purchase from them, they refused to work on it. Gillette's has bent over backwards to help us from afar and has shipped all the parts we need so Kevin can fix it himself.

We love our 5th wheel. It has a great floor plan, and we think it will suit us very well for fulltiming. We have camped since 1981 when our oldest son was born. I'm never quite sure whether to say we camp or RV. We prefer to stay in national, state or county parks. We enjoy natural settings with hiking and biking trails. To me, that's camping. Don't take me wrong. We have nothing against RV parks or private campgrounds and have stayed in many wonderful places. It's just that in my mind what we do is camping. Kevin loves to have campfires. Can you believe there are many campgrounds that don't even allow them :)

Tomorrow I plan to post a message on how we came to the decision to be fulltime RVers. By the way, we had a second showing of our house yesterday. Our realtor says they are very interested and will probably make an offer. This waiting is killing me :)

"The Worst Day In An Rv Is Better Than The Best Day At Work"