So many decisions to make about our mobile retirement. Being avid campers, it was important for us to be able to spend our retirement exploring the national and state parks, on foot and by bike. Leaving Jezzy behind was not an option – we had to find a way to be able to camp with her. We checked out all sorts of vehicles and campers – popups, A-liners, really tiny campers, and mediums-sized rigs. New and used – we wanted to get a fair idea of what was available, while trying to define our needs. So many choices.
We came across a used Dutchman T@DA early in our search in AZ. I was in love, John somewhat less so. The search continued – Scamp, Casita, T@B…back to yet another used T@DA on a consignment lot in Phoenix. John is slowly warming up to the idea…
We made a lowball offer, and somewhat to our surprise became owners. We had yet to own a tow vehicle, and the T@DA was 2000 miles from home. What have we done?
But, we bought a used 1994 S10 pickup (39,000 miles!), and John got the Fireball, as we affectionately call her, back to Michigan. (Don’t ask him about Amarillo.)
We’ve made a few modifications, and have upgraded the underpowered S10 to a 2012 Silverado. Now we’ve got all the power we need, elbow room for the three of us, and room for bikes, hiking boots, and whatnot in the back of the truck.
Bring retirement on!