Thursday, October 9, 2014

Why did we do it.

Back in March before leaving Florida for the winter we started discussing looking at the possibility of moving to a fifth wheel from our much loved Class A "Ossumer". Our way of spending the winters has changed from travelling to one of staying in one place for extended periods of time, do we need that large travelling machine with all its glorious motor and running gear to sit on a lot in Southern Florida for 5 - 6 months. The maintenance costs on a diesel MH can be high even for just oil and filters. Insurance and license are costly. The thought of having a major part like a blower fail costing thousands of dollars was always in the back of our mind. When you do have a mechanical failure you cannot just find a local Ford or Chevy dealer to fix it. Anyway enough excuses we talked ourselves into getting a fifth wheel and truck and letting our wonderful motor home go to someone else . We loved and enjoyed our motor home and it served us well.

Good bye "Ossumer" hello "Torrey" . Torrey is a 2008 Newmar Torrey Pine 38' gently used by her previous owners. We have had her out for 2 weekend trips to the beach to get the feel of things and so far so good we love it.

This week we have been doing some projects getting ready for the migration.

The Progressive energy management system (surge protector) was installed you can see it under the shelf with the yellow drill on it. Those 2 shelves were also fabricated providing some storage space from a almost unusable space.

This is our new Super Glide hitch that we picked up today still have to install the capture plate on the pin box and then we will be able to give it a try. The truck came with a hitch installed but we thought we liked this one better.

Torrey came equipped with a Mor / Ryde pin box which is supposed to take out some of the chucking between trailer and truck, that's where the capture plate will be attached tomorrow.

This is not a good picture but it is hard to get a good one where she is currently parked in our driveway maybe when we test drive the new hitch we will get some good combo pics.

Inside pictures will be coming soon but at least you know what to look for coming down the road.

Posted by Rick

Home is where you park it.
Elaine, Rick
Fur kids Tucker and Lilly

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Getting ready

Hi everybody thought it was time to get back on here and make sure we still know how to do a post.

We have had a busy summer with both of us working at the RV dealership full time, and to top it off we decided to trade the MH for a 5th wheel and a new truck so getting everything off loaded and reloaded took some effort. A ford F350 Lariat Platinum edition..and a Newmar Torrey Pine 38' far we are very pleased with this new setup. We finished up work last Friday, so now we are onto the Christmas shopping and organizing to take off the end of the month.

Current plans have us leaving New Brunswick the last week of October and heading back to The Glades in Florida. The next couple of weeks will be spent putting some finishing touches on the fifth wheel we call her Torry.

This is the new truck

The trees in our backyard are in their glory.