Small House Big World

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Holy Sh*t I’m Driving a Living Room

At the time of our RV purchase, Kelly did not have his driver’s license, as he hadn’t needed to drive while living Chicago with its glorious public transit options (or… Uber). When it came time to purchase the RV, Kelly tried to obtain a new license, but due to some unforeseen bureaucratic issues with the…

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In All It’s Glory.

On December 22nd 2014, Kelly and I became the new owners of a 1993 Pace Arrow by Fleetwood. According to Fleetwood, this model is “the leading edge of refinement”. After a very thorough scouring of internet listings across Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Michigan, Kelly and I found our new home.  You can see the final stages of decision-making…

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Finding The One: The Top 5 and Price Tiers

After my previous post on the top candidates for our Class A motor home, I did another round of culling the option pool further.  My goal was to get the list to 10 units, with a clear preference within each price tier ( <10, 10-15,15-20,20+).  I made a grid with the units broken down by…

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Getting closer to finding The One

After what feels like an eternity scouring the Internet, I’ve managed to cull the list of candidate Class A motor homes down to a modest 15 units.  Our search criteria was as follows: Within about 3 hours of either Chicago or Detroit Sticker price under $25k, although I am using NADA Low prices to consider what…

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Some Rigs We’ve Seen

2002 Fleetwood Bounder 37′ – USAdventureRV, Joliet IL Quoted Price: $27,500 NADA Low Retail: $26,000 ($33,500 @ 6k miles) Anna took this one for a test drive and  thought was a nice unit for the price.  It was a good rig to see to give us a baseline of what to expect in the mid-20k range.  This…

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Hitting the Dealerships

This weekend Kelly and I took a trip to the outskirts of the Chicago area to check out some dealerships. Our main goal was to talk to some knowledgeable folks and get a feel for what we want for the RV. Seeing these things in person makes SUCH a difference.  I think we learned more in the…

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Cases For and Against Towing

Even so early into our adventure, before we’ve even started looking at vehicles, we have to make a decision.  Do we tow our Honda Accord behind our (currently theoretical) Class A motorhome?  We hashed out plenty of cases for, and against, doing so.  We reviewed loads of posts from other bloggers who have also struggled with…

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