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After our last posting “Car Shopping – Part 1” a month ago, we have since learned more about car shopping for a RV toad. As it turns out, many of the newer cars are being built with a CVT (Continuous Variable Transmission).  For more on CVT,

It pays to talk to other fellow RVers to learn how they travel and the equipment they use for their RV.  Case in point, last night at our PWV fundraiser event, we talked to other PWV members who was giving us some pointers on places to go and what they have upgraded on their RV unit.

In the past month, Jeanne and I have been researching for a new car to tow behind our RV.  At first, I wanted a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited because of the abundant 4x4 roads in Colorado and Utah.  While the Jeep are a fun toy to drive, they are not the most feasible vehicle to commute elsewhere.  This has me thinking about long term costs and expenses.  Jeep typically need repairs far too often and only gets about 15 mpg.  Not to mention, our RV gets even less than that.  But that’s where the idea of a Crossover comes into our mind to compensate for the fuel expenses.

Jeanne and I had contemplated for some time on upgrading our 2004 Fleetwood pop-up camper for a larger pull trailer.  We have always enjoy traveling across US, Canada and Europe.  So, it was only fitting that we began planning the next chapter of our lives.  We envision ourselves toting a camper behind us and go where our hearts desired.

My Favorite Quotes

The mountains are calling and I must go. - John Muir

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. - Chinese Proverbs

The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders. - Edward Abbey

I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order. - John Burroughs

Not all those who wander are lost. - J.R.R. Tolkien

To travel alone is risky business, especially into a wilderness; equally risky is to have dreams and not follow them. - Robert F. Perkins

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