I’ve been struggling in my mind with a cart and horse issue. Or more accurately a vehicle and RV issue. I want an RV but I don’t know what style I want. There are so many! Motor homes, converted buses, converted vans, towables of varying sizes and truck campers. I need something I can live comfortably in full-time but it must be easy enough for a solo female to hook up and detach.
My initial thinking is that I’d buy something to tow, either a trailer, a fifth wheel or a truck camper because when I settle in a place for a while, I’d like to travel around without my house. People keep telling me that a fifth wheel is the only alternative for me if I’m going to travel alone.
I like to be prepared. I plan to hit the road in two years and if my old car doesn’t last that long, I need to know what kind of vehicle to purchase if I want it to pull an RV. Problem is I have to decide on a fifth wheel size first, because I’ll need to buy a vehicle powerful enough to pull it.
In short: I’ll need something to pull an RV but can’t know what vehicle I’ll need, if I don’t know what RV I’ll be pulling. Putting the cart before the horse. Once I have these questions answered, I’ll know how much money I need to save to make my dream a reality.
This weekend will be the perfect opportunity for some research. I’ll be at The Pinery Provincial Park to spend the weekend camping and catching up with a couple of dear friends. One of those friends recently purchased a truck and fifth wheel and she’s going to show me the ins and outs of traveling with it. I’m very excited to see if a fifth wheel IS the best option for me!
If you have any words of wisdom, do and don’t’s or plain old advice that will shed light on my dilemma – please share!