Our New House

It was brought to my attention that we haven’t updated our Blog since 2013. Since we have become stagnant and haven’t really traveled for a while I didn’t have much of interest to post. Not that our life isn’t interesting, there just isn’t much RV Travel going on.

Well recently we have turned another page in our lives. We decided since we like our lifestyle so much that buying a house wasn’t in our plans. However we have pretty much outgrown the RV so…

We bought a Park Model home in the same resort where we have lived for the last 11 years in the motor home. If you are not familiar with a Park Model, it is a small 400 square foot manufactured home. Ours however is a bit more than a simple park model. First off ours is set in the ground so it is ground level, then a 200 square foot addition was added making it 600 square foot overall and the whole thing is stuccoed and the roof is tiled. There is also a 117 square foot building on the property, which serves as a laundry room and a shop. This building is attached to the house by a covered patio with outdoor kitchen. Along with the real residential appliances they topped it off with an air conditioner that can turn the house into a meat locker in the 120-degree Arizona summers. You can see more photos by clicking on the link in the left column.

I have added a link to the photos of our house HERE.

So, although we are keeping the motor home, it looks like we are not Fulltimers anymore.

Best wishes to all our readers and I hope your travels are as enjoyable as ours.

I will leave the Blog up because I know others enjoy reading about our travels.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Fridge is in

Today I took the motorhome into the shop bright and early to get the refrigerator repaired. I wanted to make sure they had all day to work on it so hopefully they would have it done by tonight. When I dropped it off I told the guy he really should take a look at it to make sure he wants to tackle it. He said no problem they do this all the time. As I mentioned before, to repair the refrigerator it has to come out and turn 90ยบ and then go over the kitchen counter, all 280 lbs of it. Well I no sooner got home and the shop called. The guy said he took some measurements and it is impossible to get it out and over the counter. There is just not enough room. He did say they will still do the job but they will have to do it in the kitchen standing up and it will be difficult. I figured this has now turned into a two day job. I was surprised when I got the call at 3:00p that it was done. Not only that but the guy said once they got it out of the hole it went over the counter with no problems. Well so far it seems to be cooling down. We will see in the morning.


  1. We bought a 2006 Rexhall Aerbus in 10/07. It was considered new though as it was never sold before. On our second trip to Pechanga the refrigerator quit working. Turned out to be the cooling unit. We got ours back today, at least it was warranty work. Hopefully this one will last longer.

    BYW, overall how do you like your Rexhall?

  2. We really like our Rexhall. We have been fulltiming in it for over 4 years now and have had no major problems with it. I would not consider the refrigerator a Rexhall problem. We would not hesitate to buy another Rexhall. I just hope they can make it through these tough times.

  3. Doraine9:23 PM

    At least your fridge lasted 4 years, we only took our MH for two short trips, one to Yuma and one to Temecula and it went out the first day in Temecula!

    They replaced the cooling unit and we tested it last weekend and it appears to be working again.

    Our big test in our MH will be next weekend, we are going on a 2 week trip to Northern CA, up to Weed and Redding to a family reunion.

    We will cross our fingers and hope for the best, that nothing else goes out:)

  4. I went ahead and purchased the extra 4 year warranty on the new cooling unit. I normaly don’t buy extended warranties but I have talked to several people that have had theirs fail and decided at $89 it would be a good investment.

  5. Doraine8:36 PM

    We bought the extended warranty on the whole coach so anything in it that fails within the first seven years is covered. If we end up owning it longer than seven years, we'll worry about it then.

    The way they have everything all wired up in them is kind of scary. Ours has a tv not in the front by the driver, but on the other end of the living room and the tuner is the dvd player which sits on the opposite wall over the fridge. The VCR and switch box sit over the passenger seat. I can just imagine how many wires to hook all of those together!

    I thought our home stereo system was complicated. After looking and thinking how this thing is wired together I am glad we have the extra warranty. I just hope it will be honored whenever we need it.