Our Vacation Cottage On Wheels

Our Vacation Cottage On Wheels
2002 Mazda SUV ES-V6 & 2008 Cruiser Travel Trailer - Fun Finder X - 189FBR

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Need To Find Some Fun? Buy A Fun Finder!

August 2008 - Well, we've always dreamt about owning our own RV. Beginning in the late 60s, we tent camped with our young children. In 1970, we bought a new VW Bus and then modified it by adding a jalousie window, roof vent, and do-it-yourself plywood storage/beds. We camped in that bus from Maine to Tennessee.

But, as the kids grew in number and size, we needed more room. So we began renting RVs. During the eighties, we rented a Class C which we used to tour the mid-atlantic states and a big Class A to tour 1,000 miles of California coastline and the Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks.

But, all the while, we kept dreaming of someday owning our own RV. Renting was just not the same as owning. Well, "stuff" happened and that dream kept being postponed — for nearly 44 years. I could use the excuse my father always relied on when questioned about why he put off buying something: "I'm just waiting for them to be perfected. THEN I'll buy one." Well, I won't argue about whether RVs have finally been perfected, but the wait has been long enough — we've finally bought an RV: a "2008 Cruiser RV Fun Finder X 189FBR."

A little under 19 feet, it's a small package that's easy to tow and loaded with great options and an impressive list of standard items, including dual axles, a full dry bathroom, queen bed, double-door fridge, twin-20 lb. propane tanks, a convection-microwave oven, AC, propane furnace, and the LCD High Definition TV we added later. Best of all, we were able to get it for a great price, since RV sales in general were — and remain, at this date — miserable and RV dealers' lots were overflowing with 2008 and 2009 models, priced way below their normal levels.
The 189FBR is also one of the few so-called light-weight trailers that met our most important criterion: It is light enough to tow with our existing Mazda V6 Tribute SUV.
So come along and follow our adventures — we'll try to keep them interesting and fun...Posted by Picasa

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

George, thank you for sharing. I hope you print a version for your family to save. I was laughing so hard I almost fell out of my chair. I hope you have more trips in the near future and share them with us as well. Hans in Buckley Washington (The State)