Thursday, December 18, 2014


Currently in Goodyear AZ (Low 47 Partly Cloudy High 61) 

Subtitled: How we got to where we are today.

We like our current 5th wheel, Carriage Cameo, a lot but were amazed at the room that are in the wider body fifth wheels like the Carri-Lite. When Lifestyle RV started making wide bodies we made the huge mistake of visiting a RV dealer in Albuquerque. Bet you can guess the rest, we found a floorplan that we liked and were flabbergasted how a few inches wider, taller and longer made it seem sooooo much bigger inside.

It was a 2014 and we were real close to buying it but it didn't have the options we wanted, specifically dual pane windows, so we headed on down the road in our Cameo. Bob researched all the options and spec'd out what we wanted figuring we would have to order one. After we got to our winter home we drove to Tucson to see the floorplan again and compare it to others. Our earlier conclusion was verified and we were prepared to leave.

The dealer had other ideas. After a lot of back and forth, from modifying the unit there to a unit already on order we finally came to an agreement. With the Christmas break and potential weather issues our new home is expected in Tucson in early January.

Part 2 will deal with our new home. In the mean time here is an exterior shot showing our paint colors.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo


  1. Gorgeous looking! Can't wait to see the inside. Merry Christmas!

  2. It's beautiful. That's quite the drastic measure to take care of a brake problem. lol

  3. Wow! Can't wait to see it "live"! Looking really sharp!

  4. Never heard of the wide body option. Did you get the dual pane windows? Looks very nice from the outside.

  5. I'll be at Imperial NWR until the end of March. Guess I wasn't clear enough about that on my last post.