We got our motorhome (MH) back on last Tuesday, brought it home to load up our gear and headed out on our maiden voyage.
This trip was about learning how this thing worked, not so much about traveling. So, we stayed close to home, driving only 13 miles to Sanibel Island for a two-night stay at Periwinkle Park. We had no troubles driving to and from the location and certainly did learn a lot about the MH over the two days but there is still lots more to learn.
More importantly, we had a blast!
After arriving, signing in, paying up ($55/night – ouch) and being led to our specific site, we set up camp. This included positioning the MH “just so” between the trees and the concrete pad so as not to have the branches brushing against the side of the coach. Then we extended the two slide-outs, deployed the auto-leveling system, hooked up the electric 50 amp service, the city water and the sewer. All firsts for us and all accomplished with little trouble. Ahh, success deserves a reward so we uncorked a nice bottle of champagne and relaxed for our first night in our new home on wheels.
We brought our bikes and enjoyed a ride to the beach and around town. Later, we met another couple who arrived in a MH that looks exactly like ours, same model, same year – what good taste they have! They are from Massachusetts and we had a great time sharing our stories and learning from people that had more experience than we do.
We broke camp, drove back to the storage location, backed the MH into our spot and headed for home considering the trip a success.
We’ve already planned our next trip for this week.
Let us know if you have comments or questions.