I question our sanity, but we traded in the Ford Pickup and Elkridge 5th wheel for a Jayco Seneca motorhome and a Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk to tow behind it. We bought the motorhome at North Trail RV in Fort Myers, Florida. It is a 4 1/2 to 5 hour drive from our home in St. Augustine. Regis was very interested in this particular model and it was the closest place we could see it.
The main reason we made the decision to switch is because the motorhome will be easier to maneuver. I was okay with the 5th wheel on the interstates, but didn’t feel as comfortable in tight spots which included some campgrounds. I have already found I am comfortable driving the motorhome. We don’t have the Jeep set up to tow yet, so we will have to see how that changes things. At least the Jeep can be unhooked and driven if you get in a tight spot.
Additionally, it will be more comfortable driving. The person who isn’t driving can go in the back. The Jeep will be easier to use as the “drive around” vehicle than the pickup was. The pickup had an extended cab and full bed, so it required more than one parking space. That was limiting in certain situations. The icing on the cake is all the nice features that comes with the Jeep Cherokee. I’m still learning about them. Between the motorhome and the Jeep, there are mountains of manuals to read.
Tomorrow we need to head back to Fort Myers because the batteries in the motorhome are bad. North Trail RV is going to let us stay on their lot for the night and fill up our tank with fuel because we have to return. As long as we are headed down there, we are going to have North Trail RV set up the vehicles for towing. They can’t do that until Monday, so we are staying in Fort Myers for the week-end. It works out well because we wanted to do a local camping trial run before we head on our long trip. It will give us the opportunity to make sure everything is working okay before we hit the road.