I don’t know about you, but an RV wasn’t really something high on my list of priorities. And then I married a man who LOVES to camp. Truly, the one place my husband can REALLY unplug and relax is when he’s camping. Not so for me. Give me an overnight stay in a nice hotel with someone to make my bed and clean my bathroom while I’m gone having fun all day… NOW we’re speaking my relaxing language!
We started off like most newlyweds, camping in a tent. Three kids later, we progressed to a pop-up camper and thought we were in the lap of luxury after roughing it on the ground in a tent! But our pop-up still required a lot of pre-packing, unloading, setting-up, type of work. So, not long after that, we moved to a self contained pull-behind camper. This required less work as so many things could just stay packed and we had many great memories in that blessed camper of ours.
But, try as I might to love camping as much as my husband, it just wasn’t nearly as fun to me as it was to him. I still longed for hotel stays, while he longed for our next camping trip. What’s a girl to do?!
Fast forward to last November. My husband wanted to plan a HUGE trip out West for this summer, but we had sold our beloved camper in order to purchase chairs in our new church (my husband’s a pastor). More than anything, we wanted to take this trip in a Class A RV. It would give us plenty of space for our family of five, and it would marry the best of both worlds for my husband and I… think hotel meets camping, right?!
Yes, if we could pull off owning an RV, I would feel like I was sleeping in a mobile hotel room. Well, minus maid service, but I could compromise!
Suddenly, an RV became very high on our priority list, but we figured it was a long shot in purchasing one. We had excellent credit, but Class A’s are a big purchase and require 10-20% down. Could we? Should we?
Well, we did!
I wrote a post about how we were able to purchase a Class A on my blog, and it involved the wonderful people at Florida Outdoors. They were truly pivotal in us getting a brand new RV, something we never really dreamed we’d be able to afford, and we are most grateful!
If you’ve ever thought about owning an RV, but weren’t sure you could afford it, please read our story on my blog. It might just be more feasible than you think!
Now we are finalizing plans for our big month-long trip out West and breaking in our new RV to get ready for such a large endeavor! Thanks to Florida Outdoors for being so wonderful to work with and so gracious to let us tell our story when it didn’t directly benefit them.