Thursday, May 3, 2012

What Is Happening to RV's and The Shoulder Diagnosis

Had a nice time at the doctors but I still don't know anymore than I did when I walked in the door.  She seems to think that it may be some kind of inflammation but it doesn't have the characteristics of some of the more common shoulder issues.  So off I go to another specialist.  I'll have to make an appointment tomorrow.  The good news is that the doctor I must see now is close to work so I can slip away and come back.  I hope I have resolve to it soon.

After the doctor and some X-rays I headed to the Puyallup Fair Grounds to the RV Show I mentioned.  As you can see by the picture below it is doing what it does best in Seattle...pouring buckets.
The Parking Lot Is Wet and Empty

Looking Thru The Windshield

Going to the RV show on a Thursday in the pouring down rain definitely has its advantages but there are some disadvantages.  First of all you don't have to worry about crowds, there aren't any.  If you had plans to look at some of the really big, expensive top of the line A class motorhomes, forget it.  They were all parked outside and there were puddles of water around them.  Needless to say the doors were closed and folks weren't exactly being invited it.  Since there aren't very many folks looking there are a lot of sales folks with nothing to do.  In fact, there may have been more sales people than there were people looking and they all wanted to be very helpful.  They could not just hang out and not pester you.

Okay, the RV's.  I was just looking so don't think we are in the mood to buy another unit.  Some of them are very nice.  The bottom end units not so much but some of the high end fifth wheelers and travel trailers are really like homes on wheels.  I don't think I want to haul my home with me.  Fireplaces, big kitchens, on board vacuum systems, compressors, generators, leveling systems, closets all over (some good, some not so good), huge bathrooms and some with four slide outs.  I am guessing you had better be planning an extend stay when you hook some of these up.

Nice Motorhome

Looks Comfortable

Small Street Side Galley

Nice Shower...But Wait Theres More

A Very Large Step Down
The motorhome above was nicely laid out until I looked at the shower.  It is in the hallway on the way to the bedroom and just behind the kitchen area, open to the living area.  It wasn't completely obvious how you closed it off from the living area.  The good news is the toilet and wash basin are across the hall in and enclosed room with a real door.  That step down is huge for some of the older folks who might want to buy a C class motorhome.

Of course you can always take you home with you as shown below.   Sliding doors and park it and leave it for extended periods.  Would work great in Gold Bar if we had a bigger lot.  This thing has three or four slide outs.

Not sure what they were doing as I peered thru the sliding door

A fireplace, really?

I would prefer this kitchen set to my bunks

Nice reading lights

Huge window and nice kitchen

Closet space

The view out the front windows

The view in the front windows

Then you get into the bigger more expensive fifth wheelers.  An they are big and load with space and equipment.  Some have some really strange cupboards and storage areas.

One of the few fifth wheelers with two real doors

The Montana invites you in

Can't say the price isn't steep

Two leather chairs and look at the kitchen

A beautiful couch

What kind of closet space is this

Big screen TV

Real dining tables

Nice Kitchen

Lots of storage

There you have it.  I saw some interesting stuff but nothing made me want to spend any money.  I am packed up and ready to hit the road for Gold Bar tomorrow evening.  Mia is picking me up at work again and we will get the full two days of fun in the park this weekend.  Rumor has it that our friends will be there as well, so I am sure we will have a great time.

Hope everything is good and thanks for dropping by.


  1. Seeing the size of the shower and/or water closet (toilet) can be the deciding factor any time you look at RVs. My wife swears she's going to check out the toilet any time we ever go looking. ....whenever that day might possibly come.

  2. great fun getting out and kicking some tires!..favorite pasttime of ours!!!