We have taken possession of our new Travato and chose Fort Yargo in Winder, GA for our maiden voyage. We found it so easy to throw in a few clothes, pack the refrigerator and load up the cats. Off we go and found driving to be a pleasure.
Pulling into the campground and finding a site was so easy in the van. We hooked up the water and electricity in five minutes and wondered what was next. Are we forgetting to do something? This was too quick and easy!
We spent four days learning a new way to camp. The kitties did very well in a small space and we walked them on their leashes and kept them outside during the day. We are looking forward to being more mobile.
We are making a big change in our camping lifestyle. We have traded in our 2011 Allegro 35' Open Road Motorhome for a 2017 Winnebago Travato Van. We have loved the motorhome and all the places it has taken us, but we are ready to downsize and go on an adventure at a moments notice.
Our last motorhome experience was a trip to New Jersey to visit with our children. We stayed at Turkey Swamp County Park in Freehold, NJ and it was difficult to maneuver the dirt roads getting into and out of the park. Driving the motorhome long distances has become a chore rather than a fun experience. In a 35' motorhome we missed being able to stop anywhere to take in the sites along the route.
We returned home in July and put the motorhome in storage to begin the process of emptying to sell the RV. This was quite an undertaking and very similar to moving out of a sticks & bricks home. We were amazed at how much stuff we had accumulated and were carrying around with us.
We then began the process of looking for a smaller RV to suit our needs. After much research and visiting dealerships we decided the Winnebago Travato 59K was best for our budget and lifestyle. Fortunately, we found a new 2017 at a local dealership and have completed paperwork. The Travato is being prepped and we are waiting for delivery.
We are very excited and hopefully we will be able to park the van at home to use as our second vehicle. Our next blog will be all about stocking the Travato and taking off for a new adventure.
We love to travel in our 2021 Coachmen Beyond van about half of the year. Join us, if you will, to see where our adventures take us.