Well, instead of attending to my blog, I’ve been being lazy and depressed about my recovery from my spinal fusion surgery. The surgery was successful but a lot more involved (serious) than I had thought when I first decided to go ahead with it. December and half of January are just a blur as for the most part I don’t remember much of anything due to the level of pain medication. There is light at the end of the tunnel as I am finally driving again, and have been involved in physical therapy for about three weeks now. The pain and tightness in my back are becoming more tolerable and my reliance on pain medications has decreased to where I am only using it a few times a week. The last remaining hurdle is to have the Vena Cava Filter removed (this filter was inserted in my femoral artery to prevent any blood clots from reaching my heart and lungs) and this procedure is scheduled for March 10th. I am anxiously looking forward to returning to work. Hopefully when I again see my surgeon on the 15th he will agree. ENOUGH ABOUT MY HEALTH ISSUES!
My purpose for creating this blog is to provide my personal research and reasoning for purchasing an RV. I have managed to get quite a bit accomplished along those lines (hence the title “The RV Front”). I researched more than 50 websites that sell new and used RV’s, all across the country. I began by finally determining that due to my personal circumstances I would be more comfortable with a class A motor home. I will be towing my Mini Cooper (toad), and will also have my motorcycle, this means either I would need to tow a trailer behind with both the car and bike in it, or find an alternative way of bringing my “toys”. Blue-Ox makes a hydraulic lift and tow bar that fits on the back of the RV that allows me to bring both. After deciding on a class A, the next decision was easy, gas or diesel? After visiting just a few websites it was abundantly clear that although diesels are substantially more expensive, they last longer, get better mileage, and generally are constructed with higher quality materials than gasoline RV’s.
Since we will be carrying the motorcycle and pulling the “toad” during our travels I want to ensure that the RV is not underpowered, so I limited my research to RV’s with at least 400 horsepower. I reviewed at least 60 manufacturers with more than 200 models (combined), and have come up with a list of 15 that I feel would meet all (or the vast majority) of our “must haves”.
More in my next blog.