Yesterday I went to the RV show at the Corral Center, beside the Saddledome. Lots of walking around, lots of trailers. I enjoy camping but with three dogs, camping in a tent is not an option. This also eliminates camping in a tent trailer.
So, I did a lot of walking around and talked to a bunch of reps. I actually only looked at trailers that I could afford, I didn’t look at anything over the mid-20 grand range, did not tour any of the big trailers or motor homes.
I found a few trailers that I might be interested in. I need to decide, basically, on what type of floor plan I am interested in. The show ends tomorrow (Sunday) but tomorrow is not good for me to go back, so if I want to get any of the show deals, I need to make a decision today. I don’t particularly like rushing into a decision where I spend 20 thousand dollars lightly or quickly – this is a change from how I used to operate. I’d see something I want and I’d buy t.
I do know that I want one. I have been thinking about it for a few years. I loved the trailer I had back in Ontario, it was like a second home. I think I’d love the idea of zipping around the province and exploring BC, Saskatchewan and Montana, really, anywhere within 4-5 hours of Calgary. It would also give me the option of driving across the country, perhaps back to Ontario for a visit and I’d have a place to stay along the way. The possibilities are endless.
The one that is leading the charge is an 18′ trailer with a queen bed in the front, dining table, small kitchen with a small fridge/freezer, 2 burner stove top and a sink, 2 bunk beds at the back and a small bathroom. I had considered getting a trailer without a bathroom but there are very few models like this and it would be nice being able to hose down a certain Yellow Lab who loves to play in mud puddles. The bunks would allow for a couple of guests, should that need arise. The kitchen table also converts into another bed so potentially, it will sleep 5 people. With that many people, I am not sure where 3 dogs would sleep, but that is an issue for another day.
Anyway, I am going to go over my paperwork and by noon or so, hope to have a decision. Wish me some luck in making the right one.