Over the weekend, James, the kids, and I went to the Southwest RV Supershow at Dallas Market Hall as we search for the right RV for our family. We have a few things that are a must on any RV that we end up choosing. One, we must have bunks.
We did see three RV’s that we ended up loving and all three had the bunks that we are looking for. We loved the Tiffin Phaeton that is in the start of the video, but it will take us a while to be able to afford this coach. But this or the Foretravel coach is our ultimate goal in one day owning. We have also been considering a 5th wheel for the most part, and when we saw the Open Range with the bunkhouse and 1 1/2 bath, we loved it also, and this floor plan is perfect for us with pushing the kids to the other side of the RV and enough room in there for all three kids. Then we have the Jayco Precept Gas class A at the end. This is a coach with sleeping for everyone and not having to turn the couch out for when we have Jacob with us. He could sleep in either the bunk, or in the over the driver bunk.
Class A Diesel vs Gas vs 5th wheel
In the long run, we would prefer to own a Diesel Class A RV over the gas. But, that will be once we go full time. So which one should we purchase in the long run? We are still doing a lot of research but I believe that we have decided on the Class A’s simply for the towing capabilities. James had the awesome idea of having Escape Pod written on our tow car. This way when we are driving around a city and exploring new places and sites, we are not using as much gas. A diesel class a is in our future, but might take us a little longer to get into. I am not a fan of the Class C’s because of the windshield and want to be able to see everything on the road as we are driving.
What Else did we see at the Southwest RV Supershow?
We talked to Grand Canyon Railway & HotelÂ and entered their contest and gave our information also. The railway also offers the Polar Express train ride, and that may be something that we will be doing soon, we also know we will be visiting Arizona because of Skyler’s father so this is just one more stop for us while we are there.
The next stop was the Workamper NewsÂ booth where we picked up a few magazines and spoke with Steve and Kathy for an extended time frame. Inside of their magazines you can find work opportunities all over the states and some pay you plus your spot for your rig.
Wind Point Park is in Lake Tawakoni just around the corner from where we are home based right now. I have a few friends that also go to Wind Point a lot on the weekends. The staff at the booth gave us some information, maps, and more, and also on one of the flyers we have a free night at one of the RV sites.
I think everyone knows about Escapees in the RV community. We also stopped by their booth and grabbed a few things from them including a magazine, brochure on their mail service, and also about their RVERS’ Boot Camp from March 9-11 next year at Joe Pool Lake Campgrounds. James and I will most likely be attending this even if we don’t have our own personal RV yet, it will be a great opportunity to learn also. Hopefully we will have our RV then, but who knows yet.
The last booth Megan really went to was the Norwex and learned about some awesome products we may be getting for our house now, but will be space saving for the RV also. Megan is also considering joining them as a consultant in the future.