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We are RV rookies. My wife and I have talked about buying a travel trailer for 7-8 years now. I never had an interest or any desire to jump in the the world of RV travels. We love to travel, wineries and enjoy the outdoors. I was just fine and dandy driving or flying to a location and staying in a hotel.
Fast forward to about 4 years ago. My views and outlook on the RV world have changed 180*. My wife had some very serious health issues that also includes us driving to Cleveland Clinic 2-3 times a year. Now with COVID rearing itís ugly head. We donít want to stay in over priced hotels and avoid airports. Another bonus is close friends of our have been using a travel trailer for many years. They have asked us multiple times to go but I always declined. But with my new outlook on the RV world and our friends owning a few trailers. It just made sense to buy our own little paradise on wheels and travel once again.
About 5 weeks ago on a Friday we looked at travel trailers online. We talked with or friends and what they love about it. We got a sense of what we wanted. The next day on Saturday. We went over to our friends house to walk through and dig in to their travel trailer. We were going to drive to Indiana to see two models but the dealer was closed in Saturdayís. So we left our friends house and drove to Rockford Illinois where a dealer had both models we were interested in. After seeing the trailers and always being hesitant We jumped out of our comfort zone and bought a trailer.
We bought the Cherokee Gray Wolf MK23. Itís perfect. More of a couples model since our daughter is 18 and in college. We love the interior a lot. Itís a more modern contemporary design inside with blacks, grays and whites. I did not want a trailer with the typical brown, white and tan color patterns. Also the outside color of the trailer looks really good with my gray/silver Ford Expedition. Iím a do it myself jack of all trades kind of person who fixes and installs everything. But this time I said heck with it. I had the dealer install a second battery and a power jack. I did upgrade and install new towing mirrors on my Expedition. Love them a lot. They worked perfect for towing the trailer.
Weíve been prepping it this week and and have planned a few short trips in the next few weeks. This year we will learn the ins and outs for this lifestyle. Next year we will plan longer trips. We also want to jump into the boondocking world. I have a few generators Iím interested in and will buy those later this year.
Well Iím tired of typing. Sorry for the long winded post. Thatís usually not my style on forums. LOLzzzzzz
A few pics for fun.
Before and after towing gas mileage.