We are now committed! We’ve told too many people and our house is rented. If it were only that simple. For now, many issues have arisen that we had not considered. Not “deal breakers”, but affecting decisions that must be addressed. One problem; towing our car.
In the beginning, we thought that towing our car (behind our Class A motorhome) was a “no-brainer”. Certainly we wanted the option of convenient, affordable transportation once we settled for a couple weeks in one location. But towing is more complicated than we had thought!
Our motor home is an older model; perhaps the added weight would place undo stress on the engine. Gas mileage is already low at 8 mpg and towing a heavy car would reduce that even more. We also found that most cars cannot be pulled along flat; an expensive tow-dolly or trailer must be purchased. Added expense and we are on a budget.
Ultimately, we decided to drive both vehicles separately; at least to Florida, where we will stay & promote our business for three months. We need to learn to live in this fiberglass box and create some good habits. Being without a car will be impossible and long-term renting appears too expensive. That said, after we move westward, we plan to store our car and short-term rent cars when needed. Our friend, Susan Keith at VIP Travel in Rochester, NY will be helpful and I recommend her to you, without reservation (pun intended)! She has made our other travels convenient and we always save money!
Please comment and stay with us, along the way. Photos & videos will be forthcoming. We will be “on the road” December 26!!!