Resuming Projects

What a breath of fresh air! Grounding ourselves back at home for the better part of a month has been refreshing. We’ve been able to focus on health, well-being, fall immunizations, Western Colorado’s beauty, and a daily routine. We are absolutely grateful for the travels since March. We’ve enjoyed visiting many family members, several friends, and soaking up the natural beauty along the way. Both Steve and I had numerous projects waiting on the back burners that we wanted to resume, so in this post, I share my primary project.

Family Archivist and Genealogist

I devote time as an archivist and genealogist on my lineages. I often feel like a historian and a super sleuth at the same time. Admittedly, the initial goals that I determined in 2010 are taking many years to achieve. These past five years that included two years of full-time RVing around the country and then three household moves in three years challenged the goals of my projects. Not that I’m needing to find an excuse, it’s just a fact of life.

Upon our maternal Grandmother’s move from her apartment in the early 1990s and following our Mom’s death in 1994, I brought home from Iowa the majority of the archives that they absorbed from preceding generations. I visited my parents for my 39th birthday, which sadly was my last visit before Mom’s death. The afternoon of my birthday Mom sat next to me on her couch and tearfully yet urgently requested that the history and stories not be lost. She knew her time was limited.

Honestly, neither our Dad nor the five of us siblings realized the extent of what was stored in every possible nook and cranny of their lakeside cottage until we all committed to monthly family work weekends of sifting through my parents’ household of 40 years. As Dad was greatly overwhelmed, he was also extremely grateful to share this journey with his children.

Mom spent the better part of 30 years conducting thorough genealogy research sans computer and pre-internet. This translated into finding many handwritten or typed records filed in folders, binders placed in boxes and filing cabinets, photo albums, scrapbooks, etc. Additionally, there were many treasures and heirlooms from all lineages that were divided among the five of us siblings as part of that downsizing for our Dad.

Working, obtaining my bachelor degree, raising our family, and enjoying church and community involvement was a large part of our life until our 2010 relocation to Denver from Chicago’s western suburbs. It was in Denver while Steve began grad school that I had time to take a deep breath and gradually sift through my parents’ archives held in taped up moving boxes and Rubbermaid tubs that came home years prior from Iowa. I attempted to make heads and tails of such a broad collection. There was frustration and sometimes tears. To keep storage more consistent and streamline access, I bought archive boxes and banker boxes as well as easy to assemble and disassemble plastic utility shelves. Then I returned to full-time work and volunteerism, having little time for family history for several years. 

1981-10 Chuck Sr and Betty (Vale) McLennan at their Holiday Lake Cottage, rural Brooklyn Iowa. They along with the family helped build their cottage.

What’s in the archive collection?

Through the generations of eight lineages there were originally many photos, slides, correspondence, documents, beautiful photo scrapbooks by my paternal Grandmother, typed and handwritten children’s short stories by my Mom, published books authored by family, Dad’s letters and slides during his time serving in the Korean War, old family Bibles with genealogy pages, handiwork from grandmothers, linens, crystal, china, sterling silver, oil paintings by family, jewelry, china head dolls, cuckoo clock and watches, and mementos passed to succeeding generations. The collection includes my Mom’s lineages of Carmitchel and Stratton, Vale and McClester; and my Dad’s lineages of Patterson and Jackson, McLennan and Plumb. (All except for the McLennan lineage have been in the United States for many generations, some dating back to the 1600s. McLennan’s arrived from Scotland in 1869.) Since the original collection that I held, it’s gradually diminished over time. Although, there’s still 23 boxes.

Archive Collection as of last year..I’ve made progress since then!

How do I work my way through the archive collection?

Slowly and methodically are my approaches due to also having other interests. In 2018, I created a project sheet for each archive box. When I remove the box lid and peer inside, the sheet reminds me where to pick up where I left off. I update each sheet when I’ve performed some action plus date my notes. On each project sheet, I also suggest extended family, museums, or historical societies who may eventually like the history. I included this information in the event I don’t make it through a particular box during my lifetime. It’s just part of reality! In tandem, I have a Google document that includes the entire archive collection notes. I also update this as I make progress.

Over the past 13 years, it’s been quite enjoyable to also find homes for many of the treasures in the original archive collection with siblings, our children, nieces and nephews, cousins, and organizations. Especially for family, I consider that when our parents passed away, their grandchildren were quite young OR several grandchildren born after my parents’ deaths. Just this last year, our niece, born after their deaths, was quite excited when I offered her a beautiful heirloom linen tablecloth of her great-great-great grandparents’ Herriman, dating back almost 200 years. She also was pleased to receive a tatted collar made by her great-great grandmother Carmitchel, dating back 100 years.

Tatted Collar by Pearl Stratton Carmitchel

My trajectory may change course if I receive a request from a family member or if there’s an upcoming event related to our history i.e. community or family reunion. After reconnecting with some of my Mom’s cousins this summer, I used it as an opportunity to revisit those lineages. Concurrently, I have boxes and folders for cousins and siblings, where photos and other treasures are placed. Within the next few months, I will offer to send these to my family if they would like to receive items. This week two Bibles belonging to my paternal grandparents are on their way to their great-granddaughter in Texas. My heart is happy!

What are my goals? 

1. Preserve a portion of the original photos and documents

  • Scan to digital files. Recently, I’ve been “taking photos of photos” instead of scanning. It’s a time saver. Although my flatbed scanner will still be used for certain photos.
  • Create Google albums to share files with family. This provides them an opportunity to download the digital files.
  • At FamilySearch.org, attach photos and documents to individual records and family groups on the family tree.
  • At FindAGrave.org, link ancestors in the family tree and add photos as possible.
  • Write family biographies using Google documents and share with family or historical societies. I created a brief biography for my paternal grandfather this summer for Clan McLennan. I have also self-published family history through Lulu.com, a print-on-demand service.

2. Reduce the size of the archive collection

  • Offer some original photos to family members, after I have scanned to digital.
  • Keep a sampling of original photos for each lineage by placing them in archival folders. In the digital age, originals still have a place in case there’s a breach where digital files are stored.
  • Donate some originals to historical museums or historical societies.
  • Discard, as tough as it is sometimes, it is necessary.

3. Continue to donate items

There’s a beauty to preserving history by donating items where they might be enjoyed, especially if I have the time. Since 1994, I have been finding homes for many treasures beyond giving many to family members. My high school drama department, a former community’s high school art department, a former community’s two community theaters, my hometown historical society, several genealogy societies, nonprofits that support special needs adults or autistic children, numerous public libraries, and other entities have been appreciative of receiving donations of items. I write a brief history on each item in order to provide background information. Some of these donations included my Dad’s Korean War era military uniform & service history scrapbook, my Mom’s stylish vintage dresses and her wedding dress, Patterson tree nursery business records, Plumb blacksmith tools, McLennan kilt and kilt accessories, my Granny’s china and art glass, my Grandma’s crocheted handiwork and sheet music collection, and much more.

Clan McLennan Kilt and Accessories
Donated to the Belle Plaine Area Museum
Mom’s Wedding Dress was donated to Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation.
Dad’s Military Issued Wool Uniform from his service in the Korean War. Donated to the Belle Plaine Area Museum.

4. Moving forward

A goal on the horizon is to move forward to focus on a very sweet life that  Steve and our own family have shared for nearly 50 years. Beyond the archive collection, photos of our chldren and special times together will be the next area to embrace. While I scanned photos from our own albums several years ago, I want to synthesize the photos that aren’t in albums but in the fancy photo boxes of the 1990s and 2000s. Then resume scanning. (There was an era pre-digital when photo labs made two copies of each photo for the price of one. Ultimately this was a bargain at the time, but a challenge now).

In conclusion

Steve, our children and their spouses, my sisters, and my brother have all been quite supportive during this lengthy journey. I am greatly appreciative of everyone for their encouragement. Believe me, there have been some bittersweet times with the archives where I’ve received amazing voices of reason from family and being able to let go of some treasures. The journey continues.

As I am curious by nature, please tell me if you have family history that you are also preserving. I would be interested in your techniques and perhaps some challenges you’ve experienced.

Life at the Speed of Sanity with Steve by my side.

Diane

 

We Have Our New Trailer!

Well, we did it! We now own a 2022 Rockwood Geo Pro 15TB! These little trailers are extremely popular and quite the challenge to locate them. RV manufacturers of most any brand and type of RV across the country are working frantically to meet the demand. Of course, we anticipated this when we sold our 2018 Nash so quickly back in late August.

We're ready to drive away from D&D RV Center in Helena, Montana with our new 2022 Rockwood Geo Pro 15TB by Forest River.
On October 26, ready to drive away from D&D RV Center in Helena, Montana with our new 2022 Rockwood Geo Pro 15TB by Forest River.

A few days after we returned from our late September road trip to scout out potential trailer brands, we began creating a spreadsheet for RV dealers who carried Forest River’s Flagstaff E-Pro 15TB or Rockwood Geo Pro 15TB. (15 indicates the interior length of 15’ and TB means Twin Beds). Both of these are essentially the same trailer except for the exterior decals and interior decor. The primary filters for this research were distance from home, prices, and approximate delivery date of the unit from the factory.

Geographically speaking, we decided that we would consider Colorado, Montana, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. As we applied the filters, it appeared that the larger dealers and those in the Seattle area may end up with the higher prices. We sat down with the spreadsheet and what jumped out at us was D&D RV Center in Helena, Montana. Why? This is where we purchased our 2018 Nash 26N by Northwood Manufacturing in April 2018. We already know the quality of their service department. They gave us a thorough tour of all systems of the Nash before we could even leave with it. Additionally, their website indicated that they had a 2022 Rockwood Geo Pro 15TB on order. There was nothing about “Sale Pending”, which would mean that someone had already ordered. This meant that it was up for grabs and looking for a buyer!

October 8, 2021 THIS RV IS ON ORDER...this caught our eye!
THIS RV IS ON ORDER…this caught our eye!

On Friday, October 8, Steve called D&D to inquire about the Geo Pro on order. D&D didn’t have a buyer yet. Within 15 minutes, Steve told them that we would like it, thus a sale pending situation was established! They would notify us when our 2022 Rockwood Geo Pro 15TB arrived from the manufacturer in Indiana. They had no idea when that would be. According to a Geo Pro 15TB Facebook group, some people were waiting several months for their unit to arrive from the manufacturer.

October 8, 2021 SALE PENDING! Because we called and offered to purchase it!
SALE PENDING! Because we called and offered to purchase it!
October 8, 2021 SALE PENDING TO WASHINGTON....this means to us!
SALE PENDING TO WASHINGTON….this means to us!

In the meantime, we tried to wrap our brains around 79 square feet of interior living space versus the 250 square feet that we enjoyed in our Nash 26N! Folks, this is a really big deal. The game we’re playing is trying to recall the days of tent camping (just four short years ago). We had the two-person tent, our Toyota RAV 4, and during the last year of tent camping we added a Coleman screened gazebo that was larger than the tent. The RAV 4 hauled everything. Now we shift our brains to this small trailer hauling much of everything. The Highlander will still need to carry some items due to the lack of storage in the Geo Pro. For instance, the zero-gravity recliners and folding Zamp solar panel that is stored in a special suitcase. Bicycling, hiking, and swimming gear will likely join those large items in the Highlander.

Just five days after calling D&D, Steve received a call from them on October 13 that the trailer had been delivered and would be ready for pickup the following week. Unfortunately, our schedule was such that we had to wait until October 26. This gave us time to continue sifting through our stash of trailer accessories and purchase some essentials in order to hit the ground running.

Keeping an eye on the ten-day forecast and knowing that we’d have several mountain passes during our trip, Steve purchased two pairs of snow chains for the Highlander. We had clothing, kitchen items, bathroom items, bedding, camp chairs, and some food all packed into the Highlander. It was a very stark reminder that we no longer had a massive pickup with a topper enclosing the pickup bed. From just behind  the front seats to the tailgate, we were loaded. Thankfully Steve is a packing whiz!

We left on Monday, October 25, and drove to Helena. The drive on I-90 and U.S. 12 was gorgeous! Once in Helena, it was nice to have a night in a hotel for a good night’s rest. Plus we ordered for pickup from a favorite of ours, MacKenzie River Pizza. Between splitting a small pizza and a delicious salad, we were all set for the night. There’s nothing quite like watching a movie while eating in bed.

The Larch Trees were in their glory along I-90 in Idaho.
Larch Trees were in their glory along I-90 in Idaho.
MacKenzie River Pizza & Salad dinner in bed at the Hampton Inn, Helena, Montana
MacKenzie River Pizza & Salad dinner in bed at the Hampton Inn, Helena, Montana

On the 26th we had a noon appointment at D&D. After breakfast that morning, we found a trail at Nob Hill to hike, which was refreshing and provided beautiful views. We knew that once we had the trailer, there’d be no time for a walk or hike.

The View from Nob Hill Trail, Helena, Montana
The View from Nob Hill Trail, Helena, Montana
Heading into D&D RV Center in Helena, Montana.
Heading into D&D RV Center in Helena, Montana.

At D&D, we were completely finished by 2pm. Completing the sales transaction and resulting paperwork, touring the trailer (really much less involved than the Nash), purchasing several essentials using the $100 store credit at D&D, and hitching up. Before we left the parking lot, we called our State Farm Insurance agent’s office to provide the details on the trailer and make sure it was covered. Unfortunately, Good Sam Club’s Roadside Assistance was experiencing technical difficulties so we had to delay contacting them until Wednesday.

Our first stop was Walmart before heading off to camp. For the week prior to this trip, Diane had a growing list for a Walmart stop. Because we’ve purchased a trailer in Helena before, we knew that the Walmart was conveniently a few blocks from the RV dealer. Parked safely in the back of their big parking lot, we went into the store to grab what we’d need for several meals and anything necessary for the trailer.

Drawing on our full-time RV experiences, we knew that between late September and late October, many campgrounds have closed until the traditional camping season next year. Because we needed to have access to electric, water, and sewer in order to adequately test out the new systems on the trailer, Diane checked to see what KOA campgrounds within an hour of Helena might still be open. When we bought our Nash in April 2018, we stayed at the Canyon Ferry Lake KOA between Helena and Townsend, Montana. Thankfully they are open year-round and if the temperatures held, we would have a water hookup. 

Our mirror extenders work great!
Our mirror extenders work great!
The Missouri River swells into the reservoir, Canyon Ferry Lake, Montana. The Big Belt Mountains are shrouded in clouds.
The Missouri River swells into the reservoir, Canyon Ferry Lake, Montana. The Big Belt Mountains are shrouded in clouds.

Off we went to the Canyon Ferry Lake KOA. Diane reserved for one night. Although high wind advisories were forecasted overnight and into the next day. That night the wind buffeted our little trailer, rocking us to and fro. With no foresight on our part, it just so happened that the nose of the trailer was pointed into the direction of the wind. Thus, we really were spared worse wind gusts.

First night set-up was accomplished as the sun was setting behind the mountains.
First night set-up was accomplished as the sun was setting behind the mountains.
Cheers to successfully setting up camp!
Cheers to successfully setting up camp!
OTucked into our sleeping bags on our twin beds, we watched The Pirates of Penzance that we checked out from our local library.
Tucked into our sleeping bags on our twin beds, we watched The Pirates of Penzance that we checked out from our local library.

The 27th arrived and we double checked the wind forecast and sure enough, it was going to be relentless the rest of the day and into the night. As KOA wasn’t busy, we were able to extend our stay by a day. This was a perfect situation as Diane’s sister, Laurie, drove up from Bozeman for a visit and to see our tiny trailer. We saw Tom and her back in June when we were in Denver on a trip and they just happened to be traveling between Montana and New Mexico. While both visits were short, they certainly were sweet.

Yay Sisters!
Yay Sisters!

As it turned out, It’s a good thing that we stayed a second night. Evidently, Diane dropped her trailer key either in the Walmart parking lot or inside the store. Plus, the new 15 foot sewer hose was too long to fit into the hose storage beneath the trailer. Whew! Steve discovered this before using the hose! After Laurie left to visit friends in Helena, we soon followed and headed back to Helena too. Thankfully, a kind individual found the key and we retrieved it at Walmart’s Lost and Found. Fortunately, D&D had a Rhino Flex brand 15 foot sewer hose that really compresses nicely into the hose storage tube. To end the day, Our Creator provided a magnificent sunset to soak up.

The sunset, sky, mountains, and high elevation vegetation made for a perfect photo.
The sunset, sky, mountains, and high elevation vegetation made for a perfect photo.

On the 28th, we became more acquainted with breaking up camp and hitching up this little Geo Pro to our Highlander. While we consider ourselves seasoned RVers, when working with new equipment, not everything goes as planned. We shook our heads as we rolled out at noon!  In order to go to our destination of Missoula, we returned to Helena. Stomachs feeling hangry and the fuel tank nearing ½ full made for a timely pause for fuel, lunch, and coffee before hitting the road towards Missoula. Once our appetite was satisfied, hot coffee was tucked into the cup holders, and the gas tank topped off, Diane drove us on U.S. 12 West.

Looking good and looking little! Canyon Ferry Lake KOA
Looking good and looking little! Canyon Ferry Lake KOA
We're beginning our climb towards MacDonald Pass!
We’re beginning our climb towards MacDonald Pass!

We drove this route from I-90 to Helena on Monday so we were familiar with it. It follows the Little Bigfoot River and affords such beauty between the canyons, valleys, ranches, river, and BNSF railroad tracks. The autumn colors were probably 75% spent, yet there were swaths of golds and russets. The most remarkable aspect of the drive from Helena to where U.S. 12 intersects with Interstate 90 near Deer Lodge was MacDonald Pass. The average percent grade was 8% and a long eight mile stretch to the summit of the pass. Diane had the Highlander at 52 mph with 5200 rpm for a brief period, where the transmission shifted up and down from 4200 to 5200 rpm. After having first a Ford F-250 and then a F-350, both turbo diesel engines with the Nash, towing the Geo Pro with the Highlander was tested. With the Highlander, we can enjoy 26 miles per gallon without towing. We soon dropped to 10.5 miles per gallon the three days of towing the trailer on this trip. Thankfully we take regular gasoline rather than diesel.

In Missoula, we stayed at the Missoula KOA. It reminded us much of the KOA in Salt Lake City since we were within walking distance to stores and restaurants. Many KOA’s are located near major roads and railroad tracks. This one lived up to the rumble of trains. As they’d experienced colder overnight temperatures, we didn’t have a water hookup. We filled our fresh water tank back at the Canyon Ferry Lake KOA, so we were all set.

Itsy-Bitsy Trailer and Tow Vehicle, Missoula KOA, Missoula, Montana.
Itsy-Bitsy Trailer and Tow Vehicle, Missoula KOA, Missoula, Montana.

On the 29th, we were up and on our way to Pullman. This would be our longest day of driving. We had two ascents and descents, Lookout Pass on the Montana and Idaho border and Fourth of July Pass in Idaho. The grades were more manageable than U.S. 12 at MacDonald Pass. This was still a good test because now on the interstate, the traffic tends to be heavier, speeds are higher. As it turned out, we had heavy rain, resulting in standing water, and risk of hydroplaning in many spots. Steve drove the passes in order to get a feel for towing. He really gripped the steering wheel at times. We’d been keeping tabs on the weather forecast and knew that rain was forecasted. Even more importantly, was noting the upcoming temperature overnight lows, which could easily have snow on the passes instead of rain. Friday was our window of opportunity to get home without concern of snow.

We made it up Lookout Pass at the Montana and Idaho border.
We made it up Lookout Pass at the Montana and Idaho border.
We stopped at the historic Snake Pit Restaurant in Kingston, Idaho, for pie and coffee to go.
We stopped at the historic Snake Pit Restaurant in Kingston, Idaho, for pie and coffee to go.
The Snake Pit Restaurant, Kingston, Idaho.
The Snake Pit Restaurant, Kingston, Idaho.

With daylight hours diminishing this time of year and especially more evident at our latitude, we were relieved to gain an hour coming from Mountain Time to Pacific Time. Happily we can report that with very little effort, our new trailer at 16’4” exterior length fits readily on one half of the driveway at our townhouse. Because it’s not as wide as the Nash, we can easily pull the Highlander onto the other half of the driveway and into the garage.

Unhitched and it fits on the driveway!
Unhitched and it fits on the driveway!

The past five days have been a flurry of activity. The trailer interior has been thoroughly cleaned. To continue tackling the off-gassing odor, an air purifier ran for three days and we ran the furnace and fan. We’ve sifted through the many items from the Nash to attempt to reuse as much as we can. For what we need, we shop locally when we can and then order on-line those items that we cannot find.

On Monday Diane arranged for RV storage and Steve moved the trailer to its spot. The next few days we’ll season the outdoor griddle that came with the trailer. We’ll move the trailer back to the driveway early next week to get it loaded up and fresh water tank filled. Our goal is to head out to camp two or three days next week, weather permitting. It will be good to get even more acquainted with our little Geo Pro and appreciate a much smaller space.

Because there was much to commit to “paper” for this 12mph.com journal/blog post, we will delay sharing the name of our new little trailer until our next post. Hopefully it will be penned in just a few days.

“Happily Retired at the Speed of Sanity”

Take care everyone!

Diane & Steve

 

The Quest for the Next Travel Trailer

Our first road trip with our new 2021Toyota Highlander is in the books. We left on Monday morning and returned late Wednesday afternoon. Nothing like knocking off 950 miles in a whirlwind. Plus, we drove in downpours and in busy  interstate traffic, both good tests with a new vehicle.  The Highlander averaged 26 miles per gallon of regular gasoline. How refreshing!

The primary goal of the trip was to see three different trailer brands and a specific model for each brand. Admittedly, this is a big shift from our years with our 26 foot  Nash trailer and big Ford F-250/F-350 pickup trucks. Our brains have shifted gears to embracing a trailer that would be lighter weight, shorter, and offer fewer amenities. Having tent camped for four decades, anything that’s off the ground is good. Plus having an enclosed hard-sided space away from curious critters is a bonus. Most showers and toilets suffice, especially avoiding trudging across a campground to visit the toilet in the middle of the night!

We determined the brands and models after researching and following Facebook and Instagram owners groups and viewing dozens of YouTube videos. The search filters: towing capability by a V-6 Toyota Highlander, a dinette area that could be either two twin beds or a king size bed, a wet bathroom (the shower and toilet share the same space), a simple kitchen, three tanks (water, grey water, sewer), solar power capability, air conditioning, and furnace.

Having been on the selling side just five weeks ago, we know that there’s a strong demand in RVs. It’s challenging to find specific models to view, especially living in rural southeastern Washington. We searched for dealers near us that would provide us the best scenario for seeing all three models. It’s close to impossible to find one dealer that carries more than one of the brands we were exploring. Ultimately, we ended up in Portland, Oregon for one model. Then in Arlington and Everett, Washington, (both north of the Seattle area) for the other two models. We made all three visits in one day on Tuesday, which meant driving from Portland to north of  Seattle in the mix.

First stop: Lazydays RV in Portland where we visited a 2021 Xtreme Outdoors Little Guy Mini Max. We liked having a window in the front over the kitchen area. It had a fun vintage appearance. Drawbacks included 6 feet interior height for Steve who is 6 feet 2 inches. The ceiling was even lower in the middle of the trailer where the air conditioner was roughly 2 inches from the ceiling. Even my head touched the ceiling of the bathroom. We may likely need to sit on the toilet to shower. Lastly, the teardrop shape gave more height challenges for Steve the further back he walked. Therefore, as cute as the Mini Max was, it’s too small.

2021 Little Guy Mini Max by Xtreme Outdoors

Second stop: We drove 225 miles from Lazydays RV to Open Road RV in Arlington, Washington. We toured a 2022 Rockwood Geo-Pro 15TB. (Forest River has Rockwood Geo-Pro and Flagstaff E-Pro, which are the same except for the exterior decal package and interior decor). Steve walked the interior length with ample head space. The cathedral ceiling is naturally higher in the middle. The dinette’s seat cushions are a little bit deeper. This means that if we keep the seats as is and use them as twin beds, they’ll be a bit wider than the Little Guy Mini Max. The king bed created when both twins are put together, means a wider king bed. There’s more drawers and cupboards. The storage space beneath the dinette is bigger than the Mini Max. The wet bathroom is taller and has additional storage. There’s an attached power awning. Overall there’s more space even in just 15 feet of length.
2022 Rockwood Geo-Pro 15TB

Third stop: From Open Road RV we drove 25 miles to Everett, where at Maple Grove RV we toured a pre-owned 2018 Airstream Basecamp 16.  From videos that we watched, we liked the many windows that the Basecamp offered. We also like the aeronautical look of the Basecamp. We could even order a separate attachment that creates a screened side room. As soon as Steve tried out the dinette as a bed, it became obvious that the space would be too small due to the pronounced curve of the Basecamp’s sides.
2018 Airstream Basecamp 16

WE HAVE A WINNER. Given our visits. We’re going with a Geo-Pro 15TB or E-Pro 15TB. At this point, it will depend on what we’re able to order. Pre-owned units are difficult to locate. Just as with our former 2018 Nash 26N by Northwood Manufacturing, we prefer ordering new so that we have a 12-month warranty.

Stay tuned! We’re preparing to be Happy Campers again!

“Happily Retired at the Speed of Sanity”

Diane & Steve