Archive | July, 2014

We’re Ambassadors!

Phil Brokenicky, the owner of New Horizons RV, invited Karen and me to be Ambassadors. We were honored. The New Horizons business model is to build custom coaches according to customer designs. You’ll never find a new New Horizons trailer on display at the local interstate RV dealer. That’s a problem for prospective buyers who […]

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First the Trailer, THEN the Truck

Planning for a full-timing lifestyle requires many decisions to be made. Wrong decisions can cost money and compromise the idilic lifestyle we all dream about. One of the most critical decisions owners of long trailers make is selecting the right tow vehicle. Tow vehicles are a topic of constant debate on the Internet. Our trailer weighs 25,000 […]

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How Long Is Too Long?

Remember this story? Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Goldilocks.  She  went for a walk in the forest.  Pretty soon, she came upon a house.  She knocked and, when no one answered, she walked right in. At the table in the kitchen, there were three bowls of porridge.  Goldilocks was hungry.  […]

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Our New Little Buddy

Bailey. He’s cool. Bailey is our new puppy – an Australian Multigenerational Labradoodle to be exact. We picked Bailey up from the airport yesterday and it’s pretty amazing to see how quickly he became part of our family. Choosing whether to buy a dog from a breeder, or to adopt, isn’t easy. Adopting is a […]

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Why New Horizons?

This process was very linear for me. Full-time or not full-time? Full-time. Fifth wheel or diesel pusher? Fifth wheel. Go crazy, bite the bullet, be prepared to write a big check, ignore the inevitable depreciation, and get what we really want, or buy something still pretty nice but sacrifice a number of details? We just […]

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Diesel Pusher or Fifth Wheel?

This is the big debate. There are no shortage of opinions online about which is best for full-time living, and everyone is right. Following are some of the things we took into consideration. PRICING Pricing is interesting. You can get a beautiful, custom, reasonably-sized New Horizons fifth-wheel and a new Ford F-450 with a custom […]

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I’m an Enthusiastic Amateur

I plan to write a series of articles about New Horizons fifth-wheel trailers. For all my friends who are nice enough to follow along because you’re interested in what Karen and I are experiencing, I apologize. This series of articles is targeted at people who are grappling with which RV brand to buy, and discusses how to […]

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650 Feet Underground

I think we’ll find lots of hidden treasures in our travels across America. We certainly did yesterday. We wanted to go somewhere and do something. That can be a challenge in the middle of corn country, but I found a couple of interesting possibilities in Hutchinson, Kansas, about 130 miles from the parking lot we […]

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2L Custom Trucks — Be VERY Careful

After unsuccessfully trying in good faith for several months to resolve significant issues with Wayland Long of 2L Custom Trucks, I finally and reluctantly gave up and decided to briefly share my experience with other RVers who are in the market for a large tow vehicle. I am sharing this information as a service to […]

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I Like Ike!

We were spoiled in San Diego. If we wanted to spend time just hanging out at interesting places, the choices were pretty much unlimited — Balboa Park, the beach, another beach, Coronado beach, Mt Woodson — you name it. The options in Junction City, Kansas, aren’t quite as abundant, but there is the Dwight D. […]

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