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 said WTHeck and went for get what we really want.
This is a very personal decision and I’m convinced it doesn’t really matter what you end up with as long as it meets your needs. The box you call home doesn’t define you any more than the size or location of your stick-and-brick residence. My happiness and sense of self-worth comes from who I am, how I contribute, how I think, how I engage with others, and how I love, and never from what I own. Those are the convictions on which I base my life, and I suspect they’re pretty consciously or subconsciously universal (just my humble opinion).
There are a few custom fifth-wheel manufacturers in the midwest who do excellent work, and I learned a fair amount about each. But over and over, everything I read and everyone I spoke to who knew what they were talking about, pointed me to New Horizons. I began having extended conversations with Drew Brokenicky, the son of the owner and one of their two very fine salespeople. He convinced us that New Horizons could help us build our dream.
It didn’t take long for Karen and me to decide we wanted to do business with New Horizons. We never regretted that decision.