In many ways, our journey really started at the RV Show in Hershey, Pennsylvania. It was here, in September of 2015, that we began to take a really hard look at the lifestyle and whether it would be for us.
We also began to take a really hard look at RVs.
The first one we saw as we entered the show was this Entegra:
Stunning coach. The salesperson tried to make a deal on that coach right then and there. We were not ready to buy. We wanted to get a sense of which RV and floorplan might work for us. We still had a lot more research to do before making any purchase decisions.
The Hershey show is big. Billed as the largest RV show in North America, there are literally hundreds if not thousands of RVs on display.
We were really interested in RVs from three manufacturers: Newmar, Entegra and Tiffin. Mind you, we looked at Class A Diesel Pushers from all of the manufacturers at the show. We also looked at Super Cs and fifth wheels.
For whatever reason, the Newmar Dutch Star took hold of our imagination. We loved the 4002 floorplan.
We walked in and out of the 4002 several times during our stay at the Hershey RV Show. The last time I walked out, Lorraine was still in the coach. Behind the wheel.
And, nine months later, we will be bringing our new Dutch Star 4002 home.
The 2016 Show will be held in September. You can find out more information about the Hershey RV Show here.
This is our first post on our new blog, RV Castaways.
We still have a bit of a journey ahead of us before we become RV Castaways. We have a home to sell, possessions to release and a transition to make from working life to retirement. We might not get to our dream for another few years.
We have started though. And this blog will chronicle our journey, before and during, of becoming RV Castaways.
Thank you for following along.
“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” — Walt Disney