Friday, June 3, 2011

Our New Rig!!!

 She's finally here, our new to us 5th Wheel. It's a 2001 Sunnybrook Mobile Scout, 33' Triple Slide. There are 2 opposing slides in the living area with a rear entertainment center, and 1 slide out in the Bedroom.

 The day started out bright and early with a trip down to El Paso to pick it up. We were so excited about picking it up, we forgot to take pictures. After spending some time with the owner, and going over some last minute items, we were on our way back with our new rig, Wooo Hooo.  I must say, she pulled like a dream, and that was pulling it with our neighbors GMC 2500 Gasser. We had to borrow our neighbors truck as we needed a regular hitch, until we can order the proper kingpin plate. Can't wait to see how the Dodge does. Once we made it back to Holloman, the real fun began, moving everything from the trailer to the 5ver.

 Amazing how much stuff we had in that small trailer!!!

 The outside needs a good wash and wax, but other than that is in pretty good shape. Here's a few pic's of the outside.

 The previous owner had the carpet removed and replaced with wood flooring, nice. Once again we were able to fit (with a little modification) our 40' TV, got to love the big screen!!!. He also left us a nice stereo receiver and DVD player. Here's a few pics of the interior.

It sure is amazing how much more room there is, both inside and storage outside. How did we ever make it The rig does have a couple of minor issues, that we have taken care of already or are in the process of taking care of, but we knew that going in. For a 2001 model it's in pretty good shape though and we feel we came away with a good deal and a really nice rig for what we paid. Sheryl has some decorating ideas, she will be doing. We will also be changing out some of the furniture to more fit our style.

This rig is going to make our fulltiming adventure much more comfortable. We may not beable to get as far into the backcountry as we could have with the trailer, but we still have the truck to take us there. So that is our new rig and we are very happy, so as always, keep Lovin Your Life as we do ours!!!


Paul and Marti Dahl said...

She's a real beauty! It was worth the wait. You'll really like the dual slides in the living room, we have that on our MH and love it. It's where you spend most of your time.

Best of luck with your new rig, we're wishing you many happy miles and one of these days, you can show it to us in person. :c)

Anonymous said...

You sure got yourselves a beauty, and I'm sure you'll have years of pleasant memories to make with it.

I do have a concern about the wood flooring as a friend of mine also bought a trailer the orginal owner replaced the carpet with Lamenate flooring and it caused the trailer to exceed the GVW, and gave him terrible fuel mileage.
To ease your minds have it weighed that way you'll know the weight is from things you put in the trailer, not something you didn't plan on.
Hopefully some day our paths will cross and we can exchange travel adventures.
Rick R.
Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Wanderin' said...

Congratulations on your new rig! We love our life on wheels. Can't imagine it any other way. There's so much to see and so much to do. This is the only way to do it all!!