Just or Fun, Just for You, All About Us, Always on Fridays.
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We regularly get emails or messages asking about our 25 feet of life in our Leisure Travel Van. Or we get stopped, usually when we're filling up at a fuel station, by people who are curious. We get many drive by-looksee's. We've even had people stop and try and peek inside through the windows. Ya, for real!
We typically love showing off our great home, and love chatting to others about our Adventuring type of Lifestyle. It's how we learned so much when we first started sailing. And now, RV'ing. And a great big thank you to all the people we questioned to death, not only about sailing, but RV'ing as well, when we first started
Given that for the next couple of months we're staying put here at home, and won't really have (m)any Adventures to Blog About, I thought it might be fun to tackle a few of YOUR questions.
As YOU know, we bought one of these, sight unseen. If you don't know about us, or how we bought it, you can click here, that tells you a little more about how we got here.
That doesn't mean we didn't do any research. In fact we researched the you know what out of this thing. And believed so much in the company, the workmanship, the concept... that we sent them a downpayment without ever having stepped foot in one, driven one, or RV'd before.
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So, typically the questions go something like this.
"How do you like this thing?"
Well, this thing is our LTV Unity IB, and we LOVE it.
"So, what do they call this?"
Well, technically it's a Class C for insurance purposes. A B+ perhaps. They also refer to this as a Motor Coach. Who knows. We sometimes call it The MoHo. Short for Motor Home.
"I've seen these around. What's it like inside?"
Well, climb aboard and take a peek inside. Thanks for taking your shoes off.
We love our Island Bed. It's easy to walk around and make the bed. We're not crawling over each other to get into/or out of bed. It looks nice and centered in the Motor Coach. And it's always made and comfy, ALL the time. For us, we really didn't want to be pulling down/making our bed every single time we wanted to use it (as in the Murphy Bed Model).
: I like the separate shower and head facilities. That are at the FOOT of the bed and not by my face. Plenty of room for my 6 foot height.
: I do, if I really had to be honest, find the shower a little small sometimes. For example, i'll have to bend down a certain way if I'm trying to shave my legs (TMI!!). However, now that I've learned how to coordinate my movements, it's all good, and I don't even think about it anymore.
Next up, the Galley!! There's lots of storage for food in both the fridge/freezer, pull out pantry, below the sink and over head cabinets. In fact I still have space to fill...
"Wow, it's a real kitchen....
...You cook real meals in here?"
Yup, sure do. Everything I need is at my fingertips. I love to cook, always have. And love trying out new recipes. It's (admittedly) taken me a bit of extra timing and thinking to plan a full course meal in close quarters, and by full course, I mean we've had a full on Thanksgiving meal, turkey, stuffing and all!!
It's really all about figuring your meal out, knowing what to cook first, and being organized.
The key? Clean up, and put away, as you go.
You really don't need to take a lot with you. Generally you're never far from a grocery store, so unless you're planning on boondocking away from civilization for awhile, you really don't need to stock up THAT
"What is it? Diesel?"
Yup, and we have a Diesel generator. Two solar panels on the roof.
"How's it drive?"
It drives great, like a van. Smooth. Nothing rattles or shakes. And best of all, we both love to, and can easily drive this.
: Not having had experience with using side mirrors, it took a little bit to train my eyes to look elsewhere and not in the rear-view mirror, to see what's coming. But now I don't even think about it. I love how I sit up high. The seats are comfy for long distances. And it's a great all around view."
: It's a smooth ride, we've got great mileage, and I can take us on any road, anytime, anywhere! I've pulled U-turns on the streets and even parallel parked this thing. It's great.
"How many people can you fit in there?"
Well, honestly? It's really ideal for two. Although the two dinette seats also double as legal driving seats. By that we mean there are seatbelts, so you can legally travel with four. And, with the table out and stored away, the dinette seats can pull together, slide the cushions down, and it forms a single person bed, should you want a (tiny) person to sleep over.
Or if one of us isn't feeling well and wants to sleep without distributing the other. Or perfect for grandparents with grandchild in tow, perhaps?
"How big is this thing?"
Well, it's officially 25 feet long. We live in it on a full time basis, around 6 months or so, and this is our second season in it.
"6 months? Wow. You've lived in it for 6 months?"
Yup. We've got plenty of storage, inside and out, to hold all the stuff we need, and still have a couple of cabinets that are empty at the moment.
Which easily leads into the next question.
"I don't know if I could live with my wife /husband/ partner in such a small space for that long a time"
And the answer to that (and a few other questions), dear readers and friends? That's coming up next week!
Stay tuned for our next Armchair Discussion. Just or Fun, Just for You, All About Us, Always on Fridays.
Now that we've gotten the ball going, go ahead. Message us your questions. Email us your doubts. And from the reality of our home to yours, from our comfy cozy armchairs to yours, we'll do our best to answer them, as honestly as we can, up close and personal.