June 20, 2009

Wanna Buy a Caboose?

Today we bought an RV. We had been toying with the idea for a while, and while the economy sucks, it made it easy to get an incredible deal on this upgrade from our Caboose. Did I say incredible? I meant INCREDIBLE. We got a 2008 Dutchmen Express, 23 footer, with only 9,400 miles on it, for $26,000 off retail.

This model had everything we were looking for: it has a knitting chair for Sherry; an over-cab bed for Andy; no slide-outs (for fuel economy); a roomy bathroom; and a downstairs queen bed. Extras are a generator, huge storage, LCD TV, and an outside shower.

While the kitchen is small, we do most of our cooking outside and it keeps our sleeping area from being claustrophobic with walls. The on-board microwave and oven will be great additions to our camping menus.

The bathroom is large, with a shower, vanity and porcelain commode. The refrigerator and freezer are a good size for our weekend trips. The dinette is much more comfortable than the one in the Caboose, and it can be made into a perfect bed for the trips with our Godson.
  • Chassis Chevy
  • Vortec Engine 6.0L / V-8
  • Wheelbase 158"(F)/159"(C)
  • Exterior Length 24' 10"
  • Exterior Height 10' 10"
  • Exterior Width 99"
  • Interior Height 82"
  • Awning Size 15' 6"
  • Fuel 55 gallons
  • LPG 40.9
  • Fresh Water 40 gallons
  • Black Water 24.5 gallons
  • Gray Water 38.5 gallons
  • Water Heater 6 gallons
  • Furnace 25,000 BTU


Anonymous said...

Welcome to the world of indoor plumbing. You'll love it. Are you planning a tow vehicle?