We Have Downsized to a New (to us) Recreational Vehicle

We decided that, with a house, we didn’t need a large motorhome.  I have been looking around online for a month or two and told dealers what I wanted. A salesman at Lazydays called to say he had the van that met our criteria.  That is the mega RV dealership where we bought Stochastic and Sao.  I wasn’t ready – emotionally.  I loved Sao and had never seen another motorhome, of any age, condition, or price, that I liked better. We drove to the Seffner dealership, near Tampa, and looked it over. It is not the brand we had in mind (Roadtrek) but was exactly what we wanted. Here it is:

It is a Winnebago Era.  It is really small even when not comparing it to Sao.

The cab and seats are comfortable.

The kitchen has a two-burner stove and a small sink.  It is odd, but there is a television on the kitchen counter.

I call this the living, den, kitchen.  That two-butt seat is for watching TV and eating at the table.  The front seats swivel around to face the table too.

Next, is the refrigerator, then a small cubby that holds a bed section to add to the little sofa.  The bathroom is behind those bifold closet doors.

It is a tiny bathroom with no cabinets or drawers.  You draw a shower curtain and the whole thing is the shower stall. I guess that means the sink and toilet are in the shower.

The bed has an insert to make it a large bed, but that would be too hard to climb in and out.

I think Andy was watching the television.  That metal plate next to his foot is the base where you set the pole/stand for the table top.

This will be our picture window headboard.

We named it Scamp.  That sounds little and cute.


17 thoughts on “We Have Downsized to a New (to us) Recreational Vehicle

    • Dinata Misovec January 8, 2018 / 11:52 am

      A small package, but we lived in one only a wee bit bigger in Europe in 2005-6 for nine months. We don’t spend that much time inside.

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  1. kritsayvonne January 8, 2018 / 9:46 am

    Scamp looks great. Happy travelling in 2018. Best wishes, Yvonne


  2. thejuicenut January 8, 2018 / 1:20 pm

    As Brits, who do everything on a smaller scale, we can’t get over the size of the tv and the fridge! Huge! (To us). Our house kitchen fridge is half the size. Looks good. Happy travels 😊


    • Dinata Misovec January 8, 2018 / 5:13 pm

      We’ve gone small 18′ and large 36′. I’m convinced that small is better. I also think that TV is way too big for the space, but that is what came with it. Even more crazy? There is another TV in the bedroom! Two TVs in 24 feet? Nuts.

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  3. kayak2016blog January 8, 2018 / 4:00 pm

    It is a cutey! How long? What is the first trip planned for you all?


    • Dinata Misovec January 8, 2018 / 5:39 pm

      It is twenty-four feet. We are going to drive down to the Florida keys on Thursday for our first trip. We have to assess (and clean up) the hurricane damage to our RV lot there.


  4. Ann Elliott January 8, 2018 / 4:45 pm

    Love the new RV, hope you get Sao sold soon. Ann

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  5. Jane Wilmer January 23, 2018 / 3:05 pm

    so how old is Scamp?

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  6. Jane Wilmer January 23, 2018 / 3:07 pm

    i just now read about Scamp….i’m behind on my paperwork and everything else, too!

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    • Dinata Misovec January 24, 2018 / 10:47 pm

      Don’t feel bad. I’m behind on just about everything in my life!


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