Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Wayne and Margy's New RV Adventure

Site 45 at Lost Dutchman State Park.
In January and February, Wayne and I went on a Rental RV Road Trip from Bellingham, Washington to Arizona. We were gone for 25 days and loved the experience. You can read about that trip by clicking here.

When we got back, we started looking for an RV of our own. We really liked the Coachmen Leprechaun we rented. It had a comfy layout for a small 24' overall length Class C. We wanted small for easier driving and parking in restaurant and shopping lots.

We looked at several other brands, but kept coming back to the Coachmen Freelander 21RS with a bed slide-out. Our rental had a rear corner bed. While we were leery of the mechanics of a slide, we wanted increased sleeping comfort.

Since Poulsbo RV is the only Coachmen dealer near us, we went to one of their RV shows. And guess where it was, in the Bellis Fair Mall next to our condo. Seemed like kismet. They only had a larger Freelander display, but did have a Forest River Sunseeker 2250SLE. After much thought, we decided it was even better. Forest River is the parent company of Coachmen so we knew the quality was similar.

What changed our minds was: a Chevy 4500-322HP V8 gas engine, more interior storage, a bathroom sink in the living area, a functional dinette, well laid out kitchen, omnidirectional antennae and tank heaters. To put the icing on the cake, they gave us an extra discount for purchasing the show model. We were happy and Kevin, the salesman, was happy.

Inside our new Sunseeker 2250SLE RV.

We drove 30 miles down to the Poulsbo RV in Mt. Vernon to pick her up after detailing. Having the dealer relatively close is nice. Jacob was the mechanic in charge and he gave us a detailed tour of the coach and all of her systems. Like we did with our rental adventure, we took our new rig to the Bellingham RV Park for the first night to test everything out.

At the Bellingham RV Park for our first night.

When you live in a condo, you have to make alternative plans for RV parking. We chose secure Gotcha Covered near Bellingham. You have a choice of outside parking, or under cover with electrical hookups. We chose the latter. It's close enough to our condo for easy packing.

Parked at Gotcha Covered for storage.

On day six day we started our first New RV Adventure. Come along with us and see what we found. Please note, the posts have been reordered for easier reading. -- Wayne and Margy


  1. Hope you have wonderful adventures with this!

    1. It only took us one week to get out on the road. It's great fun after many years of tent camping. So easy to set up and break camp. - Margy

  2. I am excited to scroll down to read the tales of your latest adventure. Makes me a bit nostalgic...we loved our RV life. I’ll come back later this week, as I’m catching up with my blogging today. I’ve bookmarked you.

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    1. We are really enjoying it. I wasn't sure about having the bathroom sink outside of the toilet/shower area, but it like it much better that way now that we've lived with it for a while. - Margy

  4. Close enough for easy packing - that's important!

    1. Yes it is. We now have it all set and ready to go except for fresh food and a few clothing items. Much easier than our rental experience. - Margy

  5. Margy - congratulations on your purchase. I am sure this will bring you both great adventures, which we are blessed to share through your posts. Time to hit the road!


Thanks for stopping by. Comments, questions, and suggestions are always welcome. - Margy