JoDo Chasing Rainbows

Our motorhome

Buying an RV is a very personal decision. There are many companies and floor plans. We started our research on You Tube. We quickly decided that we wanted an enclosed coach so 5th wheels and travel trailer were excluded. We know length should be 30 feet or less. We knew class Bs would be too small. At first we did not want any slides. We stuck to that logic until our first RV show.

I would highly recommend going to a show. Usually there are a variety of dealers along with many types of RVs. Take the time to peruse the different models. I am so glad that we did. It helped us make an informed decision. We quickly realized that having at least one slide would open up the living area. That is important on the rainy days when you will be inside more.

Our list of must haves included:

  • Separate bedroom door
  • Walk around bed
  • Separate sink and shower area

We realized that any coach less than 24 feet was not going to meet this criteria. We also felt that most class A were too large for us, even those under 30 feet. We fell in love with the class C. We ended up buying a 2016 Coachman Freelander 29KS. It was funny that this coach met all our criteria but it was not part of our original short list.

I have no complaints after living in our coach for two months. It is roomy. It just fits us.

Coachmen Freelander 29KS floor plan

Living in a RV with a cat

We wanted to live the RV life but worried about our cat, Black Lightening. She was a feral cat that I found in our backyard about 10 years ago. She doesn’t like anyone but me and Edonna. She hates change. I worried for weeks about how she would adapt.

The day we moved in she refused to leave her cat carrier for four hours. I was so stressed. We went to bed that night hoping she would find her way around the coach. Right before I fell asleep, she joined us in bed. The next day found her way to the front windows. She is so much closer to birds and squirrels that she spends the majority of her awake time in a window.

Within a few days we were relieved to find that she loves her windows and that she has not tried even once to run out the door. We are a few days from leaving Georgia. This will be the test to she how she is during the drive. She has adapted so much better than I thought.