RoadAbodeRoadAbode is a 2004 Coachmen Road Master Class C motorhome. This particular model of Coachmen was primarily used as a rental unit. Systems are easy to use and figure out. We purchase RoadAbode from a rental company with 36,000 miles on the odometer. She had been a rental unit for a season. RoadAbode is 29 feet long.
|RoadAbode & the Fit at Hickory Run State Park in PA|
The chassis (driving part) is a Ford E450, which is a heavy duty model, used for Class C motorhomes, small transit buses, and ambulances. The engine is a Triton V-10 dual-valve SOHC, 310 hp.used for both Class A & C motorhomes. The engine sits between the driver and front passenger, slightly forward, but with a large "doghouse" between.
Because of our chassis power and towing capacity, we are able to tow our 2007 Honda Fit behind. This helps when we are on an adventure - by not having to break camp every time we want to explore our new surroundings. The Fit also uses less gas as we trek and explore than RoadAbode would.
RoadAbode CrewMike - Grew up in the East Falls section of Philadelphia, the same neighborhood as the Princess of Monaco, Grace Kelly.
|Corning Museum, Corning, NY|
Any vacations with my parents were usually no more than three days, mostly to the Pocono mountains or the Jersey shore. My brother - Thirteen years my senior - first lite the flame of exploration and travel when he took me on roadtrips to Vermont & New Hampshire. Though my parents did not enjoy travelling far, they did enjoy hiking and picking wild foods, introducing and encouraging me to try new tastes and discover wildlife on our treks into Philadelphia's wooded countryside. my brother through the years encouraged me by bringing his little brother along on hikes on the Appalachian trail, and was the first to introduce me to a new cool learning tool of the early 90's - the World Wide Web.
|Mike & Amy|
She was also fortunate to do a cross country roadtrip with her mother and grandmother as a teenager, right before we met. She learned how to drive the US highways and byways (through construction) on that trip! Her parents were frequent travelers, and I enjoyed hearing their adventures, especially those her parents enjoyed together in their elder years. Amy's love of the outdoors was cultivated by summers on Arrowhead lake in the Pocono Mountains, and trips to back country areas visiting the rolling hills of Kentucky.
Our other travel companions are our two girls - who are now in their teens and twenty's - and still enjoying RoadTrips with us. Molly the pup, our Lhasa-poo rescue, rounds out the crew.
|Boulder Field, Hickory Run State Park, PA|
We started our traveling adventures camping by tent, and staying in hotels. Soon we started researching and going to RV shows. What really inspired me to get an RV was following the Tioga and George blog. Though George does not travel much anymore, his stories of travelling the western United States, and into Mexico piqued my interest so that I decided to purchase a simple motorhome. That's how we came to own RoadAbode.
We have been traveling together for over twenty-five years, and for over ten years with RoadAbode. The RVing lifestyle suits us well. Having a place to call home wherever we go is truly a blessing.
The RoadAbode Crew is currently based in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia. Easy access to some main highways to drive RoadAbode onward to more adventures. Since I have past 50 now, we're looking forward and dreaming how we can travel longer, further and have more adventures RVing. We hope to be expanding our RVing travels outside of the Eastern US soon. If you have questions, or want to just drop us a note and chat about the RVing lifestyle, we'd love to hear from you.