Over the past few months, I’ve been in search of and finally purchased an RV. I took delivery of the Coachman Orion 20CB (aka: Lil Quail) on April 10th and have been learning the routines of RV life, setting up house and filling it with all my stuff.
Now, instead of calling it the Lil Quail, I should refer to it as the Stuffed Quail. (My friend Susan provided the pictures above.)
While I thought that spending money on a new – rather than used – RV was a good idea, the jury is still out. Like most folks, I thought that new meant problem-free. When it comes to your home on wheels – new or used – there are no guarantees. Warranties, yes; guarantees, no. In fact, don’t count on it – it will save you a lot of frustration.
Before I dive into some of the “issues” I found, let me tell you what I like about the Lil Quail:
I’ve only been in Lil Quail for a few weeks, but here are some of the “issues” that cropped up early on:
Sunset at Boyd Lake State Park near Loveland, CO.
Do I miss the simplicity of the Sprinter van – yes! But after staying in the Lil Quail for the past few weeks through extreme winds, days of rain and the threat of hail, I am extremely happy with this RV and look forward to spending many years enjoying the comfort and reliability!
As with any RV, there are a lot of moving pieces and parts. I presume that I will become even more familiar with the Lil Quail in the next few years, but for now, it is time for us to giddy-up to Yellowstone.
Please come along for the ride as the summer adventure begins!
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