23. May 2015 · 8 comments · Categories: RVing

I bought a Winnebago Minnie motor home today. I’ve had my eye on one I found online several weeks ago; it was on a consignment lot in Tucson. It’s a 2005, 27′ with a small slideout (which the dinette sits in). Richard checked Blue Book value on it and it was very reasonably priced. He agreed it looked like a nice coach for me, so I emailed the salesman. He was eager to show it off to me and let me take a test drive.

I asked Richard & Dianna and Dale to go with me, and we drove down today to see it. It is in great shape and has all the things I want: nice size, a bed in the back so I don’t have to climb the ladder to the cab-over bed (I’ll save that one for the grandsons!), shower stall, lots and lots of storage – both inside and out, and it drives/rides really well. It was the first time I’ve driven a motorhome since the Tramper back in the late 60s / early 70s, but I didn’t have any problems, with the huge side mirrors and rear view camera to assist me.

Here are a few pictures that I copied from the seller’s website.

The slide is right behind the driver’s door.

We opened the awning to make sure it was sound. (It was!)

Looking toward the back)

Looking toward the front. The slide out is on the left, entrance door on the right.

The dinette sits in the slide. With the slide in, it’s still plenty roomy. (It is out in this photo.)

This chair does not recline, but it does swivel. I’ll have to get an ottoman.

The drop down shelf adds extra counter space for cooking.

Lots of cupboards and drawers in the kitchen

The pantry has a pull out shelf unit for easy access to all the canned goods and staples.

The bathroom vanity has a nice shelf space, two drawers and a cupboard below, as well as the huge medicine cabinet above. Behind the door is the toilet and shower stall.

Two wardrobes on the left with drawers below, and three overhead cabinets. (Please ignore the ugly bedspread and pillow shams. They will be the first thing to go.) With some pretty crisp sheets and a fluffy comforter, this will be a snuggly cozy bedroom.

Here I am as the proud new owner!

I have to widen the gate to my side yard before I can bring it home. Hopefully, I can get that taken care of in the next couple of weeks.

With just 10 months to go until retirement, this new purchase is going to increase my case of short timer’s disease. I can’t wait to quit work and hit the road. In the meantime, I’ll get this all cleaned up, and prettied up, and take a few weekend trips to get the bugs out and learn the ropes. Who wants to join me?

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