You seem happy with your new baby...
What does Ed think now???
Wanna see pics of your trip and future trips, as well as some grins from behind the wheel!
My Suburban struggles to get 10mpg, and I would expect you to get close to that on the freeway, so 6 or 8mpg would be ok. My 1973 K10 Pickup with a big Campershell on does 7mpg tootling about, and it only has a 5.7 liter in it!
I guess what I am saying is in the end 8 to 10 mpg is ok. We crunched some numbers the other day for a trip we are planning to Yellowstone maybe in 2013.
Look what we found out.
Hotel's are a minimum of $100/night. Some places its $150..
Driving our Jeep or Range Rover 300 miles per day @15mpg @$4.00/gallon =$80
Driving the Airstream instead is $150 for 300 miles...
Plus its all about the freedom... what if we want to drive 500 miles or share the driving and do more one day top spend more time somewhere the next?
Freedom, is what is its about... no fixed Hotel bookings to worry about... sleep in a parking lot if need be... or stop at a campsite.
Plus we can take the dogs... and/or with other people sharing the gas... It soon starts making sense... but maybe I am biased!
Lets face it, if its all about the destination.... FLY!
For me, like life, its about the journey!
I think that the Motorhome thing is different to the Trailer. Maybe you notice people looking more because you are in it and driving it rather than people looking at what is 20' behind you.
Its long been said that you can roll into a Park in a $500k mega Motorhome and barely get noticed, yet the Airstream Motorhome is stared at and people come asking for a tour.
Maybe its that people feel its more approachable?