Over the years we moved up to bigger & better RV's as our needs changed. Initially when we started RVing I wasn't doing shows & hauling inventory so it didn't matter what we got but one thing was for sure, a 25 ft trailer with 2 adults & dogs just wasn't cutting it. Over the years we went from that trailer to a 5th wheel & then to a motorhome. Once we got a taste of traveling with a motorhome there was no going back.
|Living area & galley|
We have a big screen TV with cabinets above & below for storage. This coach is not lacking in storage inside the coach or outside. As I said it really is ideal. After we got the coach we headed to Tiffin for some warranty work & had one of the guys who works in the cabinet shop do some work for us.
I had TJ build a spice rack for the galley area, a slide out tray below the sink & shelves in the bedroom
Since I work out of the motorhome my business & our personal comfort are both factors in deciding what will meet our needs. At one point we had a Jayco Seneca Class C. It was a diesel & had 3 slide outs with bunks for storage of temperature sensitive inventory. The only draw back was that there wasn't much living area & with 2 big dogs it was
big problem was I had no inside storage for the temperature sensitive inventory. In March of this year we found the perfect coach...another Tiffin Allegro. It had the best of
both worlds...large living area & bunks for the inside storage of my inventory. The living area was identical to the Allergro we had but it was a foot longer & had an extra slide with bunks. So, now we have everything I need for the business & everything we need for our personal use without being cramped for room...especially with the dogs. Of course they would prefer a much bigger living area ;)
I use the front passenger seat as my "office". It has a computer work area & the dash is large enough to
|Bedroom wardrobe, drawers & bunks|
For years we were doing woodcarving & gourd shows
but this year due to health issues I decided it was time to slow down & a BIG decision was made. We used to love doing the shows because we had so much fun meeting new people, seeing old friends & shooting the breeze. Over the years as the business grew so did sales at shows which meant a lot more work & a lot less fun.
So, I decided it was time to have more fun & less work. That means traveling for fun & not just to shows. All the more reason to have all the comforts (or most of them) of home when we are traveling.
|Bed with TV & overhead cabinets|
For years we have been spending winters in Arizona & summers in the Oregon Coast. Since we are no longer doing the 3 shows in Arizona it was time to find another winter retreat where we can get away from the cold in New Mexico. So, our destination is back to the Rio Grande Valley in Texas where we used to go while we lived in Texas.
The photo of the bath is the best I could get. It's small & difficult to capture in one photo. It does have a
|My new spice rack|
As you move toward the back of the coach you come to the bedroom which contains a wardrobe & drawers below. It also has over head storage over the bed & of course a big screen tv attached to the back wall.
The last three photos are the new spice rack that TJ built for me, the original medicine cabinet & the new medicine cabinet that Tiffin installed in the bathroom.
The triple wide medicine cabinet that came with the coach (shown below on the left) had no access in them middle making it very difficult to find anything. When I talked to Van Tiffin (one of Bob's son's) he agreed that they needed to come up with a more functional design. He suggested I talk to Dennis, the cabinet shop foreman & work with him to come
|New wrap around medicine cabinets|
I will also note here that when we were at the 2014 Tiffin Rally in Washington they introduced the 2015 version of this coach & they had made a change in the medicine cabinet. It is not as nice as the one Dennis & I came up with but it is a big improvement in the one that came with the coach.
|Original medicine cabinet|
Tiffin's slogan "Roughing it Smoothly" describes living in this motorhome!
Update: We have been spending the summers on the Oregon coast for many years so we were thrilled when the 2014 Tiffin Rally was heading to WA state. We headed there early to pick up my new recumbent trike & visit friends & then headed to Brazels RV Performance in Centralia, WA. Having lived nearby before moving to New Mexico we had used them in the past to do some RV upgrades. We were thrilled to head back there to do some upgrades on our coach.
Ben, the shop foreman went for a ride with us & he made some recommendations. So, we did some chassis upgrades such as rear track & anti sway bar & added Koni Shocks all around. Oh my gosh what a difference in the ride. Not surprising though because we had done the same thing to our Jayco Seneca & that coach rode like a dream after the upgrades. Now we really are roughing it smoothly.