We acquired our 2006 Pleasure Way Excel tricked-out van today in anticipation of our cross-continent trip next summer.
We bought the camper at Bill Plemmons RV World in Rural Hall, North Carolina. Say “rural.”
I drove the camper home. It’s not really the camper’s maiden voyage; it came with 32425 miles on it. It has, in fact, already been to Alaska, but it was maiden to us.
Not a lot to report – the trip covered 115 miles, mostly on 4-lane highways with speed limits of 55-65 mph. I took a side trip through a campground at Jordan Lake, just to see the campground. It won’t be the last time I drive it through a campground. I also stopped at an ABC store to get bourbon for the Kentucky Derby.
A few impressions about driving: Side winds can be noticeably buffeting; going around bends at 70 mph is “exhilarating”; and driving NC 55 through Apex is torturous.
One lesson was learned – batten down all the hatches before you get started. As soon as I hit the road the tv revealed itself to be unsecured.
Suggestions for a name for the vehicle will be considered.