Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Our First Travel Trailer - Trailmanor 2720

As the swimming pool remodel gets underway I am taking advantage of the time and getting the trailer ready.  Believe it or not, I am actually waxing it.  I'm doing the Tioga and George way, one section at a time.  I should be done by the end of this week.  Amazing what a coat of wax will do to shine up a 15-year-old travel trailer.

I'm also going through old pictures and scanning the ones I want to have on hand.  A lot of family photos bring back a lot of good memories. We were a good-looking bunch at one time.  Boy does time take a toll.  That's how it rolls.

I've found pictures of the house we built in Monterrey in 1996 and also pictures of my beloved 2000 Trailmanor.  Our first ever rv.  We had to leave it in an RV park in Texas because we didn't have the cash to import it.  Funny how things were and how they are today.  We had a lot of fun in that rv and I thought I'd share a few pictures of it.

Trailmanor are hard-sided folding trailers.  It gave us incredible gas mileage.  Too bad I couldn't recognize what a winner we had until we sold it and bought a standard trailer.

This model was a 2720, 20 feet closed and 27 feet open.  It had a full kitchen, bath and a king-size bed.  A very comfortable set up and we used it in all kinds of weather including snow and heavy rains.

Here is my Chevy pickup.  I bought it from a guy in Monterrey.  Manual transmission with A/C.  I loved the truck, it was a blast to drive.  Juan didn't care much for it because of the rear window and the sun on his neck.  He always wore a straw hat when we took trips.

I sold the truck to a local guy here in Santiago.  He's an electrician and does work for us when we need it.  He kept it for many years before passing it on to his son.  I never had an issue with it.  I want to say it was a 1994.  

We didn't know about boondocking when we first started out and would stick to Texas state parks.  We had the annual day pass which saved us quite a bit.  That was when we first discovered West Texas and beautiful the desert is.  That was the start of our interest of getting away from civilization and boondocking.  

I doubt will ever buy another travel trailer, but if we were to, I'd get a Trailmanor.  So easy to drive, has great gas mileage and you don't need a heavy SUV or pickup to tow it.

Well, back to scanning and planning our trip.  The weather is changing and it was 33C today.  Time to get the pool finished, visit SMA and do some boondocking.  

Saturday, February 4, 2023

It Took A While But It's A Done Deal


After six months of fighting the system, Juan was able to retire from the prepa (high school).  He started the year it was opened, 30 years ago.  He is the first to retire from the school so many teachers were sad to see him go.  

He's decompressing now and had his first sleep-in today.  He's going to love it.  We are now making plans for our first year of travel.  First, we'll make two trips to San Miguel de Allende and then an RV trip to South Padre Island for a week before the end of March.  They will start on the pool remodel next week.  

After that who knows.  I am checking daily for the best flights to Spain and other destinations.