Meet Charley, our RV
So this is it… er, him… Charley – our new ‘home’ for the next two years! We took the name from Travels With Charley: In Search of America, a travelogue written by John Steinbeck depicting the trip he took around the United States in 1960. While Charley was the name of Steinbeck’s French Poodle and not his ride [he called his camper Rocinante, the name of Don Quixote’s horse], the name Charley resonated with us and it became a certainty that this would be the name of our rig.
We’ll update this page once we get Out There and actually live in Charley a little bit. The photos will then show a fully-stocked motorhome and perhaps some more panic on our faces as we will have realized the magnitude of what we’re doing – selling our home, putting everything in storage, and deciding by our own free will to live in just 220 ft² of living space for two years!
4 thoughts on “Meet Charley, our RV”
After intruding on your conversation at The Great Fountain and bumping into you at the restaurant, it certainly was a pleasure meeting you. David and I have talked about living out of an RV only for a few months but after hearing your story, it certainly has made us eager to get the ball rolling. We hope to make it to our first RV Show on October 10th in Atlantic City. Unfortunately for us, our next NP trip wont be until Spring of 2016. I think that time we will rent an RV just to test out the waters. Question, what model/type of RV is Charlie? I prefer to go with something people HAVE done before than go blinded. Anyways, I hope you enjoy the rest of Yellowstone and catch a Milk Way shot over The Great Fountain for us :)
Hi Sharlene and David — I’m so glad to have met you at Yellowstone, and happy to hear that in some small way Laura & I are inspiring you to get ‘out there’ and do some living in an RV. It really is a fun lifestyle. I will email you offline with a bit more detail about our rig and how we came to choose it, but to answer your question specifically, it’s a Newmar Baystar 2901. More to come offline. -Fred
It was a pleasure meeting you both and we look forward to seeing you again at LHS!
Thanks, Brian. We’ve had a terrific time! We’ll see you next time!