Our 34 ft 1988 Bounder Motor Home. This was our first vehicle and traveling home in the USA. We lived permantly in the RV for 2 1/2 years. My son slept on the front settee and the dining table folded down to make a double bed, on which my daughter slept. The bathroom/toilet seperated the main bedroom at the back (window above) from the front. Loraine and I slept on the queen bed in the main bedroom. We drove about 130,000 miles with this vehicle. Roof airconditioners, (see top) cooled us in summer and a 20,000 BTU furnace in the winter. One one or two occasions, I had to climb up on the roof to shovel off snow that was so heavy, that the springs of the coach were sagging. We often did revivals in the middle of the winter up north. One time we did a two week revival in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in Newberry and actually got frozen to the ground and had to use a pick axe to remove the ice that had frozen the wheels to the ground, in order to move.
40 ft, Travel Supreme 5th WheelOur traveling home called a 5th wheel, for almost three years. 40 ft, 12.192 mtrs., towed by an 8 cyl, Ford F150 pickup truck, we were almost as long as a Semi Truck and Traler.The 1st slide out contained our Queen Bed and closet the width of the 5th wheel, about 8 feet. The second slide out had a 17 ft settee/sofa with a fold out double bed. Right at the back was a bedroom for Jilleen and Jeremy with double bunks, clothes closet and desk for school. They never complained and they loved the road and often talk about those days. We had a bathroom with shower and hand basin and a seperate toilet cubicle. Opposite the bathroom was a laundry with washing machine and tumble dryer. What a blessing as it freed my wife and daughter from having to visit the laundrymat every four or five days. The kitchen had a dishwasher, convection oven/microwave and a four plate gas stove. Roof ducted air conditioning to keep us cool in the hot and humid summer months and a 40,000 BTU furnace for keeping us warm in the cold winter months. We had a built in desk for ministry administration and a custom build wooden filing cabinet built by the Amish and tucked away in a corner of the bedroom closet. A 28 in TV/VCR and sound system, hooked up to a Direct TV Satelite dish. We were one of the first 5,000 customers in the USA for direct TV and everytime we parked, I had to set up the dish outside and use a compass to line it up with the satelite.