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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Cherry Red & White

Cherry Red White

 
 
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Our new Cherry Red T@B, that’s what!
 
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Well, this particular one is not ours but we did order one just like it yesterday. Woohoo! I can’t believe that we actually did it. 
 
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We did go to the RV show in Suffern on Saturday. They had a different model there and not the one that we were interested in. The one at the show was the clamshell model which has the kitchen outside under a lift-up hatch. It’s cute, but we wanted to see what the indoor kitchen was like. We talked to the dealers there who were out of Cortland, New York and we learned more about them. Plus, we got to see the construction and workmanship for the first time. We both have to admit to having a Lucy & Desi moment when we first saw it because it was smaller than we had envisioned it being. And, as we had feared, Rick can’t really stand up completely.
 
There was another teardrop shaped trailer at the show that we had not seen before, the r-Pod and it was nice too. It was larger and heavier and even had a slide-out (which of course adds to the weight) but the craftsmanship was not quite up to par with the T@B. The upside of that one was that Rick could stand and it had a larger fridge and a built-in convection microwave. 
 
We came home and talked and talked. Rick had us do an exercise that narrowed down what we really wanted in a trailer and what was most important to us. We also talked about where and how we would be using it. There really isn’t any storage to speak of (or very little) which would cause a few problems on any kind of long trip with it, but we would just be going locally — Vermont, NY, Pennsylvania, etc. 
 
We were planning on driving up to Cortland to see a model that they had on site at the dealership, but I started looking at other T@B dealers that might be closer to us. I found one in Pennsylvania that was a mom-and-pop one that was only about a two hour drive from us, and it showed on their website that they had the exact model we were looking for. They were open yesterday and since Rick had the day off for President’s Day, we drove down to take a look. 
 
Not having the clamshell kitchen in the back made the living space roomier and the bed larger. Plus, there was surprise storage behind the back headboard (which folds completely down for the bed, or can recline on a slight angle for watching TV). It has radiant heat, a flash water heater, air conditioning, flat screen TV and DVD/Bluetooth radio. The table folds down to become the support for the bed or can fold down completely, or taken out and used elsewhere.
 
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The kitchen has a decent sized sink, a two burner cooktop with a hinged cover/backsplash, and a nice sized fridge which works off battery, propane or electricity. Cabinets above and one large one under the sink.
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Here’s a view I took sitting in the corner looking towards the front of the trailer. You can see the bathroom on the left.
 
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A peek into the wet bath. The toilet is just to the right of the sink.
 
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All cabinetry is made of birch wood.
 
Are you thinking what I think you’re thinking? Where do the dogs fit? We’ll make it work. Bella sleeps on the bed now every night with us anyway and Hailey sleeps on the floor. Plus, we will purchase the screen porch attachment for it and the dogs can have that space as well. It’s not like we are going to be sitting inside all the time while we are camping. Good thing we kept all those x-pens from our dog showing days as they will come in handy now.
 
Ours should arrive in early April so I’m sure you’ll be seeing more photos then. I plan to start a blog called  (follow) The Tracks of Our T@B where we keep a journal of at the places we go.
 
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