Still under construction – watch out for the orange barrels!
RVing full time can be a challenge for both the RV and the road warriors. When my ex and I landed jobs as mobile hearing technicians in mid-2011 we knew our vintage travel trailer and Chevy Tahoe combo would not withstand the rough roads and full time road warrior challenges, so we began a search for something better suited to RVing full-time.
We thought another fifth-wheel and diesel dually was “it” so started searching for them. I had narrowed down the well-rated fifth-wheels brands in our price range to (2): Arctic Fox or Glendale Titanium. We looked at no less than 25 different RVs over a year but the ones we could afford had “issues” – some serious. The ones that were “perfect” we couldn’t afford.
At that point we opened our minds, changed focus and began to look at affordable older motor homes. I used the RV.ORG’s rating system and came up with a short list of potential manufacturers. Tiffin has been highly recommended in the RVing community for many years. In fact a 3rd generation of the Tiffin family are still operating the business in Red Bay, Alabama to this day. There are many, many happy Allegro owners still on the road.
Our current RV was owned by a friend of Moms so we drove 350 miles one weekend “just to take a look”. Having adjusted our “wants” down to our “needs” the 1994 no-slides diesel pusher that had been well maintained, fit our needs and budget, so we shook on the deal and moved forward.
“Lucy” as we affectionately call her was our home on wheels until 2014.
In November 2014 we settled east of Nashville, TN in a small private RV park on the Cumberland River. We enjoyed a large space with a concrete patio, side yard with views of the marina and river. Residents are mostly long-term workers for the plant nearby and we waited 3 months to get a space. It was convenient to town, we had cable internet and a large LP tank on site that is refilled as needed.
Lucy is currently for sale as I look for the next coach to explore with.