I Bought The Wrong RV and I Hate It

I bought the wrong RV. To make a long story short, after having surgery to repair my fractured wrist, I decided to bite the bullet and have my never before seen, 2012 Airstream 23FB shipped from Texas to Washington. It arrived very quickly. I moved in and it only took a couple of days to realize I had made a huge mistake. My last post detailed my misadventure to Texas to pick up my new Airstream. It’s been such a long, awful winter but spring has arrived and things are slowly improving.

After I moved into the little Airstream I realized it was just too small and I began to get depressed. When you’re on the edge anyway that’s the last thing you need. Two weeks of sitting in a tiny tin can in the rain with one useless arm and a big, bored dog was all I could take. I knew it was not going to work and I had to make a change.

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fter weighing my options I soon decided it was a question of my happiness and emotional well-being rather than money.

Airstream Floorplan

There was only one thing to do. I started looking at larger Airstreams and found one right here in town. My sister-in-Law, Suzanna, and I drove over to take a look. It’s only three feet longer but what a difference that three feet makes. It’s also wider by 15′ so it feels so much more spacious inside.

bought the wrong rv

After a lot of thought, I decided it was the one for me so I made an offer. This is a 2016 Flying Cloud 25FB used only five times by an older couple. It’s in beautiful shape and it’s darn near perfect for Murphy and me.

Airstream Bedroom

My dad and my nephew helped me bring it home last Wednesday and we moved in right away. I’m so much happier in this model. There are lots of windows and so much light even on rainy days.

Murphy on the couch.

My wrist is healing well and I’m actually typing for the first time with both hands. I got my cast off last Thursday and started physical therapy. I’m wearing a brace when I’m out or doing something physical but I have my arm back and that’s a great thing.

Wrist fracture images

12 thoughts on “I Bought The Wrong RV and I Hate It”

  1. My grandparents had a airstream growing up. They still seem like very well made and functional RV's. I think this will be a good home for you to build new memories in.
    Paul

    1. juley.torkomian

      Paul,
      Exactly why I choose an Airstream. We had so many problems with the other two RVs we had. I just don’t have the energy to deal with all of that anymore. I’m amazed at the use of space. There is so much storage and it’s solid. I think you’re right, good memories on the way.
      Juley

    1. juley.torkomian

      Thanks Sandy,
      I keep trying to tell myself that but the budget keeps telling me I’m wrong. I do love my new home. The difference is night and day.
      Juley

  2. More space and light makes a nicer home,I'm glad you knew what would make such a pleasant difference in how you feel,enjoy!

    1. juley.torkomian

      Thank you! I love that I don’t have to turn the lights on much because it’s so bright in here. It’s such a happy atmosphere.

  3. That is a beautiful Airstream. Back in the late 1950's, I was invited to take a long three month trip in my Uncle and Aunt's Airstream. What a lovely memory I have of that trip and that trailer. Back then, my Uncle was a member of the Wally Byam Airstream Club we spent a week at Colorado Springs where they held a huge rally. As far as you could see, silver trailers everywhere. . .

    1. juley.torkomian

      Dizzy,
      I joined the club as well. I’d like to attend a rally but a small one to start. I’m not a crowds person.
      Juley

  4. Oh my!!! That looks terrible. Amazing what four weeks will do. Glad you are happier. It looks like a beautiful unit. Hope you can soon get out and soak up some nature to heal your soul!!!

    1. juley.torkomian

      Thanks, Flowergirl,
      Just having some sun here and there over the last few days has helped so much. I’m just adjusting to my new life and all the changes it brings. Slowly….
      Juley

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