This is not how I wanted to announce a gigantic new adventurous part of my life. It’s the new chapter with a camper van!
Getting the van was 2 months in the waiting. With a lot of anticipation building, I barely could wait for the day that I drove it home. I guess the first red flag was raised when the dealership wasn’t able to fill the propane tank with propane. Kind of a big deal with an RV.
Since that first hiccup #VanLife has turned into #WorstNightmare. Propane was just the beginning of the spiral into Hades. Details aside, I’ve adopted a new slogan for what’s been happening, and another that sums up my experience with Thor (the brand that makes the Tellaro 20K) and Lazydays RV in Nashville, Tennessee. The first slogan is “I paid for an RV and got a van.” The overriding theme, that second slogan, for my experience is this: what should be an adventure has been a nightmare. If a camper van that works as it’s supposed to is Heaven, then you can guess where I am.
While I couldn’t be more disappointed in the first few pages of this chapter, the rest is still unwritten and honestly, I don’t know how it could get any worse. Of course, every time I’ve said that so far, it’s gotten worse. So comment below with what you think will break next on my 11-day old
RV van. Murphy’s Law has nabbed another hopeful adventurer, but I will have the last laugh, I am determined to.
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-Out of the Wilderness