Interior shots of the new "aircraft
carrier" Enterprise C.
Enterprise "C" has launched!
After starting out with a 21' Rialta in
2002, we moved up to the 27' Gulfstream BT Cruiser in 2006 which served
beautifully until January this year (2013). Enter the 2013 Winnebago
View 24J based on a Mercedes-powered Sprinter chassis. This efficient 24
foot diesel is 3 foot shorter and about a foot narrower but has a
cab-over sleeping area that's perfectly made to store paragliders,
harnesses, empty suitcases and other lightweight goodies. Its shorter
size makes maneuvering easier and it's just damned nice. For one thing,
this is the first time I've ever owned one new. Kinda cool. Expensive,
but if I don't spend it the greedy uncle will get it and, to me, it's a
business tool for various FootFlyer productions.
2013 will see Tim & I
take the new ride out west after summering in Chicagoland. Hopefully
we'll get some local trips in then head towards Albuquerque, Phoenix,
and finally San Diego by January 2014. We may leave it out in CA for the
summer or possibly drive it back in the Spring of 2014. That's a LOT of
driving but, when spread out the way we do it's not too bad.
spring it will be fun to have it out west for Paratoys and the Flying
It has some great features starting with electric heat--basically the
air conditioner in reverse. So now, when you're suckling on shore power,
there's no need to burn through propane. As many know, I don't do cold,
ergo the motorhome on a continuing mission to never be winterized.
Electric heat just adds to the awesomeness.
A 1000 watt inverter
powers some interior plugs so, if there's 12 volts DC, there's 110 volts
AC. That's handy for computers and the many chargy things of our lives.
I may change the wiring so that the outlet by the table is that way but,
for now, a taped-down extension cord works fine.
Really? That's what I thought but it turns out to be handy since it's
easier to keep clean. Just what you wanted to hear about, I'm sure.
time continues I'll also report on the downsides although my first
shakedown cruise in FL is going well so far.