Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Sunday, October 20 – We are the new owners of a 2008 Carriage Cameo 35SB3; 5th Wheel Trailer. We handed the RV Dealer a check this morning and did the walk through on the trailer.

Paul with keys to 5er

We looked at this trailer at General RV in Akron, Ohio, a month or so ago and felt it was what we were looking for but a little out of our price range. Paul was searching the internet and saw that the price had been reduce over $10K as a year-end clearance sale – gotta' get rid of everything before the snow flies here in Ohio!

We took delivery of our new-to-us Cameo 5th wheel last Thursday. With those scraggly old trees removed, we would have a nice spot at the end of our driveway to park the trailer. We had the trailer winterized by the dealer before delivery just in case our “truck search” continues in vane.

The fellow delivering the 5th wheel had a little trouble on our skinny neighborhood road getting into our driveway.

Not going to make it this way.trying to pull in the driveway

Paul had to pull out the roadside mailbox to give him a little more room to make the turn. He later dug a new post hole about 10 feet from the driveway to make it easier to get in and out in the future.

With the mailbox gone, it makes it much easier to back up. Backing up driveway

With the 5th wheel backed neatly off the end of our driveway, the driver gave Paul some tips on how to level the Cameo.

Truck and Camero


Now that it is all ours, we quickly began our inspection and dreaming of getting back on the road.

Carriage Camero

Of course we have some remodeling projects planned for the trailer to make it “our home away from home.” But first we have to learn all the ins and outs of our new (actually it's a 2008) Cameo and all the differences of owning a 5th wheel instead of a motor home. This is going to be exciting!

Paul's first time plugging in.

So now our only holdup is finding a pick-up truck! We NEVER thought we would sell the motor home, buy a 5th wheel and not be able to find the truck for our needs. Hopefully, we will locate it this week.

Even though we have been having some very cool mornings, the sunrises never fail to amaze us.


Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y'all back real soon. Have a great day!


  1. Looks awesome!
    I really like the large parking spot you have for it as well. (parking spot envy)
    The end of the driveway?
    Maybe not so much. Might be another project in the future?

  2. Nice looking rig and good luck on finding your truck.

  3. Congrats on the new home on wheels. Hope you find that truck before the snow flies so you get oout of there.

  4. Congratulations to you!! You've definitely had a year of changes and two new homes to go along with it. The future looks bright for you with so much fun in your future.

  5. congrats on getting your new home on wheels..one step at a time..the new truck will be found soon I am sure!!..enjoy the learning curve!!

  6. That's a sweet rig, there. Great choice! Fits well in that space, too. Happy loading!!

  7. Congratulations on acquiring a new vehicle to make more memories in.I'm sure you guys will quickly adapt. Just remind Paul when backing this one bends in the middle.

  8. Looks great. . .safe and happy travels!


  9. Good for you! Not a choice we would make (we think) because we are dyed in the wool motorhome folks, but our minds have been contemplating different directions with our 11 year old MH! Maybe we'll make an announcement sometime in the next fifteen years or so! Have fun with the remodeling.

  10. Congratulations on the delivery of your Cameo and fingers crossed that you will find a truck soon. You need to be getting out of Dodge before the snow flies!

  11. It's beautiful. I think you're going to love it once you get it all figured out and make it your own. Good luck with the truck.

  12. Beautiful. Love the light wood.

    Backing is not easy.

  13. Congrats on your new rig - it's a real beauty.

    Good luck with the truck search.

  14. Congratulations on the purchase of your "new to you" rig. I'm sure your "new to you" truck is just around the corner :)
    Betty from Milwaukie, Oregon

  15. We did the same thing (rv wise) as you did. Nearly 2 years ago we sold the motorhome and bought the current 5th wheel. We had the dealer deliver it to our "winter" site then went truck hunting. About 2 weeks later we found our Dodge Ram 350 Cummins diesel. We love the 5th-more living space. Good luck and safe travels in the new rig.

  16. way to go gorgeous rig....we did that also...motorhome, then two fivers and two trucks, (all within a year) then back into a Mh..lol you will find the fiver has more living area for sure....good luck with the truck search..

  17. Congratulations on your new rig. I hope it is what you expected and more! Gonna a big change from a motorhome. Now lets see some photos of the inside!

  18. Congrats on taking delivery of your 5th wheel ... now to make it yours with personal touches. May the truck purchase follow quickly so that you can get on the road soon.

  19. It's a beauty alright. Hope we get the whole inside tour when you get her settled in. Good luck on the search for a truck.

  20. Nice looking rig! The truck will come... Congrats!

  21. Nice 5th wheel. Hmmmm...you might need something bigger than a pickup truck. :-) Hugs.........Pat

  22. Sorry I'm so late to the congratulations party. Looking for interior pictures now. :)

  23. What an awesome artist our Lord is! Love that last photo of the sunrise. It filled my heart with joy...I can't imagine what it's like seeing it with your own eyes!

    Oh yeah, and congrats on the new 5th wheel. I can't wait to see how you dress it up!! :)

  24. Congratulations! We wish you fun and interesting travels to add to your top ten list.


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