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!