In other words – even if we bought the highest end new coach out there, we’d still immediately need to invest in substantial upgrades and renovations for the things that we personally consider essential.
Or we’d be looking at completely custom build such as Marathon Coach, which start at a million buckaroos (on a 45′ chassis), And, even after all that, it would still look like just about any other motorhome on the road.
All and all, with adding lithium batteries, solar, updating the interior, updating all of the appliances, and even our most recent round of major renovations (all plumbing re-done, new exterior paint, hydronic heating, dual pane windows, new awnings, new generator and bunches of other upgrades) – .
That doesn’t include general maintenance costs to keep Zephyr on the road over the years – any motorhome is going to have those sorts of expenses.
We started our full timing adventures in super small travel trailers – first a 16′ [email protected] teardrop, then a 17′ Oliver Travel Trailer fiberglass egg.
After 4 years traveling ultra small, we were ready for a little more space as we slowed down our pace.
During our search, we quickly fell in love with the history and classic styling of buses from this era.