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WSJ looks at touring the country in luxury motorhomes

(Oct. 12, 2018) -- The Itasca measures 42-feet and has a full bedroom.

UNITED STATES — Diehard Auburn football fans Rick and Susan Turner hold season tickets on the 35-yard line at the university’s Jordan-Hare Stadium. But when the Tigers are on the field, the Turners are in the parking lot.

Every home game, the Birmingham, Ala., the couple tailgates from their 45-foot 2016 Tiffin Zephyr, a luxury motorhome. The Zephyr offers an entertainment center and a full kitchen with solid-surface countertops and stainless-steel sink, as well as a range, microwave, dishwasher and refrigerator. And unlike the stadium, there’s no line to use the Zephyr’s bathroom. Most important, electrical hookups and an automatic generator ensure that the motorhome is fully air-conditioned.

Doug and Dani Stiebeling’s Itasca Ellipse motorhome, on the right, at their lot at Hearthside Grove in Petoskey, Mich.

The Stiebelings’ wooded lot, purchased in ‘the $250,000 range,’ measures one-fifth of an acre and includes a paved driveway with electrical, water and sewer hookups. The Itasca measures 42-feet and has a full bedroom.

Read the full article in the Wall Street Journal.

 

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About Ronnie Wendt

Ronnie Wendt is the editor in chief of RV Daily Report. She's been a writer/editor for more than 25 years, working in law enforcement, aviation, supply chain and now the RV industry. She's not a stranger to RVs, however. She grew up camping, and still camps as many weekends as she can every year.

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