By Guy & Connie Carter
We recently returned home from a wonderful 45 day trip out west in our 2012 Regency GT24MB leaving on May 25th from Memphis, TN and returning home on July 8th. Our trip was awesome, and the Regency performed flawlessly. We went 6,127 miles, traveled in 19 states, and toured four National Parks, state parks, and went into Canada to the factory at Winkler for some warranty work before heading home.
The temps ranged from 112 degrees in Needles, CA to 42 degrees at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon in the early morning. We dry camped there for seven days running the generator at the 2 hour allowed time in the morning and evening to recharge the batteries. Needless to say we used the AC, heat pump, and the furnace during our days on the road, and all that great insulation in the Regency really helps in the heat as well as the cold. Having the slide, Murphy bed, and wonderful large shower made for a wonderful camping experience.
We dodged a tornado in Oklahoma, but got hailed on in Amarillo, TX. which put holes in the bathroom vent cover. We drove heavy rains, in awful 40 to 50 MPH cross winds numerous times across the desert southwest, and went up and down 10%+ grades in the mountains. We traveled on interstates, state highways, and curvy narrow back roads. Touring four national parks – North Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park, AZ; Bryce Canyon National Park, UT; Capitol Reef National Park, UT; Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND; plus the Valley of Fire State Park, NV in the Mojave Desert gave us beautiful memories and many picture opportunities. We saw awesome scenery, met many wonderful people, had a fantastic time, and got to spoil our grandsons in Helena, MT. for a wonderful 5 days. Our Basset Hound, Bogie went along for the ride.
Now we are in the process of cleaning out the Regency. It’s great to be home and a special “Thank you” to Triple E for building a quality coach that we hope to use for many years ahead.