My guy used to think "roughing it"
meant a hotel without room service. My idea of "roughing it" was sleeping on the ground in a tent with two boards and a large dug out hole for bathroom facilities.
Needless to say we did not vacation together for about 12 years.
Once the ground became too hard for me I bought my 1978 Trillium
4500. The port a potty was an incredible luxury to me! He still went his own way.
Then my grandchildren wanted to come along and I bought my 1980 Boler
17 with a flush toilet, shower, stove with oven, microwave
, air conditioner, fridge
and kitchen sink.
I stilled owned the Trillium
Guess who showed up one Saturday morning and was astonished to see me set up perfectly, sitting in my chair totally enjoying my freshly baked muffin and sipping a steaming latte?
He stayed for the rest of the weekend and I haven't been able to convince him to go his own way on vacation time since then.
My point I guess is don't buy anything until you rent the appropriate RV and tow vehicle that will suit your wife and take her on a three day, close to home mini vacation. The majority of us gals can handle Porta potties and stand up out of a basin washing but it really isn't for everyone.
Pack the trailer yourself so all she needs to do is point to her suitcase. She doesn't need to know the work involved in getting the RV ready for winter and then ready for summer and sometimes just ready.
Mine is big enough to be my home away from home but small enough I can tow it with a Dodge Grand Caravan Mini Van. Myself.😊 I'm not camping anymore, that is for certain.
Sadly I sold my Trillium
. The kids are growing older, two have kids of their own and still come for the family long weekend but now I think I could downsize to a 15'.
Steve no longer thinks he is roughing it. Up to last year he was pushing for me to sell my Boler
but now it is in tip top shape other than the windows
needing re caulking and it has grown on him.
He is pushing me to get it out and up to the family Property this weekend instead of our usual July!
There may be hope for your wife to enjoy travelling in an RV but be patient.
Absolutely go with her to a rally
to look at the RV'S and chat with owners. Look online at the pictures of the ones for sale
. Show them to her.Take up the offer of the couple who invited you to look at theirs. It may take awhile for the idea to grow on her.