Many of you know that we are full-time RVrs who live and travel in a 41 foot motorhome that is affectionately named “The Dip”. Every couple of years, we park The Dip and go traveling without her, flying somewhere to travel through a foreign countryside.
This trip, however, is different. We picked up a small motorhome in Adelaide and are now half way through a 4,500 mile trip north through the center of the country and then south down the west coast.
So, meet Sovy, a KC Sovereign Deluxe motorhome/Mercedes Sprinter 2.2L Turbo Diesel. Sovy is 20-1/2 feet long, half as long as The Dip, and a foot narrower at 7-1/2 feet. However, The Dip has four slide-outs and is 12-1/2 feet wide when extended and Sovy has none…. After two and a half weeks in Sovy, we are still occasionally bumping into each other, but for the most part we are doing okay.
We’ve talked about coming off the road into a permanent living arrangement and were wondering if we would like traveling in a smaller rig. We have found that there are advantages in drive-ability and maneuverability, especially because we are not towing a car. The lack of space is still in question!
And, some things are quite different. Obviously, it is a right-hand drive. So everything is reversed. The door is on the left instead of the right and all of the utilities are on the right side instead of the left. The gray water hose is about one inch in diameter and RV parks are okay if you just dump it in the hedge next to you. However, the toilet is a cassette unit that has to be removed by hand and dumped at in a black water receptacle. I dumped it in a toilet today….
The adventure continues as we pull out tomorrow and head down the west coast toward Perth.