Our interest in owning an RV started in 2005, after getting really tired of lugging our belongings in and out of hotels for every vacation. We are a family of four, my husband, our son, our daughter and myself. Our son has autism; so traveling with him meant bringing several extra things the average family would not travel with. Our RV search started with looking at travel trailers, quickly move to looking at Class C's and then took an unexpected turn to looking at Class A's. Our first RV was a gas motorhome, 35ft Damon Daybreak, bunk model. This motorhome was one the few Class A's with bunk beds at that time.
One year later we made the mistake of going to an RV Show. At the show we came across a 36ft Fourwinds Hurricane bunk model. It was a very similar layout to our Daybreak but the huge difference was the Hurricane had three slides. One would not think that one extra slide would make that much difference but having opposing slides in the master bedroom made a world of difference. I was hooked on the Hurricane and hubby made it happen.
For 10 years we traveled many miles in our motorhome. Too many trips to list but two epic trips were our cross-country trips, one in 2009 to the Grand Canyon and the other in 2011 to Yellowstone National Park. The "beast" (Hurricane's nick name) served us well, well most of the time. We had our moments that it wasn't our friend, three towings and two brake line failures but over all we made lots of great family memories in that RV. In 2016 we got the itch and started really looking into diesel Class A's. Our biggest challenge in changing motorhomes was being able to find one with bunks big enough for our now adult son with autism and recently diagnosed epilepsy. It took a while but we found the perfect RV, a 2017 Newmar Ventana 4310.
In December of 2016 we placed the order for our new motorhome. Can't say enough about Newmar Corp. They were the only RV manufacturer (in our price range) that would even consider making changes that would make our son's life safer. The Ventana line has two floor plans with bunks, the 4310 and 4326. We needed the longer bunks of the 4310 but the safer bath of the 4326. We reached out to Newmar and they were willing to make the needed modifications to the 4310 that we needed for our son's safety. On April 24, 2017 we said good-bye to our Hurricane and continued our RV adventures with our Newmar Ventana 4310.