Our friend, Joline, calls her RV ‘Brightwing’ and I have a special place in my memory for Brightwing as it was the first RV I ever saw with a Datastorm Internet Satellite dish. Joline was way ahead of her time! A single woman, traveling alone, she wanted to stay connected, and in 2002 a Datastorm was the only way to do it. She’s upgraded several times since then. A working Datastorm is still on Brightwing’s roof.
Joline knew my Mom and took Mom and me on an RV trip to the Florida Keys back in January 2003. I was so impressed with Joline’s independent lifestyle! Brightwing helped point the way to Jim’s and my life on the road! Now Joline is hanging up the keys, and I’d love to help find Brightwing a new home. If you’re interested, please leave a comment to this post – I’ll make sure she gets it.
Brightwing and ‘Oh Boy’ have met up several times over the years.
Here’s the details:
TRAILER, a Titanium 5th Wheel, Model # 24E29, Year 2002. with one daveno slide made by Glendale Recreational Vehicles, Ontario, Canada, 6500 (not a typo) pounds dry weight, including hitch weight. Twin beds, central vacuum, two 30-pound propane bottles (actual total 14 gallons) sewage tank flush system, huge underbed storage capacity, holding tank capacities: Fresh 48; Gray 41; Sewage 41, exterior rinse shower, tinted thermopane solar reflective glass windows, exterior sound center, dinette with dropleaf with 2 upholstered chairs, ceramic flush toilet, plus usual appliances: 3 burner gas stove with oven (never used), large 2-way refrigerator-freezer, furnace, water heater, microwave, A/C.
A number of items were upgrades by the manufacturer.
Original Upgrades: 2 Fantastic Fans, extra folding dining chair, living room chair and ottoman, 19' A&E awning motorized, motorized rear jacks, Onan 2500 W. generator, solar system (runs everything but A/C for 5-7 hours at end of day, including electronics; built in stereo radio/10 disk CD player, bathroom folding towel rack mounted on tub wall, bedroom oak bookshelves made to order; another made to order oak railing for top of refrigerator, where I carry my toaster oven.
OTHER ADD-ONS: truck bedliner, automatic steps to get in/out of truck, towing mirrors, truck-trailer brakes, tire step (a device that fits over a rear tire so I can stand on it and reach into the back of the truck to hook up and unhook), Husky 5th wheel hitch.
TRUCK - 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 (diesel) 4 X 4 extended cab LT, shortbed with Allison transmission, towing package, leather seats, heated seats in winter, tinted windows, 3 power outlets, Sirius satellite radio (added after), Onstar (not available after 2007), surround sound plus separate CD & tape player, 107,000 miles.
Location: Belen, NM
Here are pictures of the interior. Click on the slideshow to go to full size on the web album.
Please leave a comment if you’re interested.
Good Luck Joline! See ya next time we’re out Albuquerque way.