From the first day I bought her and rolled serendipitously into Austin, Texas during the “South by South West Music Festival” – every turn in the road, every stop and person along the way has been pure destiny.
Unlike the typical cheap mom and pop particleboard box on wheels, Destiny was built like a yacht, with high end wood work and components from bumper to bumper. Destiny was really more motor lounge than motor home.
It was meant to be and I knew it even before I flew into Houston, Texas and handed a bank check over to Howard, Destiny’s first owner.
Howard was a dead ringer for “Hank Hill” from the TV show “King of the Hill”. He was straight as an arrow and square as a box. He was the perfect man to buy a motor home from.I found him and Destiny on an RV discussion forum that Howard had participated on since he bought Destiny new in 2002. I had read all his meticulous posts, which detailed the many ways he spoiled Destiny. I bought Destiny for a third of what Howard bought it for just four years earlier. And with only 13,000 miles on her, it was as if he had been maintaining Destiny for me.
However, the florescent lights and carpeted floors had to go. With some help from friends I made her my Destiny, complete with lounge lighting, wood floors, a new stereo and onboard accessories. The below video is a brief tour of Destiny – after the make over.
Next Stop – My first date with Destiny – Austin City South by South West Music Festival