Too Big to Drive

The Neilans are on a family outing at one of the country's largest RV conventions, the Tampa RV Super Show, to help mom Kristin get more comfortable with the idea of driving an RV. Kristin and her husband Tim have a $130,000 budget and want a modern kitchen with ample sleeping areas to take on weekend getaways and soccer events for their daughters. They meet up with Lazydays RV expert Jason Brunner. He takes the family to see the $120,000 Winnebago Brave. Tim doesn't like the retro wood grain interior, and Kristin doesn't feel comfortable behind the wheel. Jason takes them to see the smaller Winnebago ERA priced at $124,000. Kristin feels more comfortable behind the wheel and likes the efficient kitchen, but the rest of the family isn't feeling the tight space. So the Neilans look at the budget busting $154,000 Thor Outlaw. The Outlaw has an impressive list of high-end features, including an outdoor kitchen and guest bath, but Tim and Kristin hadn't planned on going that high over budget. A Tampa Bay rugby team is searching for an RV that comfortably sleeps eight. Teammates William "Billy" Neilson, Kyle Coffield and Jeffrey Hurron are paired up with Lazydays RV expert Tyler Dallie. Billy is covering the cost of the purchase since he also intends to use it for family vacations. First they look at the $92,000 Winnebago Travato, which fits within Billy's $95,000 budget. It has decent gas mileage, but Kyle thought the shower felt like a shoebox, and it only sleeps four. So Tyler shows the rugby team the ultimate package with the Dynamax Rev. The team is floored by the 55" outdoor LED TV, outdoor shower and massive indoor bathroom. The Dynamax REV has all the amenities the team wants but Billy will have to stretch his wallet to cover the $100,000 price tag. Hilary Eshelman is looking for the perfect size trailer to take her family beekeeping business on the road. Since her husband is out of the country, Hilary will have to make the decision on her own. Her friend Kristin Repp has come along for the tour. They meet up with RV expert Steven Spears in Tucson to see what they can get with Hilary's budget of $85,000. First Steven shows her the $77,820 Airstream Flying Cloud. Hilary likes the leather interior but gives it two thumbs down when she sees the back bedroom with two separate beds. Next they look at the Airstream International Signature. Hilary is excited to see the queen-sized bed and thinks her husband will love the kitchen. When Steven quotes Hilary the $96,494 price tag, she's anxious about going over the budget without talking with her husband. In the end, Hilary throws caution to the wind and chooses the Airstream International Signature as the perfect sized trailer for her family. Back in Tampa, Tim and Kristin weigh their choices between the Winnebago Brave/ERA and Thor Outlaw. The impressive list of amenities in the Thor Outlaw is enough to win Kristin over, and the Neilans are very pleased with their decision. Since Billy is footing the bill on the rugby team's new RV, Kyle and Jeffrey can't apply much peer pressure, but they're enthusiastic about the Dynamax REV. It's a tough, decision but Billy chooses the Dynamax for its size and outdoor entertainment features.

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