While I was parked in my lot in Breckenridge The Betty was perfect. Large enough to weather a record winter without being to cramped. But as the "road" part of the trip started I felt like it was time for a smaller and more rugged rig.
Once the decision was made The Betty went up for sale on Ebay. It was a tough decision, the RV had been trouble free and she had been my home for the last 8 months.
It sold on Ebay while I was biking in Park City to a gentleman in Tulsa, OK. We agreed to meet in Hays, KS to do the exchange. I was heading back to Denver to start building The Betty II, so this was only a few hours past that.
I didn't give myself much wiggle room on completing this task. I had 3 days to get from Park City, UT to Denver, unload my entire life out of the RV, then get to the middle of nowhere Kansas for delivery. I managed to find a 10x20 storage unit in Denver which at the time I though was way too much space. They were having a special, the first month was only 22 bucks! By the time I had unloaded the RV the 200 square feet was full.
Once the deal was done, I grabbed my back pack, did one last "over the shoulder look back", and walked off. I missed her more than I thought I would. Maybe being in a tiny town in Kansas with nothing more than a backpack made it worse.
I set a timeline of 10 days from the sale of The Betty 1 to the maiden voyage of The Betty 2. My friend Everett made the trip down from Breckenridge to help, thanks dude! I had a list of things that I wanted to get done, mostly based on storage related projects. First off, I needed a cargo box for the roof. I managed to find one on craigslist for a steal. It was the biggest one that Yakima made at 31 cubic feet of storage. I filled it to the brim.
We packed up the last things from the unit and I was nearly ready to hit the road.
Thankfully I had the hospitably of some friends. They helped out big time, not only with the brakes, but also with hot meals and the elusive hot shower. Thanks Dave and Mary!