While I am not expecting the work on the house to get done any time soon so we can get it on the market, we are planning a few trips.
Now that the taxes are done and paid, we are planning on going to the Sierra foothills, aka the Gold Country for a few days next week. I am not a fan of hot weather, and I think it will be far more pleasant to hike and visit the Columbia Historic Park now rather than in summer when it will be crowded with families.
We also have plans for a three or four week trip at the end of June, thru mid-July to Northern California and Oregon.
For both trips I had planned on driving the Prius while Craig drove the Alfa. We had talked about using a dolly for the Prius, but have decided against that for a lot of reasons.
Today, as Craig made his list of errands he needed to do, I suggested he stop and buy new front tires for the Prius. They are getting very worn, and although we will probably be OK next week, I think it would be best to get them before we go in June.
His response was "Or maybe we should just trade it in on something that can be towed."
There are a lot of good reasons to do that now instead of waiting until later.
The Prius is a 2007, which makes the batteries five years old and possibly heading for full replacement. It is also due for the 80K mile service, which can be very pricey. As it is now, it looks and runs fine, and if RVing weren't in our life, we would probably just keep it and put money into it rather than trade it in.
I know I'd love to have a towed. It's the next logical step, but I always thought that if we weren't on the verge of getting out of here, we wouldn't get one unless my van died. But we need the van for trips to the lumber yard, Goodwill, the dump, and probably a storage place!
It's up to Craig to make this decision. He has always been the car buyer. (I did buy the little red MG Midget because it was cute, and a few $200 junkers for grocery runs in the 70's, but never a serious car.)
We shall see.
Craig said he would do some research on towables. He also has to be able to drive it daily for the next year or so until the house is on the market. He goes to town for one reason or another almost every day, and the Prius gets very good mileage!
I find this a very exciting step!
Do you tow?