Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Bullwinkle, Too

Paul and Mary are proud to announce the arrival of their new moose! Weighing in at 32,350 pounds, he is about 13 feet tall, 8 1/2 feet wide and 40 feet long.

We spotted this 2009 Winnebago Tour 40TD online while we were in Asheville. We decided to make a 380-mile detour to Ashland, VA, to see this dream machine. We spent the day with it yesterday and decided to make it home.

Our new moose is powered by a 400hp Cummins diesel engine with an Allison transmission and is built on a Freightliner chassis. Put all that together and you get a ride that feels like you're gliding on air.

Eight feet longer than our first moose, this thing is big. Really big!

This big moose has tons of space inside and out. Here's a look from the front of the coach.

Here's the view looking toward the front. (Apologies for the crummy pictures, but it was late in the day before we inked the deal. I remembered to take a few pictures as the sun was going down.)

There are so many switches, buttons, dials and gauges! It'll take awhile to figure out how they all work.

We love everything about this big moose. But, here are a few of our favorite little things. We both appreciate lighting, and think the soft accent lighting above the kitchen cabinets and other spots makes it feel much more homey.

Speaking of homey. How about that fireplace? We know a couple of cats who are going to love napping in this spot. And, we can't wait to catch some KU basketball on that 37-inch flat screen!

Paul has claimed his favorite spot. No doubt about it.

Moving starts tomorrow afternoon or Thursday morning. Lots to do, but we're looking forward to it. We'll have lots of pictures, of course. And you can look forward to a video tour of our Tour.

In case you're wondering, we're naming this coach Bullwinkle, too. But, we think we might just call him Big Bull.


Jim and Dee said...

Absolutely beautiful! I'm so glad you have a new home without the noise between you from the engine. CONGRATULATIONS!

FD5 said...

Congratulations, look forward to "checking it out" somewhere down the road.

Stay Safe

Debbie and Rod said...

WOW!!! That's beautiful!! Congrats to you guys!!

Debbie & Rod

Tom and Marci said...

Awesome rig -- Congrats! Can't wait to see it in person somewhere down the road!!


Gypsy said...

It is gorgeous. You are going to have difficulty getting Paul out of that chair!

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Linda said...

Paul looks right at home already! And the fireplace is awesome. Congrats, can't wait to see Big Bull (and the rest of you) in person. Maybe in Idaho next summer?

Happytrails said...

She's a beauty!! Congratulations!!
I love that floorplan.


Gordon and Juanita said...


That 400HP and tons of torque will haul you over those mountain passes quite well.

Paul looks very comfortable in "his" chair. Where are you going to land M???

Your new home on wheels is beautiful!!!!!!!!

Da Godfadda and Juanita

Margie M. said...

Congratulations, again, on the new moose. Loved the photos and looks like you're at home already. Makes fulltime life a lot nicer, I know. Have fun!

Darrell said...

Congratulations - Nice Wheels!!!

roamingwhenwecan said...

Really beautiful. Can't wait to see it.. Enjoy!

Lynn said...

But ya missed the HO Ho Rally and a great chance to show it off. Congrats! Lynn and Russ

Rick & Cindy said...

Conspicuous consumption – I love it. Congratulations and, careful on those turns.