My guess is that most of you who read this blog will know me well. That said, if you somehow stumbled across this post and have never met me, I’m Zach. And I’m the proud owner of an old Dolphin. Before you ask, this is not a case of animal cruelty and no, there is not a friendly but under-exercised sea creature in my backyard pool. I’m talking about a different kind of dolphin. A Toyota Dolphin.
I’m one of the few people who, at the age of 24, thought that buying an RV older than himself sounded like a really good idea. At the wise old age of 26, I still think it’s a good idea. We’ll see how I feel about it after the trip :). Some of my friends have bought houses, some are married… I have a Dolphin. Don’t get me wrong, I too want to reach those worthy milestones someday, but I figure I’ll start on that when I get back home. Now is the time for travel and adventure!
Let me catch you up to speed (never to exceed 55mph!) on this roadtrip:
I’ve remodeled a 1984 Toyota Dolphin, focused mostly on interior work, with some preventative work and maintenance done on the engine. For the first half of the trip Nate P. will be joining me; he plans to fly home from Chicago. The first place we’re heading is Sacramento, and the plan is to leave by tomorrow. From there we’ll continue North to Oregon and Washington. Then we head East. As we travel I will take pictures, videos, and keep writing here. Follow along if you want!
I had a lot of help from my Dad so I want to thank him for that. I also want to thank Nate for all his hard work on the motorhome. Lastly, I want to thank Jon A. for helping under the hood with both my vehicles.
We still have a lot to do, like change the drive belts and the oil, pack our stuff, etc… so I’d better get some sleep!
Here are some pictures of the Dolphin before the remodel:
I put the new carpet and wood floor in last year…