Hello to all Vantage owners. What a pleasure it is to find that we have a site to visit. My wife, Patti, and I took possession of our 2012 32FLS in October and quickly set sail for Florida. Having no backing experience and only a few You Tube videos to teach us the basics, off we went. 19 days, 3200 miles later, and a long white scratch on the starboard side from a mailbox in Paducah, Ky and we made it home just fine. We haul it with a 2010 Ford F250 diesel and it doesn't even seem to be back there. It just seems to follow us wherever we go with not a whimper. The climb into and out of the southern Blue ridge mountains in Tennessee was not even a light sweat for our team. Patti calls it the "V" when she mentions it and she loves to drive it too. She's the daughter of a truck driving man so is right at home in a big rig.
Our plan is to leave for Texas in a few days if this snow in Missouri ever melts enough so we can stage it up next to the house. We have had over a foot of ice and snow on the top for about 3 weeks and I mean to let it go away naturally and not go picking at that soft top. Our gravel drive is awfully soft with the snowmelt and I do worry about towing so many pounds over it up to the main road.
We will enjoy perhaps meeting all of you and hearing your tales of travel. I'm always looking for another Vantage but so far no luck. I understand from another message on this board that there are 440 of them in existence. We were very sorry to hear they are being discontinued but believe anywhere we go people will always ask, what is that, how does it ride, do you like it. I tell them it's a poor man's Airstream. Patti and I are very proud to join your ranks and hope you all have fair weather and light head winds on your journey across this great land of ours. See you on the road.
Oh, and one other thing, you might notice from our pictures that we did some changes with the interior. We are DYIers and just can't help but make it ours.
Michael and Patti Brown
Oak Grove, Missouri