Class B RVs, Part 2 — Eileen & Fred Nickerson: ‘Easy to drive, even in downtown traffic’

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A huge part of the Class B motor home’s appeal is that it drives like the family car and fits in most driveways.

Longtime RVers Fred and Eileen Nickerson of Coarsegold, Calif., selected their 2008 22-foot Roadtrek 210 van as their traveling rig because of its ease of handling.

Fred Nickerson, a retired rocket scientist, was one of the pioneering members of the Escapees Park of the Sierras, south of Yosemite National Park.  He, and his first wife, Joan, helped build the park more than 20 years ago along with a number of other Bay Area Escapees.

Eileen Kenny Nickerson, an RVer for more than 20 years, retired as a real estate agent. “I realized life was passing me by so joined Escapees because it sounded interesting and I learned how to do things.”

These days, in order to visit their family living “up and down the California coast,” the Nickersons wanted a smaller vehicle that Eileen, the primary driver, was comfortable operating.

“I like the Roadtrek because it is easy to drive, even in downtown traffic, and I can park it just about anywhere,” she said. “We love the fact it is equipped with everything we need while traveling.”

– If you missed Part 1 — click on Is it a family van or a recreation vehicle?”
– Next in Part 3 — we’ll hear why “Carol & Phil White: Lived their ‘road trip dream’ in 19-foot Pleasure-Way”

Photo: Eileen and Fred Nickerson of Coarsegold, Calif., have own their 2008 22-foot Roadtrek 210 Class B motor home for five years. (Julianne G. Crane)

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