Lazy Daze 26.5' Mid-Bath Motorhome (1999)

Photos and Quicktime Virtual Reality Movies

This page is under heavy construction, but since I was asked about the Lazy Daze Motorhome layout, I tried to get a few Quicktime Movies up on the web site.

The photos are of test quality only, and the motorhome itself is a mess.

Nevertheless, there are two Quicktime Movies to View

How to View Quicktime Movies

Clicking the links should open a Quicktime viewer on your computer if you have it installed. The files are fairly large, about 800kb, so a cable or other high speed connection is definitely desired.

Quicktime Function Keys (on a Windows PC)

  • Shift = Zoom In
  • Control = Zoom Out
  • Left Mouse Pressed Down and Slide in Direction of Pan = Pan Image

Links to Quicktime Lazy Daze Motorhome Videos

  1. Rear of Motorhome

  2. Front of Motorhome

I'll try to get some better quality photos that would include the ability to Pan up and down in the near future.

Safe travels,


atmasarup on August 20, 2011

Very nicely put together travel log of your adventures. My wife and I are SOON-TO-BE RV-ers, the Lord willin' and the creek don't rise. It is always fun and informative to read about another person or family's adventure and particularly the decisions they mastered which are required to organize and complete any trip or life adventure. Having raised five kids of our own, I can truly appreciate the beautiful memories of those trips. The photos are what bring back the entire event for us. Life moves on and we cannot hold time back. The photos and the memories are all that we have to remind us of what our true purpose in life has been.

Thank you for sharing your family trips. I'd love more info on how you came to select the Lazy Daze Class C Motorhome. I'd love to hear about any "if-I-had-it-to-do-over-agains" concerning the RV unit or even some of the trips you took. Thanks again.


Herb on September 29, 2011

Hi atmasarup!

I'm not sure how I missed this comment, but the summer has been hectic, and we have been on the road a bit.

Hope all works out with your pursuit of RV travels, and I'm glad that we might have in some small way helped you along your way.

Regarding our selection of the Lazy Daze motorhome,, it was typical in keeping with all of my major purchases. I am generally try to buy the best quality available, and then maintain it immaculately so that it lasts long enough to be the best "total cost of ownership". For a class C motorhome, I joined the RV Consumer Group, and checked out their independent reviews of motorhomes. At the time, the Lazy Daze motorhome was by far the most suited, and highest quality motorhome for the needs of a family of 4. Only Born Free motorhomes had comparable quality, but they were more expensive and better suited to a couple.

The windows on the Lazy Daze 27' mid-bath motorhome were the final clincher for me. All the windows are "HUGH", and bigger than any I have seen on any other coach. It is a testament to the build quality of the Lazy Daze that we have traveled over 85,000 miles without any issues with the windows, where I am sure that most other coaches would have flexed enough to crack the windows.

I also joined the Yahoo group, Life with a Lazy Daze, which is full of like minded fanatics. It is an invaluable resource for help along every step of your Lazy Daze ownership.

I have absolutely no regrets on my purchase of the Lazy Daze. I have performed all maintenance on the unit myself, and expect that it would last another 10 years and 80k miles with little more than regular care.

The trips as ALL great in their own way. Our only major lesson learned was that you need to build some flexibility into a schedule to account for weather, trip fatigue, illness, or other factors that will will impact your ability to meet a 3-4 week timetable with military precision.

Thanks for you comment, and safe travels.


Hawkes on March 4, 2012

HI Looking at your photos, they are great with professional quality. Wandering what type of
equipmen you use and your background in the field of phohtography. As well as the boys on
their trip thru Yellowstone. Thanks for sharing!!! Hawkees

Herb on March 4, 2012

Hello Hawkes,
Thanks for the compliments on our photos. We happen to use Canon equipment, but these days most any digital SLR is capable of taking great pictures. That said, it does become a lot easier to get high quality shots with pro-quality lenses.
I've been interested in photography since High School, when I had to photograph high school sports for the yearbook with a 4x5 Speed Graflex. That was in the early 70's so even then I think the camera was a bit dated, but it did take a great B&W negative.
Fortunately my boys have also developed an appreciation of photography and probably have a better eye for photography than I do. I hope we all continue to produce some inspirational photos of our travels in the future.
Safe travels,, Herb

Jim Anderson on April 15, 2012

I would like to know more about the inflatable boat you used (cost, size, weight). Would you choose the boat, or the bikes, if you were making a 2 month trip out west, with wife and 3 girls (10,9,7)? We are pulling a 25' Airstream with a Yukon so we probably cant take both. Thanks! Your site is an inspiration.

Herb on April 15, 2012

Hi Jim,
Thanks for the kind words about our website.

Regarding the inflatable boat,, the details are at Boating.

While we have had some incredible times with the boat, if I had to pick between the boat and bikes it would be the bikes without a doubt.

You and your girls will have an opportunity to use the bikes at almost every campground you visit. It's a great way to let them burn off some energy after being cooped up in the cab all day, and it's a great way to meet your fellow campers.

The boat is great,,, but has a lot of logistical challenges when running rivers,, and a lot of set-up time when using the motor in lakes. If you get to a place where you really need a boat,, like Lake Powell, then I suggest you just rent one for the day. You'll get a boat better suited to the conditions, and won't have to worry about storage and maintenance. It may seem like a lot of $ at the time, but it really is a bargain compared to the costs of boat ownership.

Safe travels, and please keep us updated on your progress...

Nomad on January 24, 2015

I want to thank you and your wife for the very detailed log of your adventures throughout the years. I have been getting all kinds of tips and ideas even though we haven't had our first trip. My husband and I are educators and now that our youngest is in kindergarten we feel more comfortable embarking on summer ventures. We've been up and down the east coast but have great anticipation on heading westward. We went to our first RV show but haven't purchased yet. That is our next goal.
I hope that though your children are grown now that you would keep this blog and site up and running for people like us. Again, THANK YOU for sharing your travels with us!

Herb on January 24, 2015

I'm glad you found something of interest in our website, and more importantly, are planning your own family RV travel adventure.

Rest assured, that even though the boys are grown, we still vacation with them, and plan to continue documenting our trips for as long as is possible.

Safe Travels, Herb

Linda on February 2, 2015

Beautifully written travel and life blog. My husband and I are considering purchasing a Lazy Daze RV and found you through a lazy daze search. So glad I did! All the best to you and yours.

Herb on February 2, 2015

Hi Linda,

Thank you for the kind words about our website. It has been a lot of fun through the years,,, and now that the boys are fully grown,, the start of another chapter of travels as well.

Glad you are looking at a Lazy Daze... In fact, we are actually considering the purchase of another one.

Safe travels, Herb

Debbie on February 13, 2015

I 've been enjoying your adventures for years. Hope 2015 is exceptional!

Herb on February 13, 2015

Thanks Debbie,

We hope it is as well... At this point we are trying to move to Northern California. From there it will be a lot easier to explore in depth some of our favorite places in the west.

Lolo on February 18, 2015

We just wanted to let you know that Lolo’s Extreme now has a Facebook page. If you LIKE it on our Home page, you will be notified whenever we post new trips, photos, tips, etc.

Mabry Fam on August 9, 2015

Greetings from NC!
Update on the beginnings of our days of adventure:
We bought a travel trailer in May and almost immediately began camping locally. Our goal this summer was to see the Gulf. We just returned and it was breath-taking. We stayed at St. Andrews State Park in Panama City. Aside from the nearby camping areas, we hope to head westbound to Yosemite next summer with our kiddos.
As always, thank you for sharing your memories with us. We will continue to make our own.