In December 2012 Heather and I
sold our 2003 Rialta. See it here.
We bought our new 2005 Rialta in 2015.
happened to be looking at craigslist in April 2015 and saw a used 2005
Rialta HD with low milage for sale. 2005 is the last model year of the
Rialta made. This Rialta had a new low profile air conditioner, brand
new tires and many other minor improvements. Heather and I discussed it
and after some serous soul searching decided that we really did like
our previous 2003 Rialta and so decided to buy this one. Between
Rialta's I bought a teardrop trailer and a popup trailer but neither of
these met our camping needs.
This HD has a brown color scheme instead of the blue scheme in our
2003. Inside it is in as good of condition as our 2003 but outside it
is not quite as good as it was stored outside without a cover. We sold
our old Rialta out of frustration with having to rebuild the
transmission when it blew out in New York. To try and prevent this from
happening again I have bought and installed a transmission cooler which
should help the long term prospects for this Rialta.
Anyway, here are some
pictures of our new baby.
Our new Rialta tucked away
and cozy in her
In the next couple of years we want to drive the Rialta to Canada and