Jim Lazzarino affectionately refers to his wife, Tracey, as the quarterback of the family. Just as the leader of a football team leads 10 team members down the gridiron toward the end zone, each summer the leader of the Lazzarino team captains 10 family members down the road of adventure on an RV trip across America. With nine children (that’s not a misprint) ranging in ages from four months to 19 years old, the Lazzarinos have quite the traveling team. Thanks to the 2010 Fleetwood Terra (34b), the family that proves eight is not enough may have just found the perfect Class A motorhome.
A lot of families who get into RVing in a motorhome start off with a Class C, primarily because they believe that the overhead sleeping compartment is the best feature to accommodate their kids. Many of the same families who end up buying a Class C would rather have a Class A, but don’t know about the 2010 Fleetwood Terra (34B) and all its features. We’re going to look at the Terra and some of the family-friendly features my kids — all nine of them — love when we go RVing.
When we’re out on the road, my wife sits in the passenger seat facing me as I drive. That allows her to keep one eye on the scenery through the windshield and the other eye on the kids while she “quarterbacks” our family. She’s able to talk to me the entire time, which gives us the ability to visit with each other and enjoy some time together. You just don’t get that kind of versatility in a Class C because the cockpit is sunk down and essentially cut off from the rest of the living area.
When we get where we’re going, the driver and passenger chairs spin around to become part of the living area. This is another feature you don’t get in a Class C because the driver and passenger chairs are immovable, which makes the driver’s area useless once you’ve reached your destination. The Terra’s chairs are upholstered in ultra leather, making them scratch resistant and easy to clean. That’s important when you have just one kid, let alone nine. The passenger chair features a pull-out foot rest, while the driver’s chair is full power. You don’t usually see these features in a Class A coach at this price point.