by Donya Carlson
March 3, 2017
Filed under Feature Story
Andrew Chafin, pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks, lives in his 42-foot Keystone Fuzion fifth-wheel toy hauler throughout baseball season. The 26-year-old Major League Baseball (MLB) player was inspired by one of the team’s coaches who was living in an RV at the time. That appealed far more to Chafin than the high-rise apartment next to Chase Field he was renting when in Phoenix.
Chafin wanted to be able to get away, have a place to stash his toys — especially his boat, which he transports in the 12-foot garage — and enjoy his hobbies surrounded by the outdoors. The MLB player is toying with selling the boat and getting a golf cart. He’s particularly enamored with the Fuzion’s enormous residential-size refrigerator that he says is bigger than the one in his house when he was growing up. During the season, after grueling days on the baseball field, he enjoys spending downtime in the fifth-wheel and doing leatherworking.
Last year, after baseball season ended, Chafin hauled the Fuzion back home to Ohio. From there, he took various road trips, staying in campgrounds in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina, and meeting up with a fellow D-back player in Nashville.