Saturday, July 10, 2010

A little more research, and one tired Angel.

I spent a few hours at dealer's RV "show" going through class A's, 5th wheels, and even some class C's, different prices. I talked to one of the salesmen that I spoke with the last time and asked if I would be able to test drive one or more of the coaches to see if I would be comfortable driving one.
He said I could although he suggested that I come to the dealer during the week when he would have more time to explain how everything works. That works for me. I certainly wouldn't want to keep him from a "sale" to someone who is ready to buy now. Has anyone ever dealt with La Mesa RV's, sales, service warranties? One the way home I stopped at RVs of Sacramento. I went through a few more 5th w's and found the floor plan that I really like. It's a 2004 Hitchhiker by NUWA. Its the first one that I have seen with a rear kitchen with an entry, and another entry in the living area close to the bedroom stairs. If I had the $$ I would really be tempted. Get this sales pitch, they would defer payments and free storage for a year, but they wouldn't trade the mobile home (worth about the same $), about $21,900, sign on the window was $24,999. Too bad!

We must have gone through at least a dozen RV's. That's where the tired Angel comes in. She would climb in each RV and claim it as her own. I think she will be happy to make one her permanent home. Since we have been home she's just flaked out on the sofa.

Narrowing down the choices, but who knows anything can change in a year.

Laurie and George asked to see some of my art. I'll try to see if I can post some pictures.


  1. I have posted a few of my paintings but I haven't figured out how to put them where I want them.

  2. You definitely need to test drive any rig you are interested in! Have you ever RV'd before? Do you already have a truck to pull a fiver? Maybe you've already posted that info and I haven't read it. ??

  3. Searching for your new RV home can be exhausting and after awhile they all begin to run together. It can be exciting, tiring and confusing. It is good that you are doing this now because it will begin to tell you what you like and what you don't like about an RV. Go in and pretend you live there. Where would you put different items? How does the toilet room fit? Shower? Are you comfortable? Do you have places for your dishes AND food?
    Take care and enjoy the process (as much as possible)

    Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

  4. No, I don't have one yet, but I fully intend on testing before buying. I know that I can live in one,I stayed with my brother in Sitka ,AK for 10 days, in a Teton, but I haven't driven one. I have driven moving vans across country several times. I'm sure I can handle it. I'll just need to learn how, probably take a class when it gets closer.

  5. Susan:

    Nice paintings! You are a talent. Are you going to continue to paint while full-timing?

  6. Laurie and George,
    I certainly hope to. That's the hard part of getting rid of the Art Stuff. I have to decide what I want to continue with, I sent most of my scrap-booking stuff and clay to my daughter and granddaughter. There's still more! I know that I will keep the watercolor things (smaller more portable.

  7. Mike and Gerri.
    That's what I've been doing. I frustrate the salesmen, asking questions, getting pat answers. I don't think they know the real answers:) The best place to get answers is here. Anything that I have learned is mainly from here, don't even have to ask, someone's already asked and gotten several answers.