We wanted to leave our town early on Saturday morning but as all good plans have happen… Caca Occurs! We got a call from a realtor who said that someone wanted to see our house on Saturday at 1:00 pm. So we decided to perk up the house before we left for Houston and as a result we didn’t leave our home till after 11:00 am. This pretty much meant we would only be visiting one dealer in Houston, PPL.
We pulled into the PPL lot about 1:00 pm and man was there a lot of motorhomes and 5er’s crammed into this lot. We had a list of 6 to 7 that we wanted to look over pretty closely as we have been narrowing down what we are wanting in our “perfect rig.”
My last blog apparently stirred up quite a few comments. Some suggested we use the RV Consumer Group evaluations – which we have been doing, thanks! Many wished us luck and reminded us we may have to make concessions as to which I agree. We are still five months from full timing so we are being patient (maybe overly patient) in trying to find a rig that meets most of our needs. Yet others reminded us of things not to overlook for full timers such as larger holding capacities for grey/black water tanks or making sure we are protected from the winter via basement heaters or double paned windows.
We learned a lot about motorhome that day and we learned a lot about how little storage there really is in a motorhome (especially for large pots/pans and cookie sheets etc). We also know now that the range of 35-37 feet will meet all of our needs. We loved the Tiffin’s and the WInnie Adventurers but a few older models caught our attention such as the Rexhall’s. The comment by Margie in my last blog hit the nail on the head when she said “This is such an exciting time.”…
she is right – but it is both exciting and scary :)