12 Ever since we returned from our vacation we have
been talking about how much we enjoy being out in the RV. We both work
at jobs that become very high stress between Labor Day and
Thanksgiving. The more we have talked about the future and retirement
in the summer of 2007, the question has come up, could we buy our
retirement coach sooner than the spring of 07. We really liked
the quality of the Monaco Corp coaches we saw being made at the plant,
so we decided to run down the the local Monaco dealer and really look
closely at what they had to offer in new coaches as opposed to the used
coaches we had been looking at in the past. The saleman we had been
talking to during our many visits over the last several years was half
joking with us about making us an offer we couldn't refuse on a new
coach just to stop us from coming down so often. It really got us to
thinking about where we were going with our lives.
Nov 13 We spent hours today dicussing our various
options with our life and the RV that would allow us to live it the way
we want. The result is we are
very close to making a decision on which coach we want. We've still got
to get answers to questions on some new options on the 2006 coaches, but we will
most likely be getting either a triple slide Diplomat or Endeavor.
Nov 18-20 More visits to the RV dealer
discussions pertaining to options, including my crawling inside the
coaches bays for some measurements so Linda could check on the plastic storage
containers we would use to store our things. Isn't it interesting how she
wanted the measurements, so I ended up doing the crawling inside the
bays to get them! One other thing we checked on was wall space as we have
a number of pictures we would like to hang.
Nov 22-23 Several emails and phone calls with the dealer to get info
on the new coach. We just seem to keep thinking of additional
information we need. As Linda so aptly puts it. "We don't want any
surprises on the coach we get!"
Nov 26 After much debate and discussions
on the last
two options we had been considering, we finalized what we want on our
new coach. The sense of relief is awesome. We have been a little over four
years arriving at this point. Four years and 5 weeks since we started
our quest to be exact. Time to request prices and see if it truly is an offer we couldn't refuse!
Nov 27 Still negotiating on the price of
the RV we
like best. It seems strange after investing literally years
our time in selecting the RV of our Dreams that the final seconds seem
to drag out for ever!
Nov 29 Hooray!!! The deal is done, the
made and the papers are signed!!!!! Got a good deal on a wonderful
coach from a great dealer. How could we ask for more? Now we've just
got to learn to be patient until it arrives. It is a
2006 Holiday Rambler 38' PST. Will try to get a web
page up that will give the particulars on it. This is like being a kid again, or as
Scrooge said, with apologies, "We feel giddy as kids, again!"