Saturday, 25 February 2017

RV update

So I was oogling through Kijiji yesterday when I came across a new post of the type of RV we have been looking for. Its bigger than our hoped for 26-30 coming in at 32 but the price was right and with some research (we've seen our share of what we believe to be scammers, so..) it looks legit. We have sent a deposit and will be going to pick her up in a couple of days.

We've had such a hard time finding an RV that I'm finding it hard to get excited. I am excited and relieved that the hunt appears to be over but until I have it in hand...

Naturally all of this took place on a Friday night so we are unable to do arrange insurance or banking until Monday (our bank is closed on weekends). Patience required yet again.

Now I will be re-researching solar, CPAP batteries, Berkey water filters and any and all RV accessories and gadgets available on the world market. Did I mention I'm a gadget queen?

This unit comes with a TV in the dash (groan) so I will also be looking for ideas on what to use that space for. Any suggestions welcome. I have a few edits I had planned to do to her when we found her but this particular unit may not need much. New fabrics will be a must, probably new flooring (RVJedeye) but do I really want to paint all the wood? Thats a lot of wood. Now, we were professional painters before we retired, but... thats a lot of wood.... I'll keep you posted on whether or not my bone idleness wins on that one.

Here's to a lot of fun times and fun friends ahead!

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

That RVs a no go

So once the deal was ours (and like an idiot I wrote a post), we ran the VIN and found some issues. The mileage was not as represented and the vehicle name was not as represented. While trying to book an inspection I realized the Area Code was different. And if that wasn't enough we found out the eBay account was 'his friends'. Far too many questionable bits, so we killed the deal.

Onward and Upward

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Our new RV

Happy Valentines Day! Today is the day we count as our anniversary of being together because we don't remember the actual day so I chose one he is less likely to forget. 12 years already!!! Wow never a dull moment..

Well we did it! We just found our RV. It all happened so fast, I haven't wrapped my mind around it yet. I'm gobsmacked. Its perfect. Owned by an older couple in the U.S., has an Island bed and a spot for the dog between the seats. What more could a girl ask for?

The current owner is taking it in for inspection and when it passes, then we will be flying waaay south and driving it back. THAT will be a really long trip.

Just don't know what to do with myself right now, excited, nervous, scared. God help me if this is a bust because it was my idea to move here also and that didn't work out real well. I have the insurance organized already just waiting on our say so. At time of writing it has only been 1.5 hrs since we found her.. yup, lots to do.

Now to get my head on straight so I can figure out just what that to do list is.

Wish us luck.