In 2012 when we bought the rv and truck we knew if we liked this lifestyle upgrading would be in our future. Well we love the lifestyle and all the it brings to our lives, a sense of freedom and being in control, to some extent, of our future. Over the years Dave's work has had numerous layoffs which we have thankfully made it through, but we never know when that could change, without the house we would almost welcome a layoff. We've always known we wanted to travel in our retirement but until our trip home from Key West in February of 2012 we hadn't figured out how we would accomplish that. With the purchase of our first rv and pull truck we have found the direction we want to take our life, we also know the equipment we have needs to be upgraded. We want a little more room in the rv and know our gas truck is at it's limit, we've had long discussions on whether we wanted a motorhome or another 5th wheel. While motor homes are nice we keep coming back to 5th wheels and their variety of floor plans and versatility.
With that decision made I decided to let the fingers do the walking at the local car dealers, last Sunday I came upon a 2012 Chevy 3500 HD DRW with less than 10K in mileage, the price was good if they would give us a decent trade in. Monday we headed to the dealer to take a look. Three hours later we had negotiated a deal we were all happy with so on Tuesday we took our GMC in and left it with them to have our hitch moved over. Friday morning we got the call the Chevy was ready so we headed back to finalize the sale, it was so nice of them to let us put everything on the credit card, we'll get a bunch of money back next month on our cash back card. The truck had never been towed with, one owner who decided it was more truck than he needed, so now we're ready to go anywhere. Just have to figure out what lanes to get into when we get to truck stops-any advice would be appreciated.
We have plans to attend the Houston RV show the first weekend of February, as our friend Mark would say Dave is cringing. Just yesterday was the first time I heard Dave change it from "Faye wants a bigger rv" to "we want a bigger rv", whatever happens there we're ready.
Until next time...