Saturday, November 16, 2013

What a Memorable Day!

I think I am going to blame it on the weather!  We woke up to a rainy overcast day, but it was very mild.  Not sure what we wanted to do, so we decided to drive about 70 miles to the Lazyday RV Center on Route 4 near Tampa.  It is a huge dealership that sells every RV imaginable from campers to enormous Class A's.  The property is 100's of acres and includes a huge showroom, service center, cafeteria, campground with pool, tennis courts, etc., and at least 50 salespersons and 50 golf carts for driving you around the huge property.  Just to give you some idea - they are creating a GPS program for their salespeople that will pinpoint where they can find the RV's on their inventory sheets! 

Every person we came in contact with was exceptional and not the "pushy" type that you meet at a lot of dealerships.  We even got a "free" lunch in their cafeteria!

Bottom line - we signed the paperwork to purchase a Winnebago 2014 Sightseer 33C.  This is a motorhome that Ken has been dreaming about for at least 2 years.  We had looked at 30' Sightseers, but both of us realized the lay-out just couldn't work for us!   Ken and has not been overly comfortable driving a truck and towing a 5th wheel and we felt the time was right to make a switch.  So, we traded in Diesel and Willie for our new house on wheels!  We will go to Lazydays next Sat. to switch all of our things from Willie to the new home, stay in Willie the night and then head towards home sometime Sunday in a rental car they will provide to get us back to PA.  The new motorhome will be stored at Lazydays until we return in January for our winter stay in Florida.  At that time we will stay in their CG for 1 or 2 nights so we can get an orientation on the Sightseer and identify if there are any problems.  Obviously, we are both nervous and excited. But, Ken did drive it today and loved how it handled.

The exterior looks gray on this photo but it is
actually khaki with black!

The table have another board and 2 extra chairs
for those card and board games!

I really like the maple cabinets with coffee glaze!

TV stores inside the buffet.  Love this area for my
jewelry crafting!

Sleep Number Queen Size Bed!

Like I said, it is a very memorable and exciting day!


  1. WOW! Looks nice....and you even have a sleep number bed! How awesome! Can't wait to really see it and have a glass or two of wine in it. And then in January the new adventures begin! Congratulations!! (Fred & Doloris)

  2. WOW!!! What a nice rig. CONGRATULATIONS.... I can't believe you will move your things over to it and then take off for home. I would be so antsy to live in it I would be going nuts.