Delivery Date

Today I pick up my 21-foot Lexor RV built from a Dodge Ram 3500, who, as mentioned, I’ve nicknamed Ramsey. I’m nervous as heck about driving him. He is a lot wider than my SUV, Alice, and has no bells and whistles to warn me if I wander into the wrong lane. The hardest part will be angling him into my driveway. Deep gutters threaten on each side. If I don’t turn at the right time, his wheel will drop in and get stuck. Not good. I am on the waiting list for the nearest RV parking place. Someone is vacating a place for me in a month. Meanwhile, my neighbors will have to put up with an elephant in my driveway.

I’ve gathered kitchen gear and linen items plus a few mechanical necessities like a clear elbow for the black tank hose and some wheel chocks. My list of needed equipment printed out on four pages: hoses, wrenches, water filters, surge protectors, on and on, not to mention a bicycle rack. Most of the RV bloggers and vloggers think the best deals are through Amazon and Wallmart versus stores like Camping World and my home RV dealer. I’ve got the list of prices in my handbag. Once I figure out how to drive Ramsey, I am ready to shop.

It’s Wednesday. A weekend looms. Hopefully, we will be ready for our first trip on Saturday – even if just for a day outing.

3 thoughts on “Delivery Date

  1. We have a love hate relationship with Campers World. We bought our first RV through them so did our first shopping spree there and had a good discount-plus there expertise. We enjoy meeting others there and it’s dog friendly shopping. We buy basics now at Walmart! It was the only place we could find to put our towing equipment on our car. Then they were the only ones who could replace our washing machine. So don’t write them totally off. We enjoy the sales catalogue for ideas and to stay up with changing technology. But Amazon is our friend! We’d never buy another RV there, but our first salesman was a gem. He taught us a lot and we did get a good price on our then new 5th wheel. The RV industry is a “luxury” industry for people with mediocre means-which means we get taken advantage of and we’re at their mercy. So having a great network is very important. You’ll want to find a forum for your brand of RV. That’s where you’ll get technical help. RVillage will help with the rest! Happy trails!

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