Monday, August 11, 2008
Home Sweet Home
Guess what! We upgraded to a larger travel trailer!!! Yay! OK, so you don't think we're absolutely crazy, let me first say that when Greg bought our travel trailer, we never in a million years thought we'd be selling our house and that I would join him full time on the road. After living in the trailer for a little over 10 months the walls were just starting to cave in on me. Greg would ideally like to live on the road for maybe five more years. That's a long time to live in an area you feel slightly claustrophobic in!
So while we were in Colorado Springs last weekend we decided to go to an RV dealership just to look at floor plans. We honestly didn't plan on purchasing one that day. We were so afraid that we were going to be way upside down on our "first" travel trailer and we had planned on paying it off before we upgraded. But, we found a trailer that really fit our needs and they actually gave us a little more than what we had left to pay off on our "first" trailer! We were stoked!
Last week was an absolute whirlwind! What was funny was we arrived at the dealership at 4:00 PM on Saturday afternoon, and no one even talked to us until thirty minutes before they closed. (The first rule in sales is never to judge someone! Everyone else there was in their retirement years. I guess they thought we were out of our league!) So of course we weren't able to actually do anything that day except negotiate a price. Well, on Monday sure enough they pre approved us. Which meant I had to get insurance lined up and a million other things. Then I had to make a "fly by the seat of my pants" trip back to Oklahoma to get stuff out of our storage unit that went with our trailer that we had taken out of it. I left on Tuesday and got back to CO on Thursday. Then Friday I was busy packing up and we left with our trailer when Greg got off work to an RV park that was down the road from the dealership. Saturday was spent doing paperwork, moving everything from one trailer to the next, then driving back to Lamar and setting everything up. We finally got everything situated yesterday! So far I am LOVING my new home! I did get a little frustrated on Saturday night because there are slight differences, but I think I was really just super exhausted. Not to mention I don't really deal well with change!
Here are some cool features about this trailer we didn't have in our other one:
1. It's a fifth wheel, rather than a bumper pull. Greg says he feels cooler towing it behind the truck! ;)
*2. Central vacuum cleaner!
*3. King size bed!
4. Oil rubbed bronze fixtures, hardware, and faucets!
5. A comfy rocking chair!
6. A larger hot water tank! I could actually wash my hair and body and I still had hot water left over!
7. WAAAAAYYYYY more storage!
8. Countertop space in the kitchen!
9. Solid surface countertops!
10. A fireplace!
11. A larger refrigerator!
12. A ceiling fan!
13. An "attic" fan!
14. An AC in our bedroom!
15. Plumbing for a washer and dryer!
*16. A convection/microwave combo!
* I've never had these in my life!
This trailer also has three slide outs rather than the one slide out we had in our other trailer! (Slide outs mean you have more space!) And this one is six feet longer than our other one!
So as you can tell I'm pretty pumped!