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Old 12-28-2015, 10:27 AM   #1
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Our First Motorhome!

Ten days ago, hubby and I picked up our first motor home: a 2013 Winnebago Sightseer 33C from La Mesa RV in Mesa, AZ.

The journey started back in July. Hubby and I were seriously considering a second home in Florida, when it occurred to us and that for years we had talked about RV-ing cross country. Why limit ourselves to one location? (We even still had a 20-year old file folder labeled "RV" in the file cabinet!) Upstate NY winters can be brutal, and the kids are scattered so we started researching.

We joined the forums and had some full-timing friends answering some questions for us. We had a price point (under $100K) and some "must haves" and started looking. The Hershey RV show came up and we looked at RVs...LOTS of RVs. We decided on a MH rather than a 5th wheel and a gasser vs. DP. The search was on!!

We really liked the 33C and started searching RV Trader. Each time we saw one, we seemed to be late to the party, and it would be sold. We were hoping to wait until January to buy, but then...we saw one in Mesa AZ. We called about it, it was still avail. We put $1,000 down and hubby flew out to look at it. His words, "it's pristine."

He came home and in one month we had insurance, an extended service plan, roadside assistance, cats were vet-checked, Honda got new tires, home security system installed, a whole house generator installed, packed everything up and drove to Arizona to pick up our "winter home."

We are living the dream!
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Old 12-28-2015, 10:29 AM   #2
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Looks great, I hope you have a lot of great times with it.
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Beautiful!! I know you will make some wonderful memories. Enjoy.
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Nice coach, I am sure you will enjoy it like we do ours.
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Congratulations on the new coach and the new adventure. Good to see you have packed the most important thing--THE SEWING MACHINE!!!
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First time at bat, and you hit it out of the park. Have fun!
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Congrats. She's a beauty. Enjoy.
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Looks awesome and it has a great floor plan. Enjoy :-)
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Congratulations! Great looking coach. I hope you have many years of great traveling experiences!
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Great choice! Grew up in upstate NY and left my snow shovel behind
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Need to learn how to take a picture
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Huh ?!?! what's wrong Mister Photographer ?
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Huh ?!?! what's wrong Mister Photographer ?
I'm actually a photographer & think your pictures are just fine, better then mine actually. I shoot wildlife, naturescapes, nightscapes, etc, but if you saw my pics of the RV... Well, you'd never know the same person was behind the camera, lol! Your new coach is beautiful!
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Huh ?!?! what's wrong Mister Photographer ?
Puzzles the experts. Maybe she should have been looking at the camera instead of sewing.
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