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Recently, we’ve visited a few RV dealerships in our search for The RV. This, of course, is in addition to the many many RVs we’ve seen online through different websites. In this searching, we have always been glad to visit a place in person and walk into an RV, even if it’s not right for us. It’s nice to walk into an RV and know just by initial ‘feel’ if it might work for us. It’s also great to get a sense of the amount of space we’d be living and traveling in.
We’ve had some helpful and not so helpful salesmen (yes, we’ve only had men helping us at dealerships). There have been some knowledgeable salesmen, yet we’ve also encountered at least one who tried to tell me that what I was seeing on the floor all around cabinetry was glue coming off. Nope, not the case. I’m pretty sure it was mold or a mold-like indication, not glue. Hun agreed with me. We have looked at other class RVs, determining that Class A is what will work for us. We’ve seen some pretty old (think early 1990s) and some really new (2014) models. We’ve seen gas and diesel. Each time we see a gas model, we are re-confirmed in our decision to get a diesel. At the same time, we have been disappointed.
Recently, we saw this RV and talked about moving forward with a purchase. BUT, being who we are, we did additional research and were able to find others that were similar for much cheaper or were ‘better’ in some other way. That was really close. The dealership was firm on their price, too, so that made us look elsewhere. It’s not that we didn’t think the RV wasn’t worth it or that it wouldn’t meet our needs and desires, it’s more that they clearly weren’t going to try to reasonably negotiate with us. I, for one, am rather particular about things and although the RV had many features we liked a ton, at the end of the day it really wasn’t the one for us.
This experience though, seems to have served as a turning point if you will, in our goal and search for The RV for us. I will also say that we have even more recently seen an RV available that Absolutely we like. Interestingly, it happens to be one of the first RVs we ever looked at when we were considering if purchasing an RV to live and travel is what we wanted to do. I’ll keep you posted on what, if anything, comes of our having come across it again.
Have you ever considered traveling in an RV? If so, what have you chosen? If not, what is your preferred method of travel?