So you know those stupid postcards places will send you in hopes you are an impulse purchaser??? Well, they got to us!
Last Friday we received a postcard from Winnebago Motorhomes. All it said was “Look at our new models”. We
are were not in the market to replace Winnie (so we thought!), but what the hey, let’s look on the website and see what’s new.
They have our current motorhome floorplan! It is new and updated! I happens to be a foot longer with an extra slide-out in the living area. WOW! We both said “I wonder how much different it is?”
So we search the RV sites and (unfortunately?) there are 2 at the RV place about 10 miles away. What the heck, let’s go look!
Saturday we wander over and look. The first one (2018 model) is really dark on the inside and while basically our floorplan, it didn’t really wow us. Then the salesman says he has one on the lot that is on sale (about $50,000 cheaper) because it is a 2017 edition.
OH MY GOSH! It was love at first sight!! We can’t believe someone hasn’t purchased this one! We gush over it and then say goodbye.
When we got home, we measured the front driveway and (unfortunately??) the new one would fit in the driveway. Now the real dilemma begins. Do we want to trade up??
Our old motor home is a 2006 with 65,000 miles on it. Any vehicle 12 years old will undoubtedly will begin to have problems at some time when we least expect it. We have seen that some RV parks only allow vehicles under 10 years old. Some also only allow class A. Our old one is a class C.
After weighing the pros and cons of the purchase, we decide to go back for another look. This time we are leaning towards purchasing. As we approach it, someone is looking at it and acting like they really like it. My gut does a flop and says “you can’t have it. It’s ours!”
In case you can’t tell yet, we bought it on Sunday! We were convinced to start this entire endeavor by a 20 cent postcard! Can’t wait to pick it up!!