Sunday, November 7, 2010
We Got One!!!
Well, I haven't posted in a few days again, but it is because we were in negotiations on an RV, and I was terrified that I would jinx it if I said anything until the sale was completed! They originally wanted a minimum of $27,900 for it, but Walt talked them down to $24,000! And the Nada Low Retail (like Kelly Blue Book for RV's) with all of the options it has, has it listed as $37,165! So we got it for $13,165 less than the Low Nada price! It is a 2008 (barely used) 40' Forest River Cardinal 36-2BH LE. So it has 2 Bedrooms and 1-1/2 Baths, and a King size Bed.
It also comes with a 32" LCD TV which we will move from the Living Room to the Bedroom, and place our 40" LCD TV in the Living Room, then buy another 25"-27" LCD TV for my Office/Studio. Walt's computer system will go in the drop down Computer area of the Entertainment Center, so both of our Computers will have it's own place. We are also hoping to fit my Digital Piano in the 2nd Bedroom against the back wall under the window. If we can't fit it there, we will place it where the two Bar Stools are. And we are going to place one of the small Refrigerators from our current Barbecue Island in the 2nd Bedroom next to the entry door (for extra Refrigerator space) and place the LCD TV there on top of it. So that I could actually watch TV while working at my Desk! The other setup would have it always behind me!!! And this RV has tons of storage for clothing, by far more than most!
We are keeping it at the Dealer in Mesa, Arizona, where it will stay until mid December when we will drive down to pick it up. We can't pick it up right now, because we still have to have the Fifth Wheel Tow Hitch installed, plus a few upgrades done to the Truck to make it safer to pull that kind of a load, so that it doesn't tear up the Engine or Transmission!!
We are planning on establishing a Permanent Residency in a different State, "Out Of California". But this takes a little time, plus we aren't 100% sure which State we want to be Residents of (but we are probably going to make it South Dakota). So of course this means more researching!! We will be considered Full-Timers, which means that we can be Permanent Residents of any State we want, but free to roam around the Country!! And we are choosing to leave our home State of California. Especially since California elected Jerry Brown to be the new Governor again!!!! They apparently didn't learn what a terrible Governor he was years ago!! Oh how I hate politics!!
For at least the first 6 mos to a year/year and a half, we will have the RV parked in Nevada. This way it is close enough that Walt can commute to Sacramento each week to attend meetings. He can work primarily out of our RV, and go into work for about 2-3 days a week. So when he is in Sacramento, he will stay with either our Daughter Kat, or his Sister Susan. Then drive back up to Nevada and me!!
So here are a "few" LOL photos of OUR RV!! The furniture that is in it will probably not stay though. Walt wants to take out the Sofa that is in it and put in our Black Leather Love Seat, and also take out the Dining Table & Chairs, replacing them with our Black Leather Chair & Ottoman. We will also remove the lower Full Size Bed in the 2nd Bedroom and replace it with my Desk (making it my Office and I can also paint there as well).