Monday, July 27, 2009

Into the whirlwind!

Things are coming a bit too fast these days.  Last night as I was drafting the story about the new Motorhome, I also spent an hour or so and created an add for the Jayco.

I priced it well back of list price, but above wholesale.  Attractive, I would call the price, and the add incorporated a bit of the option list from the Jayco archive on the 2007 model.

Along with some pictures I took yesterday afternoon, I posted the add on the local Craigslist.  By 9 AM this morning, the phone started ringing with folks wanting to know about the trailer.  I was on the line constantly for about an hour.  But one fellow wanted to see the rig right now. 

Well OK, it will take about 15 minutes to get there.  Meet you at 10:30. 

The long and short of it was I had a deposit check by noon, and he is to take delivery on Tuesday.  And only $200 short of the asking price.  He knew that I was priced right, and made a reasonable offer.  But he gets the Equalizer brand hitch in his deal.  That’s OK, since I probably do not have another bumper pull in my immediate future.

So tomorrow we go to Des Moines and take delivery, and get trained on the systems of the new rig.  If we leave by 9, we will be up there by 1 in the afternoon.  If we are out of there by 4 or 5, we will be back here by 9 or 10 once we catch a bite to eat.

Since we will not have anything with us but our clothes and credit cards, meals will be in the fast food places.  A sit down meal will take more time than we will have.  I would like to drive thru KC before it gets dark, but I will wager right now that it won’t happen that way.

After sleeping some here at home, it will be off to make delivery of the Jayco the next morning.  This time I will be the teacher.  This fellow wants me to go thru everything.  All systems.  I hope I’m up to that, and everything works.

I see its after midnight, so had better get to bed.  Stuff will settle down by Wednesday.  Oh but that is the day I’ll have to go to the DMV to get a Kansas registration.  Oh such a joyful thought!

Retired Rod


  1. Wow! That was quick. Great news. Now you can get on with enjoying the new Tiffin!

  2. Hey, I should have got an ace salesman like yourself to sell my motorcycle. I envy your exciting time right now taking delivery of your Allegro. You will have some really great weeks ahead familiarizing yourself with everything & breaking in your new traveling home.....


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