10/22/14 Wednesday in Advance, NC (Forest Lake-TT)
Ready for another quiet day, John cleaned our front end cap (windshield) and while doing that he met our next door neighbor, Ken. As they talked about RV issues I was inside working on the blog, then typing up our maintenance checklist, wondering what I was missing (in their conversation). I got busy with an item I noticed was up for cleaning: heat pump/ac filters and microwave filters. When I got out to join them, they were just about finished talking. I asked John, did you find out what he’d recommend doing around here, what year is his RV? Nope, just RV antennas.
I called the RV dealers I’d found on the Internet yesterday. One had a couple RVs he wanted to show us. So after lunch we decided to go check them out. Plus John thought maybe they’d have a cup holder to replace the one that he’d broken a few days ago. Before leaving, we enjoyed another good conversation with our neighbor, Ken. This time I was there to ask MY questions.
Our Rand McNalley GPS got lost as we arrived in Mocksville (crazy name, I’d say), but my Waze (phone app GPS) did just fine. The rigs were very nice: 2013 Tiffin Phaeton (40′) and 2013 Thor Tuscany (40′). The big problem for me was that they both had a bathroom in the rear. Something about all that plumbing (especially when they add the washer/dryer weight) at the rear where the most effect is felt from “rodeo” roads (as we call them), bothers me. We’re noticing that they’re putting refrigerators and washer/dryer sets in slides sometimes. That weight in a slide makes me nervous too. I’m not an engineer, so it would be good to know what they would think about that. Those 2 rigs also cost more than we could afford, at least the Tiffin was $209,000. Oh, yes, our salesman was Kenneth! The best news: we found the perfect replacement cup holder!!
Back home we relaxed with TV and books. John of course installed his cup holder.
Isn’t our lake lovely in the morning?