Our Texas Road Trip Begins

What?! It’s September!  Where did the summer go?

Last time on whereRVgoing.com, I shared about picking up our new trailer and beginning our trek around Texas.  Then I disappeared for awhile.  🙂  I am still here and still writing, but with the added benefit of no distractions.  It is hard for me to write on the road.  My family and I get out and do a lot.  By the time I get home to the camper in the evenings and make dinner, bath the kids and get them to bed, I am exhausted.  I want to relax and spend some time with my sweet husband.

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So here I am, back home in Seattle after six weeks in Texas and over a week at La Push, Washington.  I can’t believe we spent seven weeks in the RV this summer.  That means we only spent three weeks of the kid’s summer vacation in our house.  So awesome!  But now, the kids are back in school and I have plenty of time to rehash our summer and share our memories.  Here goes… [Read more…]

And the Winner is……….

US!!

We did it!!  We found our travel trailer and could not be happier with our purchase.  It all started when we drove to Texas to find our new RV…..

Truck and trailer

Back in May, we were talking to three dealers in the Pacific Northwest: Clear Creek RV Center, Blade RV, and Dennis Dillon RV.  Blade RV and Dennis Dillon were eager to earn our business.  We chose not to go with Blade because ordering from the factory was the only option and we didn’t want to cut into our summer plans waiting for our RV to arrive.  At Dennis Dillon RV, the trailer they had in stock did not have the right color scheme inside, so we marked them off.  But my biggest disappointment was Clear Creek RV Center in Silverdale, Washington.  They had the exact unit we wanted and in stock.  But after days of going back and forth on the price, Clear Creek would not negotiate with us.  The salesman kept trying to get us to visit the dealership to discuss price.  They even told us that we could only buy from them because if we ever needed to get warranty work done, they said, you HAVE to take it back to the dealership you purchase from.  Which I know is a big, fat lie.  People all over the country buy RVs from dealerships nationwide.  So they lost out.  And the unit is still on their lot. [Read more…]

RV Buying Process – Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?

RV buying process is very exhausting. Like a game of tug-of-war, there are two parties pulling back and forth on each other. One side is trying to save money and the other side is trying to make money and no body wants to give an inch for the fear of being taken.

We have narrowed down our search for our next trailer to an Open Range LT305BHS. We are going out on a limb with choosing a smaller manufacturer, but overall, this unit will fit our needs the best.

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We have been watching the market for this particular model since October 2013.  We have a couple of things going against us.  First, we are buying at the beginning of camping season.  Plus, the economy is not as bad as it was and people are beginning to loosen their belts, so to speak.

On our side [Read more…]

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