Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Went Looking at New Rigs Today . . .


Well, at least I got your attention!

Looking at the Class A’s and 5th wheels on the lot of Harold’s RV Center was just a bit of fun after making my intended purchase.  These were mainly Heartland 5th wheels and they sure were pretty; however, all the ones I looked at had significantly lower cargo capacity than our Montana (not very enticing for a full-timer) and some of the interior workmanship was not of the same quality as our beloved Montana home.  I still prefer our rear kitchen with the oven positioned so I can get in front of it and to each side; this makes lighting it and putting things in/taking things out so much easier.  I, however, really, really liked the bathroom in one of them.  It had one door only, the one in the hallway, and no sliding door to the bedroom.  There was ample cabinet storage and . . . a virtually full-sized tub with shower.  Oh my!  Wouldn’t that be grand?

The tradeoff to that, I suppose, was less room in the bedroom and no bedside night-stand shelves. 

I also noticed that the bedroom slide appeared to be a cable slide.

There was one floor plan that did sort of appeal to me, but . . .

Nope, I’ll keep our Montana and be very content with our sturdy, comfy, cozy home, thanks.

Now what did I go to Harold’s for in the first place? 

Not long ago we had a recurring issue with the bathroom rocker switch for the 12-volt lights.  When pressing the switch on, there would be a 1-2 second delay in the lights coming on and, after being on for a while, the switch would become pretty darn warm.  We changed out the switch and that solved the problem.

The switch to the 12-volt lights in the living room had been doing the same thing for a couple of weeks, and we stopped using those lights.  Harold’s had the switches in stock, so I drove the 24 miles there today to pick up some spares in both black and white colors.

I also got three new step covers; they’ll stay in their packaging until next Spring.  We have step covers on right now that have seen better days but remove them completely during Winter because of ice and snow.  No sense in putting on the new ones now with Winter coming soon.

It sure was fun looking at the different rigs today.  I was so like a kid in a candy store!  Or like Dave in a bike shop!  Haha!

What I really enjoyed today was the drive.  Just me, the truck and great road tunes.  It was a beautiful day and I had some bonding time with the faithful Ford beast.  I’ve got an appointment next week to take that steed in to the dealership for an oil change. Man, I love that truck.

Did I mention Harold’s is over in Pennsylvania?  Whoohoo!  I went to a whole ‘nuther state today!  Marveled at how the terrain could change quite a bit in such a short distance.  Hey, I got to look at something other than trees!  Sweet.

I’m visiting with you while basking in the glow of one of my Happy Lights from Verilux.

Happy Light 2


Wow!  That was fast!  I ordered them Friday and they arrived today.  The recommended usage time is 1-2 hours each day, and that can be broken up into increments.  I’ll keep you posted on whether it seems to help during the dark and bleak days of Winter.

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. Where did you order these? I'm thinking they would be great to take to Ecuador for the dreary, rainy days that come from time to time.


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