Grizzly at Mary Bay Yellowstone Lake

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Maiden Voyage

All the planning and preparation for the first trip is here. Getting a motorhome prepared for a trip is a lot different than a Travel trailer.

Did we get everything packed that will be needed? We’ll find that out after we return and go over the list of should have brought items.

As we started the maiden voyage the highway greeted us with some windy conditions. Isn’t that expected going to the coast? Everybody was right a motorhome is a big sail on wheels.

Our destination is the Lagoons RV Resort in Rockport, TX. Why Lagoons? We drove through the park on one of our many trips to Rockport/Fulton and like the park as it looked clean and well run. It has all the amenities that you could ask for on a first trip in a new RV.

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We were able to get a large back in space so we had plenty of room to stretch out.

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As you can see the park had plenty of vacancies. The Winter Texan migration hasn’t started yet.

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We were able to stretch out and make the most of the room and learn more about our new Discovery.

When it was all said and done everything worked like it was supposed to except those items that we didn’t know how to operate.

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What’s left to do except kick back and enjoy.

Taken with cell phone

For the fishing portion of the trip, I took a charter boat and didn’t catch a thing. I did get to see 5 people catch red drum that were 32 inches up to 40 inches. Those are huge fish!

While I was out on the charter boat Dianna went to the beach and got her surf and fresh air fix.

It was a great weekend. Now we are really excited about spending more time in our new coach.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Our New Motorhome

After much looking and comparing models, prices and equipment we found the “one”.

We had it all figured out that we could only get a used rig 2006 –maybe a 2007 vintage. A couple of weeks ago one of the dealers that we had been watching showed several new 2008 Fleetwoods on their web site and priced about what we had budgeted for a used rig. After some more research and checking forums postings we made a trip to the dealer. We looked at all the new 08’s they had and decided that the Fleetwood 39R Discovery is the one we had been looking for.

After some haggling back and forth with the sales folks we came to an agreeable deal and we now are the proud owners of a class A. More pictures of our new rig.
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The decision of what motor home with what equipment was accomplished by a list we made. It was compiled from what we wanted in a rig, looking at as many rigs as we could, lurking in RV forums and our past experience with a travel trailer. We want to thank Odel and Laurie and the decision process they went through for their perfect rig.

It helped us with some of the issues that we may have overlooked. Also, their list of "must have" and "nice to have" items. We modified it for our requirements and called it our "deal or no deal" list. If the rig didn’t have an item on the "must have" list it was a "no deal" and we moved on to the next one.

Our Discovery had everything on our list plus some. We are pleased with the deal and very happy with the coach. Maiden voyage is to Rockport for the shake down and hopefully some fishing.