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Sunday, January 30, 2011

scary moments at the RV show

Saturday morning we were up bright and early, let me rephrase that, we were up before the chickens, and the roosters and just about any other sensible creature :-).
We were meeting Rob and Jany and riding with them to the RV show Louisville. The drive to their home in Brownsburg took us about 40 minutes and since this is also where our "address" is we stopped in the UPS store and picked up our mail.
Rob and Jany were ready to go and we all piled into their SUV and headed out. We made a quick stop for breakfast and the sun was just starting to rise when we left the restaurant and drove south.

The RV show is held at the Louisville Expo Center and is a combination boat and RV show. We arrived shortly after the 10:00 am opening and was able to park fairly close to the doors :-). I did think the $8.00 parking fee was a little steep but I guess if you want to play you have to pay :-(.

The four of us headed straight for the RV section bypassing all the boats. They had several dealerships there and a good assortment of different makes and models.
Now for the scary part.
Rudee and I went into a 2011 Montana 3750FL which is a 5 slide front living room model. We have seen this floor plan before and were not really impressed. I'm not sure why the change but Rudee fell in love with it. Oh Oh!! I reminded her that this model only has a drop down type desk area next to the dinette and it does not have enough room for all the computer "stuff" her company requires (2 monitors, large printer/copier/scanner plus a computer tower).
That seemed to work as we moved on to other units, or so I thought.
She kept talking about the Montana and the features she liked. I was also impressed with the unit, The bathroom and bedroom were both very large and roomy. The one thing we both agreed on was not having two couches in the living area. We both like our recliners and this model comes with a wrap around couch on one wall and a sleeper sofa on the opposite. The front wall is the entertainment center and fireplace. I wander if we could remove one of the couches? Hmmmm.
I did what every husband would do when he is in a panic that his wife is doing serious RV shopping, I distracted her by dragging her into other RV's. We headed for the luxury diesel pushers :-). My hope was to put some distance between me and the payment book associated with that new Montana :-).

We enjoyed looking through the rest of the show and fantasized about being able to afford a $300,000 Tiffin luxury coach and traveling without having to work but until we hit the lottery .......... :-(

The show became extremely crowded and by 1pm we were all ready to leave and made our way out to the parking lot.
After we left the show our conversation turned towards all the units we had seen and of course at the top of the list was the Montana. I decided then to mention that since we don't use the dinette for eating on most of the time, Rudee could set up her office on there. This got her thinking, and talking some more. :-0
We are not quite ready to trade but who knows what the future holds, it was a nice unit :-).

We made it back to Rob and Jany's house and switched into our truck for the rest of the drive. Thanks for the great time guys, we had a ball. We were both tired from the trip as well as all the walking at the show and headed to bed fairly early.

We are heading to Plainfield today to pick up a cargo trailer for our son to use to move. They have found a new apartment in Lafayette and are moving next week end and he wanted to get the trailer so he could do same packing this week. As always, I'll keep you posted.

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