We made our “long” 20 mile move to Seffner, Florida yesterday. We’re in the Lazy Days Campground, which is just east of Tampa. The weather held up until we got here, then it started to rain off and on. Fortunately the showers come and go so it doesn’t ruin your day.
We are here waiting for them to prep our “new” motorhome. Yes, we have decided to buy the Monaco!
We have 4 complimentary nights at the campground here at Lazy Days. Their rates are from $32.99 through $42.99, depending on the season, and not including taxes. It’s a bit pricey, but you do get a complimentary breakfast and lunch every day, as well as a free newspaper, so I guess it’s not too bad.
Lazy Days is such a huge dealership, and they have gotten selling rv’s down to a science. They make it real easy! We found a good salesman that worked with us in trying to find what we wanted and could afford. We did a lot of “internet” looking last winter and while still in Georgia. Lazy Days doesn’t put their prices online though, so if you don’t have a salesman that can help you, then it’s very difficult to know what is available in your budget.
If you’re not internet shopping, you can come to Lazy Days and feel free to look inside any of the 1000 plus rv’s they always have on their lot. Employees are on golf carts running around the place and usually and someone will stop and give you a ride if you want. If you get thirsty, just look for the guy on the golf cart with ice cold water. If you have a dog or cat, they have a little building with a day care for them! There are no pushy salesmen here and a lot of people just come to look and dream. Kind of like Disneyland.
Lazy Days offers a lot of free classes. This morning, there was one on the Spartan Chassis. There is one I’d like to take on the convection oven. They also offer rv driving classes 4 days a week. We signed up to take the class tomorrow. You get a few hours classroom time then they let you practice on one of their large diesel pushers. I understand it’s a very good class and even experienced drivers (like Al) will pick up a lot of useful information. I certainly need to take it because I’ve never really driven our current motorhome, except they day we bought it and only around the Lazy Days parking lot. This new motorhome is so much larger and very intimidating, even to Al. It’s a lot bigger than the one we currently have and it will take some getting used to, I’m sure. No woodsy campgrounds for us for a while!