Blue Ridge Parkway

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Lazy Days Campground

Seffner, Florida

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!

13 comments:

  1. CONGRATULATIONS!! I know you are excited about your new home! Can't wait to see the pics now that it belongs to you!!

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  2. Congrats on the new home. How exciting and it's lots of working moving everything out of one into the other but oh so fun.

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  3. Ohhh, nice! How exciting! I'm anxious to see the pictures of your new home on wheels......

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  4. How wonderful! Thats the way I hope it goes for us someday. A smaller rig in the next year and maybe something bigger if we ever do sell the house.

    Just dreaming! Not seriously believing.

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  5. Congratulations on the new home! I know you have done lots of looking so I am happy for you that you have found what you were looking for. It will be exciting moving in!

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  6. We are sooooooo happy for you. Congratulations!

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  7. so happy for you both!..can't wait to see pictures once it belongs to you!!

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  8. Congratulations! That's awesome. I have to say, I sure do get "RV envy" when I read about folks buying something new. *sigh* It's been over a year since we sold our motorhome. :(
    But that's the fun part of "living vicariously" through someone else's blog!
    I also went back and looked at all the work you did with the flooring installation. That too was awesome. What a difference.
    I guess I missed that at the time, but thankfully you documented it all for everyone to see.
    I'm sure your knees have recovered by now.

    Have fun!

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  9. Congratulations-we are happy for you guys. We wish you much good luck and safe travels in the new motorhome. Bring on the pictures.

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  10. Wow, that's wonderful! I can't wait to see photos and hear more about it. You must be so excited! Congratulations!

    That sounds like a really good place to purchase an RV.

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  11. OMG I'm so far behind on reading blogs that I just now read that you found a new motorhome. Congrats! How exciting! Photos Photos...we want photos and all the details!!!

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  12. Congratulations on your exciting new purchase. I am sure you two will love it, we know you've been looking for a while. Hope it is everything you hoped for.

    Kevin and Ruth
    www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

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