Seffner, Florida – Lazy Days Rv
Whew, what a day!
We were up early (don’t want to miss that free breakfast). It’s only served from 8 until 9am, and Al is afraid he’s going to miss it. Yeah right! Al miss a meal? Hardly!
Afterwards we went to the Convection oven class. About 5 minutes into what I thought was an hour, or hour and a half class, I realized it wasn’t going to be worth my time and I was squirming and trying to figure out how I could make a graceful exit.
The “teacher” was the chef at the neat new restaurant they have opened at the campground. The outside of it looks like a Class A motorhome. He handed us the manual from a convection oven and proceeded to read the manual to us.
He kept calling it a microwave and explained how you use a microwave. Hello, I already know that!
What he didn’t explain and I wondered was how can you use this thing as a microwave if there are metal walls in it and a metal rack? If I put metal in my microwave, it will spark and catch fire. He also didn’t tell us how to use the convection features. Since this will be the only oven I have in our new coach, I really wanted to know how it worked.
The class was so boring and we had so much to do that we were both very unhappy to be sitting there wasting our valuable time. Not long after the class began, I started to read some blogs from my phone, and Al took a cue from me and opened his iPad. I know it’s rude, but by this time I was ticked off that he was wasting my time, and he was completely unprepared.
He finally realized he was over his head and cut the class short. Thank goodness! The only thing I got out of the class were 2 very fine chocolate chip cookies. It was a far cry from the excellent “Drivers Confidence Class” we had attended the day before.
Lazy Days had some big end of the month push going, where they were trying to reach a sales goal. I think it was 380 units for the month. Hard to believe our economy is bad when you’re around this place! This place is jumping!
Our new motorhome was not going to be ready by yesterday, but they asked if we could possibly “do the paperwork” (pay) by the end of the day and take delivery on Saturday. Of course we will need a few more free nights in the campground.
Normally with any other car or rv dealer we would not have given that any consideration whatsoever. However, we have had a previous good experience with them and know them to be reputable, so we said we could consider it if…… (it’s nice to have some power)
We ended up getting a free installation of our satellite dish, plus set up and mounting 2 tv’s and Tivo boxes.
Al had been concerned about the batteries and made it known he wanted them all replaced. We were told if they didn’t test good, they would be replaced. It turned out they tested okay, and they were not going to replace them. However, after a little nudging and so that we could “help them reach their end of the month goal,” they decided to replace all 6 batteries.
We feel pretty good that we will have brand new batteries. They had already put 6 brand new tires on the coach, so we’re covered there for a few years. Yes, we did check the DOT “born on” date on the tires, so we know they are new.
I took a few minutes to get our new insurance arranged, but decided to keep the insurance on the old motorhome until we actually have moved out. You normally have automatic coverage (sometimes only for 14 days) on “newly acquired” vehicles, but we would have to be canceling the old policy since we were going to be writing a new policy in a different state, it would not have applied. Once we closed the deal on the new motorhome, Lazy Days officially owns our old one….but all of our stuff is in it, so we’re keeping the coverage a bit longer.
Anyway, by 6pm, we “did the deed” and purchased the new to us motorhome. We felt a bit shell-shocked after we left, but when we went to visit our new home, we felt better. Things were progressing there, but we aren’t going to hurry them. We want things done right and as long as we get free days in the campground, we’re okay.
Yep, it’s official. We are the proud owners of a 40 foot Monaco Windsor, diesel pusher!
Unfortunately our new baby is still living in the pre delivery bay, so it was back home to the old one.
Hopefully all will be completed Saturday and we can start moving in. They park your rv’s door to door in their “move in” area to make it easier to transfer items from one to the other. Normally they give you one night, but we’ve already made arrangements for as long as we need. There is electricity, but no water or sewer, so we won’t be there too long. I think this will be a good time to do an inventory of our belongings and document it all for insurance purposes in the event of a total loss. I estimated $15,000 in personal property that we have, but I really don’t know. It might very well be higher. Have you all checked the amount you carry? Remember, the actual rv is separate from the “contents.” I believe the standard is $3000 contents coverage. You can increase that amount for minimal premium increase, and I recommend everyone carry higher limits. If you have a total loss (fire) and have to replace everything that didn’t come with the motorhome, what would it cost you? Things like toothbrushes, make up, underwear, shampoo, dish detergent, socks, shoes, coats, sweaters, shorts, pants, swim suits, robes, canned food, spices, refrigerated foods, dvd players, Dvr’s, computer, cd’s, dvd’s, gps, iPad, canoe or kayaks, ladders, tools, bedding…..and the list goes on. Do you have adequate coverage? Could you remember what you had, or prove it in the event of a fire? Remember, it is your duty to prove your claim. (this is the insurance adjuster in me talking now).