This moment in time…

A journal of our travels and how we arrived at this moment in time!

In limbo…


We have been somewhat “stressed” over the past couple of days because we are still not in our RV. Yesterday was supposed to be “the” day, but it didn’t happen. We arrived at the dealership as scheduled.  Unfortunately, we immediately spotted a service technician working on “our” RV.  What the heck happened?  The heater was not working. Wanting to stay out of his way, we began our walk-through on the inside thinking that by the time we finished up in there he would have the unit up and running and we could finish outside. Well, that didn’t happen, either. So, we hung around and waited… until about 4:20. We finally decided it was to no avail. So we left. Not upset. Not hugely disappointed. But, disappointed. These things are to be expected, but our schedule is growing tighter by the moment and we could end up in a pickle. As mentioned before, a new owner typically spends a night or 2 or 3 on the dealership’s lot in order to ensure that all systems are “go”. It just wasn’t meant to be, however.

While there, I made good use of my time.  I walked through the rig over and over again inspecting everything I could. I am amazed at Lifestyle’s quality workmanship; however, I was still able to find several minor items that need to be addressed. So, I got out my phone and began taking notes. Isn’t this what you’re supposed to do, anyway? During my “inspection”, I noticed that the dealership had placed a scrap piece of carpet just inside the front door so people entering could wipe their feet. Good idea? Nope! The rough backing on the back scratched our wood floors!  Wood floors in an RV, you say?  Yes, because it is customary for shoes to be removed before entering the front door, and it is a thoughtful gesture for visitors to do the same.  The premise behind this is that usually wherever the RV is, so is dirt… and rocks… and things that cling to the soles of footwear!  And so how many times did that technician go in and out removing and replacing the thermostat… with his shoes on? About 1.5 million! Not happy, so someone will have to figure out what to do about that.

Today is Wednesday. Severe thunderstorms are expected all day long. Even if Tiara RV pulls our U-Haul trailer into the shop alongside our RV so we can move in, we will still be unable to hitch up and drive around to check out the brakes, etc. before signing on the dotted line. Not sure what we’re going to do or how things will turn out. It’s all in God’s hands. That’s all I can say about that!

In the meantime, I have had many requests to “send pictures”. Well, I cannot possibly send pictures to everyone individually, but I can post them here. I hope you enjoy!

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OK.  I suppose I had better get moving and see what kind of trouble I can get into today.

Stay tuned…

13 thoughts on “In limbo…

  1. Hi, I’m a first time reader and your 5’er looks great. I know what you mean about things like the carpet scratching the floor. It seems common sense is getting harder to find. I worked in the trades and I remember back in the 80’s a contractor taping a note to the island counter top that said “NOTHING HEAVER THAN A 500 DOLLAR BILL IS TO BE SET ON THIS COUNTER”. Experienced tradesmen would come in and set stuff on the counter and scratch it. Well best of luck that things get finished up to your satisfaction and you get on the road soon! Safe travels!

    Bruce (& Val)

  2. Lookin’ good Jo! It’ll get there.

  3. The rig looks very nice,,, hang in there,, it will happen

    • Thank you, Dave and Diane, for the compliment! Sorry for the delay in replying to your comment and… it has already happened! As you know, I follow your blog and just LOVE your drone. What an awesome play toy!!! 🙂 I look forward to more of your adventures from the sky!

  4. What a restful home! I know you’re going to enjoy many adventures if this baby — I can’t wait to hear all about it!!! Learn a lot and stay safe!

  5. We have had our Lifestyle for approximately 1month. Beautiful rig, but not without it’s problems. We will be taking it in for Warranty repairs next week that include repainting an area on the rear end cap where the factory damaged it and did a poor repair and paint job. Our slide out on the door slide has a rubber gasket that came loose and leaves a rubber residue on the wood floor when it slides out. The entry door does not shut without slamming it and is hard to get open. The shower doors need to be rehung (they are uneven and scratch the shower pan). These things come to light when you’ve spent some with the rig. Overall, we love it and are certain that once their repairs are made, we will be very happy with it. Good luck.

    • Thanks for your comment, Cheryl! I’m sure you realize that whether it is a sticks-n-bricks or an RV, they all have their issues simply because they are built by humans. However, our issues have been minimal. Our front door stuck, too, but Craig either sprayed or greased it and, voila! As far as your shower doors, did they fall out of the tracks? I don’t see how they can scratch the shower pan otherwise. All-in-all, we have a very good, high quality rig… even if I say so my own self! Enjoy and safe travels!

  6. Sure hope you are in your new home by now! Looking forward to reading more about your adventures!

    • Thanks for following along, Liz! Yes, we are in our new home 3 weeks now and loving every minute of it. So far, everything works for us. This adventure should be exciting, so stay tuned!

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