Then I started looking at what was available on line. Only looking mind you. However, I wound up seeing a very promising rig here in Casa Grande, with the same dealer we had bought our Class C from 3 years ago. Gary agreed and the next week, we went to look at it. We found it left a lot to be desired, but ended up looking at another rig at the lot next door. That wasn't perfect and exactly what we wanted, so we kept looking. Meantime, we were continuing to go through every cupboard and storage area in the Komfort. Believe me, it may only have been 30 feet long, but it's amazing how much storage it had and how much we had accumulated in the last 13 years. We filled up the bargain table at our park and made a couple trips to town with bags of items to donate.
Kind of like Goldilocks, the third rig we looked at turned out to be just right. There were many positives, so we told them to work up a price for us. When that was done, we countered back and forth, until we settled on a deal satisfactory to both of us. Since we no longer have a truck, part of the deal was that they would deliver the new rig and tow our old one back as our trade. That meant, of course, we had to have the Komfort completely empty when they came. We set the date of Oct. 19th to make this all happen and went to work even harder to get the Komfort empty. Friends living across the road from us were also relocating and offered us a full size refrigerator they had in their shed. We agreed and moved it into our shed. I was sure grateful, I had done some cleaning and purging in the shed. Since I have a full size fridge in Show Low, it will be nice to have one here too, for when we change locations in Spring and Fall.
It was a very busy and exhausting two weeks, but well, well worth it. We love the new rig and expect to enjoy it for many years. It is a 2007 Montana, 33 feet, with three slide outs. (The 2000 Komfort was 30 feet with two slide outs.) The floor plan was very different with a rear living room area and a HUGE back window. Since our lot overlooks the desert, this was one of the things we were looking for. It also has tinted windows and an Arctic insulation package which will help with keeping it cool as well as warm. It also has a central vacuum system. The front closet is cedar lined and there is another closet that is plumbed for a washer/dryer, although we don't plan on getting those. It came with two TVs as well, so the ones we were using will go to Show Low and we won't have to transport them back an forth.
|As you enter our rig. Note HUGE window & island.|
|Looking back toward front of rig. Cupboard under TV has computer station.|
|Wonderful pantry cupboards.|
|All 4 dining chairs have storage. A way to keep papers from our shredder (Bandit)||, Yeah!|
|Bedroom with Christmas Quilt on the bed.|
|"Girly Boots" from a kit at Quilter's Market.|
|Stretching its wings!|
|Big Horn Sheep|
|A young Big Horn sheep balancing on a narrow, tall rock. How do they do that?|
|A Rare Crested Saguaro|
|Garden Eels that slide up and down as they waited for food to come to them in the current.|
|Our new rig is in the background between the cactus and the shed.|
That's going to be all for now. We are so grateful for all of our friends and family out there and wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Prosperous New Year. We love hearing from you and appreciate having you in our lives.
Dancing in a new rig....................................
Hugs, Katy, Gary, and Bandit