Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Hello family and friends, tonight I finally take time to post our big news. After much consternation, thought and prayer, we have taken the plunge and purchased our RV!  We are elated, exhausted and very thankful. It has been a busy week and a half here in Tampa, Florida.

We arrived here on the 5th of November, only to find that the motorhome we were looking to buy already had a buyer. The buyer had placed a deposit and was waiting for his credit approval and something else to come together for him. There were no other Allegro REDs that we were interested in on the lot. We had resigned ourselves to head back home after spending some time on a couple area beaches and doing a little sight seeing.

November 8th we got a call informing us that the previous buyers financing had fell through and wanting to know if we were still interested. We were. I still almost lost the purchase during our negotiation process, I got a might stubborn with my figures. I finally relented (a little) and the purchase was made :)

Next came all the paperwork, and the walk-through inspections resulting in the infamous punchlist. We had a few items on our punchlist, things that needed adjusting and touching up. We have been here ever since getting those items accomplished.

I think we finally have them all done and we will being heading back towards Louisiana tomorrow or Friday. Those that are interested in seeing our new home, check out the pictures in my previous post, that is the one. I will post new pictures later as well. Tonight we are happy, but exhausted.

More to follow...... Life is good.... God is good. ;)


Merikay said...

Congratulations! I know how stressful that process can be, having just gone thru it in September ourselves. The only thing for us is we were such newbies that we didn't know what needed work. So far our Alfa is Ok though except for a leak on the slide. I'm sure you got a good one!

Rod and Loyce Ivers said...

Remember you also have the facility at Red Bay to get things fixed up as well. We have been there three times over the years and they are super to all their customers.

Welcome to Tiffin ownership!


Mike and Sandy said...

We just got our Tiffin in June, so we know how excited you are! Congratulations!

Happytrails said...

Congratulations!! She is a real beauty!! Wishing you many many happy miles in your new motorhome!!

Leno said...

Congrats to you both! It is a very exciting time..

squawmama said...

So happy for you... I know you're excited!!! Congratulations
Have fun & Travel safe

Karen and Al said...

Congratulations. I assume by now you are on your way home, if you're not there yet. If you're still by chance at Lazy Days, let me know and we'll come over to meet you as we're back in the area.

It's sure a beautiful motor home.

Speedy said...

Well Congratulations! Sherri and I are excited for you both. We are in Marksville LA. Wish the timing had been better we could have met you here to see the new house. Can't wait to see all the picts.

Joe and Sherri