So yesterday was a wild ‘n’ crazy day. I started out with work, and it was pretty quiet. But the morning still went by fast, because inside my head it was very busy!!
Yesterday afternoon after I got home, we called the financing company that works with the dealership. We applied for some financing, and were pre-approved for the amount we need. We are just waiting for the paperwork now to be sent over from the dealership to get some final numbers. We don’t normally use financing companies, however they are offering 20 year terms as opposed to 15, which makes the payment a lot more palatable to the budget.
I also spent some time yesterday planning our route down to TN and back. We will be using the same trip route that we did in April, but we may stop a little further along on the way down, in Central VA instead of closer to PA. A lot will depend on timing, and what time we will need to be at the dealership the day we arrive. So those plans are still in the development stage. I am a planner though, so we will probably have a good idea where we are stopping on our trip. When we are traveling full-time I may loosen up, (I will TRY to loosen up for sure!) but our timetable next month will be such that we will not be able to ramble around randomly on our way home.
Harry has been experiencing a few “butterflies” at the thought that the time when he will be towing and probably having to back up the fifth wheel is coming sooner than he expected. Any words of wisdom for Harry from all of you experienced rvers out there?
In answer to the question from many of you…unfortunately this purchase will not be accelerating our fulltiming plans. We are buying now because we found the unit that we really wanted, and it had the options we wanted, and the price was right. Also, right now the rates are so great. If we could sell the house and hit the road now, we definitely would. However, Harry is not able to retire (without a huge penalty) until he reaches a certain magic age, and that will be in Feb. 2013. And we can’t sell the house and live in the fiver because there are no campgrounds up here that are open between October and May. So this year and next we will be wannabe fulltiming sometimers!! Right now that sounds pretty fine!