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Post Info TOPIC: Loan against rental closing, finally buying motorhome!!!


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Loan against rental closing, finally buying motorhome!!!


It has been 6 weeks or more since I applied for a loan against a rental of mine. It has been taking forever... They say the economy is doing better and many ppl are applying for mortgages.

Thursday eve I was able to sign/notarize the closing documents and next day them on Fri.

So, after months and months of looking and asking questions online while in my tiny town in the Bighorn Mountains (No motorhome dealers, only trailers) I was finally in Florida "Motorhome Heaven".

So I started looking at motorhomes with a vengeance, consumer ratings guide in hand. I was too tired to get on the forum and post that I was finally looking!

Then, late Sat I walked inside a 2003 Jayco Firenza (class A) with solid maple cabinets and the most comfortable recliner I have sat in in ages and realized "I'm home!"

Things should be finalized Tues or Wed, but I think I've really done it!!!



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Green with envy here.... Sounds great!

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Congratulations! We always found Jayco to be a pretty reliable manufacturer, had a pop-up and a 5th wheel by them.

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Awesome, Dawn!! Congratulations!

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I did it, I did it, I really did it!
I listened and understood the very thorough walk-through all by myself. I practice drove it with the tech awhile. I drove to a lovely Corps of Engineer campground all by myself. I backed it in, did the levelers and set-up all by myself!
It's a piece of cake.
2003 Jayco Firenza 35F

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What????

Were you worried????

The rest of us weren't because we had faith in you.  Congratulations.

Terry



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Well , let's see...........dust offf the Ol' shoes......grab the cane.....find my hat!

It's H a Pp Y Dance Time.....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Wow, that is awesome! So happy for you. Questions will come up now that you own one...don't hesitate to ask the experts on this forum.

You go girl!

Sherry

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You must be very proud, you should be!
Congrats on the new home

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OK, now things are really rollin' rollin' rollin' Rawhide. Where are you off to for the first stop for visiting and will you make the Class of 2014 ?



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Thank you, all for the kind words!
I spent my first night at a gorgeous Corps of Engineer campground on a river leading into Ft Myers, FL. Great birdwatching, friendly neighbors.
Then I drove North 1 hr to my son's 5 acres. The plan was to winter near the grandchildren.
We still have to figure out the electric hook-ups to their house. I have 50 amp plugs. The salesman had said I could use adapters to be able to use 1 air-conditioner, during the walk-thru the tech explained that was not so.
I am experimenting with having all screens open to draw cold air in and a vent or 2 open on top for warm air to flow out.
And I had the toilet water overflow once :( It just kept putting water in???
Also having trouble with levelers the 2nd time around. So I have my slides in right now.
But the largest thing is I am still in shock that I let myself go so far over budget! The original coach I rejected was $26,000. This was $36,000. Part of my thinking was that this is easily re-sale able. The other would have been harder to get money back out of.
So, I am madly going over my finances to see exactly where I'm at.
Also, during this whole process I had a renter break their lease and it cost me a good chunk till I had another renter with a signed lease.
Oh, well, one thing at a time.
I have prayed lately to be able to 'feel' closer to The Lord. This certainly gives me things to pray about and learn to trust and rely on Him!


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Congratulations! Hope everything works out for you! BTW, I've always wanted to see the Aurora Borealis! :)



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http://www.rv-dreams.com/rv-electrical.html is a good start on understanding the electrical stuff.



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Be careful if you hire an electrician to wire in a 30 amp plug at your sons house. I've seen these "professionals" wire in a dryer plug which is 230 volt, the first thing that goes in the RV is the microwave. Your 30 amp plug for the RV is only 120 volts. My sure anyone working on electricity for your RV understands RV's.

FWIW Red.

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Thanks, Bill, for the link. I need more knowledge.
Thanks, Red, the Tech said something similar. Said if it got hooked up to 220 it'd fry my components.
Right now, it is going well with adjusting for airflow in and out and shades down on the side the most sun is coming from.
Some neighbors who keep horses in my son's pasture have rv'd a long time. They came over and we chatted about some questions I had. I also used my generator to re-charge the house batteries. It was very fast (7000 Onan Gold). So I am not so concerned with the electric use.
I just limit it to 1 or 2 necessary lights and the Fantastic Fan during the warm part of the day.

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Congrats on finding your new home! We've had ours for a couple of years now and we are still learning new things about it. Enjoy the journey!

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Thanks, Dwight and Vicki, you mean in a couple of years I will still have more to learn???

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Dawn,

I think Dwight and Vicki are like we are, but we've been camping/RV'ing for decades.  At least 10 years of which were with RV's bigger than 21 feet long.  Jo and I have been full-timing in our Mobile Suites for about 3 1/2 years and we are still learning little things as we go along.  If nothing else, the RV forums serve to help "educate" us on things that we weren't aware of before.

I learned my lesson about the "pyramid of death" about 10 years ago.

Terry



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