We selected a 2016 Thor Challenger 37LX (Gas) as our motor home of choice and even found the perfect one at Independence RV, but even at the Orlando (Citrus Bowl) RV Show they were unwilling to meet our price by a $10,000 difference. Then looking through the Internet at RV dealers outside of Florida, we found the exact same coach (minus 'double-pane windows') for $12,000 less than the Independence RV one. So we decided that such savings merited the drive to Ringgold, VA, and we drove up there with the Coachmen Encounter and Ford Focus to trade.
When we got there, the problems began, as usually happens with new motor homes. In this case among other less critical things the furnace and water heater did not work... in 28 degree (F) temperatures. To make a long story short it took us about 6 days to resolve but we did resolve it and opted to make an appointment at Lazydays in Tampa to get the rest of the Warranty work done, which will be done this week.
So then started the Getting Ready Phase. We have added a macerator, tow plates on Edith, and a Brake Buddy (Stealth) and obtained just the right bins and baskets with strict measurements for perfect fits and comfortable living. Unfortunately Mary's subdivision (Wekiva Run) like many, does not allow a motor home to park in front of the house for more than 4 hours (and apparently the neighbors will complain), so we have to run back and forth every 2-3 days to take stuff to get ready, but it is a fun and exciting part of the getting ready for our upcoming trip.
Here are a few photos of our NEW HOME on the road: