Sunday, October 28, 2018
Cars of beauty and art:
This is a 1931 Graham
“Yesterday I learned that Alabama folk know how to say Co-cola.”
On Saturday we took off on about a 280 mile adventure to look at the two coaches I thought we might like.
Our practice in vehicle purchasing is to make a reasonable offer and stay with it. I cannot remember if we ever traded a car. I know in the last 20-30 years we have given our cars to the kids and bought our next one. In our car purchases we have actually bought two NEW vehicles, the rest have been used.
Of course used has been true of RV’s, there is no way we would pay as much for an RV as we would a house. And that is what you do when you purchase a new diesel motor home. We have also never traded an RV in, but sold the one we owned after buying another one.
This time I was wanting to trade this coach. BUT then, (cheap me), when I heard the ‘bottom line’ we were again, ‘almost’ giving a dealer our vehicle and buying his. LOL not even recovering the big repair bill on the engine a few weeks ago.
I am still thinking. Those coaches are not in ‘top shape’ but I liked them. The last one did not have a washer/dryer so that puts it on the back burner. It costs about $2,000 to put the washer in a coach. Our ‘Diplomat’ is a 2000 model with two slide-outs. Both these coaches are only 4-5 years newer than ours with 3 slideouts. These are ‘Country Coaches’ and near the top of the line in production coaches.
Decisions. We can get everything needed done to this coach at a reasonable cost. I would say I can do it, but my Sherry will poo-poo that. She is sure I am too danged old. BUT to her own admission, ‘I ain’t even 80 years old yet!’ Heck I am still a kid.
She says, “Do what you feel is best about the RVs.” Really she is a sweetie, and I know she means it. But I also know she doesn’t want to switch our belongings to another coach. LOL
Sooooo, yep I am still thinking. Actually buying another one and selling this one isn’t a big deal. We can put this one on a consignment lot and wait for it to sell, No problem.
But she is still leaving it up to me. I haven’t put this to her yet, about upgrading this coach. We shall see. No matter, life is good and we are gonna be happy either way. As another blogger said lately, we will use/spend our time wisely!
PS: In the beginning I lied about trading, I just remembered once I made a stupid trade. I traded a 1955 Ford for a '55 Nash Rambler and paid boot.