Unfortunately, I haven’t had time to finish my post about day 2 of Yosemite. But, the good news is that’s because I am in Denver to buy a new (to me) Lazy Daze!
Lately I had been thinking of carrying a scooter on the back of my rig, but CB (my Engineer friend) advised against it, as the structure underneath didn’t seem strong enough to hold it on a hitch-mounted ramp/rack. A welder I went to see in Santa Fe agreed. I started thinking of upgrading to a 26′ Lazy Daze, both for beefier structure/power and for more room. I didn’t buy my Lazy Daze originally with plans to full-time in it. I planned to have it for a few years, try it, learn the systems, see if I like it, then get a larger/newer rig when I retired and started full-timing. But, things don’t always work out as you planned, and now here we are. On the road full time….
Anyway, I got to thinking about getting a larger Lazy Daze (mid-bath floorplan) and almost immediately saw one for sale near Denver. Wow, what luck! I was in Salida, CO, only about 150 miles away. It sounded like a good candidate after talking on the phone with Cliff, the owner. Chris mentioned it to our friend John in Colorado Springs. (We met him and his wife, Linda, in Quartzsite in January). He happened to be going right by there on the way to the Denver airport this past Friday morning, and offered to take a look and tell me if it was worth driving my rig over from the spot near Nathrop, where Chris and I were camped. He looked it over, said it was in good shape and was worth making the trip in person. So, I got my stuff together right away, drove over to Denver, met with Cliff Friday afternoon, checked it all out, and started working on a deal. We just finalized the agreement Sunday, so now I can say I am about to have a new RV! I expect to be able to finalize the transaction and pick it up on Thursday. So excited!
In the meantime, I have been busy with working on – a.) finding an RV park where I can stay a while in Denver (to sell my current Lazy Daze), b.) figuring out how to title it in TX while out of the state, c.) getting insurance, d.) etc., etc.. I expect to make a page on the blog here to post info and pictures in a couple of days as I get it for sale online. So, if you know anyone in the market for a cozy cottage of an RV with a fantastic solar setup….. 🙂