The realization of a boyhood dream...
Private Pilot July 17, 2006 Instrument Rating August 19, 2010
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Beach Home on Wheels!
08Romeo departing KILG - photo by Vince G.
Well after a few weeks of searching and looking at various units Mary and I closed on a motor home. Yes, we will now have a 'beach home' on wheels, in Ocean City Maryland. We gave some thought to a unit in Maine for just under what we set as our limit but decided to fly up and back at least twice and drive it home would balance out for what we were going to spend locally.
We decided to take 08Romeo to Allentown/Queen City airport' KXLL. The wx was perfect this morning and we had a nice tail wind. Mary got to try her new Bose headset and she loved it! She could hear the music and could hear approach control much better than before. We were both excited but we wanted to stick to our plan.
Limerick Nuke Plant - At PTW
This was a fun flight to a new airport on our list. We've passed over this airport many times on our trips to/from Wilkes-Barre. It was a smooth landing and taxi to the FBO on the field. We secured 08Romeo, checked in and called a taxi. A quick hop uptown and $10 later we were at the RV dealer. We were given a tour of the unit and then left alone to investigate and make a list of questions. We went through this motor home like two inspectors on a final walk through on one of my construction projects. I went through the outside and Mary started on the inside. We compared notes investigated some things again together and then met up with the sales person, Brandon.
The only thing we didn't do is fire up the AC units, heater and water flows. He assured me it all worked and they would have it ready to test when we came back to close the deal. We haggled on the price, got the roof to be resealed along the perimeter and penetrations along with a small punch list. Mary and I were satisfied and made an offer.
I like to horse trade but I did have to increase my bid a bit to close the deal. We were happy with the final price and the unit. We will fly back in a couple of weeks to drive our 'new to us' home away from home beach house back to Delaware.
We want to do a few things to the inside, like change out the curtains and give everything a real good cleaning, plus stock our "stuff" where it will now go. Of course we will have to get Maggie used to climbing in and out and letting her get settled in.