Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Looks Like It’s A GO!

We arrived at PPL Motors promptly at 9:00 a.m., they open at 8:30….we didn’t want to seem like eager beavers. (Ya, I think we blew that cover by driving 950 miles from Florida in two days, don’t you think.)  It didn’t take long before our salesman Ash was driving us over to the Isata.

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We were extremely pleased with the inside.  The dark wood, the comfortable feeling.  The couch slide is deeper than our Jayco, which opens up that part of the room much more.  And the bedroom is laid out a bit better than the Jayco where the bed was off to one side just a bit.


This awning, which was above the slide, was taken off by the owner when perspective buyers wanted it fixed before they bought it.  He refused, and had it removed.  You can see the rip in this picture from their website.  We are going to pay for a new one to be put back on.  We are also having the roof seems resealed, and replace the outer seal of the slide so that it will seal better when closed.  When we started looking at this motorhome the price came down $1,000, and this work is going to cost us $1,700, so in reality I look at as it only cost $700.  Other than a few minor flaws in the stripping near the two cab doors.  We had the same thing along the front of the cab with our last motorhome…something that happens with age.  After all, this is a 2005 vehicle, but it is in pretty good shape for its age.  When I got on the freeway I floored it and it had more pep than our Jayco did…same engine, less weight.  This also has rear airbags, and we could really tell the difference in the ride.

PPL's Pre-Delivery Check Out and Demonstration
The pre-delivery check out and demonstration includes the following equipment:

  • Generator
  • D/C Power Converter
  • Roof Air Conditioner
  • Refrigerator (gas and electric)
  • Slide Out 
  • Range
  • Furnace
  • Microwave
  • Hot water heater
  • Toilet
  • Fresh water pump and System
  • Holding tanks (filled to 3/4 full and then checked for leaks)
  • Hydraulic/electric jacks
  • Electric Step
  • Awning (demonstration only) "As Is"
  • All batteries are "As-Is"
  • Headlights, blinkers, brake and marker lights
  • Roof and Window Seals "As Is"

Our cost for this is $290.00. The above items, are demonstrated prior to the "closing". If any of the items listed above do not work properly during the demonstration, we can cancel the purchase if the owner will not repair the item, and our $500.00 earnest money would be returned and the demonstration fee waived.
If the checkout goes well, we will head back to Florida with it on Thursday so that we can attend church on Easter with our church family.  The next week we will register it and get our Florida plates, then purchase items we need to replace for travel, load it up and have it back here to PPL on Monday, April 28th.  Then I have a doctor’s appointment up in Little Rock where we will also visit friends and family in Arkansas, and then head out west to California where mom has a big family gathering planned for May 10th…something we thought we were going to miss due to our Alaska trip, but now, we are going to try and make it.  We also found out that mom is going to have hip surgery in June, so I think we will be hanging around the area during much of the summer again.  Between the family gathering and the surgery, I think we are going to just have to visit Yosemite, something we missed last year.


  1. It's gorgeous! Sometimes things just work out, don't they? I'm so glad and hope this deal closes for you. Spending time with you mom will be really nice, too, and just at the right time to help her out if needed. :)

    1. Thanks. We enjoyed our time with mom and dad last summer...looks like we will have another good summer with them this year.

  2. Yay! So far it sounds like a lot of little things are better than the Jayco. I think you're going to love it!

    1. We loved our Jayco, and I think we will love this one too. Thanks.

  3. Love the dark wood! It looks like a very clean rig! Congratulations!

  4. I'm again behind on reading posts, but it appears that I'll be able to see you and Marcia this summer if you're to be in this area again. Hooray! I'll be recovering along with your mom - hope all goes well for her, too. I'll get caught up on reading to find out how all this about the 'new' RV came about. I hope it's as pleasant for you both as the Jayco was.
    hugs . . . mp

    1. Yes, I thought we would need to check up on you a time or two. I hope your surgery goes well, as we do with mom's surgery in June.

  5. So happy for you two:) Glad the drive was worrh it. Looks like a very comfortable unit.

    Have a wonderful Easter!

    1. Yes, if it checks out good, and we feel it will, than this will be well worth the trip.

  6. I adore the layout. How wonderful that you have found a new way of travelling! Hallelujah!


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