Back in April, after 12 months of looking for a motorhome I was so despondent!  I had this "vision" list that seemed so out of reach.  The summer continued to be disheartening as I explored rigs with entire sides delaminated, sagging ceilings, and taped and painted seams–rolling money pits.

But now we've found her!  Now, I was skeptical at first - the ad didn't show the ceiling (hmm what's he hiding up there?) and it was advertised as 'great for a hunter'.  I've come to learn that last phrase is code for 'even your dog won't want to live in this'.  Then, the ad was three weeks old. There just must be something wrong with it...

Finally, my fellow and I agreed it was worth him going to at least check it out.  There was just something about this particular rig that called to me. Like when I found our dog at the shelter.  She just looked me straight in the eye and it was love at first sight, even though she was the skinniest, most pitiful thing you'd ever seen. We never regretted braving that ice storm the next day to go back and get the dog, and hopefully we'll be just happy with our new baby bear-sized RV.  Signed the papers yesterday.  

I pulled out that wish list and turns out this camper has 95% of the things I'd put on it (and even a few things I hadn't).  Most of all it is mechanically and structurally sound–and at a price that leaves me plenty to put into her.  I know from experience how these things can bleed the bank.

Now I expect there will be days ahead in this next year as we fix her up when I'll be pulling my hair out and wondering what I was thinking.  Took awhile for the dog to train us, too.  But, there'll be time for the grousing (and those blog posts) later.  Today, just going to bask in the long search being over!

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