Monday, September 28, 2009

A New Journey/Its A Small World

Well, we arrived at the dealership around noon as we were told. Unfortunately they hadnt finished installing the light package that we had ordered. We started unloading things from our tt and putting them on a picnic table outside. We were parked directly behind the new 5er. One and a half hours later the work was completed, they had taken our truck to have the hitch installed and now we were home. That is, our new home. Once again the sky didnt look good and oh sure it started to rain. We had to work fast to get our things into the 5er before getting too wet. Didnt I hear that rain is good luck?! It took us many hours of in and out, up and down in the rain to transfer our things. We didnt quite finish but we were totally exhausted and just wanted to sit. They told us they would do our demo on Saturday before we left. Saturday brought not only rain but torential rains..all day. We did empty the tt but really couldnt do much else. Our reservations for Pigeon Forge would have to be postponed for one day. Late in the afternoon they sent someone to do our walk thru. We headed outside with jackets and umbrella's and did a pretty quick run thru. Since we have been rving before it was pretty understanding. The inside wasnt too bad but I did have a few questions I wrote down for later. Now, the dealership isnt open on Sundays but the owner would come first thing in the morning before church to show us how to hook up. He was here promptly at 8:15am , he showed us how the hookup went and off he and Kevin were for a test drive. Now we were on our own and on our way to Pigeon Forge .
We stopped on our way for breakfast and some errands at Wally World. Checked in, sent to our pull thru site and now....the landing gear won't raise to unhook.! There were several Big Horns here at this park, so I told Kevin to go over and ask one of them if they could take a look. A very nice couple helped us out, turned out the fuse was bad (lucky we had just purchased a box of fuses at WW). Took care of that problem and showed Kevin how to do it manually just in case.
Now we got settled.. Some time for relaxing and football. I coooked us a nice dinner and then went for a walk. I met a very nice woman and we laughed at how much we had in common. Her husband grew up in the next town from us in Ma., she has a best friend in the next town from us in Tx., she has a house in the next town from us in Fl..........hmmmm isnt it a small world. It gets better.. I went back to the rv and we heard a knock at the door. Another couple that had bought at the same dealership as us was also in the park and wanted to chat. While outside chatting, a woman from across the street, also with a Big Horn came over. We chatted and to make a long story short, she and her husband sell Rescue Tape and we had met and bought some tape from them at our RV Dreams rally last year! Now it is certainly a small world, especially in this new lifestyle. Her husband is really good with electronics and ended up hooking up our new vucube for us. They spent the next few hours with us wiring, explaining and labeling it all for us. We were thrilled. I tried to give them some money for all the help and time they spent, but they flatout refused. They said pay it back.. help someone else someday. That is what this RV lifestyle is all about......What a nice thought to end our first fulltiming day in our new fifth wheel!


KarenInTheWoods said...

OH.. what a nice (but hectic) experience for your transition to the new camper. What FUN! And about the folks with the helping hands, that is just what RVing is all about.

A couple of newer paintings 2019 said...

That's so nice, Arlene. You found so many helpful people!

All Because Two People Fell In Love said...


Long time coming now just enjoy. GOD BLESS YOU ALL

Safe Travels,
Rollie and Gina

Chuck-Kathy said...

Congratulations! So happy for you, now the fun begins, can't wait to see you guys again.
Big Hugs,
Kathy & Chuck

Mark and Dortha said...

So glad you are you are on the road in your new home. We are looking forward to seeing pictures.

Enjoy the journey.

Hugs to you both.

Gypsy said...

You finally did it! So happy for you and wish you the best.