So, to catch you up on what we've been doing . . . we left MI in this . . .
So, let me back up a little. When we were on our way north from Georgia in August, we stopped at Day Bros. RV Sales in London, KY to look at a few motorhomes. Maybe it was the truck fiasco, and maybe it was the blown tire on the RV, but we were ready to make a move! We found this 2006 Monaco Dynasty Diamond IV, and it was very promising -- just needed a few fixes. We put a $1000 deposit on it, and left them with a list of repairs that we were looking for when we returned.
When we arrived last week, most of that list was complete, plus a few more items that they found along the way. We spent the weekend checking it out as best we could, and had a new list of "fixes" when the dealership re-opened on Monday.
We spent the next several days with the technician, going over the various systems in the coach - learning about them and making sure they worked correctly. We also discovered a few more problems -- water problems -- so those had to be taken care of right away! One was a leak in the shower valve, and there was no access panel to the back of the shower! The tech was all ready to remove the shower stall when Tom suggested that he just cut an access hole behind the escutcheon, and make a new cover for it out of stainless steel. Voila - an access panel! That turned out to be a fairly simple fix, but the bigger problem was the kitchen drain that travels in the slide-out. It had a tendency to get hung up as the slide was coming in and put stress on the joint, causing it to leak. It looked like it had been fixed once, and our tech fixed it again . . . and a couple more times before the week was over!
Tom kept hanging out at the coach while the tech worked on it, and he and Bryce took care of some of the smaller repairs . . . trying not to get in the way, or be too much of a distraction.
We made good progress, and by Wednesday evening felt comfortable enough to start moving in!
They moved the motorhome over to the site next to our camper, and the work began!