(yes we're in a hotel)
It's been a crazy couple of weeks!
It's been busy at work, getting ready for the busy season.
There was the storm damage to get cleaned up,
and there is a KOA inspection coming up the end of April.
George got to play on the Kubota tractor, which made him happy.
We found out that the new RV (Harvey II)
would be ready for us to take delivery this week.
Our new employers were prepared for our departure,
so we felt good leaving for awhile.
George found out that we would not be able
to overnight in the LaMesa RV lot due to liability issues.
I have a friend (since 1st grade!) who lives nearby,
and she graciously invited us to stay there.
George and I drove up Hwy 101,
over the Benicia-Martinez bridge (had to pay $20 toll!),
and onto Hwy 680 to 80 to Davis, CA.
We pulled into the LaMesa RV lot around 1:30,
where within a few minutes they took the Montana away
with one of their forklifts.
We spent the rest of the afternoon and night at my friend MJ's & Mike's house.
Mike did some dinner prep, pot roast & veggies!
MJ recently broke her leg, so was relaxing,
but I forgot to take pics!
Their new dog Max :-)
Tuesday morning we got up early,
went to breakfast,
and got to the RV lot at around 9:30
where we were supposed to do a walk through.
First there was a bit of confusion.
They didn't think our Vilano was on this lot.
Then the Sales Manager was upset because he 'didn't get told'
that we were taking our Splendide,
swapping our tires,
mattress, theater seating,
Hey, not our fault you guys don't communicate with
the other salesman from the Phoenix LaMesa!
After we got him calmed down we sat down
with heads in hands wondering if we did the right thing :-(
Eventually they figured everything out and parked our 2 units
side by side by the shop.
First thing the techs did was to take our theater seating out of the Montana,
take the sofa out of the Vilano....
no WAIT it's supposed to be the theater seating!!
Put back sofa. Remove theater seating.
Put in theater seating.
While all that is happening another tech
is trying in vain to find the satellite controller cable.
Once he found it, he realized that it was wired backwards,
so he had male to male ends.
In the meantime..
we decided to book a hotel for a couple nights.
The Sacramento commute traffic from MJ's to Davis
took way too long.
While all the craziness of the day was going on,
George drove me to the hotel so I could rest :-)
He went back to find they had swapped the Montana tires,
put them on the Vilano rims.
Wow, one thing went right!
Last night we grabbed dinner at a local Mexican restaurant,
and this morning had breakfast here at the hotel.
Day two of the 'take delivery' saga..
We arrived at around 9 this morning,
to find them still working on the satellite.
They got ahold of VanLeigh,
who had to approve a warranty claim
to fix the satellite cable!
We found a Beach Hut Deli nearby, had lunch,
then came back to find out they had started
to move our Splendide washer/dryer combo
to the Vilano.
Or so we thought...
The tech said that things would have to be modified
for it to fit!
This is after the factory prepped for it supposedly.
I'm not sure what finally happened,
but before we knew it,
Eric the tech drilled a hole for the dryer vent.
At the end of the day we were told by tomorrow at 10 am
the Splendide would finish being installed,
the mattress swapped, the RV detailed,
and our walk through would begin.
At that point we can begin the moving of our belongings over.