Shopping For A New RV – three

The cart may have been put before the horse within my last post on shopping for RV’s. In the list of my opinions of the do’s and don’ts, this post will read as if I did not take my advice. But rather this was how we learned what not to do. Maybe this post is more of an explanation of why we have made our decisions on this last RV purchase.

Once we decided to look for the camper/RV, of course we went back to the dealership we purchased our last RV. Just by chance this large company was showing commercials of a giant sale and we felt this was the time. Also this dealer was showing on their web site the exact used brand and style we wanted.


My, my were we surprised. First of all this “large camping dealership” does not keep their web site up to date. The RV was sold four plus weeks earlier. Once it was determined that what we wanted was not in stock the sales person had no desire to talk about finding one for us. He was done, they had a sale going on and apparently they were being pushed to move the on lot inventory. It was also disappointing to see they were not over stocked as implied on the commercial. There was also no type of appreciation that we were a return  customer.

Now for the next step, we searched news papers, sales catalogs, ebay, local shopping networks on the web, and finally the brand website. They put us in touch with a local Jayco dealership.

So we bit the bullet and ordered a new 2016 Jayco Seneca. Our decision for this type of camper is based on how we travel. We tend to plan trips that are further away from home. Of course being retired gives us the luxury to travel for weeks at a time. This style gives us a more stable and comfortable ride to go further in one day. It is also not as intimidating for me to drive. I tried to drive our last motorhome and I could not and knew not to try. With this camper I am able to drive and give my husband a break. Even though we have not had our Seneca long, we already know it was the right choice and the best fit for our traveling life style.

This is most likely our last trade and purchase. We have enjoyed and experience owning several different types of campers/RV’s and love to reminisce.

I can’t close without giving more advice, “Please, don’t forget to take pictures”.  Also when making any changes to you camper, take before and after pictures. I promise you will not regret it and looking back it so much fun.


About nesmith's at home

We as a family enjoy being with each other. Hobbies seem to domonate our lives for some strange reason. As you will see with up coming pictures each family member has his and her own hobby and adventures. This blog is created to help keep family and freinds up todate with this ever moving family.
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