We had a pleasant surprise when we entered the show. It was advertised as having a $10 per person entry fee, but on Thursday, it costs only $5 per person. It was a well stocked show, but there were no Winnebago 38's, or Allegro Bay motor homes. We did look at an Allegaro Bus, which was a 40' diesel. It was everything that Patsy and I wanted...... keyless entry, cummins diesel with side radiator, 3500 lbs CCC, and a great floorplan. Problem was a $200K+ price tag, and we need to think that over for a while.
We left the show at about 5:30pm, and got immediately into the Dallas freeway traffic jam. We did however, make it to Buda by about 10:30pm, so we could look at the Allegro motor homes at Marshall RV in Buda.
We spent the night on the local Walmart parking lot and went to Marshall at 9:00am. They had four Phaetons on the lot, but we learned that they did not handle the Allegro Bus. We looked over the Phaetons, but since they have a rear radiator, they are off our list.
We ended up going to the Crestview RV dealer in Buda, and taking another look at the Winnebago Adventurer 38T. In fact, we drove it on the interstate. Bottom line, we still like it, and we are still debating gas vs diesel. Luckily, we are on our way to the Perry FMCA convention in mid March, and will get to see a lot of motor homes and talk to the chassis manufacturers. I also intend to drive more motorhomes.
We got home on Friday at about 3:00pm. We parked the motorhome, and went to pick up our grandkids at daycare. It was a nice reunion, and we had them until about noon on Saturday.
We also got our Perry packet in the mail, so we are set up to go. Until then, we will be doing maintenance on the motorhome, car and house. We have washed the car, changed the oil and filter on both the motorhome & car, greased the motorhome, and started cleaning weeds in the yard and flower beds. We have a load of dirt scheduled for delivery on Tuesday. Patsy has toe surgery scheduled for Monday morning. We are going to be busy right up to the time we leave. Full-timing might be a good idea!!
Here's a picture of Pat and Skip in the Allegro Bus. More pictures of the Bus follow. Skip is a happy sort of guy!!