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BinaryBob

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We did it! New Motorhome from Lazydays
« on: March 01, 2018, 10:53:35 AM »
With retirement looming around the corner, we decided to trade the 2004 Suncruiser for a 2016 Adventurer. We knew the exact floor plan, amenities, and woodwork we wanted. Unfortunately, we knew getting this specific on a rig would involve travel to find it.

We found the exact rig we want at Lazydays Tucson that just came on the market.  I hired an independent certified inspector who spent an entire day on it and furnished a 78 page report. His findings were 14 minor, repairable issues.

My salesperson was Ricardo Carrasco. The finance manager is Pamela Schantz.
Ricardo’s offer and trade-in value was spot on. No haggling.

We took off Feb 19th from Minnesota and drove through freezing rain for two days at very slow speeds. In Kansas City the backup camera stopped working due to the ice. Finally arrive on Feb 22nd. All PDI issues taken care of extremely well. My trade in value was honored without a working backup camera.

They will put you up in the KOA nextdoor for several days at no charge in the event other issues come up, and drive to your site and address them.

The service team is exceptional. This has been a very pleasant, positive experience.
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Re: We did it! New Motorhome from Lazydays
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2018, 11:30:40 AM »

That would have been an exciting trip. Congrats on your new rig!

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Re: We did it! New Motorhome from Lazydays
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2018, 11:34:56 AM »
Great dealership by the sound of it. Congratulations on your new rig, exciting. Safe travels in it  ;D
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Re: We did it! New Motorhome from Lazydays
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2018, 11:53:58 AM »
Congrats!  Sorry I couldn't be there for the test drive this time.   ;D
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Re: We did it! New Motorhome from Lazydays
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2018, 12:33:30 PM »
Congratulations on your new rig!
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Re: We did it! New Motorhome from Lazydays
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2018, 12:38:55 PM »
Congrats Bob, now its time to start staying away from MN in the winter. Enjoy
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Re: We did it! New Motorhome from Lazydays
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2018, 01:14:40 PM »
I think I'd stay in Tucson until May........
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Re: We did it! New Motorhome from Lazydays
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2018, 02:12:43 PM »
It was 44 degrees with sleet in Tucson yesterday.
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Re: We did it! New Motorhome from Lazydays
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2018, 05:20:40 PM »
Pics would be nice!! Our 2011 37F was first sold at LazyDays in Arizona. We love our floor plan. I wonder what improvements they made..if any..Have Fun!!!
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Re: We did it! New Motorhome from Lazydays
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2018, 05:29:16 PM »
So happy to hear about a positive delivery experience.  It happens!  :)

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Re: We did it! New Motorhome from Lazydays
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2018, 07:30:57 PM »
Love our 37F,,, hope yours is as good.

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Re: We did it! New Motorhome from Lazydays
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2018, 11:41:04 PM »
Congrats!  Sorry I couldn't be there for the test drive this time.   ;D

LOL... I'll never forget your assistance.
While I'm no expert, we've come a long way from that knee knocking first test drive!
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Re: We did it! New Motorhome from Lazydays
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2018, 12:08:40 AM »
Thank you all for your kind comments.
Traveling from MN to AZ to buy a new rig was stressful.
We've wanted this specific model for some time. I had done my homework and knew what this rig sells for. (not list). I also knew what my 04's trade-in value was. I was pleasantly surprised that the numbers they offered were consistent with the market. They were serious about a sale and I took their offer with no bartering or BS.
With all of the negative posts about Camping World and other dealerships that take the money and run,  I am happy and relieved that in my experience, Lazydays seems committed to making sure you're satisfied post sale.
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Re: We did it! New Motorhome from Lazydays
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2018, 06:46:44 AM »
Great story Bob. We also had a great dealer experience in Michigan last fall.
Nice to hear positive comments!
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Re: We did it! New Motorhome from Lazydays
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2018, 07:55:50 AM »
LOL... I'll never forget your assistance.
While I'm no expert, we've come a long way from that knee knocking first test drive!

Didn't help that your first ever drive in a 37' Class A was in a 30 knot crosswind.  I seem to recall reassuring Mrs. Bob that "it's not usually this bad."

I hope to get together again  somewhere down the road in the next few years. 
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Re: We did it! New Motorhome from Lazydays
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2018, 08:14:37 AM »
Congratulations!  Safe travels, and have a great time!
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Re: We did it! New Motorhome from Lazydays
« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2018, 07:49:19 PM »
Congrats on the new coach. We bought at Lazy Days in Tampa. Great buying experience, post sale immediately at delivery, a year of warranty issues and once in 2017 for general service. When we were just outside of Tucson last March we had a problem with the hot water heater. LD inTucson gave us an emergency appointment on 1 day's notice. Since we were still under warranty, we had them fix 5 other minor issues too.
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Re: We did it! New Motorhome from Lazydays
« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2018, 10:30:44 AM »
I hired an independent certified inspector who spent an entire day on it and furnished a 78 page report. His findings were 14 minor, repairable issues.
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This has been a very pleasant, positive experience.

Congratulations! How does one go about finding/hiring a certified inspector? That sounds like an excellent approach for buying pre-owned.

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Re: We did it! New Motorhome from Lazydays
« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2018, 10:34:54 AM »
Congratulations Bob. I am thrilled to hear of such a positive buying experience. When you going to post photos?
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Re: We did it! New Motorhome from Lazydays
« Reply #19 on: March 05, 2018, 11:16:28 AM »
Congratulations! How does one go about finding/hiring a certified inspector? That sounds like an excellent approach for buying pre-owned.

https://nrvia.org
Click "find an inspector"
Enter first name and e-mail / leave the options unchecked.
Since the site is a database of inspectors, there is a process to verify you're not a mining bot.
Once you receive the e-mail verification link, you can look up by city and find their credentials.
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Re: We did it! New Motorhome from Lazydays
« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2018, 11:29:36 AM »
Here's some pics....
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Re: We did it! New Motorhome from Lazydays
« Reply #21 on: March 05, 2018, 11:57:57 AM »
Very nice coach.  Hope you love it!!!

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Re: We did it! New Motorhome from Lazydays
« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2018, 12:19:25 PM »
Very luxurious Bob, hope you are enjoying it!
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Re: We did it! New Motorhome from Lazydays
« Reply #23 on: March 05, 2018, 12:46:04 PM »
Congratulations on your new rig!
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Re: We did it! New Motorhome from Lazydays
« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2018, 12:57:18 PM »
Nice!!! :)) I really like that big window! Lots of sunlight to brighten things up. The television across from the seating area is great too. It would kill me and Deb having to look at a TV mounted over the windshield.
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Re: We did it! New Motorhome from Lazydays
« Reply #25 on: March 05, 2018, 01:53:45 PM »
Positively stunning Bob. ;D
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Re: We did it! New Motorhome from Lazydays
« Reply #26 on: March 05, 2018, 02:19:26 PM »
Beautiful, Bob. Enjoy!
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Re: We did it! New Motorhome from Lazydays
« Reply #27 on: March 05, 2018, 02:52:29 PM »
Thank you all!
We're enjoying it.
Well.... the first boo boo..
The chassis battery in the old rig was apart from the inverter charger. In fact, I rigged a trickle charger for it when we were on shore power.
So in the new one, I just turned off the inverter while parked here.
Didn't realize how many little items run off the chassis. Drew the battery down to 9.8 before realizing what was happening and turned the inverter / charger back on. Hope I didn't ruin it.
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Re: We did it! New Motorhome from Lazydays
« Reply #28 on: March 05, 2018, 03:55:07 PM »
I rarely turn my inverter off -- there's no need to do so, normally.
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Re: We did it! New Motorhome from Lazydays
« Reply #29 on: March 05, 2018, 04:08:32 PM »
Great looking Rig.  Congrats!  I have heard LazyDays is typically great to work with. 

Have fun and travel safe! 
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Re: We did it! New Motorhome from Lazydays
« Reply #30 on: March 05, 2018, 04:19:32 PM »
Thanks. Will check it out.

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Re: We did it! New Motorhome from Lazydays
« Reply #31 on: March 09, 2018, 09:58:12 AM »
Beautiful BB. We wish you many years of safe travels!
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Re: We did it! New Motorhome from Lazydays
« Reply #32 on: March 09, 2018, 05:25:28 PM »
what a beauty, enjoy it and retirement.