Sunday, January 28, 2007

RV Show

We went over to Pleasanton to the RV show. We shared a breakfast at our usual stop, the Rising Loafer in the village (428 Main St) nearby. An Italian sausage, green pepper and Swiss omelet along with a nice blueberry muffin.

We entered the show about 11:15. It's a big mostly indoor show. Motorhomes , 5th wheels, trailers ad other stuff was in abundance. The most expensive MH we toured was a Country Coach for $1,300,000. It's not in our search price. We saw a couple of nice RV's. My favorite models were the Monaco SVE, 30SFS, a 30' with a full slide. The most roomy short RV we've seem. And of course, we saw our other favorite, the Fleetwood 39V Excursion. Quite a bit of difference in length. One is more for fulltiming and staying in State and federal Parks. The other is just the most roomy, nicely built RV, good for fulltiming but not for parks. Obviously, we're still thinking. Another interesting coach was the Georgetown 35.9TS. It's on the new Workhorse UFO rear engine chassis, a gas rear engine coach. Very nice!

We saw a lot of the same looking, not to functional RVs. There were some nice discounts on some. We managed to resist all salesmen.

We were disappointed. We didn't see any National RV's at the show. None. Rather Odd since Alpine Recreation was supposed to have a Pacifica there. They may have, but "it" was on the road for a test drive the times we stopped by and since the other National dealer, I think it was Manteca RV was supposed to be there with the other models including what I wanted Lou to see, the Surfside. Manteca wasn't at the show even though the shows website indicated they would be a couple of days previous. Odd. Anyway, Lou still hasn't seen the Surfside, that I like due to its size, features, and price. I've seen it at Quartzite, last year and in Bakersfield last week. Lou missed both opportunities.

We also didn't like the food and drink prices. $3 for a bottle of water. Odd that none of the drinking fountains were turned on. We left about 4pm and had dinner nearby at Mexico Lindo (6690 Koll Center Pkwy). Good food.

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