Friday, March 14th, was our official day that we left the Tiffin factory and hit the road.
Alas, we’ve not been behind the wheel yet. Unless you count that one time that David backed the rig up and then moved forward again a whole 10 feet.
That doesn’t count in our book.
So the drive started out at 6:30am to a dark but clear morning.
With the sun rising behind us and no wind or rain in site, it made for a beautiful driving day. Even if we were only going 142 miles.
It was a pretty uneventful. Until we reached Davis Motorhome Mart that is.
Unfortunately when the driver got out of the coach he said the check engine light came on. That is a little disconcerting as the same light came on when a driver was test driving the coach at Tiffin. Tiffin had looked at the light and told us it really wasn’t anything and they cleared it. Now that it came on again, the dealership hooked it up to the computer and it came back as our ERG valve.
So unfortunately, once we take possession of the new coach we will be heading back to Tiffin to their mechanics shop and they can repair what needs to be repaired. We’re not happy that our first trip will be back to Tiffin to fix a problem that we feel should have been fixed in the first place. But oh well, we just need to do what we need to do.
The nice thing about Davis Motorhome Mart is that we were able to park side by side, door to door with our coaches. This made moving from one coach to another a lot easier. Not that moving is easy mind you. It’s long and exhausting. They also let us stay on the property while we were moving in. Which helped out a great deal as we were able to work at all hours, not just when they were open.
The coffee machine. (This one is dedicated to his big (little) sis Linda.)
Although we should have thought about that one a little better. Once the coffee machine was moved in it made for a longer commute to get that first cup of coffee.
It took us a couple of days of moving before we were ready to bring the cats over and start sleeping in the new coach. David and I were concerned that the cats really didn’t have any hiding places in this new coach. Our old Tour Master, no problem. They went under the bed and under the couch if they needed some alone time. In the Bus their was no going under the couch and under the bed was a closed off storage area. We couldn’t do anything about under the couch however David had this idea to convert the under the bed storage area to a cat area.
It think it turned out well and it took no time at all for all three cats to find it and claim it as their own.
So it was finally time to say good-bye to the Tour Master. It looks so empty at this point.
Here is the last look at our 2008 Tour Master as shot back in June 2013 when we thought it was going to be traded in…
All settled in now.
Complete with sleeping kitty (BK) all stretched out on the couch.
Here is a time lapse of the drive from Tiffin to Davis Motorhome. 2.5 hours in 2 minutes 16 seconds.