Monday, March 24, 2008

Goodbye Georgetown! HELLO Pacifica!

For the last two years we have enjoyed camping in our 33 ft Georgetown Motorhome. It had two slides and gave us so much more room than our previous class C motorhome, or so we thought. We had a great weekend camping at Newport Dunes RV Resort, February, 2008. We ventured to Balboa Island with Alex, Angelina, and Alex's good buddy, Jake. We couldn't have asked for nicer weather. We walked around the shops on the island, then along the broadwalk and took the ferry to the Peninsula where we had lunch at BJ's Pizzeria.

While we were at Newport Dunes, a local RV dealer had about 6 or 8 diesel pushers on display right at the resort. So one night while we were walking the dogs we decided to take a look. These motorhomes were really nice, top of the line, big boys!! All 40 ft and way too pricey for us.

But Nick's always wanted a diesel pusher, and as he gets closer to retirement he couldn't resist "just looking!" When he does retire, we plan to do a lot of RVing and traveling across the United States. I think the "just looking" started last November. At first I would catch him on the computer searching for RV's a few times a week. Weeks of casually looking turned into months. Then after the first of the year, he went to the two RV dealers that were closing their doors in San Marcos, to look over any sale prices. Then, Camping World, which is located about 3 miles from our house, and right across the street from Home Depot, opened their new RV Sales showplace. So Nick just had to check them out. Each time I caught him searching RV's on the internet I knew he was being reeled in.

Finally, he convinced me we should go look at some motorhomes at several dealers in San Diego before going back to Camping World. After a month of weekends, looking at new motorhomes all day each Saturday and all day each Sunday,it became obvious we would be buying a new one very soon, despite the high cost of diesel fuel these days!! The looking process was exhausting and consuming!! We thought we wanted a 35-36 footer, but soon came to realize that the 40 footers had more of what we were looking for if we upgraded.

We thought we had narrowed our decision down to one made by Fleetwood. But Nick wanted to go to a couple more dealers up in Orange County. On our way up, we decided to stop and look at what Traveland, Irvine, had in stock. The salesman there showed us his inventory of Fleetwoods and we happened upon a 40 ft Pacifica made by National RV.

We immediately liked the floor plan, but the price wasn't right. But....they had another floor plan available at their Corona store, that they could make a great deal on. So the dealer had it brought over to Irvine, and by that night we were the proud owners of a 2007 40 ft Pacifica Diesel Pusher, with three slides! Talk about lots of room inside!

We picked it up on Sat., March 22,
and went camping for our first
trip in it at San Mateo Campground,
east of Hwy 5, S. San Clemente.
What a beautiful campground,
lots of trees and foliage, really big
campsites, plenty big enough for our huge motorhome. This is our last RV, at least that is what we tell ourselves! Can't wait to take it out again in the near future.
Here's a panoramic of the inside-composed by Alex!

2 comments:

Sue said...

looks great!! I'm sure we have room in Paradise for your new home (we promise to turn off the sprinklers this time!!)
love, Sue

Kristina Davidson said...

Wow! It's beautiful! AND sooooooooo roomy! CONGRATS!