Friday, September 29, 2006

Interior driver/passenger area

Here is a look at the interior of the FMC. The seats have been redone in a dark orange vinyl and plaid fabric.

More pictures are available here.

The original ad is available here. (PDF file)

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Parked where it belongs!

Parked where it belongs!
Originally uploaded by egret's nest.
It's ours! We picked it up today. We're beyond excited. Greg's parents drove us over to pick it up. Here is how it looked when we arrived . . . just waiting for us.

It's ours!

Greg's folks followed us to Scotts Valley where we stopped at KFC and got dinner. We drove to a local park and ate in the motorhome. So fun!

The kids loved riding in the double front seat. Greg loved the ease with which the FMC took the hill (Hwy 17). The temperature guage sneered at the hill by barely nudging up 5 degrees.

There are issues that need attention -- there was a pronounced fumey smell inside while we were driving and other things like the guages are hard to read and the headlights and taillights are kind of dim but it's all good.

Our neighbor is also our mechanic and he came over as soon as he heard us pull in tonight. He was nearly as excited as we are!

Life is good!

Sunday, September 24, 2006

It's getting close

FMCWe are looking at picking our FMC up on Wednesday. This machine belongs in OUR driveway now!

We officially displaced the 5th Wheel today. We bought some touch-up paint for a few places. We are going to empty it out, clean it, order blinds, photograph it, and offer it up for sale.

End of an era.
Changing of the guard.
We're ready to bring the new beauty home.

Oh, and we signed up for an FMC Owner's Club Rally. The West Coast Rally is just down the road in Felton in November. Given how crazy we are about this machine, we're hoping to have something in common with other devotees. Seems silly to go camping 15 minutes away but hey it also seems really convenient to have them all come to our neighborhood for their rally!

Saturday, September 9, 2006

Feeding the Obsession

Winnebago Sightseer
Originally uploaded by egret's nest.
Greg and I have been wanting to go look at features of motorhomes -- particularly fixtures, appointments, etc. We wanted to see anything we really liked and get brand names and see choices.

Now, this might seem to be a risky move when one is comtemplating buying an old RV -- go look at brand-spankin' new ones? Hmmmm.

And, we did decide that if we were buying a new RV -- this would have been the one we got. It is smaller (29 feet) and more practical on the interior. It had nice nickel fixtures and appointments. It had a good layout -- much like our 5th wheel. It had very, very cool fabric choices. It was just right for us. If we had an extra $100K laying around unneeded. (Ha!).

So, after we got a poor salesman all hot and bothered, we drove down to where our RV is being stored and looked at it. One look and I felt so good inside. Validated. I mean, really, isn't his a better looking RV?

From the front!

Maybe you don't see it . . . but we did and that's what is so cool about the journey we took today. Oh, that and eating some awesome mexican food at our favorite tacqueria!

Sunday, September 3, 2006

It's starting to sink in . . .

Today, I ordered some swatches for blinds. We need to replace the terrible curtains in the 5th Wheel before we sell it and I want to get roller blinds for the FMC.

Greg put the new stereo in the truck -- which we thought would be great on all those upcoming camping trips in the next couple of years but now . . . maybe the new owner will appreciate it.

We can't stop talking about what we're doing, how we're doing it, and how much fun all this is.