It’s been a long few weeks, I’ve been on the hunt for a class B motorhome. Not just any Class B, but the one that Michelle and I can enter into our time to explore living in a van. We have searched and searched but we have not had a lot of luck. We have a modest budget which certainly does not help our search, but here are some of the examples available.
On the Hunt for a Class B Motorhome
The first class B we wanted to inspect was a 1987 van with about 90K KM on the engine. Very very over priced and was for sale at an RV Center. I was shocked on the poor customer service at the centre. Having a 10 years experience in sales, I would have been spoken to by the shops’ owner if I handled any customers in the manner in which we were handled. Though in the end, it really made no difference, as the van was not worth the $15,200.00 dollars they were asking for it, and there was no room to reduce that price.
The second Class B we looked at was the Diamond in the Rough. For more detailed information about this van check out the post “The Diamond Certainly was Rough“. Just a small review, the dry rot, water damage, spongy floor, and the leaking oil pan was the final straw.
1996 Leisure Travel Wide Body
We went today to inspect a 1996 Leisure Travel Wide Body class B in the Belleville area. It is kind of ironic since I lived in Belleville for a few years when I was a teenager, and I always loved the area. Last summer my friend Pat and I were down in this area shooting pictures for a weekend and actually drove past this gentleman’s house. Bryn, my niece’s husband came along with me to help check this old girl out. As soon we approached the driveway, I was almost 100 percent sure this was out girl. She was looking great from the street. She had great lines and a beautiful shape to her. Not a speck of rust anywhere that I could find, which was very important. Glenn, the current owner was very helpful giving me a tour of the all the compartments, and Bryn checked out the mechanics of the motorhome.
We took our time checking out each appliance, opened the awning, and took her for a test drive. She ran so well, and the old Dodge van feeling was fantastic. Once we returned to Glenn’s place, we headed down to the lake, so we could discuss what we were going to offer. Glenn was asking $15,000.00 E-tested, but with no safety. The tires would pass the safety but need replacing, so Bryn and I set a price we wanted, and I followed his lead. My task was to sit there and just be quiet. After some small talk, Bryn came in and offered $11,000. Glenn thought for a minute and came back with $11,500. I was happy to pay the $11.5 but to my amazement, Bryn stood his ground with $11 and that is where it stayed!
Our Hunt for a Class B Motorhome is Complete!!
Michelle and I are proud owners of a Leisure Travel Freedom Class B motorhome. We will be taking possession next week. We hope to be living in it full time by the end of April. Check back in a couple of weeks and we will have a fantastic Vlog tour of our girl!