New 2017 Dynamax Isata 3 story from GOSHEN
During the Rally, we were able to check out a couple of motor homes and we were forced to really like the Isata 3 floor plan on display. Well, not really. I have been looking around for a while and saw the same floor plan on the Forester and Sunseeker models on the Mercedes chassis but kept my mouth shut and didn't tell the DW. We have a 2013 Flagstaff 5r, but last year we picked up a small used Motorhome manufactured by a less superior RV Company to use traveling back and forth to Florida. We use it for short trips and an occasional weekend. For the longer camping vacations, we use the 5r. This year we took the small MH on a week long trip and the DW felt pretty cramped, wasn't happy and my long term plan was set in motion...........
Now, I'm thinking to myself "if they just have a Forester or a Sunseeker with the full length slide on display at GOSHEN, we might be trading in the 5r and the MH cause I know when she sees it she'll love the floor plan".
Turns out they had a Dynamax instead, which I knew nothing about. Hey Betsy, let's go look at this one. Now she's in the Motorhome and all I can hear is wow. For the next three days we stop by and visit Jared every afternoon. He finally convinces us to take a ride to Grand Rapids and check out the ones on the lot.
Well, I guess you can see where this is going. But there's more. Now we have to organize the 5r and pack stuff up while we are at the Rally. We have to get rid of food and we have to lighten the load. I should have participated in the yard sale.
I had some stuff to pack and managed to find some micro wave boxes in the dumpster to load things up. We left on Saturday and drove the 90 miles to Grand Rapids, parked the 5r and disconnected. We took as much stuff out of it as we could and jammed it into the truck, not as much stuff fits into the back of a pick up.
We managed to get home and unpack the truck on Sunday. Wednesday morning, I will be driving back to Grand Rapids in the used MH to complete the trade and final transaction.
So I guess you could say that we are down sizing and upgrading at the same time. I was asked to start a new thread on the story, so I will add more about the trip during the next few days. And of course, pictures to follow
Steve & Betsy
2017 DYNAMAX Isata 3
Days Camped, Not Enough