Thank you everyone for the welcome wishes and suggestions. We are very excited planning, and might I add, a little impatient! On some days, I just want to sell it all and go, and other (more rational) days, I decide to sit back, continue to save, research, research, and dream.
Triguy, yes, our future 5er is a Columbus. We recently went to an RV show in Birmingham, AL just to continue to research and look, and they offered us such a great deal on it, that we bought it! The deal later fell through, but only because the warranty issue and us not really being able to use it for that first year. Even if we purchased the additional 2nd year warranty (which we plan to do) we did not feel it was worth buying it and having to store it for a year.
We do know that if we got a great deal this year, we will get a great deal when we are ready.
Thanks again, everyone! Today is one of those days I just want to leave it all behind and go! But I shall be patient (ha) and continue with the plan. Oh, the plan is to pay for truck and 5er outright, so as not to have any payments on the road. And hopefully, in the meantime, my company will offer the early retirement and I will be set free!!! Cross fingers everyone!
Please and thank you!
Enjoy your Sunday....