Part ONE: As The 'Lazydays' Turns - Tuesday - March 27, 2012



Well, today marks the end of our first week here at Lazydays. We have been treated like royalty since we’ve arrived. You won’t hear any complaints from us. Heck… they provide us with a personal service coordinator, 3 meals a day, mixed drinks and wine, a heated swimming pool and a free site while we are here. How good is that?!?!?!

We have been sleeping in the Journey for a few days now so we are getting better adjusted to how things work. It took Nancy and I about 3 days to get our things moved in. We put down shelf liner and then tried to do one box at a time.

Nancy worked on the inside and I worked on the outside. I know this stuff will be rearranged another hundred times or so, but it had to be loaded by Sunday. Why?? On Monday morning, they took the Journey to the service bays to get a tire pressure monitoring system installed. They returned the Journey to our site about dinnertime. This morning they came to get her again.

Today was the punch list day. They are keeping her overnight so they can start again first thing tomorrow. We will be sleeping in her again tonight… just this time we will be in the service bay ;o)) Tomorrow when they finish the punch list, she will be going to the paint shop and will probably be staying overnight in that bay as well.

Everything is moving forward and getting done so we will be ready to leave here and head back to SC on Friday the 30th. Of course, Nancy has been taking photos, but we’ve been a little slack in writing our blog. Forgive us, we’ve been a little busy!!

OK, here we go!! More photos than you may ever want to see. Many people have asked us how in the world you fit everything from your “house” life into a motorhome. First step is to eliminate all but what is really important and/or absolutely necessary. What is left either fits or gets eliminated. Here is our home and what she is carrying.

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Front of Journey at night
We brought the lighthouses with us.  Doesn't it look like she has eyes;o))  If you open her mouth, you'll find the 8000 watt generator and an air compressor.

Outside Bays on the Driver's side   -   Front to Back

Bay 1 - Breakers                       

 Bay 2 - Storage

Bay 3 - Water & Sewer Controls                     

Bay 4 - Storage
Bay 5 - Power Cord, Invertor
     Bay 6 - Batteries

Back of the Journey

Open the back to find a REALLY BIG radiator!!

Outside Bays on the Passenger's side   -   Front to Back

Entry with Awning and Screened Door

Bay 2 - Storage            Bay 1 - Propane Connections  

Bay 3 - Storage

Outside Entertainment Center - Opened and Closed

Bay 4 - Storage
Bay 5 - Storage
Bay 6 - DEF System  and Storage
DEF stands for Diesel Emission Fluid.  It is a system that must be installed on large diesel engines starting in 2011 to eliminate pollution.  Right behind the DEF system you can see a part of the BIG RED ENGINE which powers our motorhome down the highway!!

Nancy here:
Gave up on Livewriter and I am about to throw in the towel on blogger;o((  Managed to get the outside done so I will post it NOW!!  Hopefully, I can get the inside done without as many issues.


  1. Now I'm going to be like some folks were when we got Tawanda. It's time to change the header picture.
    Safe travels back to SC. Bet it's a smooth ride.

  2. WHoo Hoo you did it!!! Pictures look GREAT just like we saw in REAL LIFE last night! Thanks for the tour. She's a BEAUTY and the only competiti0on for Winnona that I've yet seen. Hope you are well down the road by now and having a SAFE journey in your new Baby. :-)

  3. I didn't read the blog in time. We were at lazy Days yesterday!!!!! I'm so sorry we missed you. Hopefully we'll see you this fall in SC. I love the pictures.

  4. Beautiful! Anxious to see the pictures of the inside and your personal touches.

  5. What a beauty! Loving the reality of your dream come true. We're so happy for you and impressed with how neatly you have things stowed away.

    Looking forward to seeing this beauty live and in person. :c)

  6. Thanks for all the good wishes!!!

    We got our exit pass today from Lazydays and headed north about 10:30. We BOTH drove 'Baby' and she handled like a charm. It was all interstate driving. For our first time behind the wheel, that was just fine.

    We have settled into a gorgeous site (#41) at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center SP for the night and will head toward Savanah tomorrow.

    We really, really, really love our new home:o)))

  7. So glad you're off and experiencing your new life :)
    She's beautiful. I can hardly wait to meet her in person :)

    Yup, Syl is right. Time to change the header picture :)

  8. This may be too late but have Livewriter redownload the "Theme" of your blog and see if that works for you.

    Regarding the RV, simply AWESOME!!!! When we bought our new to us RV we were like kids but the dealer made sure they killed that real quick. I'm glad you guys have a dealer that treats customers right.

    Enjoy the new rig and safe travels!


  9. Handsome new home you have there. Congratulations again, and enjoy.

  10. Hey! You changed the header!! We can hardly wait to see you two and Baby. :-)
    Syl and Gin

  11. Great pictures. Really excited for the two of you. It looks like you have a lot of great storage. I am sure you will move things around a few times until you get everything in the best place. Bill... I am proud of you.... You have already numbered your outside bays :-).

  12. Man, that thing is big enough to store the Van as a spare RV! This is so cool for you guys. We are looking forward to seeing it, and mostly you two, later this year in SC at the Carolina Clan Rally. Wow, what a ride!

    Bill and Linda