How we came to own our first Class A

After we ruled out moving from a popup tent trailer to a toy hauler, we began window shopping Class A RV’s. I had been bidding about 50% of NADA value on Class A RV auctions for about two years, and naturally I was getting outbid early on every auction. I had bid on so many RV’s I got in the habit of telling Alice after I lost each auction.

So here I was, travelling on business in Chihuahua Mexico, eating with coworkers in the hotel lounge, and my smartphone connected to WiFi (I did not have international service). All of the sudden my smart phone rings out with “DROID…” from my EBay app…

Catching my flight home, day of the dead in Mexico and look who’s greeting me… An omen of what’s waiting when I get home?

I look and it says 15 minutes left, and I’m still the high bidder! It’s a no reserve auction and I made made a really low proxy bid, I should be thrilled. But I’m a 1000 miles from home, forgot about and had not told my wife about this auction since I usually tell her each time I’ve been outbid! 

As you might guess, I’m in a panic hoping to get outbid in the last few minutes! As the auction winds down, I win and guess who’s a dead duck! After I got back to my room I called home like I always do on biz trips and Alice says she had an Oh Ship moment today, I snorted… She asks me what’s up and I say dear, I’d love to hear about your day first…. Big mistake since that was a big, fat red flag… Now I realized I was lucky I was 1000 miles beyond her reach…

The adventures with our 1999 Bounder 32H are at this link for


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