Well, we are settling in to our new location just fine. It's very dark here at night, so I ordered some battery-powered motion sensing path lights. They really help!
We also got a new 9x12 outdoor mat for around the steps. We liked having this at our previous site, and it really cuts down on what you track into the rig on your shoes. Our previous may succumbed to a wild wind one night and tore away from its stakes. It had been chaffing on the rough gravel for a while, so it was time to retire it.
The day today and real reason for the post was a trip to the Ft. Worth RV show at the Ft. Worth Convention Center. We headed out about 9:15 and stopped along the way to eat.
Parking was $15! Ouch! And tickets are up from last year, with a coupon for $2 off they were $11 each. We explored the dealership with Heartlands first, seeing the latest in Gateway and Cyclone, and then our favorites, Bighorn, Big Country, and Landmark. Though the Landmark they had was an early 2016, and things have changed since it was built.
We were most impressed with the Big Country line. The wood was the perfect color, and I liked the choices of flooring, window treatments, furniture style and other decor. Some things weren't perfect, but easily changed.
They changed the floorplan in the bathroom to now incorporate a two-door access, from the bedroom and the hallway, while also having a large shower.
We really liked many of the new features they are offering now as well: Whisper Quiet AC, which means the AC units do not protrude into the living area, transferring noises. They are also ducted together, so they can work together to cool the rig. Also the option of a built-in two burner induction cooktop in place of a standard propane gas stove. As previously posted, we've recently discovered induction cooking and love it!
Another new feature that had me steering away from Big Country without it was the separate slide controls. Without this a single slide button opened all slides. Now, they can be selectively operated.
We looked very hard at the new 4010RD floorplan, and felt it was the best for all our needs/wants, including modifying one of the slides into an office space. We'll be talking about this in the future, I bet!
After looking at the Heartlands, we walked around some more and saw a few other brands, but nothing to compare to Heartland.
We headed out and went to a nearby Mi Cocina for dinner, since we had a gift card we got for Christmas. It was right next to a Container Store, so we went in there hunting some storage for my makeup in the medicine cabinet. Of course we had to look at everything else, too!
We then headed home.
A great day, and lots of fun!!