Friday, April 13, 2018

Selling my Lazy Daze RV

Well, all good things must come to an end. I've been debating this decision for many months now and finally decided to sell the RV and start on a new adventure.

Here are the particulars on the RV:

Currently located in Orange County, California.
1998 Lazy Daze 23.5' Front Lounge.
It's on a Ford E350, V10.

I bought this RV from the original owners in Sept 2009. They kept it in a garage when they weren't out in it.

It has all the usual appliances of a self-contained RV and all are in good working order.

Roof a/c, furnace, 3-burner stove and oven, microwave, fridge, water heater, manual awning, full bathroom with shower, 4KW generator.

It sleeps up to 4 - two in the bed over the cab and two on the couch that pulls out into a full-size bed.

View from the back of the rig

View from the front of the rig

Fridge and freezer

3-burner stove and oven

Microwave above stove and double stainless steel sink.

It's a roomier bathroom than most.


Extra features:
(2) 100W solar panels installed by AM Solar (you can tilt them up)
LinkLite battery monitor
SeeLevel tank gauges
Alarm system
Rear airbags
Olympian Wave 3 catalytic heater
Upgraded 55 Amp converter
Outside shower
New Michelin tires and alignment in April 2016
Borg valve stems
Insulated ceiling vent covers
ProFill battery watering system (new house batteries Mar 2015)
Jack antenna
Spare water pump

Solar panels on roof

LinkLite battery monitor

Olympian Wave 3 catalytic heater

Other extras included, like tire covers, hoses, 12V box fan, Easy Curtain, leveling blocks, portable inverters, 12V Skyworth tv/dvd player and much more.

The engine has been well-maintained. I have some of the original owner's records and all of my own. The transmission was rebuilt in 2011.
The spark plugs were replaced at 85,000 miles by the guys at blownoutsparkplugs.
Much more maintenance done - see the records.

The engine has 122,770 miles on it and it runs great. As well-maintained as it's been, and if maintenance is kept up, it will likely still be running past 200,000 miles.

My asking price is $15,000.

If you're interested in knowing more, contact me at:

Thursday, December 24, 2015

The Rest of the Year

So, I should post a few things that have happened since the summer, just to keep up on things.

After the Sand Dunes, I spent some time in Santa Fe. I parked at the Elks lodge for a few weeks. I really like it there.

I like Santa Fe a lot. I might spend a few months or a year there some time. The farmer's market is pretty big and full of goodies.

And downtown is fun to walk around. Since I've posted about Santa Fe and some of the tourist attractions before, I thought I'd just add a couple random, colorful pics.

After Santa Fe, I went to the Balloon Fiesta for the opening weekend. Debbie joined me there and we had a great time. I just love the Balloon Fiesta.

For really great posts and pictures of the Balloon Fiesta, see Nina's blog here.

I spent a few days at Lake Cochiti between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. It's a nice Corps of Engineers campground which Dolly and I enjoyed. I'd definitely go back there when in the area.

The second weekend of the Balloon Fiesta, Brion joined me there. Then we did some sight seeing in Santa Fe and Los Alamos. After that, we moseyed our way over to southern California. On the way there, we stopped for a break in Seligman, AZ to observe some of the Route 66 kitsch. And with a name like Roadkill Cafe, we just had to eat there. It was actually pretty good.

If you're ever driving through AZ on I-40, it's worth at least a drive through.

Now I'm back in California until next month when I go to Quartzsite.

In the meantime, I wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Colorado Summer

Thanks to Jim and Gayle for the new header photo!

While I spent most of the summer in Salida, staying with and meeting up with JeanneKim, Randy, Barbara and Ron and Jim and Gayle and a few others who don't have blogs. I also spent some time in the Denver area.

While in Denver, I went to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science with my friend Laura. The museum was larger and more impressive than I expected. I highly recommend it. I even took a few pictures.

I visited with other RVing friends while at the Westminster Elks and a few friends I'd known since before my RVing days, but I didn't take pictures.

While in Denver, my roommate from college, Alisa, flew out from Maine and spent a couple weeks with me. I didn't take any pictures then either, but here's one of us in Maine a couple years ago.

I also visited with Trish and Chip in Woodland Park. Their new house is now built and ready to be occupied. Finally!

They have a good bit more solar power than I have.

When I finally left Salida, I drove down to the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve since I'd never been there before. There they have the highest sand dunes in North America. The dunes were impressive and the campground was very nice. Though not big rig friendly, there were some spaces that I could park nicely.

The view out my window at the campground.

The dunes in late afternoon.

Dolly and I enjoyed the campground. Oh, yea, Dolly is my new co-pilot.

And now, we've left Colorado and will be spending the next month or more in New Mexico. If I take some pictures and am not too lazy to upload them, I'll post from here too.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Salida, CO

Another neat little Colorado mountain town.

Parked at about 8500' elevation, the temperatures are ideal. It's pretty quiet up here on BLM land, though we did have some unexpected visitors one day.

At the farmer's market we saw Carol, who we last saw at Elephant Butte State Park in NM last fall. She has a booth at the farmer's markets in both Salida and Buena Vista on the weekends. She makes and sells the most colorful cloth napkins (on the table) and pot holders (hanging above the table).

There was a festival going on and we watched the small home town parade go by the park where the farmer's market is held.

We'll probably be hanging out here a while.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Montrose, CO

My first time in Montrose. It was bigger than I expected with all the stores and businesses along the main highway. The downtown area was nice and reminded me a little of Grand Junction. I didn't have my camera while we were there though.

We drove out to Ouray which is a scenic little mountain town. (click on the pictures to see a larger version)

Another day, we drove over to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.

There are better pictures online, but none of them do justice to this gorgeous canyon.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Grand Junction

We spent a few days in Grand Junction after being in Moab for a couple weeks. We figured we'd do some shopping at supermarkets, Walmart, etc. and it would just be a quick city fix. But, as it turns out, I really liked the place. We spent some time walking around downtown one day. It's very clean, with flowers, sculptures, fountains and outdoor cafes along Main Street. Definitely a nice vibe to the place.

There are more than a hundred sculptures along Main Street. I'll just post a few pictures here of some of the sculptures and fountains.

This one is called "Chrome on the Range II". 

James Dalton Trumbo writing a screenplay in the bathtub.

I'd like to spend more time in this area my next time through.