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Us with Howard & Linda Payne

We needed to leave for the RV Show being held at the Tampa Fair Grounds at a reasonable hour because it was a good hour a way. We are experiencing a cold spell that really should deter us from riding the bike but we really prefer riding the bike. So we waited until 9:30ish with the temperature warming up to 41 degrees.

The temperature rose to a whopping 43 degrees by the time we arrived at the fair grounds. Our first order of business was to track down our RV-Dreams friends, Howard & Linda Payne. It has been a couple of years since we last saw them. Our visit was short but memorable. We will be attending their 2011 RV-Dreams Rally in Tennessee, April 12-17th at River Plantation RV Park.

We were interested in this show because the focus of the show was new RV's, everything from tent trailers to fancy Prevosts. We are thinking we may decide to replace our current 2006 Country Coach with a 2009/2010 coach in a couple of years.

Well, the show only had 2011 products. We are only interested in 2010 or older because of the changes in dealing with diesel fuel. I am still learning exactly what that means.

For all the Class A's we tromped in and out of, there really was nothing we liked better than what we have. There was one Phaeton that was a possibility, but overall we did not like anything else. Our motivation for getting a new rig, is wanting a tag wheel because of the extra weight we are carrying with the Gold Wing on the back. We would also like a 4th slide to give us a little more floor space in the bedroom. A stack washer and dryer might be nice but not necessary. We came away with we will see what we can find when the time comes.

By the time we finished looking at rigs, it was 4:30 and it was already starting to get chilly. We had a long, cold drive home. We had walked our tootsies off and decided to call it a day. We didn't even make it to the vendors booths. There are a couple of things we want, but we will be attending an FMCA rally and the RV-Dreams rally in a couple of months where we will have plenty of vendors to give money our to.

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