Without further ado, I’d like to introduce my Miranda.Share on Facebook
First off, let me say that the coach is just as beautiful and spacious as I remembered it. I’m surprised!
So, the inspection.
The coach is in perfect condition. It’s not just in good condition for its age. It’s in perfect condition. Other than a really nitpicky item, I need to do absolutely nothing. The tires are just about new, I don’t need to even think about the brakes for another 50K km, the fridge runs perfectly, the engine’s good, the suspension is outstanding and doesn’t even present a hint of a noted flaw in some of these types of chassis, there has been no water infiltration whatsoever (not even the kind that was fixed) and so on and so on and so on. All I can expect to need to do in the next two years at least are routine things like oil changes. The inspector says that he has never, in the dozens if not hundreds, of coaches he’s seen, inspected one that was in that good of a condition. That it’s a 1997 is further astounding.
The nitpicky item is that the automatic starter for the stove doesn’t work. He can fix that for me if I want, but it’s a couple hundred bucks, so I’ll just stick to lighting the burners myself for now since an automatic starter is solidly in my list of luxury items.
So, well, wow. This was obviously the RV I was meant to find.Share on Facebook
Yesterday, I got a call from the mechanic who will be inspecting the RV. He’s the step-father of one of my best friends and I’ve known him a long time, so he has a bit of a fatherly interest in my endeavour. He wanted to confirm that the coach was delivered on schedule and that the owner will be away till the rest of the week. He then suggested that we try to coordinate our schedules so I can be present for the inspection. 4:30 TONIGHT worked for both of us, yay!!! I cannot wait to be able to go through the rig again on my own. He’s pretty much an RV expert (with RV inspection experience and certifications up the yazoo), so I know I’m in good hands.Share on Facebook