Saturday, March 7, 2009

Big news for us!

We decided to implement our own economic stimulus plan. We bought a new motorhome. We have owned a very nice '92 motorhome since '04. That one has served us very well. The problem is that it isn't strong enough to pull a heavy car trailer. So, we purchased this little beauty on March 6th. We found it on a lot in Cedar Rapids, IA. I had gone down there last summer as part of the St. Paul Police contingent helping with the huge Cedar Rapids flooding. I saw Wright-Way Trailers ( on the side of the highway and saw some of these coaches there so I've been following their inventory. They made me an extremely good deal on it. We will be picking it up in a couple of weeks. We've got to get the paperwork and funding in order. It's an '03 Freightliner FL112 chassis. It has a Caterpiller C12 engine and a Eaton 10speed autoshift transmission. The C12 is rated at 430 horsepower, 1650 lb./ft of torque. It's VERY powerful. The living quarters were built on it when the truck was brand new in '03. It's a 26' box. Very nice floor plan. Top quality build. The company that built the conversion is called United Specialties. They are a good builder. Lots and lots of storage. All the treats. It's also got a 40,000 hitch to pull anything. We're very excited. I'll post some more pictures when we pick it up.