Thursday, September 23, 2010

Checking out a Winnebago in Kitchener Ontario

I was searching the Internet and found a 2009 Winnebago Chalet (a 30' Class C) with 33,000 miles being sold by a dealer in Kitchener. This was the same dealer we had visited on Labour Day. They had it priced unbelievably low at $45,000 so we decided to go and have a look at it. Leo thought he would come along for moral support so we left early this morning and drove the 270 miles, arriving before noon.

Pictures of the 2009 Winnebago Chalet

The motor home looked good. We did find that it had a new engine (Ford Triton 6.8L V10) because it had been caught in a flood and someone had tried to start it with water in the engine. They said the new engine, replaced by a dealer in Atlanta, had a five year 100,000 mile warranty on it. The price included an awning that hadn't been installed yet, they were replacing the front tires and would warranty the appliances for a year.  We took it for a test drive and found it rode much better than the Class A.  Liking it, I gave them a deposit for it with plans to pick it up in a couple of weeks after they had modified it and our financing was in place.

On the way home, we drove through a torrential downpour that had a lot of Sudbury flooded by the time we got there. I had installed a new Reflex wiper on the drivers side when we stopped for supper in Alliston and found the Rain-X treatment that came with it to be excellent in keeping the windshield clear. I will be getting some Rain-X for regular use.

The storm held us up and we got home quite late.

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