The Hubby and I felt sure that God wanted us to get the Jayco. So now we are like, "Ummm, how are we going to fit 6 kids and 2 adults (and 2 guinea pigs) in the Jayco that only has 2 bunks?". Needless to say we have felt a bit frustrated and confused this week over the trailer issue.
We were actually suppose to pick up our RV yesterday or today. We have been super excited. I even picked up a few things for the new decor(pictures coming soon!).
But for some reason the modifications that we needed done to our TT ( moving the master bed over to make room for the play yard, originally for Little Miss) hadn't been done quite yet.
This was all through messaging with the dealer who was coming home from vacation.
In the email I said how I really wanted our TT this week because we just found out we were expecting and I may not be feeling well soon and wanted to get as much done as quickly as possible in the TT. I jokingly said,"You don't happen to have a TT with quad bunks we can trade for? LOL"
To which the dealer replied,"Actually I do have a 36' with quad bunks."
We talked about how much he was selling it for and how much we could get out of our current TT.
Turns out the other TT is a 2006 Salem with 2 slides-one in the living room and one in the master bedroom to make and east west bed. It has quad bunks, one bunk that converts to a dinette table.
This is video is of a 2012 model, but everything is the same except for the full size fridge and electric awning.
Really, everything we wanted on our Must Have List ( except a full size fridge).
So we were thinking,"Is the reason the modifications hadn't been done in our TT a God thing? It would be hard to find a buyer for it if the one wardrobe was ripped out and the bed moved over."
The dealer was gracious enough to be willing to give us 10,000 for our TT( which we bought from him for 7750). But we would still need to come up with 10,000 more.
Here is the main issue:
The Salem is a Forest River model.
Hubby works at a Forest River plant.
We could get a brand new model with everything we need for about 14,000.
So if we sold our TT on our own for say 7,000 then we would need an extra 7k for the brand new model.
Where as if we bought the 2006 Salem, we would owe 10k more. Seems silly to owe more for a model that is 7-8years older, ya know?
So I told the dealer our dilemma. He emailed me this morning saying he would like to make this a possibility for us and he would give us 10k for our trailer and then have it so we would owe just 6500 more on the Salem instead of 10k.
We just love this man. Such a Godly man and we are so grateful that God brought us to him( through another Godly man).
We still don't know if this is the path we should go though. We really did not want to incur debt. If we end up staying here till the baby is born then we could have it paid off by then. It just all depends on when God sells our house. I hate variables.
Plus, I had already redecorated out Jayco in my head and felt it was home-we all did. So it would be really hard to let it go with out ever using it. I saw so many great trips with it. Even if we would trade straight up, I would still have to think about it.
We went and looked at both trailers last night, praying that we would get a definitive feeling/answer from God as to what we should do. But we didn't. Boo.
Though there was an interesting turn of events this morning.
As of last night, we still would have to come up with 10k for the Salem which we knew we couldn't and wouldn't do. Unbeknownst to me, the Hubby prayed this morning that if we are suppose to get the Salem that the price would be less than 7k that we would have to come up with. So when I talked to him a few minutes ago on his way home from work and told him the dealer said he would come down to 6500( after the trade in), the Hubby was floored. He then shared with me his prayer this morning.
So, tonight we have asked that the dealer hook the Salem up so it is warmed up and the lights work. We will go over and spend a few hours in it to see how it feels and if it's the right fit for us.
We just want to do what God wants us to do. Whatever that is!! Is this a temptation or a blessing?
Please pray for wisdom and clarity for us.
We'll let you know how it goes!