My neighbors and I went to another RV dealership yesterday. They pulled the bait and switch with us so the lady we started with was not the sales person we ended up with. We’d been there the day before and I drove a couple diesel pushers. The first one was awful…the gas pedal was too far to the right to be comfortable and the placement of the mirrors was a nightmare. It had turn signal cameras but the steering wheel was in the way of the screen so they were worthless. Our sales lady didn’t understand what the problem was.
One of the diesel pushers she showed us was an Alpha Gold See Ya and I really liked the interior. Well, except for the TV in the bedroom. I don’t watch TV in bed so it’s worthless to me, but the way this one was mounted was overkill. It’s hard to explain so I won’t get into it…just trust me, it was pretty awful.
We’d decided that I was going to test drive it because I really did like it but they couldn’t get it started. Hmmm. Then my neighbor, Lloyd, did some checking on the outside and called me to the back to show me a problem. The back section was full of silicone and parts of it were loose, etc., etc. After showing me that I went back inside and noticed that there had been a leak in the ceiling of the bedroom and red flags started going up all over the place.
They agreed that they were going to charge the batteries overnight and Merisa, our sales lady, would bring it to the Voyager for me to test drive. However, that’s not how things worked out. She called me asking me to come to the dealership because she had an appointment she’d forgotten about.
They’d gotten the Alpha charged, although it was still hooked up to a battery charger. Merisa proceeded to open the slides which confused me because I thought I was going to test drive it. Then she put her hard sell hat on and the camaraderie changed. She excused herself to get some info and that’s when the sales person switch took place.
I met the owner of the dealership the day before and commented on the back of the Alpha. He admitted that an employee backed it into a tree and so they damaged it. Turns out that up to that point it had been a consignment RV, but they had to buy it from the owner because of the damage.
I have a question about Alpha’s. One sales person at a different dealership said that they were a piece of junk and that’s why the company went out of business. Merisa said that the reason they went out of business is because of a five year warranty they offered. The company honoring the warranty went out of business, forcing Alpha to take over the warranties, which caused them to go out of business. Does anyone know the real story? Are they good RVs???
I think the thing I liked most about the Alpha was the size of the slide outs. The first salesman also warned about difficulty driving it in wind because of they’re so much taller. Any comments?
The second salesman yesterday was a non-stop talker and he just wore me out. I felt verbally assaulted by the time we left and we quit looking even though we had planned on going to another dealer. I think it’s going to take me some time to recover before I go looking again.
I solved a huge problem in Olivia. I got a small portable heater that doesn’t make any noise and it worked great last night. I’m so used to the temperature going down to the 50s inside that it was almost too warm. I’ll set it a bit lower tonight but I like the quiet warmth it provided.
I’m sitting outside right now and it’s in the mid 70s!!! There isn’t a cloud in the sky and it’s lovely. There’s a slight breeze.
I started my day with an hour of Zumba and I’m going to end it at a flute circle tonight. I’ve never been to a flute circle and I’d like to see what it’s about.
Life is good today.
Loving the sunshine,