Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Picking up our Tab

September 2007
After looking at the Tab trailer in person I made contact with every Tab dealer in California to get their best price. Some would not "give me a quote" and a few others did.

We wanted a Sliver/Jolt Grey Tab with:
- Cool Cat / Heat Pump
- Furnace
- 3 way Fridge
- Northern Breeze Vent
- Aluminum Rims
- Add a Room Tent
- Awning
- Storage Cover
- adding the hitch and wiring harness to our 2005 Honda CRV

After getting the best deal we could find we settled on California RV Sales in Fontana (about 420 miles from home).. We saved close to $4,000.. ( well worth the 6 hr drive)

We started our drive to Fontana,Ca Sunday September 23rd at 2:00am.. We drove all night.. Well.. I drove all night, Nathan does not enjoy driving as much as I do. We arrived at California RV Sales at 9:00 am ( after stopping for gas and breakfast along the way)

It was a VERY Long Day.. they put on the hitch and wiring harness on our 2005 Honda CRV. After 4 hours we finally pulled out of the dealer with our New TAB ..

We headed West to Leo Carillo State Beach near Malibu. After being up almost 20 hours I was ready for sleep.... We really liked Leo Carillo State Beach and hope to return. The area was stunning the weather was great.. Since this was our frist trip with the TAB and we wanted to head home..

Monday: It was a long slow drive back to the SF Bay Area As it turned out it was a good thing we left and planned to drive back home all day.. the CRV is good for flat land towing but for the hills in California this is NOT a good match for our TAB it was a struggle for the CRV to tow the TAB and keep up a speed of 60

After the long drive home from So Californa we started to look at getting a new Truck... A week later we got a New Silver 2007 Honda Ridgeline.