We had a bit of luck and won a pair of tickets to the Caravan Show at the NEC in February so decided to have a weekend away. We chose not to take the motorhome on this occasion and booked into an IBIS hotel in Gloucester for a couple of nights (it was only 4 months old and was very doggie friendly - not sure that white linen and black Labradors are a great match though!).
We headed over to the show on the Saturday morning, with a plan in mind......to come away with some new camping chairs!!!! Unfortunately (!) the second stand we visited was the Auto-Trail stand......and there she was. A beautiful super lo-line Dakota. We spoke to a dealer on the stand (not our regular dealer) and struck a pretty good deal. We wanted time to ponder so headed for the camping chairs!! We decided on a pair we liked but didn't want to carry them around so agreed to go back for them.
Gasping for a drink we visited our regular dealer and told him we'd found the perfect camper for us and asked him if he could 'tweak' the deal. Anyway, after a couple of drinks and some hard bargaining the deal was done and the deposit was paid! There was also no need to return for the chairs because we got or dealer to throw them in with our deal!!!!!
So, we now have to wait until mid May for her but have our Cheyenne in the meantime.
She's slighter bigger than the Cheyenne due to the big bathroom at the end but other than that the layout is very similar.
We are off to St Ives next weekend (25/26th March) and then have our Easter 2 weeks 'up North' and then we await her arrival prior to our local Whitsun weekend in Woolacombe!!!