We had planned to go camping last weekend, and invited the in laws out for dinner. F.I.L decided he needed to buy a motor home and quick!!
He went to look at one and called us on Thursday night, he's an Arkie, so he has a pretty thick southern accent. The conversation went like this
F.I.L - I think I'm going to buy a motor home, I went and looked at one today guy only wants $2300 for it.
Steve - $2300? how are the tires, does it have any body damage, does everything work?
F.I.L - The front tires are good, I couldn't see the back ones, it has some body damage, and the fridge is broken
Steve - The fridge is broken? Those are expensive aren't they?
F.I.L - Yeah, but the guy said I could go buy a small on at the home DEE-POE and just plug it in. It doesn't run very good, they guy is going to put a fuel filter on it tomorrow, oh and it needs brakes. He said it would take about $3000 worth of work to get it ready for the road, but it's good enough to live in. I'm just dumb enough to buy it.
The thing about F.I.L is when he gets and idea in his head he doesn't rest until he gets what he wants. He always buys the first thing he sees, and sells it a few months later at a profit.
Steve texted Sis
Steve- So what kind of a piece of crap is dad buying
Sis - A huge piece of crap, but I can't get him to change his mind, I'm printing ads off CraigsList right now.
Steve - He said it needs brakes
Sis - 3 of the brakes are frozen, and it's on top of that long hill that leads down to the canal. He thinks he can drive it home, but the guy told him that if he bought it he wouldn't let him have it unless he called a tow truck.
F.I.L - I bought a motor home from a lady down the street!! It's real nice too, 1986 27' and I only paid $3200 for it, I'm bringing it out to the lake tomorrow.
F.I.L shows up to the lake with his "real nice" 1986 motor home, the toilet isn't bolted to the floor, and it moves back and forth about 6 inches, and it smells.
We went home
Tuesday Sis calls and asks Steve if he's coming out because the toilet is broken and they want him to fix it.
Steve shows up, takes the toilet out and sets it outside.
F.I.L sitting in his hoveround - Steve hand me that toilet
Steve - There's still toilet water in it
F.I.L I don't care just hand it here - Takes the toilet, dumps the toilet water all over himself, sets it down and says "I think it's time for lunch".
Sis - Dad, don't you think you should go in and wash your hands?
F.I.L - Na just get me a washcloth.
He doesn't shower when they are camping, there's a shower at the campground, and there's also one in the motor home, but he won't bathe until he gets home, they aren't coming home until this Friday.
We were there Friday and Saturday, this was our view - I love to camp, next time we're going North so that they won't want to come along, and we aren't telling them we are going.