Our First Night In Our New Allegro Bus


Yesterday was a very long day as anyone who has bought a new or used motorhome can well attest. After the ceremonial exchange of vehicle registrations and of course our certified cheque to the dealership, both Phaeton Place and our new Bus were shuttled into two side by side service bays so that a number of items could be stripped out of Phaeton Place and put on the Bus. The Tyron bands took the most time as they had to do one wheel at a time but the diesel mechanic here is top notch and had no difficulty at all using the spider tool to collapse each tire from its rim. While he worked on our wheels, Matthew and Kyle moved over some of our electronics including our two solar panels, our Wilson 3G/4G antenna, our Shaw Direct PVR , Pressure Pro Tire Monitoring System and the Smartlight 1000 motion detector entry light over our entry door. The installations went very well and Kyle prepared to start our PDI after morning coffee. We finished the PDI by mid afternoon and both units were moved outside so we could start moving the contents from Phaeton Place to our Bus.

The moving process as many readers will know is laborious. Half the problem is determine where exactly to put your stuff…..in the same general place in the new Bus….or in a completely new place. Most things went in the same place but I'm sure items will be moved around frequently in the coming day and weeks ahead as we adjust to our new home.

It was quite stormy yesterday afternoon so we had to run the generator for about 5 hours until the power came back on. We even pulled in our slides as some very dark clouds rolled over with lots of wind and rain. No leaks of any kind were found. We plodded away moving things until about 8 pm and then finally agreed we had had enough for our first day. We shared a beer and watched a bit of a movie on one of our front TVs. These Panasonic 42 inch smart TVs are all Internet ready and have wonderful picture and sound. Certainly much better than what we had in Phaeton Place.

We both slept very well and I have now figured out I have to turn the other way in order to reach the facilities. Old habits die hard I suppose. Time for a little breakfast before we get at moving. More photos to follow as we have time



  1. Betty and Joe Graffi October 22, 2013 at 4:00 pm #

    What a beautiful new home you have. Congratulations!

  2. Mark July 22, 2013 at 5:43 am #

    Hi Ruth.

    We’ll be back in the shop this morning for them to look at a few items. Hoping we can get back to our campsite later today or tomorrow. I’ll post some more pics once we have sorted things away inside and are settled.

  3. Tom Van de Bussche July 20, 2013 at 2:27 pm #

    Nice looking new home. Hope you don’t have to make any Red Bay trips with your new baby.

    • Mark July 22, 2013 at 5:40 am #

      Thanks for stopping by Tom. We are stopping in Red Bay on our way to Florida in early November. I suspect we’ll have some items to get checked as well. It’s the nature of the beast.

  4. Ruth July 20, 2013 at 7:05 am #

    Exciting isn’t it? We did that just about 1 year ago. Alot of work though and I know what you mean about ‘now where do I put this???’
    I’ve always loved the Allegro Buses. When you get some time I would love some pictures of the inside.
    Congratulations on your new home.