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Antique dealers Jeff and Judy Schwartz are trading in their two-year-old coach for a larger, more luxurious model. With a whopping $500,000 budget, the couple meets up with Lazydays RV Expert Demond McKinley. First, Jeff & Judy look at the used, 2003 $389,000 Prevost Millenium, a luxury coach that typically retails for well over a million dollars when sold new. Inside it looks like a grand palace with marble floors and shower; granite countertops and hand engraved sink. When Judy notices the weathered looking kitchen cabinets, Demond decides to show them something more turnkey and takes them to look at the brand new Tiffin Zephyr, $67,000 over their price range. The Zephyr has tons of amenities and Jeff loves the rich feel but Judy wants to see other options that fit their budget. At $436,000, the Winnebago Grand Tour fits their price range but the small master bath may be a deal breaker. While vacationing in Alaska, Mother Nature pelted David and Kathyrn Blankenship's Class A coach with rocks, damaging the large windshield. They arrive at the Lazydays service center in Tampa and meet certified tech Michael Varga. It's an arduous task, but with the help of two other techs, Michael is able to carefully remove the 200-pound windshield without any additional damage or injuries. In a few hours the job is finished, and the Class A Coach is given new life with a brand new windshield. The Blankenships are very pleased with Michael's work and equally excited to get back on the road. Over in Tucson, the traveling vaudeville act, Carnival of Illusion, is in the market for a trailer with storage space for costumes and a large bed. Magicians Susan Eyed, Roland Sarlot and their show dog Harriet Houdini are paired with Lazydays RV Specialist Dan Walker. Dan shows them the Airstream Eddie Bauer, priced at $94,000. It's $1,000 shy of their $95,000 budget but Susan likes the roomy interior and storage space for costumes. But Roland wants to see a less expensive option so they look at the Airstream International, priced at $70,000. Roland thinks the grey interior matches his style but Susan thinks the model lacks storage space and isn't happy about the smaller bed. Demond has shown Jeff and Judy three luxury coach options, but only one had all of the amenities and updated furnishings. Jeff decides the "happy wife happy life" theory is the best way to go so they pick the $567,000 Tiffin Zephyr. When Roland starts leaning towards the Airstream International, Susan protests and they give the $94,000 Airstream Eddie Bauer a second look. This time the magicians have no illusions about the best choice for their traveling green room and buy the larger, Airstream Eddie Bauer.
Dan and Nikki Eggebrecht are trading in their old RV so they can upgrade to a spacious, luxury model with enough torque to tow Dan's toys. Dan keeps busy as the Vice President of Andros Boat Works so he wants to be able to relax during his off time on his boat out on the water. He's looking for an RV with enough muscle to bring his toys along for family vacations. Nikki is more concerned with having enough beds to provide comfortable sleeping quarters and extra room for their daughter and additional friends that may tag along. They meet up with Lazydays RV Expert Tracy 'Bama' Elliot to find out just how much of an upgrade they can get on their $325,000 budget. In Florida, a dynamite roller derby team of all-stars known as the Tampa Tantrums is tired of shelling out money for hotel rooms when they're on the road. The team decides it's time to rent a road warrior that can easily sleep 16 teammates without sacrificing space and comfort. So Rojo, Diddy, Blaque Jack and Little A get paired with Lazydays RV Expert Steve Mularz to find out if it's realistic for the team to afford a large sleeper coach and stay within their weekly $1500.00 budget. An unlikely duo of ravers, mother Suzie Weisband and her teenage daughter Sami are looking for the perfect sized caravan to hit up as many EDM festivals over the summer, as they create new memories before Sami leaves home and heads to college in a year. Suzie is more practical and is mainly focused on the bare necessities while Sami prefers glam upgrades and private sleeping areas. RV Expert Steve Spears tries to show Suzie and Sami the best of both worlds but may have to exceed their $30,000 limit. Dan is impressed with the bling of the 450 horsepower, $377,000 Allegro Bus but Nikki thinks the interior space is too tight with the slides closed. In the end, Dan decides it's more important for Nikki and their daughter to have enough space and they opt for the $310,000 10-bed Tiffin Phaeton. Steve goes way over budget and hits a brick wall when he shows the Tampa Tantrums the over-sized Dynaquest Dynamax at a $2100.00 weekly rental, but manages to step back into their good graces when he shows them the under budget $1400.00 week Thor Chateau. Suzie and Sami are butting heads on whether to compromise on costs or space. Suzie likes the functionality of the budget friendly $23,684 Forest River R-Pod but Sami isn't happy about the lack of privacy or cramped bathroom. In the end, Suzie has a soft spot for her daughter and gives into Sami's choice, the $60,000 Airstream, 2 times more than the original budget.
Hair salon owners Carlos and Tina Cancio have trekked across the globe on family vacations but ever since Tina was diagnosed with leukemia, flying is no longer an option. The Cancios want an RV so the family will still be able to go on vacations and allow Tina to rest when they're on the road. Their children Sera and Christian and Tina's mother Sharon have come along to help shop for an RV big enough to house the family of five. Lazydays RV expert Mark Young pulls out all the stops and shows the Cancio family a couple of high-end RVs to fit their $350,000 budget: one is a luxurious model; the other is custom coach fit for a rock star. Party girls Courtney Larsen and Carrie Simon are looking for a swank RV rental that they can take to the Kentucky Derby races. So far the women are impressed by the Fleetwood Excursion's high-end furnishings and have already started planning how they're going to show up for the races in style. But before they can drive off the lot Courtney and Carrie have to take an RV driving lesson and pass the test. They meet up with Lazydays Driving Instructor Bob Bergeron. Entrepreneurs David and Dana Lutz run Thoroughbred, a custom golf cart company and are in the market to upgrade to a fifth wheel toy hauler. Dana is a real stickler for storage plus she wants a space to house 2 bunk beds for their two daughters. David's main concern is getting a garage big enough to fit their custom carts so he's brought one along for the tour. David and Dana Lutz are paired with Lazydays RV expert Jason Brunner, and he shows the family trailers with tons of storage and extra amenities they weren't expecting in their $100,000 price range. The Cancio kids love the bunk bed area with drop down TVs in the Forest River Charleston. Tina & Carlos are especially pleased with the $354,225 price tag. But the grandmother Sharon is seeing stars over the Prevost Superbus with 2 full baths, automatic leather sleeper. But the Superbus lacks a sleeping area for the kids and costs $462,868 - way over their budget. Even though they wanted a custom coach, the Cancios opt for the Charleston as the best choice for their family. Carrie's road test causes Bob to pump the brakes on her chances of driving the RV. He gives her a grade of F but she doesn't take it to heart, saying she got an F for fabulous. Unlike Carrie, Courtney avoids running over cones and receives a passing grade so these best friends will be able to take their Fleetwood Excursion off to the races. Out of the 3 options the Lutz's have to choose from, Dana and David are torn between what choice is best for their family. They both agreed that the Keystone Raptor was too small. Dana loves the storage and outdoor patios in the slightly over budget $105,000 Heartland Cyclone but David was really impressed with the garage size in the $85,000 Crossroads Elevation. In the end David gets his way and the Lutz family goes for the under budget Elevation toy hauler.
Adventurous newlyweds Kyle and Kaley Smith, fresh off their honeymoon in Mexico, have come to Tampa to shop for a pop-up camper. Avid nature lovers, the two want a camping option rugged enough to handle being out in the woods with the convenience of a small kitchen and bathroom. RV expert Chris Mullis shows the couple the $9,500 Livin Lite Quicksilver, well under their $12,000 budget. Kyle likes the headspace but Kaley thinks the living area is too small and really wants a camper with a bathroom. Robert and Judy Lawrence, former executives from southern California, have traveled to Quartzsite, Arizona for the world's biggest RV gathering. The retirees meet up with RV expert Mike Armenta to find out if their $500,000 budget will allow them to buy the perfect home away from home. First, Mike takes the Lawrences to look at the 2012 Itasca Ellipse by Winnebago, priced at $336,000. With 450 horsepower, the coach meets Robert's muscle requirements to handle the mountainous terrain they'll have to travel through to reach their grandkids. But Judy would prefer an electric glass top range. Even though the couple was really excited about the adjustable king-sized bed, the master bath doesn't have a double vanity. Next they look at the brand new $399,000 2015 Thor Tuscany. The kitchen, master bathroom and 60-inch flat screen turn out to be a big hit. Back in Tampa, entrepreneurs Jessica Bongiorno and Daniel Pearson are selling everything to downsize into an RV that fits within their $250,000 budget. But they're both RV virgins who can't decide if they want a Class A coach or a fifth wheel trailer. Daniel and Jessica are paired with Lazydays RV Expert Tyler Dallie who takes them to look at the $239,000 Class A Forest River Charleston. Jessica is amazed at the storage space in the kitchen until she realizes it doesn't come with a stove. And the cruise ship vibe of the master bedroom doesn't go over well. Up next, Tyler takes them to see the $81,000 Grand Design Solitude. The interior space is small, but the kitchen has the stove, storage space and food pantry Jessica wanted. When Tyler shows off the slide feature in the master bedroom, the couple is surprised at how comfortable the room feels. Daniel especially likes the exterior storage space for his bikes. Daniel and Jessica decide that the affordable price and mobility factor of the Grand Design Solitude is the best option for their new RV lifestyle. When Christopher takes newlyweds Kyle and Kaley to see the $10,000 Forest River Rockwood Premier, they're not so sure about its log cabin look. Inside, the headspace, cozy bed, kitchenette and bathroom are all the couple needs to seal the deal on the Rockwood Premier. In Tucson, husband Robert convinces his wife Judy that brand new is best, so they purchase the Thor Tuscany, the perfect home away from home to visit their grandkids.
The Neilans are on a family outing at one of the country's largest RV conventions, the Tampa RV Super Show, to help mom Kristin get more comfortable with the idea of driving an RV. Kristin and her husband Tim have a $130,000 budget and want a modern kitchen with ample sleeping areas to take on weekend getaways and soccer events for their daughters. They meet up with Lazydays RV expert Jason Brunner. He takes the family to see the $120,000 Winnebago Brave. Tim doesn't like the retro wood grain interior, and Kristin doesn't feel comfortable behind the wheel. Jason takes them to see the smaller Winnebago ERA priced at $124,000. Kristin feels more comfortable behind the wheel and likes the efficient kitchen, but the rest of the family isn't feeling the tight space. So the Neilans look at the budget busting $154,000 Thor Outlaw. The Outlaw has an impressive list of high-end features, including an outdoor kitchen and guest bath, but Tim and Kristin hadn't planned on going that high over budget. A Tampa Bay rugby team is searching for an RV that comfortably sleeps eight. Teammates William "Billy" Neilson, Kyle Coffield and Jeffrey Hurron are paired up with Lazydays RV expert Tyler Dallie. Billy is covering the cost of the purchase since he also intends to use it for family vacations. First they look at the $92,000 Winnebago Travato, which fits within Billy's $95,000 budget. It has decent gas mileage, but Kyle thought the shower felt like a shoebox, and it only sleeps four. So Tyler shows the rugby team the ultimate package with the Dynamax Rev. The team is floored by the 55" outdoor LED TV, outdoor shower and massive indoor bathroom. The Dynamax REV has all the amenities the team wants but Billy will have to stretch his wallet to cover the $100,000 price tag. Hilary Eshelman is looking for the perfect size trailer to take her family beekeeping business on the road. Since her husband is out of the country, Hilary will have to make the decision on her own. Her friend Kristin Repp has come along for the tour. They meet up with RV expert Steven Spears in Tucson to see what they can get with Hilary's budget of $85,000. First Steven shows her the $77,820 Airstream Flying Cloud. Hilary likes the leather interior but gives it two thumbs down when she sees the back bedroom with two separate beds. Next they look at the Airstream International Signature. Hilary is excited to see the queen-sized bed and thinks her husband will love the kitchen. When Steven quotes Hilary the $96,494 price tag, she's anxious about going over the budget without talking with her husband. In the end, Hilary throws caution to the wind and chooses the Airstream International Signature as the perfect sized trailer for her family. Back in Tampa, Tim and Kristin weigh their choices between the Winnebago Brave/ERA and Thor Outlaw. The impressive list of amenities in the Thor Outlaw is enough to win Kristin over, and the Neilans are very pleased with their decision. Since Billy is footing the bill on the rugby team's new RV, Kyle and Jeffrey can't apply much peer pressure, but they're enthusiastic about the Dynamax REV. It's a tough, decision but Billy chooses the Dynamax for its size and outdoor entertainment features.
New RVs arrive at the Lazydays lot in Tampa every week. The RV Experts are pumped to test out the $350,000 Forest River Dynamax Grand Sport at Sunday's Tampa Bay Buccaneers football game. The 42-foot coach is a supreme tailgating machine. Equipped with 4 TVs and surround sound, full bar, VIP room, exterior gas grill and 22 feet of leather seating, the Dynamax is more like a "tractor trailer on steroids". In Tucson, newly engaged couple Ryan Winkle and Ericka Varela meet up with Lazydays RV Expert Mike Sloan to see what they can get in their $100,000 budget. Ryan is looking for a smaller, easy to drive RV but Ericka is pushing for a larger interior with high-end details. First, Mike shows them a Class A 36-foot Winnebago Journey for $93,000. Ericka loves the queen sized bed and huge shower. Ryan isn't impressed with the beige, dated interior and thought the Class A was too big. Leaning more towards what Ryan wants, Mike takes them to see the smaller Class B 20-foot Roadtrek Popular also priced at $93,000. Ryan loves the size but fails to convince Ericka that the B Class has everything they need. The couple can't seem to agree on what type of RV works best and may end up calling it quits on buying an RV. But Mike has one more option he thinks they might be willing to compromise on. The Hudson family spends a lot of time in their trailer taking their oldest daughter to equestrian events she competes in every weekend. Parents Chris and Jill are looking to trade in their old camper and upgrade to something with more space that fits within their $35,000 budget. The Hudson family is paired up with Lazydays RV Expert Tracy "Bama" Elliott. Jill is adamant about finding an RV with a bathroom sink separated from the toilet/shower area and Chris really wants an outdoor kitchen. Bama takes the Hudson family to see the $29,300 Keystone Laredo. The family is impressed with the interior design and the swivel TV feature but Jill isn't happy about the unit not having a separate bathroom sink. Chris gets really excited when Bama shows him the outdoor kitchen. Jill wants to see other options so they look at the Forest River Wildwood priced at $26,000. This trailer has a larger master bedroom and a separate room with two bunk beds for the girls. When Jill asks about a separate bathroom, Bama tells them there is a floor plan available that has that option - but the catch is that it wouldn't come with the outdoor kitchen Chris really wanted. It's game time and the Tampa LazyDays sales team rollout the Dynamax Grand Sport on the grounds of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers stadium and give fans the ultimate tailgating experience. In Tucson, Ryan and Ericka find the perfect compromise in the Class C, $87,000 Four Winds Chateau Kodiak. Chris gets outvoted and the Hudson family chooses the Forest River Wildwood layout that has the separate bathroom sink but not the outdoor kitchen.
Jesse and Jennifer Leal have a large blended family of 4 kids and need a travel trailer with ample sleeping space for family vacations. The Leals arrive at Lazydays in Tampa where they meet RV expert Tracy Elliott. They're anxious to see what they can get with their $25,000 budget. Tracy takes the family to see the $29,000 2015 Crossroads Sunset Trail. The Leals like the swivel TV in the master bed area but Jennifer thinks the overall interior feels cramped. She also wasn't too impressed with the outdoor kitchen. Next Tracy takes the family to see the 2015 Keystone Passport Ultra Lite and their boys love the bunk bed room. Jennifer loves the kitchen and separate master bedroom. But the $30,000 cost of the Keystone may be a stretch for their budget. Olu and Farran Burrell want a compact and luxurious RV suitable for their growing toddler. They arrive at Lazydays and meet up with RV expert Jason Brunner to see what options are available in their $120,000 budget. Jason takes the Burrell family to see the 2015 Winnebago Trend priced at $92,000. The moment they step inside the RV, Olu complains about the tight space, and Farran doesn't like the loft style bed. So Jason switches gears and shows them the 2015 Winnebago Via. Farran loves the dinette set and overall layout and Olu is surprised to see the comfortably sized bathroom. The only issue appears to be the budget-busting price tag of $145,000. Dog lovers Colin and Amy Arnold are in the market for a coach large enough to have an office space and room for yoga routines. They've brought their two canines along to help pick a coach that fits their needs and their $350,000 budget. They're paired up with Lazydays RV expert Chris Mullis. First Chris shows the couple the 2015 Winnebago Tour priced at $396,000. Amy and Colin love the spacious interior and the "dog proof" couch. However, Amy isn't comfortable going that high over budget, so next Chris takes the couple to see the under-budget $315,000 2010 Monaco Dynasty. Overall they love the roomy interior and the hotel feel of the master bedroom. Unfortunately, the main living area doesn't have room for Colin's office space he needs to teach his online courses. When RV expert Tracy Elliott decides to take a Leal-family vote to see which travel trailer is the favorite, the Keystone Passport Ultra Lite receives the loudest applause. Overall, it has the sleeping space and amenities they want, so Jesse and Jennifer agree to stretch the budget and purchase the Keystone. Olu and Farran Burrell love the interior of the Winnebago Via but aren't too keen on going over budget. In the end, the couple decides the Via is the best choice for sharing new memories and travel adventures with their daughter. Amy likes the price of the Monaco Dynasty, but Colin is pushing for the storage and living space the over-budget Winnebago Tour offers. After weighing the pros and cons the Arnolds agree that its better to take a financial hit and get everything they want and choose Winnebago Tour as their new home.
Entrepreneurs Thomas and Beverly Brown are ready to settle into retirement and live their dream of traveling to all fifty states. Lazydays RV expert Mark Young sold the couple their fifth wheel, and with the $50,000 trade in value, the Browns have a budget of $650,000. On the lot in Tampa, Mark takes them to see the $647,000 Monaco Dynasty. Beverly and Thomas instantly feel at home inside the coach, and they love the color scheme, the sleek design of the kitchen and the massive shower. But Thomas isn't happy about having to manually adjust the extended leather sofa. Next the Browns look at the Entegra Coach Cornerstone priced at $625,000. Thomas loves the dark interior design and thinks the Entegra looks like their home, but Beverly still prefers the Dynasty. Across the lot, Barbie Newman and Ronnie Hacker drive their La Palma Monaco to the Service Center so that Lazydays Technicians Edwin Garcia and Joe Farlow can repair their slide. They suspect water damage as the reason for the electronic slide being stuck, but they need Edwin and Joe to inspect how far the damage has spread. The Techs use custom-built cradles to remove the 16-foot, 800lb slide from the coach and discover water-damaged, rotted wood inside the slide floor. Luckily, the water damage hasn't spread to the subfloor, so the repair job will only cost $3,000. Edwin and Joe meld plywood, fiberglass and carpet together to build a new slide floor and re-install the slide to the coach. Trenton Jackson, Courtney Bentz and Harrison Frawley are looking for an RV to shuttle customers to and from excursions for their rock-climbing business. They want an attention-grabbing design but also need it to serve as a restroom and compact kitchen when they're out in the wilderness. They head to Lazydays in Tucson and meet with RV expert Steven Spears to see what they can get with their $140,000 budget. First, Steven takes them to see the Born Free Freedom, priced at $138,000. But Trenton can't fully stand up in the shower, so Steven takes the group to see the $121,000 Airstream Interstate. Harrison likes the kitchen area with extendable countertop, and Courtney and Trenton like the comfortable pull down sleeping area in back. Back in Tampa, Thomas and Beverly Brown don't see eye to eye on whether to splurge on the Monaco Dynasty or Cornerstone Entegra. But Thomas has a hard time resisting Beverly's charm, so they pick her favorite, the Monaco Dynasty, as the coach to start the trip of a lifetime. When Barbie Newman and Ronnie Hacker arrive back at the Service Center to inspect their RV, they can't even tell there was anything wrong with the slide. Edwin and Joe did a great job, and the couple is happy to have their coach back and fully functional without any issues. After Steven takes Trenton, Courtney and Harrison to see the outdoor shower on the Airstream Interstate, the RV is the clear winner. The crew takes a group of friends into the desert to test out their new company vehicle.
In Tucson, Brittany Briley, Stephanie Cortes and Zoe Anderson are looking to upgrade their traveling performance act, Cirque Root, out of their run-down school bus and into a coach with a spacious bathroom, storage and large living area to practice their routines. They meet up with RV expert Jeff Vonvai to see how much space their $200,000 will afford. First Jeff takes the circus performers to see the Thor Motor Coach Tuscany, equipped with 3 vanity mirrors and 3 slides. The women are very pleased with the excellent ceiling height, spacious bathroom and king size bed fit for the three ladies. But at a cost of $287,315, they want to see something closer to their budget. So next they look at the $169,651 American Tradition by American Coach. When they try to perform one of their acts in the living space, the area is tighter than the Thor Tuscany. The bathroom area has two separate vanities but it's a smaller space, so they're not sure if it will fit their needs. The Gettig family has come to the Lazydays in Tampa to meet up with RV expert Anthony Smith to shop for an RV they can take on fishing adventures. With a budget of $100,000, both parents Chris and Beth are in agreement that their daughter Taylor wears the pants in the family. The Gettigs are looking for a Class C RV with extra sleeping areas for Taylor and her friends-Beth wants bunk beds but Chris thinks they're too much like coffins. Anthony takes the family to see the $114,000 Fleetwood Storm. Chris loves the exterior "bling, bam" factor and Beth is excited about the bunk beds. But Chris worries that the Storm may have too many sleeping areas so next they look at the less expensive, $86,000 Fleetwood Southwind. Even though the living area has room to sleep six, Beth wishes the Southwind had bunk beds. Entreprenuers Stephen Pratten and Amanda Anseeuw have come to Lazydays in search of an RV with enough muscle power to tow construction machinery and trailers for their commercial auction business. They're paired up with RV expert Livorno Williams to see how much space their $250,000 budget will allow. When Livorno takes the couple to see the 2015 Dynamax DX3, they can hardly contain their excitement over the exterior black and silver paint job. The granite countertops in the kitchen and skylight shower in the master bath continue to impress the couple. The DX3 also has the tow capacity they need, but Stephen isn't comfortable with the $309,000 price tag. So next they look at the 2012 Dynamax Dynaquest, priced under budget at $242,000. Stephen and Amanda hate the beige exterior color and think the interior space is cramped. Livorno offers to sweeten the deal by allowing the couple to swap out some of the furnishings and wrap the exterior with their company logo. Once Stephen and Amanda realize the pros of being able to customize a coach to their tastes and stay within their budget, they both agree that the Dynamax Dynaquest is the best choice for their business. Beth really wants to go over budget for the bunk beds and interior design of the Fleetwood Storm. But Chris manages to convince Beth that the Southwind has better features and an even better price tag, so the Gettig family picks the Fleetwod Southwind for their future outdoor fishing adventures. Back in Tucson the Cirque Root team is facing the tough dilemma of going way over budget for the Tuscany, which has everything they need and want or for the less thrilling American Tradition. Brittany, Stephanie and Zoe reach the conclusion that anything is an upgrade from their traveling school bus days and decide to stick their budget and pick the American Tradition.
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