Well, I came within mere inches of going Gray today. I hadn’t woken up planning on buying and yet somehow ended up agreeing on a price on a small hybrid, only to back out at the last second. I spend way too much time on Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace and this morning saw an ad for a 2005 Aerolite Cub 160 hybrid for a crazy low $2,250 within a few miles of the house. I figured it couldn’t hurt to go take a look. Long story short, he accepted my offer of $1,500 after finding a fair amount of rot. Then I immediately started getting buyer’s remorse as he went inside to ask his wife to take down the ad since they were getting bombarded by people asking about it. Our little pup works great for what it is. I know it inside and out and its issues. The van tows it great and most importantly, it fits in the garage at home. We hadn’t been budgeting for a new camper, though with such a low price it would have been doable, though I would have needed to get a WDH. The repairs were a big question mark. It had some soft spots in the floor I probably could have just shored up some bracing, but the rear bunk was showing early signs of rot at the bottom near the hinge and that is a huge mystery to me considering the fiberglass skin is attached directly to it. The biggest potential for pain though is storage. I can’t keep it at the house due to HOA, so I would need to keep it 70 miles away at my Parents’ house. Or pay crazy storage fees. In the end, when he came out I apologized profusely and said I needed to back out. He was actually relieved himself. Apparently his wife wasn’t happy with him accepting such a low offer when there were tons of other people interested. So in the end, we both came out better by backing out on the deal. I apologized for wasting his time and wished him luck. I’m sure he will be able get close to, if not all of, his asking price with the way the market is around here. We’ll move on from the pup eventually, but today was just too soon and probably not the right trailer. There are too many fish in the sea to take a huge risk when not prepared for it. When we do decide to take the plunge, we’ll be ready.