Sometimes, a Tape Measure is My Most Important Input For a Decision.
Sometimes Buyer Clients need to measure rooms.. even if the dimensions are posted in the home information. The Client needs to know that Great-Grandma's dining room set will fit in the Formal Dining Room and that there's plenty of room in the master bedroom for the oversized bedroom furniture that the client owns.
Today a tape measure was important in a decision that Don and I were making. We had found the "perfect" Dodge Ram 3500 to replace the current one that we have for towing our 5th Wheel RV. For some reason, we just weren't quite ready to do it. We loved the new truck but the trade-in for our low-mileage, well-cared-for truck wasn't good enough.. It's a 2005 but only has 84,000 miles on it. On the Cummins Diesel engine, that is nothing! We had about decided to go ahead and write the check today for the new one, but Something kept nagging at us though so we took the tape measure and measured the distance from the 5th wheel hook-up in the bed of the truck to the cab, and the new truck is shorter by 20" for that distance. That will not work! Those sharper turns would get dicey and possibly cause damage to RV and possible truck too! SO.. back to square one.
I was reminded of the saying, Measure Twice.. Cut Once. EXCEPT, this time, it was measure twice to avoid buying the wrong truck!
I've priced the one that will work but we're not in a hurry.. think we're going to sell the current one first.
A tape measure sure did help us make the right tdecision today!