After discovering that their car can't hold all the luggage they've packed for vacation, Fibber decides to buy a trailer for their trip. A silver-tongued salesman convinces McGee to buy the most expensive model on the lot and, after Molly finds out the cost, Fibber is forced into the role of salesman to get rid of the white elephant.
Tired of Fibber ignoring his requests to make repairs to the shop he leases from McGee, Mr. Pritchard moves into a vacant storefront across the street. Fibber's not concerned because he's rented the space to a gallery owner who has signed an iron-clad seven year lease for a substantial increase in rent. When McGee learns that the gallery is really a shooting gallery and all his other tenants are threatening to move out, he's in a pickle - especially since the gallery owner refuses to move unless he's paid $300 in cash for the inconvenience he's been caused.
On the fifth anniversary of the McGees and the Norris' becoming neighbors, instead of celebrating Fibber and Roy have a falling out over who owns an apple tree that grows between their houses. Their argument results in acrimony, surveyors, goats and a courtroom battle.
Fibber is disappointed when he's not selected to organize the lodge's annual dance, but gets his chance when his constant second-guessing causes the committee chairman to resign in a huff. His efforts to save money on the dance hall, decorations and entertainment nearly result in disaster, especially when the Governor and his wife decide to attend.
After attending a lecture on relationships, Hazel convinces Molly that their husbands aren't spending enough quality, romantic time with them. Fibber and Roy decide they can survive quite well without women in their life and set up their own household in the McGee home without feminine interference and soon regret their actions.