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Old 01-06-2022, 06:21 AM   #21
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The problem with public transportation is not the transportation!
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Old 01-06-2022, 09:07 AM   #22
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I have always looked at the RV lifestyle the same way I looked at building a Hotrod. It’s best not to keep track of the money you spend . The journey will be much more enjoyable.
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Old 01-06-2022, 10:52 AM   #23
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Yup,, cost on everything is going crazy. One thing we do to try to compensate is avoid the paying camp grounds.. Since our TT is set up with Solar and plenty of Lithium Batteries, we'v been doing a lot of bon docking and love it. We have learned that bon docking is much more peaceful, provides a lot better scenery and no hassles with making RSVP. Some of these sites even have septic service where they will come and pump your tanks for a small fee. There are several Apps you can download, we use the app 'FreeSpace'
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Old 01-07-2022, 03:40 PM   #24
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I have always looked at the RV lifestyle the same way I looked at building a Hotrod. Itís best not to keep track of the money you spend . The journey will be much more enjoyable.
Exactly my opinion. I doubt no one on this site has bought any RV as an investment. Enjoy them and use them every chance you get.

Truth is, 30 years, most if not all will be in a landfill somewhere.
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Old 01-07-2022, 06:39 PM   #25
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I doubt no one on this site has bought any RV as an investment.

Truth is, 30 years, most if not all will be in a landfill somewhere.
We bought our first RV for fun, not as an investment. She was 22 years old at the time, and only cost 900 bucks. That's all we could afford. Our little kids (at the time) grew up in her and we are proud to say that they both have grown to be fine men and both love the RV lifestyle.

She is now 57 years old and still functional. I must admit that we own our own personal campsite and the old girl has not been driven on the highway for the last 35 years. I attribute that to her longevity, but more because back then they built them like a brick shedhouse.

Although we now own a Jayco with AC, flatscreen TV, microwave, full electric, furnace, hot water, shower, etc., we often sleep in the old girl on cool nights jut to reminisce. Both are parked only 100 feet from each other.

I truly expect the 2015 Jayco will outlast us.
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Old 01-07-2022, 08:30 PM   #26
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I was a road warrior for 45 years. My job required it. I often worked 24 / 7 / 365 and needed to be close to a phone when I wasn't on the road.

I simply HATE driving. I always flew, rented a car and went to a hotel. Did I say 45 years?

The comments here seem to me to be outrageous. Never in 45 years did I ever receive such treatment.

Now retired, we fly, take cruises, etc. Same respectable treatment.

I just dunno...
Yup! Iíve spent 40 odd years on the road too. 99% by air and Iíve logged just short of 3M air miles. (Plane, taxi/rent car, hotel, customer) repeat as necessary. Loved what I did (mostly). But retirement is awesome! We still fly occasionally, to Vegas or international but only every other year or so. The 5th is the way to travel now. Since my Ď16 retirement weíve made 2 six week trips, several 3-4 week outings and many more shorter trips. We now never make an overnight stop and have made our travels about the trip and not the destination.

That said our first trip was picking up our 1st TT, Houston-Orlando (internet sale). 2 day there with pickup the next morning and 3 nights traveling back (was still on the vaca clock), total was 6 days IIRC.
Couple years back we did a trip to WDW w the kids (gíson an his parents&#128527 and spent 4 weeks on the road. Th kids met us in N Fla, we caravaned to WDW and spent 10 days w The Mouse. When we left the kids roared back to Houston and we lingered in their dust working our way back home.
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Currently taking a few days at a campground so I donít expose my wife and son to the rona. She asked me today if Iíd rather just use some of my gazillion Hilton or Marriott points for a room somewhere instead. That was an easy no. Why would I stay in nice hotel thatís free and closer to home when I can pay for a state park spot, feel the cold when itís 19 degrees, make all my own food, tinker/fix a couple items, re winterize my trailer at the end of my exile and burn some diesel. Highly impractical and expensive in comparison, but my favorite option.

Today debating adjusting my through frame slide out, and need to tighten up the band that holds one of my propane tanks. Always something.
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My wife and I started camping just after we got marries a little over 53 years ago. We borrowed a pop-up a couple of times and then spent $275 for an old one. We went from pop-up to a travel trailer to a pop-up to a travel trailer to a pop-up to a Class C motorhome ($5,300) to a hybrid trailer/pop-up to a new travel trailer (first new anything after we retired) to our current 2014 Precept 31UL. At 74 years old, I feel that this is the last RV we will ever have and it is the nicest thing we have had other than the new Flagstaff (we got it for the grandchildren and gave it to their parents).
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