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Old 10-13-2014, 12:41 PM   #11
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Operating costs are a hard one to pin down. A lot would depend on what you want in a TT. You can find small and cheap units that are not hard on the fuel tank, to massively huge TT and 5vers.
You have to look at the big picture unless you travel a lot. I would guess about 15 to 20 nights in a hotel room is about the same as your annual monthly payment schedule. But as outdoor people, the convince of opening the door in the morning and going for a bike ride, a walk, down to the lake to fish, etc, is fabulous. Camping really tends to bring the family together so much more than sitting in a hotel room, between our activities.

What I like best is having our own beds, and kitchen. When on a road trip I do not feel as we are always rushed to load and unload for the night. We can stop at a rest area to have lunch.

Your fuel economy will massively decrease pulling a large frontal area TT. A PU is not quite so bad. My TV gets about 21-23 mph on the Hwy (no trailer, not driving crazy fast). With our 23B on board I get between 9-13 mph. Your mileage will vary.

I call our HTT our portable cabin. It is a lot cheaper than a cabin, maintenance work is easier, and any maintenance can be done at home, not while on vacation.

Good Luck, it really life style you are buying, not a means to get from here to their.
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Old 10-13-2014, 01:37 PM   #12
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Guys I want to say thank you to all of you. I didn't mean to bring up that question but I'm researching before I make a decision. We do like camping and we do it at least 6-8 times a year plus whenever we go fishing. I. Think I will end up getting one but maybe next year. The one that I'm looking at right now is the 264bh model. That's the one I like.
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Old 10-13-2014, 01:49 PM   #13
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Buying a TT isn't about saving money, it is a lifestyle. DW didn't have a clue about what camping was in an RV and was against it. I finally talked her into buying a used Springdale cheap. Two years later she absolutely loves it so we bought a new 2014 Eagle and haven't even thought about staying in a hotel. We live about 30 miles from the N. Georgia mountains and just tow it there for long weekends and to Key West, FL for vacations. So, my suggestion is to buy a smaller cheaper RV and try it out and see how you like it. You can also just rent one but the ones I have priced out are pricey. If you decide you want to go the RV route you can always upgrade, and upgrade, and then upgrade... It is kind of like owning a boat, you always want a bigger one.
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Old 10-13-2014, 02:07 PM   #14
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Something else to consider that no one else seems to have mentioned. If you like the more "urban" style of traveling, you can still use your TT. That was one of the things DW and I discussed before we bought ours. She wanted to be able to see urban areas and experience all the art and culture the big cities have to offer. We decided that we could accomplish this with the TT by staying just outside any urban area we wanted (like in a private CG, or even a state park close by) and use our TV for excursions into the big city. Just have to figure out what to do with the dog, but that shouldn't be too difficult. TT's aren't just for getting away into nature anymore, you can do any kind of traveling you want!
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Old 10-13-2014, 03:02 PM   #15
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We find we are doing more of that lately. That is finding towns with things that interest us then look for campgrounds in those areas. Just the same thing we use to do when deciding what area to take a hotel in. With camping it seems we get the best of both worlds and save any indoor town attractions for rain predicted days in town.
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Old 10-13-2014, 07:19 PM   #16
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This is not a true statement. I save money just for camping nites in the off season, use overtime earnings, seems like it doesn't sting as much. There is allot to be for everything is packed and ready to go.
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Old 10-13-2014, 08:34 PM   #17
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If you don't use the TT it's is a total waste on money and therefore very very expensive.
I have camped with my Grandparents, Parents, Children, and now Grands. You can't put a $ amount on that. My memories are priceless. If you are going to purchase then just look at it out the window-skip it. If you are going to use it as much as possible-you can create your own memories.
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Old 10-13-2014, 09:44 PM   #18
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I didn't get into a TT because it's cheaper than a hotel. I did it for my kids. I don't care if I have to fill the truck full of gas or pay $35 per night for a campsite, $150 a month for trailer payments, $60 a month for storage, 350$ a year for insurance, and random maintenance costs. All $$ aside, my kids love camping, and ask me to go camping. The smile on their faces is worth every penny. And camping with a 3 and 1 year old isn't easy, so it's only going to get better.
Can you own a TT and save $$ compared to hotels.. For sure.. Buy used trailer and truck would be a start so overhead costs are low right off the start.
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Old 10-13-2014, 10:17 PM   #19
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I get it's worth it. Is the jayco 264bh a good rv? They have on sale around 14999-15459 around where I live. Are those good prices? Please advice
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I have a 2015 jay flight 26bh elite and really like it so far( upgraded from a 2012 jayco pop up). We paid $22000 up here in Canada. My understanding is the 264BH is the swift version(lighter weight, less options). Up here the 264BH was @ 18-20000. So I think your 15000 is average asking price, but always barter for a better/lower price.
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