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Old 07-13-2012, 06:11 PM   #1
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May have done a bad thing today

I looked at a brand new F250 XLT with FX4 package, with 6.7 diesel, lots of buying incentives right now with year end. It is still lots of money and probably more than I can justify but I still want it!!! It would sure tow my trailer well. Now to convince my wife, we need it.
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:52 PM   #2
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Here's some logic that is sure to help. Say your new truck costs $38000. In 2011 you camped 42 nights. That would be only $904.76 per night! What a deal; if you decide to use this line of argument, be sure not to give me any credit at all.

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Old 07-13-2012, 07:51 PM   #3
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Now to convince my wife, we need it.

Don and I always 'do the math together' so it's not a isolated he/she thing.

We both would like to upgrade to a double bunk (we have four grandkids who are huge part of our life). We committed to our current tt three years ago based on three grandkids. Starting next year, Hailey (newest) will be potty trained and grandparent approved to camp with us without a parent LOL We outgrew our current tt which means there is a possibilty to upgrade to either a tt/5'er that accomodates two bunk units. Glad that neither Don or I have to convince the other to buy something that may be an advantage (tt/tv) to our mental well-being in the long run. See my signi on how to buy a tt (or tv for that matter) LOL
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:04 PM   #4
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There is nothing about any of this (TT, 5rs, TV) that makes good financial sense. If you want it, and can afford it with out neglecting other responsibilities, just get it. Once you tow with that diesel you wont be able to get the smile off your face. :-)
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Old 07-14-2012, 01:35 AM   #5
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My wife and I have been married for 40 years and we have always used this method for buying anything that cost over 1000 dollars, wait 30 days, and if you still feel the same about the item, and of course you can afford it, go for it. We have been amazed thru the years how things look a little different when you give yourself time to get over the initial ' I want it stage', good luck,.......happy camping1
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Derek,
Tell her it's safer over what you have now....can't put a price on safety!!!!

Plus, you will LOVE it....My wife and I love ours!!!
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Old 07-14-2012, 08:30 AM   #7
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Don and I always 'do the math together' so it's not a isolated he/she thing.

We both would like to upgrade to a double bunk (we have four grandkids who are huge part of our life). We committed to our current tt three years ago based on three grandkids. Starting next year, Hailey (newest) will be potty trained and grandparent approved to camp with us without a parent LOL We outgrew our current tt which means there is a possibilty to upgrade to either a tt/5'er that accomodates two bunk units. Glad that neither Don or I have to convince the other to buy something that may be an advantage (tt/tv) to our mental well-being in the long run. See my signi on how to buy a tt (or tv for that matter) LOL
We do the same, we know we need a new truck soon, it is just alot of money. I really don't want to buy a used one either. I would rather buy new and keep it 10 years. We will see, I know it will be safer and better to tow with we are well under the tow weight rating but very near our max GCVW rating so a 3/4 or 1 ton is raelly the only option. I am sure we can afford it, it is just so much more than we have ever paid for a vehicle before. We both love camping so it will get used.
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Here's some logic that is sure to help. Say your new truck costs $38000. In 2011 you camped 42 nights. That would be only $904.76 per night! What a deal; if you decide to use this line of argument, be sure not to give me any credit at all.

I must be looking in the wrong place...lol All the new Ford diesel trucks I have looked at are approaching $50K. The fancier ones are encroaching on $60K here.
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If you really really really want it just remember that is is easier to get forgivness than to get permission. Actually we usually talk things over and spend lots of time looking at options and often end up missing a good deal.
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Sure it cost lots of $$$ dear BUT your Safety is worth it... .. try that line on her... ;-))
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