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Re: RV's . give me the good and bad of owning one [Re: WhyMe] #5358791 02/24/20 10:49 AM
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Rent one for a week and see if you and your loved ones like it before you spend big bucks buying one.

Seems they depreciate horribly, build quality is a mixed bag, and of course, you have to have a place to store it.

So while it may seem expensive to rent one for a week, it's a lot less expensive than buying one and finding out you don't care for them and taking a bath on selling it on.


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Originally Posted by javacontour
Rent one for a week and see if you and your loved ones like it before you spend big bucks buying one.

Seems they depreciate horribly, build quality is a mixed bag, and of course, you have to have a place to store it.

So while it may seem expensive to rent one for a week, it's a lot less expensive than buying one and finding out you don't care for them and taking a bath on selling it on.


This.


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Re: RV's . give me the good and bad of owning one [Re: WhyMe] #5358833 02/24/20 11:49 AM
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I can Priceline a lot of nice hotel rooms for a lot of nights before the cost of buying, operating, maintaining, and parking an RV of any kind makes sense.

Re: RV's . give me the good and bad of owning one [Re: WhyMe] #5358836 02/24/20 11:56 AM
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Get a camper and a pickup truck. You decouple the living area from the mobility area. Much more convenient and efficient.

With an RV, if the mobility section breaks down, your living section is grounded until it's fixed. Plus, you may need a small vehicle in tow otherwise you are dragging it everywhere with you.

Re: RV's . give me the good and bad of owning one [Re: khittner] #5358839 02/24/20 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by khittner
I can Priceline a lot of nice hotel rooms for a lot of nights before the cost of buying, operating, maintaining, and parking an RV of any kind makes sense.


It's not cheaper. It's only if you enjoy it. Sitting around the campfire with your kids and dogs. Kids can run around. Cooking meals with a group.

We camp with a group of 3 to 4 couples, that's more fun.


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Re: RV's . give me the good and bad of owning one [Re: WhyMe] #5359265 02/24/20 08:24 PM
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I’ve done the math several times and it just doesn’t make sense unless you spend a couple of months or more per year in it. Given the cost of a decent unit I would just rent one for a week or two and save the payments for the 11 months you just mow around it.

The only way an ‘RV’ makes sense to me is a truck camper so I can tow my boat behind me and then pull it up onshore at a waterfront campsite.

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Originally Posted by 4WD
Huh, I live half my life in nice hotels …



That's because you are so bourgeoisie 4wd LOL


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Re: RV's . give me the good and bad of owning one [Re: bbhero] #5359464 02/25/20 05:20 AM
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Nah, the company pays for nice hotels, on my dime it’s likely Best Western, LoL

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Nah, the company pays for nice hotels, on my dime it’s likely Best Western, LoL



Well well....

Let me restate that.... You are so welfare 4wd LOL


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No, I have had nonstop jobs for decades … how is that welfare ?

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Originally Posted by 4WD
No, I have had nonstop jobs for decades … how is that welfare ?

cheers

(I think he was making a simple joke...Like that Romanian fish :-P )


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Re: RV's . give me the good and bad of owning one [Re: pandus13] #5359564 02/25/20 08:45 AM
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I know …bb gets on his reverse smoke mask around this time, 😛

Re: RV's . give me the good and bad of owning one [Re: WhyMe] #5360261 02/25/20 10:46 PM
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Any RV or travel trailer takes some effort to own. Some get it, others don't.



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Re: RV's . give me the good and bad of owning one [Re: pandus13] #5360302 02/26/20 01:28 AM
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Originally Posted by 4WD
No, I have had nonstop jobs for decades … how is that welfare ?

cheers

(I think he was making a simple joke...Like that Romanian fish :-P )



Exactly....

4wd ... You know I was just messing with you...

About staying at welfare hotels/motels...

And for a moment I thought you were so high end and fancy LOL


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We like ours, despite random strangers periodically 'advising' us on what a huge waste they are.

The experiences it makes possible are priceless.

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