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Old 10-06-2015, 07:13 PM   #1
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Am I doomed!

Wife started the conversation like, If we remodel the coach what would you like to change? After listing 5 to 7 things off she asked should we sell ours or trade it in? WOW where did that come from? We like the layout of the rig but would like the newer finishes.

Now she has me thinking about new possibilities like desel instead of gas, and other things.

Do I need help?

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Old 10-06-2015, 07:24 PM   #2
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Wife started the conversation like, If we remodel the coach what would you like to change? After listing 5 to 7 things off she asked should we sell ours or trade it in? WOW where did that come from? We like the layout of the rig but would like the newer finishes.

Now she has me thinking about new possibilities like desel instead of gas, and other things.

Do I need help?

Alan & Terry
Not sure what rig you currently have, but you will have to make a determination if the improvements are worth the trade offs (generally cost).

On the gas vrs diesel, I am assuming that you currently have gas. If the gas is working for you with the traveling you do (short trips, not chris crossing the United States every few months, and you can find the floorplan and storage features in a gas, why change?
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Old 10-06-2015, 07:25 PM   #3
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Wife started the conversation like, If we remodel the coach what would you like to change? After listing 5 to 7 things off she asked should we sell ours or trade it in? WOW where did that come from? We like the layout of the rig but would like the newer finishes.

Now she has me thinking about new possibilities like desel instead of gas, and other things.

Do I need help?

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No help, just the check book.😝😱
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Old 10-06-2015, 07:31 PM   #4
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Yes, you're doomed... Whip out the checkbook and just go with it...
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Old 10-06-2015, 07:32 PM   #5
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No help, just the check book.😝😱

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As Jack and Dee Dee said "Yes... Your are doomed". Just drink the Cool Aid and get the check book out. Once you have opened the possibility of getting a new(re) one it is useless to resist.
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Sounds exciting!
If she wants to upgrade go now, like was said above, you only live once and why settle for something if you want something else and can afford it?
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Wife started the conversation like, If we remodel the coach what would you like to change? After listing 5 to 7 things off she asked should we sell ours or trade it in? WOW where did that come from? We like the layout of the rig but would like the newer finishes.

Now she has me thinking about new possibilities like desel instead of gas, and other things.

Do I need help?

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No you don't need help you need a DP! LOL
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Old 10-06-2015, 09:21 PM   #12
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Did the same thing here, was remodeling an 02 Itasca Suncruiser and had been admiring how cool the new paint jobs were when we would see a nice one pass the other way on the highway. Then happened to go to an RV show and looked at some DPs. The rest is history.

We ended up buying a 40 footer DP. It was $50k more than we had been discussing but this one was really nice and a lot newer than we were originally considering. We got hosed on our trade-in but life is short so we pulled the trigger. I can tell you it is so nice to drive the DP. No comparison to a gasser.

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Old 10-06-2015, 09:25 PM   #13
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Break it down. I pay *** per month. I use it ??? days a year. What is the cost to own this per day spent in it?
What is it worth to YOU and no one else?
Don't forget little incidentals like registration fees, fuel, propane, campground fees, insurance and maintenance costs. Oh yeah, depreciation. Then you find the must have gadget to make the RV life better or easier.
This is not a cheap lifestyle.
I love our motor home but knew going in I would be spending big bucks to be able to own it. The weekends we spend with our children and grandchildren make it all worth it. I can't put a price on that. We have a different perspective on things. My wife and I love having our family with us. We have a ball together.
We aren't world travelers and never will be. We live in the country in a nice home with 200 acres of well managed for wildlife land. We all enjoy our surroundings and work hard to improve them continuously. After 4-5 days away from home I get fidgety and want to be back here. If I thought for one minute I would be happy living in a cracker box forever I'd sell the motor home tomorrow. I couldn't do it.
To each their own. We have been campers since 1977 having owned many many tow behind campers, a class C and now a class A. We are weekend warriors except for the NASCAR races at Watkins Glen which is only 162 miles from home. We leave Thursday morning and come back Monday morning. Otherwise we are local weekenders just going out on weekends on weekends so the grandchildren and our children can be with us. I like the camping life but wouldn't care for a steady diet of it.
My wife and I had 1 weekend alone together this summer. We left Friday after work, traveled 50 miles to watch a dirt track race. We stayed at the track that night and went 20 miles to another dirt track to watch the races Saturday night. We had a good time but called home a few times to see what was happening.
I think before anyone spends a ton of money on something they should do some soul searching and be sure they are getting their money's worth.
I have worked at job since I was 12 years old. 59 years in the workforce with the last 33 in my own business. I could afford a very fancy motor home but I don't feel I would get the value out of it.
There is only 1 person who could answer your question correctly and honestly.
Do the math, set your goals and by all means go for it.
Sorry for the long story but I felt it was worth telling. I hope it helps in your decision making.
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Yep your doomed... Get ready to write a big check. When we bought our DP and sold the 5er we knew we were upgrading our life style with creature comforts at a price. But wow have we enjoyed it! We have spent about 3 months traveling over the last year and the "upgrade" to us has been really worth it. We will never full time but we are really getting use out of our Revolution.


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