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Old 07-30-2012, 02:51 PM   #15
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Just curious, do "Class A only" resorts & campgrounds typically have minimum length restrictions? My Thor ACE is a shade under 30 feet, but it sure is a Class A.
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:19 PM   #16
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I know of people who have at least two of these type places to park their class A. They like it, they can afford it and that fine with me. Whatever floats your boat..Better than living in a cave with hundreds of other condo dwellers.
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Old 07-30-2012, 07:05 PM   #17
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I took a look at the website for this resort. It's REALLY nice. Just what I'm looking for when taking the MH to the city. I wish I knew how to find more like this when I am planning a trip!
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:14 AM   #18
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Hi ChileRick,
Usually one can find these resorts by Googling the City they are near along with something like "luxury class a rv resort" or "class A camping" or "class a rv ownership". Examples of Google searches finding luxury resorts are:
"sevierville class a luxury rv resort" gets you The Dell
"petoskey class a luxury rv resort" gets you Hearthside Grove & Signature Resorts
"las vegas luxury class a rv resort" gets you Las Vegas Motor Coach Resort & Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort.

Other CGs also come up on the first page so one will need to sort through the results a bit. However, if you like to go first class, these searches will get you choices.
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The original question was "Why would I purchase a site in one luxury RV resort when I can rent the same site in any one of many of the same luxury resorts and move as I like?". Cost was never raised as an issue. I really didn't see any answers to that specific question. I guess another way to ask the same question is what additional benefits or activities would I enjoy as an owner that I would not have renting a site?

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The original question was "Why would I purchase a site in one luxury RV resort when I can rent the same site in any one of many of the same luxury resorts and move as I like?". Cost was never raised as an issue. I really didn't see any answers to that specific question. I guess another way to ask the same question is what additional benefits or activities would I enjoy as an owner that I would not have renting a site?

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1. The ability to customize the site to your preferences.
2. The ability to leave stuff at your site (especially if you have a casita, cabana, or whatever).
3. Knowing you will have the same site each time you come.
4. The potential for appreciation.
5. The potential to rent out your site when not using, thus reducing your costs, or maybe even generating some positive cash flow (doubtful, but conceivable).

In other words, pretty much the same considerations non-RV folks have when deciding whether to buy a condo in a resort area, rather than renting year after year.
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Hi dfunde01,
You are correct. While I covered one reason in post #9 (been traveling 34 years and want to settle down a bit), for me Crabby Mike's post hit the nail on the head. I'm in the middle of the customization thing and hope this will be done by the middle of next year. The customization is very unique to my needs. The bottom line is once the coach returns to South Florida, for the winter, I will still have a place to stay when at the resort in the Winter (greatly expanded coach house). The coach house has a full bath, kitchen, sleeping and entertaining area and in the rear a screened in porch . Having my own place, in an area with more variety of activities than I can ever do will keep the spice in my life. Only by owning can I do these things. There is no business case for this. It is a way of life. It is the same as owning a Class A coach. There is no business case, it is a way of life. For me, purchased assets must become part of how one lives.
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And as a financial decision, it is no longer wise to buy a condo instead of renting every yeAr. If you are in your 40s and want a vacation resort that will be paid for, it may be a good idea considering the real-estate market now. However, buying a condo or home carries a cost usually of around ten thousand a year in fees and maintenance.

I would have to think there would be a hefty cost similar to that when purchasing a parking spot. I could never see any circumstance where it would would be financially advantageous to own one. It's kind like an RV, you'd be a fool to argue it is actually saving you money.

We all can think of arguments to justify what we want. In fact, come to think of it, an RV, and a property to park your RV fall under the sakes category. It's whatever floats your boat.
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