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Old 08-13-2012, 12:59 PM   #211
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After the third breast Aug my better half received, no one even notices my 28ft Winne when she's outside sunbathing. All they notice are my tires because I can here them say "Look at the Michelins on that one"
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:46 PM   #212
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Whether I was camping in the back of my 69 Toyota Corolla Station Wagon or in my present Class A, I always sat back enjoying the moment and said "Wonder what the other half are doing?" Far as I was concerned I was the richest man in the world. Like Kathy_MD, I can admire or dream of bigger, softer, smoother, etc but never envy. I do have to admit something though. I live in a blue collar neighborhood and when I traded my Class C for my present rig I did feel a bit "odd" with it parked in my driveway and neighbors walked by to the mail boxes and made comments like "Nice!" I felt a bit uneasy as I have never owned anything so conspicuous but I paid cash with money I earned and saved just for my retirement years to enjoy. I do not feel guilty but then again I do not really like to stand out. But this is the rig I want at this time to do what I and my DW enjoy doing. So to answer the OP, yes I feel uneasy sometimes but then I would share a Guinness with anyone interesting regardless if they sleeping on a bed roll on the pick-nick table or traveling in fully tricked out Bluebird. So I don't know about the other half but I am having a ball!
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Old 08-13-2012, 03:45 PM   #213
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Well said Kathy. Enjoy your life.
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:17 PM   #214
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After the third breast Aug my better half received, no one even notices my 28ft Winne when she's outside sunbathing. All they notice are my tires because I can here them say "Look at the Michelins on that one"
Pics or it didn't happen....
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Old 08-14-2012, 03:59 AM   #215
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I would consider ours in the "near luxury" range, south of your $400k baseline. It's all the RV we could ever dream of owning, but we don't feel uncomfortable with it any more than we envy the $1.5 million Prevost nearby, or any more than we feel somehow better than our neighbors in their travel trailer. They're all just friends in love with their RVs and so are we.

We all have financial goals and limitations. Regardless of how much or how little you can spend, there's always someone who has more and someone who has less. It's just the path we take, but it doesn't make one better than the other. We're all just Rvers in the end.

I'm reminded of the guy I saw a few years ago. He had a huge backpack and seemed to be traveling the country on foot. He was looking in the window of an old class C that was for sale. I would have loved to have my camera, but I didn't. I have the mental image. Regardless of what we have, we're all essentially this same guy whether we're sleeping on the ground in a sleeping bag or roaming in a RV.

If anything, I feel sorry for those who don't get it.
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Old 08-14-2012, 04:29 AM   #216
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When he saw a pretty "big boy toy" he liked, my ex-hubby would say, "I wish I had that and he had a million dollars, then we both would be very happy.

In my experience, RVers are, as a group, the most down to earth and genuine of all people. I have parked my small Class C next to Prevosts and huge Excells. My thoughts go more to being thankful I don't have to drive one of those beasts than to envy. My last job before retiring in 2011 was a live-in personal assistant/house manager for a busy single female executive. While that 6,000 sq ft house was pretty, it sure was a LOT of work just managing the people who came in to clean and maintain it's systems.

So, from someone who would NEVER EVER have a luxury MH -- I'm happy for you and I hope you are as happy with yours as I am with mine.
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:13 AM   #217
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After the third breast Aug my better half received, no one even notices my 28ft Winne when she's outside sunbathing. All they notice are my tires because I can here them say "Look at the Michelins on that one"
Where did they put the third one?
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:31 AM   #218
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Michelin's are know for cracking/checking.
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Where did they put the third one?
go see the total recall movie and bam ; there they are
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If you want to see Perry's better half, go see his dog in the pet pictures and I'll guarantee she is in the yellow.
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We go boondocking with the horse club occasionally and a long time ago we were in a 96 winn brave pulling the horse trailer. Most others were in tents or sleeping in the back of their trailers. It got really cold by morning and I could look out the window and see how miserable they were. My new wife used to sleep on a leaky air mattress along with them before we were married but I informed her "homey dont play that" and traded my boat for a new motorhome.
One by one the poor souls came and knocked on the door for warmth and coffee. There was no gloating as they were all friends and we laughed. Needless to say they dont sleep in tents anymore!!!! I have never experienced any rv'er looking down at anyone else. When I look out the window on a cold morning I am tickled I never have to do that again ; even when its my kids and grand kids! Its all fun
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A couple of the guys in camp make fun of me. Not because of what I have, but because I keep it to the mid to high 70s. I don't like cold feet. Some don't turn on their heat at all when it's mid 30s outside. Some only set it to the low 50s. I bought a motor home, not a motor camp-out-in-it. If I can't keep the comfort level close to a home, something's not right.
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The measure of a successful RV'er and a good motor home is the miles and good times and friendships associated with it- Whether it is a entry level coach or a million dollar Prevost, all is measured by good times--- Most RV'ers like the idea of staying in their own rolling home versus staying in a motel or hotel- So, a comfortable, reliable, safe MH would be just as much fun regardless of price- But the high end MH is a dream of most RV'ers much like a yacht or a expensive car- Nothing wrong with dreaming and looking at all-- I love the walk around RV parks and check out all rigs and talk to owners and hear their stories-- I have never talked to one that was a snob or unfriendly at all.........................
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:57 AM   #224
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I don't think most RVers care how expensive or not expensive any ones rig is. We have a very nice motor home. I bought it at a low price from someone who needed to dump it. But I really liked my old GMC better. I just could not keep it running. Thank God for Cat motors and Allison transmissions. Much more reliable than Olds motors and old GM three speeds.
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