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Old 06-21-2012, 03:36 AM   #85
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Life is too short to worry about what other people think. You never know when life will throw you a curve ball. My DH is in the fight for his life so we may never get to realize our dream of full timing. Go for it, full steam ahead, damn the torpedoes (or whatever the quote is)..
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Glassalley 52, I'm sorry to hear about your DH. All the best to both of you and may you be able to realize your dream.
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:51 AM   #87
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Sounds like a little envy right there!

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On your part maybe, not mine. If I desired a MH I would have looked for a good deal as others do, found one, and bought it. After all, once it leaves the dealer brand new, it depreciates. Let the original owner take the loss....
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:01 AM   #88
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$400,000. !! 3-1/2 years ago we purchased our present '04 MH for 17% of that amount (see signature). It is 40' long has FBP and 3 slides for resale purposes and it was what we wanted.
There you go! Better to buy used. Craigslist almost always has used MHs for sale in the RV section. Some are truly fantastic deals. Especially from those unfortunate desperate people who need cash due to job loss or illness. MHs were the first things we looked at when we decided tent camping was more for the young and we were getting up in years. What discouraged us most was that we would have to maintain another vehicle besides the MH (Toad) and the low gas mileage MHs get.

With a TT like we have now, we unhook it, set it up, and can take off in our TV.
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:07 AM   #89
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When I retired my wife and I decided to buy the biggest and the best mh that was not a Prevost. No longer did I want to look out of the window of my less expensive MH and see another mh and say I wish we had one of those. I now have what I consider "one of those" and I am sorry but I don't feel guilty or uncomfortable. I worked for everything I have and I am proud of what I have.
Good. That's how you should feel. It doesn't bother me a bit when I look out the window of my TT at someone in a tent or beat up old PU camped in the next site. What difference does it really make if they're enjoying themselves camping? If they weren't having fun, they wouldn't be there. If they feel envious someone has something more expensive, let that motivate them to work harder or save more to get what they desire.
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:08 AM   #90
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I'm with you! Way too ornate and fancy.

As far as I'm concerned the mirrors belong on the bedroom ceiling not the main salon where all the people can see your acrobatics through the front windshield!

OOPS! Did I say that out loud?
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I found out later the Newell had a number of request from people to go inside and look around.
I can't imagine people having the audacity to ask a stranger if they can go inside their rig to look around. I would be suspicious of anyone who told me that story.
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I worked hard from age 9 until this year. I earned everything I have. My rig is a 1988 model. I got a good deal on it and paid cash. What I paid for my MH wouldn't buy the sofa in a $400,000 rig. My rig is not the prettiest, nor the biggest (thank goodness), nor the newest. It fits my needs and then some. I'm proud of it; I enjoy it. It might not have been exactly what I wanted, but it was close. Now I'm making some changes to it to suit me, and I'll be proud of the work that I do to make it mine.

I don't look down on anyone, or up to anyone. Each to their own. I may like something about your set-up, may admire it's beauty and gizmos, but I will not envy you for it. That guy in the tent may be smarter than all of us, his motor doesn't die, A/C doesn't go on the fritz, door remote doesn't stop working, carpet doesn't wear out, his minivan probably gets 25 mpg's, and making his bed is a cinch.
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From seeing the prices of them anymore I'm not so sure a $400k unit is super high end, probably more like a million now so go for it, you should fit right in.

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Oh my, where to start........

1. Someone didn't want a larger 5th wheel because they didn't want to
upgrade their tv?? And that makes sense to you.....
That was their claim. Whether it makes sense to me or not is irrelevant.

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2. And the guy in the $400k MH is envious of those in 5ers, TT, and PUs
because they get a few more MPG? Did it occur to you that if he can
afford a $400k MH, he could have afforded any of those other RVs.
So obviously he is not worried about the cost of a few MPGs.
Do you know what satire is? BTW, whether he worries about the cost of gas or not would depend on how deep in debt his is on the $400,000 MH and how hard it is for him to make the payments.

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3. And the $400k MH guy (again, you seem to focus on him) is envious of
those that don't have a MH payment?? Sure, there are lots of paid for
MH out there, but also lots of payments being made on every type
of RV, cheap or expensive.
Satire my dear, satire. Of course there are people making payments on even the cheapest rigs. We all know that.

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4. And now the poor guy feels rotten because his MH is loosing value while
he is making payments on it. I guess you don't realize that every RV out
there, yours and mine included, is loosing value every day, whether
paid for or not. It's called depreciation, look it up, it's in the dictionary
under "depreciation".
Satire. Look it up, it's in the dictionary under "satire". Of course rigs depreciate. Are you to be taken seriously?

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5. And as far as not fitting into smaller spaces in campgrounds, maybe he is
like me and doesn't care about smaller places in campgrounds, because
they usually don't have full hook-ups and pull-through spaces. I doubt
there is any envy that he can't stay in a small space, but since he can
afford a $400k MH, he is probably smart enough to plan ahead and find
a larger campground.
Ohhhhhhhhh.... it looks like my SATIRE hit a nerve!

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6. And why do you assume that if he can afford a $400k MH, he will be
"negatively affected" by the "financial drag" until he downsizes?
Why would he want to downsize? If he is smart enough to make
enough money to afford that RV, why isn't he smart enough to figure
out what he can afford to pay for an RV.
Unforeseen circumstances change in all our lives despite how smart we may be. Sometimes the changes are to our detriment. Look around you. That one was not meant to be satirical. I have a acquaintance who "had it all" until he lost his high paid high power job in this recession. They're now lucky they're still in their house. The big fancy boat, the Harley MC, the expensive sports car, all the luxuries... all gone.

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If he can afford that RV, I doubt he has any envy towards our RVs.
Look up Satirical. Actually he may or may not be envious. Since when does a $400,000 RV bring happiness and satisfaction? Even millionaires commit suicide. He may have been happier in his popup or old 5th wheel and long for those days.

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they are, I completely support your right to post them.

And that's MY opinion.

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And you're entitled to your opinion no matter how stuff-shirt it is.
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... What discouraged us most was that we would have to maintain another vehicle besides the MH (Toad) and the low gas mileage MHs get.

With a TT like we have now, we unhook it, set it up, and can take off in our TV.
???

MH + toad = 2
TT + TV = 2

TT = "...unhook it, set it up, and can take off in our TV..."
MH = park, unhook toad, take off in toad

MH = low mileage
TV = low mileage

take off in TV = low mileage (11-12 mpg?)
take off in toad = HIGH mpg! (30 mpg )

What discouraged ME the most was having to drive that gas guzzling TV on all my exploring and daily driving!

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If someone in an ultra expensive coach sees me staring at their rig, it's not out of jealousy or lust, it's pure admiration for a top shelf product. I'll do the same thing if you happen to drive by in an A 1952 MG TD! .
So far the rigs that impress me the most are the old antique TTs that have been carefully and lovingly restored. Not cheap but the results I've seen are beautiful. TT's from the late 1940s, 50s and 60s. Of course many people will add modern things like flat screen TVs, A/C etc. but the basic unit is the same. You just don't find anything new as warm and homey and welcoming as these old restored TTs.
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...Do you know what satire is? ... Satire my dear, satire ... Satire. Look it up, it's in the dictionary under "satire"...
Definition of SARCASM - A cutting, often ironic remark intended to wound. A form of wit that is marked by the use of sarcastic language and is intended to make its victim the butt of contempt or ridicule.

If that was NOT your intent, you might want to word your posts more carefully.

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And you're entitled to your opinion no matter how mean-spirited it might sound!



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???

MH + toad = 2
TT + TV = 2
Our TT, like all TTs, doesn't have an engine. It's pulled by a tow vehicle. One engine, one motor vehicle to maintain.

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TT = "...unhook it, set it up, and can take off in our TV..."
MH = park, unhook toad, take off in toad
Again: Our TT doesn't have an engine. It's pulled by a tow vehicle. One engine, one vehicle to maintain, instead of two. Also saves on Insurance.

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MH = low mileage
TV = low mileage
Our TV = 10 to 11 MPG - what does the average MH get?

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take off in TV = low mileage (11-12 mpg?)
take off in toad = HIGH mpg! (30 mpg )
Whoops, you're wrong there. Our TV, not towing, about 16 MPG sometimes more, sometimes less depending on traffic, hills, city roads etc.

What are you driving that gets 30 mpg? And how many MPG did you get towing it with the MH to the site?

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What discouraged ME the most was having to drive that gas guzzling TV on all my exploring and daily driving!

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How many MPG do you get with your MH towing the toad?
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