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Old 03-01-2011, 12:41 PM   #85
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I'd love to never owe anyone anything, but on the other hand... you can't take it with you. That doesn't mean go crazy on payments you can't afford, but, OTOH, to lose years and years of having something... there's a price there as well.


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Old 03-01-2011, 12:51 PM   #86
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Originally Posted by Gary - K7GLD

Seems that those choosing to be offended by the question, simply wouldn't reply...

We own ours free and clear - and the question doesn't offend us in any way...
Come not out Gary

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Old 03-01-2011, 12:53 PM   #87
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I'd love to never owe anyone anything, but on the other hand... you can't take it with you. That doesn't mean go crazy on payments you can't afford, but, OTOH, to lose years and years of having something... there's a price there as well.

Very true. It comes down to personal responsibility and knowing your limitations. Making payments on something doesn't necessarily mean one is living beyond their means... IMHO.

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Old 03-01-2011, 05:20 PM   #88
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Shoot, I'm so upside-down I can see China on a foggy day! But I have all the coach I could buy at the time, and we've really enjoyed it. If I had known it was this much fun, I would have gone in debt many many years earlier!

The positive note is that the house, cars, everything else is paid. No credit card bills.

I'm pretty sure that if I pay this coach down enough, I'll get a tag axle something and finance it as well.

There's nothing wrong with responsible lending/borrowing.

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Old 03-01-2011, 05:34 PM   #89
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Hello all, own it love it and it's more fun than losing money in the stock market.
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:49 AM   #90
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We have a 96 pace arrow,we paid cash. I prefer no payments also in this economy where gas prices go up and up!gas verses payment,i like to travel.staying at home only works if you don't have anywhere else to go.
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Old 03-23-2011, 08:50 PM   #91
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I have had 5 motorhomes...first 3 were financed, last 2 I paid cash. I don't buy 'em new anymore. I wait for the people who are losing them.
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Old 03-24-2011, 11:14 AM   #92
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I own mine. Its not new and infact it is an 87 Allergo Bay 33' that we just purchased this last weekend. We previously owned a used 26'TT and sold it last fall in anticipation of buying a late model MH. Overall condition is good and with some updating to the inside and a few minor repairs to the outside it will serve us for a couple of years while we save for a newer model. Only have 1 pmt and that is for the house and its is less than most peoples MH payment. Only need to work 6 days a month as a Sub Teacher to make payment. Very nice. Leave room to travel when we want
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Old 03-24-2011, 12:56 PM   #93
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We just bought a 2006 Newmar Kountry Star Diesel paid cash seill have our 1996 Fleetwood Pace Arrow up for sale & hope who buys it has cash.
My Dad taught me anything except house if you dont have the cash you dont need it.
Thank god for that lesson in life as got hurt young in life & stuggled but made it.Now I am 52 still cant work fulltime & WCB screwed me as I got hurt at college & never paid a cent.This has been 25 years plus.You never know what tomorrow brings.
Our kids only have house payements & old trailers but there happy as heck.
PAY CASH & by used.Our Newmar had less than 10,000. miles & paid 97,000.00 full load 4 slides love it
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Old 03-24-2011, 04:31 PM   #94
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30 plus years of RVing, 2 popups, 4 TTs, 1 hybred, and 4 class As, and 1 5er, never a payment. Never will.
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Mine is paid for but it's older, (97 Monaco Windsor 38') This is our first coach, so if we love this lifestyle we may move up and finance some on a newer one. We are moving to this from a boating past. 19yrs of boating with a 32' Marinette was our past life
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Old 03-24-2011, 04:40 PM   #96
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Old 03-24-2011, 04:44 PM   #97
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87 bounder paid cash and owned outright :smile:

Plus with fulltiming any other motorhome or trailer we purchase will be cash seeing as banks now dont allow loans etc for fulltimers when using that loan to pay for an RV.
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Debt is a killer. Two houses, car, truck, TT and MH all paid for. Debt free!!!

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