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Old 04-10-2014, 10:24 PM   #29
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presently i am physically able to do oil, filter, fuel and genny oil and filter
I grease my chassis...but i plan for at least 7 days to do it all each year
i chase loose wires and fix "stuff" as i see it in need of attention.
i spent a few weeks when she was new crawling over every inch to see where stuff goes and add anti chafing pads to wires in questionable routing areas
i pretty much know where everything is supposed to be.
the upcoming coolant change will be done at a shop.
everything else is dependent on time and if i am able.
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I totally agree, we are weekend warriors and could never see putting that much investment into something used a handful of times a year. repair costs and maintence costs just are not justified for such small useage.
I disagree - DP's only make sense if you drive them a high percentage of the time. Let me clarify. When I was weekend warrior I would put close to 10K a year on my rig which equated out to driving 15-17% of the time I was in it. The DP was a pure joy to drive and made those trips much more enjoyable than a gasser would have. Now that I am full-timing I drive 1% of the time I am in it, therefore a DP is not mandatory requirement.

Just a different way of looking at things, YMMV.
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I could write a lot about the maintenance differences or I could just tell you to read this.

http://rsanityrvtravels.blogspot.com...-our-view.html

He sums it up very well.
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We are on our 5th MH and for the most part I have done most of the work that needed to be done. MH's are about the same as a SB, in that they all need to be taken care of. While we may not go out every weekend, we do go out as much as possible and so far have very few maintenance issues. Yes there are the loose screws, rattles to chase down, water leaks, light bulbs that burn out, but not much different then taking care of your SB. Set up a maintenance schedule and time to look the MH over and down time can be kept down.
Take a little time to check things over and you will enjoy your time out more.
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I totally agree, we are weekend warriors and could never see putting that much investment into something used a handful of times a year. repair costs and maintence costs just are not justified for such small useage.

So don't buy ANY RV? What repair and maintenance costs delta is such a dissuading factor of gas vs DP?

We are once a month warriors, mostly long weekends and such. But I truly enjoy driving my rig TO my destination, which to me is half the fun.

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