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Old 04-30-2010, 02:08 PM   #15
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Still working full time, so at least once or twice a month for weekends and a couple of longer trips a year. We live in Ca so camping is year around

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Old 04-30-2010, 02:16 PM   #16
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We use ours about 3 times a year counting about 6 weeks in Florida during the winter. We have had ours 11 years and have 31,00 miles on it. We retired this year so expect to use it more.

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Old 04-30-2010, 06:37 PM   #17
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Only 1 time each year. We leave home early june and come home late oct. It takes the rest of the year to do all maint and repairs. sometimes we talk about not comeing home. We have a great life.

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Old 04-30-2010, 06:51 PM   #18
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I hate to admit it but ours is still sttting in the driveway, still winterized.
seems every time we say lets take it out this weekend, something comes up. oh well, one of these days we'll use it again---I hope

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Old 04-30-2010, 06:55 PM   #19
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Everyday these days! We have been full-timing since 1997. We bought our first RV in '94 (a '95 model) and used it almost every weekend during the Summer and we usually took a 1-2 week trip about every few months. The Winters were the worst. We wanted to go so badly. The day we threw the cover over the coach for the Winter was a very sad day. Just so that we could "go" we uncovered the coach, dug out the snow as much as we could and "punched it" to get out of our spot. We drove about 3 hours South, spent a night there and then brought my mother-in-law back home for the Christmas holiday. It was a great trip and we all had a good time. It was an amazing waste of money since we could have just taken the car but I would do it all over again if I could!
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Old 04-30-2010, 07:02 PM   #20
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When we had motorhomes, we had far fewer issues if we would take them out for a 30 minute plus drive every 4 to 6 weeks. Gives the engine and transmission time to get everything up to temperature and lubricated. If it has to set for several months, change the oil and fill the fuel tank and add fuel stabilizer. The generator still needs to run at 1/2 load every 4 weeks for a minimum of 30 minutes and preferably an hour.

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Old 04-30-2010, 10:27 PM   #21
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We live in Fl. so we use ours all year long. We take it out at least once a month. We have two military bases with in 100 miles. So we can get to either in less than two hours, the price is good around $15.00 for F/U, and security is tops. In addition there are numerous campgrouds through out Fl. We belong to our local Good Sam chapter, so we have monthly outings with them. My wife also stayed in it at my daughter's house with F/U for a week to help out after the birth of our second grandson. So we get alot of use from our rig.
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Old 04-30-2010, 10:36 PM   #22
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We are full timers, so the rig is our house. We have been holding up almost 2 yrs, at our daughters townhouse while she does a tour in Iraq, taking care of the grandaughter. The daughter is to return next week and we are on the road again.
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I am fortunate to live in the Gulf Coast area of Texas (Houston) where we never need to winterize - we don't have much winter and we are sometimes camping in that! I have been fortunate to have been an RV owner for the past 33 years. As an average, when I was working I used my motorhome at least once a month. My usage seems to change every year and for two years I lived in it part-time. The last two years I have tried to go to as many camping rallies as possible. Some months that has me gone every weekend. I even had a couple of months when I went from one rally to another and was gone for a month at a time.
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Old 05-01-2010, 12:45 AM   #24
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When we first considered purchasing a MH, I was concerned about how much we might use it. Since I'm not retired, we are limited to my vacation time and weekends. Until last October, we have used it very regularly, at least once a month on average. We are fortunate in Texas to be able to use it pretty much year round. We've camped on Thanksgiving week and over the New Years weekend.

We've also done long trips - 18-22 days just about every year. We are likely to put 3K miles plus on during those times.

When we bought our MH, we considered a 5er. I was concerned about the time that the MH would sit between uses. When we priced TVs that would handle a 30 foot plus 5er, we found that combined purchase price of it and the 5er was more than the used MHs we were looking at. We would be in the same situation with a large TV - it would pretty much sit between camping trips. We have dogs and the MH is easier for us to deal with them. Additionally, we sometimes take others along and the MH is a better choice for us with multiple guests. We did 3K miles in eight days with 5 adults, 2 dogs and an 18 month old. I cannot imagine what that would have been like in a pickup.

how did you sleep that many???

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