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Old 01-21-2014, 10:59 AM   #57
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Just to put the cost of owning your current coach into perspective with our last coach. We traded off our 2001 gas powered Winnebago Adventurer last spring with over 100,000 miles on the odometer. In the 12+ years we owned it we spent about the same on maintenance and repairs as you did in 2 years.

All the appliances and systems worked fine and it had tires and batteries were less than a year old.
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:18 AM   #58
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Update, at this point I have decided to keep my HR DP and see how this year goes, may trade it in at some point but I think getting into a huge debt and starting out upside down is not the smartest decision. I'll pay mine down and when I break even then I will trade.
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I like your financial reasoning, good plan.
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Update, at this point I have decided to keep my HR DP and see how this year goes, may trade it in at some point but I think getting into a huge debt and starting out upside down is not the smartest decision. I'll pay mine down and when I break even then I will trade.
Best of Luck and thanks for the conclusion (for now)
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Old 02-01-2014, 08:41 AM   #61
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Update, at this point I have decided to keep my HR DP and see how this year goes, may trade it in at some point but I think getting into a huge debt and starting out upside down is not the smartest decision. I'll pay mine down and when I break even then I will trade.
Cat2000 I wish you better luck this year. Whether you have made the correct decision will be evident once your back on the road. LOL, "break even?" Don't know if that's a possibility with these complex machines.
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Break even meaning when my debt equals valve, that will happen right? Lol
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Old 02-01-2014, 01:16 PM   #63
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We went to the NW RV show in Spokane last week and saw your Bounder 35K. It had a great floor plan and the price was the same as you were quoted (I think around $122,000). But, it lit no flame in us for trading out of our DB for it. Of course we're not spending $10,000/year in maintenance on ours so there was no buyers motivation in us either. There's just something about a DP that we are hooked on. On a side note....we thought the Phaeton DP's stole the show. Hope you have a great...inexpensive experience with yours this year.....you definitely deserve it.
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We went to the NW RV show in Spokane last week and saw your Bounder 35K. It had a great floor plan and the price was the same as you were quoted (I think around $122,000). But, it lit no flame in us for trading out of our DB for it. Of course we're not spending $10,000/year in maintenance on ours so there was no buyers motivation in us either. There's just something about a DP that we are hooked on. On a side note....we thought the Phaeton DP's stole the show. Hope you have a great...inexpensive experience with yours this year.....you definitely deserve it.
I hear you and agree that the DP does give a certain pride and even my DW was struggling with the thought of giving it up, it was the floor plan of the 35K that eased it. But now she's much happier keeping the DP and me too!...for now!

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Break even meaning when my debt equals valve, that will happen right? Lol

Yes, no, maybe, who knows! No one can tell you when the next down cycle may hit RV's.

I usually don't recommend this, especially if it is a good interest rate on the loan. But you mentioned the Bounder's payment wold have been a little bit more then the current payment, and that seemed to be OK with you. If you are really wanting to be sure you are 'paid down' enough on the principal to break even - perhaps make that higher payment on this current loan. Over a period of time, that can really lower the total interest paid, and of course the more that goes against principal - the faster you'll reach break even point.

Sure hope your problems are behind you, it was a heck of bad run on this one! Enjoy your rig!

Best to all, be safe, have fun,
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Yes, no, maybe, who knows! No one can tell you when the next down cycle may hit RV's. I usually don't recommend this, especially if it is a good interest rate on the loan. But you mentioned the Bounder's payment wold have been a little bit more then the current payment, and that seemed to be OK with you. If you are really wanting to be sure you are 'paid down' enough on the principal to break even - perhaps make that higher payment on this current loan. Over a period of time, that can really lower the total interest paid, and of course the more that goes against principal - the faster you'll reach break even point. Sure hope your problems are behind you, it was a heck of bad run on this one! Enjoy your rig! Best to all, be safe, have fun, Smitty
I did think of that option and it's good advice!

Thank you Smitty!
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