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Old 11-08-2015, 07:43 PM   #1
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One MH or 10 in your driving life time? Why?

We're the original owner of our 1999 MH. It's been a sweet ride for the last 16 years. It was our first MH and my intention was to buy more than we needed and a bit over our financial-heads at the time. But I knew - similar to buying a home - that we'd grow into it; and we did. So we are now on a very active search for our "second" MH in 16 years.

After reading many and varied posts on this forum I've discovered that we are in the minority. Many of you have owner 4 to 9 rigs in this same time-frame!!! What's up with that?!?!?!?

What is more typical? Us or you? But more importantly, why???
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Old 11-08-2015, 07:50 PM   #2
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One MH or 10 in your driving life time? Why?

Over about 30 years, 4 coaches that got bigger as our needs grew. From 23 to 25 to 32 to....
Now fulltime with a 42. It's only what we needed, when we needed it.
Over 150K miles, and all smiles!
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Old 11-08-2015, 07:59 PM   #3
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I don't know if there is a typical motor home owner.

We are on our 2nd one due to buying too small the first time. First one was a 26' with one slide in the bedroom and it got crowded fast.

Our 2nd one is a 35' with 3 slides, 1 in the living area and 2 in the bedroom and we are very content with it. I keep adding/replacing items as needed or wanted.

If we hit the lottery we might trade up to a larger diesel.

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This one is our second motorhome in 16 years. The first one burnt to the ground necessitating a replacement.
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Old 11-08-2015, 08:15 PM   #5
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We are on our second. The first one I built from a 67 passenger school bus (little over 40'). Lifted the roof, installed an insulated floor, ran heat through the floor. It worked for 10 years and then the bus gave up. Sold it for scrap.

Then on for a while with tents, trailers, 5er and now back to a motorhome.
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Old 11-08-2015, 08:26 PM   #6
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We are on our 2nd coach. The first one I bought at a an auction, the dealer was liquidating his inventory, ended up buying at dealer cost , after ~10 years we sold it to a friends father and he still has it. The 2nd motor home was in 2008 at the height of the RV sell off, ended up buying a repo for about 1/2 the value. Still worth ~80% of what we paid for it.

We drove the first on 69K miles, the second ~50K miles so we use our RV's. I even lived in mine 6 months while I relocated to a different job. Saved me a bundle in rent and it is pretty nice digs.

What I don't understand is that people buy a new one, it depreciates whether you use it or not, sell it for a fraction of what they have into it, and then buy another.
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Old 11-08-2015, 08:48 PM   #7
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Some people are very uncomfortable buying used. Don't know what problems they are buying and not good at or have little patience for fixing things.
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Old 11-08-2015, 09:29 PM   #8
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Some people are very uncomfortable buying used. Don't know what problems they are buying and not good at or have little patience for fixing things.
Everything I read and hear indicates a motorhome owner should have patience for fixing things, whether new or not.
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Everything I read and hear indicates a motorhome owner should have patience for fixing things, whether new or not.

True with any house, boat, or vehicle, at any age.
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We just bought our third used coach in about 12 years. Plan to have this one many years.
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Started out with a factory ordered truck camper in 1992. Used it till we bought our present motor home two years ago. Should probably be my last. The motor home is kind of like a big Meccano set, just love tinkering with it. Always something to improve.


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Old 11-09-2015, 12:20 AM   #12
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OK so we are not normal at all lol.

2010 bought a 2003 FR Wildcat 5th wheel, our first adventure into the RV lifestyle
2011- traded up to a new Heartland Elkridge 5th wheel.. Much bigger but DH has always dreamed of a class A DP, but we had the truck to pull the 5th wheel.
2014- he had a great opportunity to buy a 2005 Winnebago journey - first class A. It was a mistake tho as it was not a tag, another "wish list" item.
2015 - got a really good buy on our current 2006 holiday rambler navigator so we traded the Journey. DH had better be happy with this one lol. This looks to be our last as it has everything we want and he seems to really love this one... Sigh...
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Our 2004 motorhome is the first we bought 10 years ago and we will probably keep it forever.

We had four travel trailers prior to retiring so when we bought our coach when we finally retired we knew exactly what we liked and didn't like.
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