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View Poll Results: How do you use your MH?
Vacations only, typically 2 weeks or less at a time 49 45.37%
Extended multi stop tours of a month or more 26 24.07%
Primarily to relocate seasonally for 1-2 months per year 1 0.93%
Primarily to relocate seasonally for 2 to 6 months per year 11 10.19%
We seasonally relocate and take many other trips per year 13 12.04%
Full timer 10 9.26%
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Old 05-08-2014, 04:46 PM   #15
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We're retired and we "wander" the country... I do not like staying in one place for months at a time. After a week or two, I'm ready to move on and see new surroundings... We're currently on our way home after two months on the road. We'll spend a few weeks at home, doctors appointments, pet grooming, coach PDM, ETC and then we'll be back on the road. As my signature shows, we have a 45 foot, quad slide road machine and REALLY enjoy this life style!!

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Old 05-08-2014, 04:58 PM   #16
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36' Gasser and when it's not winterized we try a 5 day trip each month and a local weekend trip once a month. Just got back last Monday and next trip is 6 days and a wake-up away. Trying to talk the wife into retiring in 4 years so we can do longer trips and possibly even go full time.

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Old 05-08-2014, 05:59 PM   #17
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36 ft gasser have been gone from home since November, 2002 allegro bay we both love it could by a new one but it is all paid off cannot loose much money depreciation almost done. Going to wi to sell house and everything, we winter in rio grande valley in arkansas now.
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Old 05-08-2014, 06:07 PM   #18
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Retired, travel where I want, stay for how long I want, move when I want.

What a life!!!! I'm loving it!!!
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Old 05-08-2014, 06:16 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by CJ7ole View Post
I am thinking, the bigger the RV, the more likely they are to use them to winter in the warmer climates or head north to the cooler areas to escape the hot southern areas. And I am presuming at the upper end 42 foot DP's are owned most likely by retired folks
  • Primarily to relocate seasonally for 2 to 6 months per year
Well, you hit the nail on the head in describing us. We spend 7 months at home in the southern California desert, during Nov thru May and June through October on the cool Oregon coast. Our previous coach was a 2-slide 35' DP and after a couple of months, it started to get smaller and smaller. So we graduated to a 4 slide 43' coach that has all the creature comforts of home....include king size bed, fireplace, dishwasher, stacked W/D, lounge chairs, DISH DVRs.....

Life is good.

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Old 05-08-2014, 06:25 PM   #20
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Poll, how do you use your MH?

We fit number one to a tee. I can take about 6 to 8 weeks a year, never more than 2 at a time, so our 39 footer is great to bring all of our stuff and the 3 dogs for that 800~1400 mile trek down south to escape the cold in the winter months. In the summer we go closer to home, usually to the NJ shore.
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Old 05-08-2014, 06:35 PM   #21
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Another miss. Recently retired and have a lot of reasons to get back home every few weeks. Trips may lengthen later but week to 10 days at a time now.
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Old 05-08-2014, 06:44 PM   #22
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No catagory for me, race (Moto-Cross) out of it probably 2 weekends a month, even through the winter (34' gasser) try to do at least 2 vacations out of the area a year too. That is in addition to regional and nationals to the extent I am able to qualify for them. Maybe five thousand miles a year, more often than not I winterize/de-winterize three to five time a year. I tend to neglect the "should fixes" until they become "must fixes", am working on that though! Am set to retire Sep 30th of this year, the wife has to work seven more years after that so I don't know if that will effect me to much one way or the other. Plus I can count on one hand the number of times she has been out in it, she just doesn't get it, plus she might be a little jealous of the moto-home?
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Old 05-08-2014, 08:01 PM   #23
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Guess I should have added a "none of the above" category
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Old 05-08-2014, 08:29 PM   #24
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I picked "Extended multi stop tours of a month or more" but that is not exactly true. I live in Texas so can camp 12 months a year but my health isn't so great so I don't venture more than about 3 -5 hours from home (in case my daughter has to come get me). I belong to several clubs so most of my trips are centered around rallies.
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Old 05-08-2014, 08:42 PM   #25
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We are closer to your first choice. we usually take short one week short trips, and boondock half of the time to take toys out.

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Old 05-08-2014, 08:44 PM   #26
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Missed us completely. We use the MH 1 to 2 trips per month of 3 to 5 days each. We have also spent 5 weeks on the road, 10 weeks on the road and one trip of 4 months. We use it year round and never winterize.
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Old 05-11-2014, 10:18 PM   #27
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Guess I fit best in the vacations only category, but we also take it out once a month for a 3 day weekend.

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Old 05-11-2014, 10:25 PM   #28
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