I've said it before and I'll say it again. Renting a DP gives you absolutely no perspective on what it takes to maintain a DP. You cannot compare renting a class C to owning a class A and you cannot get a feel for what it takes to maintain a class A by renting a class A.
Before I bought my DP I got a lot of people asking me why don't you rent one first? (Including my DW). The answer is: I know what it is like to "camp". I know we like to camp, cowboy cooking, hiking, fishing, wilderness star gazing. All wonderful activities that are made much better by not having to drive 3-4 hours home afterwards. I have spent time in motor homes (at work sites). I know the appeal of a motor home as opposed to a travel trailer.
What I didn't know is how much work it takes to fix broken switches, water pumps, GFCI circuits, etc. Our camping routine includes at least a half day of me "puttering". The rest of the family usually watches movies during this time. I am always done in time to barbecue dinner, play board games, and drink beer in the evening.
You can't get that from a rental.
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