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Old 04-17-2011, 09:22 AM   #1
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Question Why did you buy your class A?

I've talked to a few people with MH's and each seem to have a different story about why they bought their coach. A few inherited it and one got it as a payment from a loan.

The DW wanted a guest room added to our house here in Fl. because in the winter we wind up with many "new" friends. The quotes were all over $25,000 and at this time putting that much into the house didn't seem like a good idea. We then talked about buying a travel trailer to place on our 1 acre lot for guests to use and if a hurricane came we could get out of dodge fast with most of our valuables. I almost bought one but when I hooked it up to my Ford 150 Harley Davidson truck the bumper hit the ground. Buying another truck and TT. was out of the question. We also wanted to use it to go to bike fests but couldn't figure out how to haul a Harley and pull a TT. The next day I saw a beautiful class A going down the road pulling a bike trailer on back and the rest is history.

The coach now sits under a big old tree next to my pond with full hook ups for guest to use when we are not traveling in it. Of course we find a new adventure to go to every month so guests are limited to stay length. Plus, now we can travel North in the summer to visit all our "new" friends!

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Old 04-17-2011, 09:34 AM   #2
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This may sound corny, but we bought for family. We wanted something the whole family could enjoy. We never carried a TV. We built campfires in the spring, winter, and fall. And cooked out in the summer. I guess it worked, because our two daughters, 40 and 44 still call about 3 or 4 times a day and go camping with us. Our nineteen year old granddaughter is asleep in our bedroom. She came and spent the night with us last night, because she was missing Nanny and PaPa.

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When I was young my parents had a cabin on THE Tippecanoe River, but they sold it when they moved us out of the city. I never forgave them for that but decided a few years ago to look for my own place. I got a good deal on a little piece of property out there but the mobile home there had flooded out a few times and is a total loss. I decided to get something with wheels in case the place flooded out again. We now have a nice little place to gather with family and friends on the weekends within a 2 hour drive where I plan to retire to someday. Then we'll get a newer MH to escape the winters and THE River will be our home base.
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Old 04-17-2011, 09:57 AM   #4
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I would see them driving down the highway and thought it would be neat to have one, now on my third class a with no regrets.
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It started out years ago, so we could take the dogs without putting them in the pet resort.
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Old 04-17-2011, 10:32 AM   #6
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For the HOT SHOWERS! 25 years in the Army, lots of time in the field. Love to camp but got sick of being campy all week so went from tents to camper then TT now on our 3rd class A. Still love to camp, now I get a shower whenever I want!
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Old 04-17-2011, 10:37 AM   #7
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I bought one because I had seen how much more enjoyable it made a day at the drag races having a "house" with you...

Couldnt go without it now!
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Old 04-17-2011, 10:45 AM   #8
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I like to travel, but I like to sleep in my own bed, so I have to take it with me. I like the view being up higher than the rest of the traffic. I like to have snacks, and lunches, and cooked meals, without having to stop. My wife likes not to have to stop at ugly gas station washrooms, she also likes the privecy of her own shower. It just seemed like a good idea at the time.
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It started out years ago, so we could take the dogs without putting them in the pet resort.
That's another great thing about RV's. It costs as much to keep your dog in a dog resort per day as it does to get a CG. Our little guy went twice to a dog resort and came back filled with fleas and scared. No more. He loves the "big truck" too!
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Looked at Class A's and Class C's. Went with Class A for the extra storage room and like riding up high at semi-truck level.
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Old 04-17-2011, 04:36 PM   #11
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Had them all from a tent on up...just had to try this one.

So far so good!
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i will have to agree with what" bob n deb" said.
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We knew we wanted to travel and see the USA when we retired. I hate to fly, and having to stay in hotels/motels, so we decided on a RV. We loved the 5th wheel floor plans but that would have required buying a big tow vehicle. We started out to buy a new Class C but I didn't like the way it felt in the drivers seat. We then found a new Class A for the same price as the C's we were looking at. The feel in the drivers seat made the difference.
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