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Old 09-10-2011, 01:26 PM   #57
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I think it's a matter of perspective. We have what is considered a high end coach (42' Country Coach), but we're certainly not rich. We bought it smart (i.e. USED), and we're both still working!
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Old 09-10-2011, 01:40 PM   #58
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My wife and I have both worked all of our lives to get what we have and to raise our kids. I remember bagging groceries in 1961 for 60 cents an hour, (plus tips), being paid $78 a month in the Navy, and working MANY part time jobs, in addition to my day job. We cut our spending as a way of life and don't have cable TV or new cars, etc. So we are probably not "normal".
Now we have a nice used 2004 diesel motorhome that will serve us well until we have to give it up for the rocking chairs. We are rich in knowing what is really important in life.
We definitely don't envy those with the big new rigs, but enjoy their company and also those with popups or tents. I would have been happy with a teardrop trailer, but my DW would not. So we got a nice home on wheels because she deserves it. She makes my life rich. And being rich is being happy with what you have, and spending less than you earn.
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Old 09-10-2011, 04:19 PM   #59
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We have a nice 39 ft. 5er that I worked most of my life to get (I don't believe in loans for toys) and are very happy with it. The nice thing is when you set up at the campgrounds it doesn't matter what you have or how rich you are--everyone treats you the same. We sat by the campfire with Retired lawyers and CPA's and nobody looked down on me because I'm just a blue collar worker. In the RV world it seems that everyone is equal. It really doesn't matter what you have as long as it makes you happy.
EXACTLY!
You meet nicer people camping because there is no competition.
The great equalizer.
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Old 09-10-2011, 04:56 PM   #60
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Old 09-10-2011, 06:46 PM   #61
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Very well said Pogo.
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EXACTLY!
You meet nicer people camping because there is no competition.
The great equalizer.
ALSO, most everyones goal is to retire someday. No matter what you did to achieve that goal be it a laborer or a doctor, when you are retired EVERYONE is equal. It makes no differance what you did to get there.
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I often wondered how some of my "camping" buddies could afford a big MH. A lot of us use a TH. Well, when I looked into it, I found I could easily upgrade from a 33' TH to a 32' MH with two slides and a 20' enclosed trailer. Took me about 2 hours to find what I liked at good price. Now, when I get to the dunes, I don't have to unload to have living quarters. I can now just turn off the key and unload later. Beer first, then unload.
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Not enough so I start talking like that. Close, but not quite.
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Like other posts, we're moved from two pop-ups, one TT, two MH (1 slide then went to 2 slides), and now we're looking to 'downsize' to a TT. And this TT will have to be a light weight so we're looking at about 22 to 24 foot! I'll admit we're a little worried that we've been spoiled but we've decided we'd rather be hassle & worry free as to be stressed while we 'relax' at the campground.
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To many times we think that wealth comes from material things, but that is far from the truth. Just being able to get out and spent quality time with someone that you love is true riches!

Remember sometimes we don’t own stuff, stuff owns us.

Just go out and have fun !
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I'm always amused when I see a house with a boat or an RV in the yard that's worth more than the house. I guess it's all a matter of priorities.

We wanted to go camping, not temporarily living somewhere else! We could have afforded almost any RV, but bought a 17' EggCamper because it had everything we need for our style of short-term camping. The longest we've ever stayed in one campground is four nights and our longest trip has been six nights. I have yet to see an RV that I would enjoy long-term as much as we enjoy our house - my wife needs three rooms just for her quilting obsession and I don't think I could fit my woodworking equipment into even the largest RV.
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I'm always amused when I see a house with a boat or an RV in the yard that's worth more than the house. I guess it's all a matter of priorities.

We wanted to go camping, not temporarily living somewhere else! We could have afforded almost any RV, but bought a 17' EggCamper because it had everything we need for our style of camping. The longest we've ever stayed in one campground is four nights and our longest trip has been six nights. I have yet to see a campground that I would enjoy long-term as much as we enjoy our house, (my wife needs three rooms just for her quilting obsession!).

I see you've driven by my house...

Seriously, though-
We're more "getaway" campers, too...
If we had an RV more luxurious than our house, it wouldn't feel like camping to us!

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