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Old 06-02-2008, 10:07 AM   #1
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Fuel prices finally got me. Just got back from a trip...our last one in the MH. Selling the old girl and will travel by car. It's been fun.
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Fuel prices finally got me. Just got back from a trip...our last one in the MH. Selling the old girl and will travel by car. It's been fun.
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Old 06-02-2008, 10:22 AM   #3
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Just got back from one ,3100 miles in a car, with a dog and my wife. Did not like it! I thought it would be OK but I will pay the difference just so I can enjoy myself. Yes, it is a little bit less expensive but no-where near as much fun or informative.
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Old 06-02-2008, 11:41 AM   #4
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Deke, sorry to hear you're throwing in the towel. I understand, we just returned from a trip to Arizona and spent a small fortune on diesel. We're retired and would like to make several trips a year, but the fuel prices are going to restrict this. We are weighing our options, too.
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Old 06-02-2008, 07:09 PM   #5
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Wolfman Deke, Sorry to hear about your decision but it certainly is understandable. I know you will not be the last to get out of a MH due to Fuel Prices. Good Luck in the future. Blake
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Old 06-03-2008, 04:58 AM   #6
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Deke,

Hate to see anyone give up!

Here's a thought . . . when fuel prices go through the roof, some folks with Hummers and Suburbans and Excursions give up the big luxury for a Camry or Malibu or Taurus . . . small luxury :-)

So bag the Bounder and think smaller -- something more economical. Stay in the game, brother!

Good luck.
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Old 06-03-2008, 05:56 AM   #7
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Deke,

Certainly this is a decision that everyone has to make based on his/her unique circumstances. Good luck and we wish you nothing but the best in your future endeavors.

As a general statement, it just seems to me that this is a bad market into which to try to sell an RV.

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Old 06-03-2008, 08:23 AM   #8
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We have decided to just go to places closer and maybe not as often. This is not a good market to sell a used fuel hog.

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Old 06-03-2008, 09:20 AM   #9
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Deke, I really hate to see you pull the plug but I can sure appreciate why.

Just a small suggestion though, you might consider putting her in mothballs for a few months and hold off selling her for a spell.

Who knows, this big gas bubble could burst then RV travel could become more affordable.

I wish you all the best in whatever decision you make.

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Old 06-10-2008, 04:48 AM   #10
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Deke, you seem to have several followers. I have noticed some on this forum and several on some of the other forums following suit.

I have a good friend who works in sales for an RV dealership. He says they have had more and more inquiries about helping individuals sell their MH through consignment. Might be an option you look at if you don't already have a buyer.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LVJ58:
Deke, I really hate to see you pull the plug but I can sure appreciate why.

Just a small suggestion though, you might consider putting her in mothballs for a few months and hold off selling her for a spell.

Who knows, this big gas bubble could burst then RV travel could become more affordable.

I wish you all the best in whatever decision you make.

Jim </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I agree!!!!!!!
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Old 06-10-2008, 11:37 AM   #12
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A message from across the pond where fuel prices are outragious!

You could always look into the option of renting your RV out to folk. Turn your pleasure into a small business and let the MH pay its own keep for you. My searches on the net has shown me that there are'nt many places one can hire a proper MH, so maybe you could cash in on the cash rich tourist??
Just an idea to enable you to maintain some of your fun

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Sorry to see anyone give up something they love doing.I think there will be a lot more of us following in your footsteps in the months to come if this situation continues.

Good luck to you.
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I understand where he's coming from and hope he can get out of what he has. To me that would be the hard part - if you still owe on one how can you possibly get out from underneath it, Especially since no one is buying.

I am hoping there will be relief after next year - at least that's what they're saying.
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