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Old 02-22-2012, 06:57 PM   #15
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Yes, actually my mother, whom much to her dismay has finally somewhat accepted that I am a 28 year old who wants to live in a travel trailer full time, texted me to tell me an RV show was on!!! It wasn't the best episode I have seen, but still exciting to see a piece on moveable abodes. Around Thanksgiving, I believe HGTV or History channel ran a piece on full timers in interesting setups. There were people who had built their own TTs to look like cabins, many teardrops on rallies, and extra off-road capable monstrosoties of awesomeness class c's. Did anyone happen to catch that episode?

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Old 02-25-2012, 06:00 PM   #16
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Yes, I remember the couple building the RV that looked like a cabin...If done right full timing in a tt can be cost effective. I remember when first married and my DW and me lived in a trailer park in a mobile home. Lot rent was only $140 per month. In the summer season I would see a few RV's using the place.

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Old 03-18-2012, 01:11 PM   #17
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WOW...What a let down....

Wow...How true!!!

This young couple were completely clueless about the negotiation process and the sales person probably made a killing on them. I loved watching the show though... I laughed at their inexperience and would have liked to see HGTV explore more couples before choosing them. They looked at all of the RV's with no sense of re-sale value and although I could sense their perspective of "green value"....do they realize that many of us spend months in a place and therefore have no real carbon fuel costs???

I was also offended when they looked at the Forest River Charleston and said that it had no design sense. Although I do not have that particular RV...We have an American Coach Revolution, I really felt that the Charleston had a very solid and timeless sense of style. I guess to each...thier own. But to say that that RV lacked a sense of style....I was offended.... Maybe Nikki and her husband love a bleached, curved minimilist style, but that does not mean that many of the Rv's of the market today lack style....

Furthermore....I imagine that if they want to bop around every day and move from place to place...they should be looking at an even more small and more fuel efficient unit but honestly, if they wanted that...they could have been even smarter. For all of their talk about wanting to be "green" and fuel efficient...they could have chosen another path....

I would love to have seen their website send more of a message to all Rv'ers and not just yuppie folks that want to see how many "fun places: they can go in a year or two. I wish them great journeys, yet the journeys of my hubby and myself will be just as great and maybe not as flashy or the type stat say...."Look at ME...and see me having fun..."""

I know of a great number of blogs that I will be looking at before theirs....

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Old 03-18-2012, 02:05 PM   #18
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I think everybody needs to keep in mind that House Hunters is not exactly showing the "truth". As someone kind of familiar with the process, here are a couple of things to know before "taking it all in".

First - The people you are seeing have already purchased and closed on the item they are supposedly there buying. Whether it be house or RV, the deal has been done and in most cases days and even weeks previously.

Second - The prices are not always accurate. Sometimes they are, sometimes they are not showing everything you are seeing.

This couple knew exactly what they were doing and despite what was said on the show, this was not their first RV. Months earlier, they purchased a brand new RV that after 30 days was deemed to be a lemon and they started their search over again.

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