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Old 05-22-2012, 10:43 PM   #15
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A very interesting question... and I think it has a lot of different answers... depending upon your perspective.


We just quit full timing after over three years through 34 states and 40,000 miles... in a new 40 DP. I don't think I ever once felt the word "snob" was appropriate for anything we experienced... although we were the ones driving the "snobmobile" and I don't doubt that there were some who pointed to us and felt WE were snobs without ever meeting us or speaking to us.

We spend a great deal of time inside our rig because we aren't "camping" like so many around us are... we're just "traveling" and doing it in a motorhome we had outfitted to be a nice home on wheels for us and our three dogs. We sit outside our coach about as much as we sit on our patio now that we have a stick house again.

I'm an outgoing, friendly person and say hello and wave to everybody, but I'm not big on sitting around a campfire more than a couple of times a year and I'm not going to stop you on your way to the dog park and talk your leg off.

So, I suspect I've unwittingly contributed to whatever Class A Snob paradigm might exist... but I think it's a bum rap!

Congrats on your upcoming changes and many happy miles and adventures ahead. BTW, good choice picking the Class A w/toad.

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Old 05-22-2012, 10:44 PM   #16
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Snobbish behaviour is not limited to the rv world. I am one who thinks that if you place your values in what you own then you may need to step back and look at what is really important.

We transistioned from a fifth wheel to a gas motorhome 9 years ago and 2 years later went to a 39' diesel pusher. I did feel a good about the change to the gas motorhome, simply because of the convenience and freedom it allows while going down the road. It was short lived when I figured out it took two men and a boy to steer the thing straight down the road. A diesel pusher came next and I was quite proud of it, until I looked around and realized what we had was just a notch or two above entry level.

We recently sold the motorhome and went back to a fifth wheel because I got weary of the cost of maintaining a dp motorhome. I did get a comment from one of our traveling friends, who have a forty foot coach, that we had taken a step backwards. The fifth wheel we have is nicer inside than many motorhomes, including theirs, but I really don't care and more importantly, it really doesn't matter.

Not sure this helps with your question but I do think because of the higher cost of motorhomes there may be a tendency for some to think they have to be superior to other forms of rv'ing. Just remember, when you get there and park it they are all a house on wheels, be it a popup, a travel trailer, fifth wheel or motorhome. Some are bigger and some are fancier, but they are still just a place to keep you dry while camped.
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Enjoy whatever you decide to get SMILE

I have found that most of the IRV2 people have been fantastic and very helpful.... While i love meeting and talking to people, i try to respect privacy of others in campgrounds... But if you see me out, just smile and wave and i will talk away..... I am a retired teacher, DH is retired military... We are not wealthy by any means, but love to travel, and for us a class A is the most comfortable....
Enjoy whatever you decide to get......
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:55 PM   #18
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"Considering I have a 92 Eagle they may not even let me in some parks, though its clean and nice looking and not beat up, so I'm sure no snob. And I will chat with you if you come by. I may be inside though depending on how hot it is and how tired I am. I'm my sole driver. So DD will be playing on her computer, I will have finished dinner, and probably be petting our 16 year old cat while chatting with hubby who calls everyday at 5PM.

Enjoy, don't let folks bother you and post again. I'm not here much either and killed a thread today, they pulled it after I commented so I'm already in the doghouse I guess.
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Just remember, when you get there and park it they are all a house on wheels, be it a popup, a travel trailer, fifth wheel or motorhome. Some are bigger and some are fancier, but they are still just a place to keep you dry while camped.

Spot on and nicely put!
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:02 PM   #20
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Pat, are you one of those dreaded "thread killers???? I have heard about those but thought they were just an urban legend!! Can't believe that I am actually 'meeting' one- in the flesh-- so to speak (LOL!!)

Okay, I'm dying here; what thread did you kill?

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LOL! Just noticed the rude comment got pulled, along with my heated response! Thx moderators for keeping things under control - I was already regretting the level of my response!
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Kathryn,

Don't let anything worry you. Remember, we all get to dump no matter how fancy the rig, that's a real equalizer.

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I haven't run into any snobs. It's a non-issue as far as I'm concerned.
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I've been RV'ing since 1957, have never felt or seen a "class" distinction anywhere in our travels. If there is it's all in peoples minds.
You can have just as much fun in a tent as a 45' Newell. It's about the experience, not the mode of getting there.
But, that was one of the reasons RVIA changed the designation from Class A, Class B aand Class C To Type A, Type B and Type C. They didn't want people to feel that there was a "class" distinction.
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Don't let anything worry you. Remember, we all get to dump no matter how fancy the rig, that's a real equalizer.

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LOL!!! Hadn't thought of that!
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I would respond, however I feel above any such response. Responses are beneath me, literally.

Ohh, and the whole dump thing, mine does not stink.

I choose Newell over tent.....
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:57 PM   #27
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No, I don't find Class A owners to be snobs. I find some resorts that restrict their clientele to Class A owners to be snobs. But if I wanted to pay $100 a night, I'd stay in a hotel.
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Me too, but only a really nice hotel, not a low class hotel.
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