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Old 05-14-2013, 04:47 PM   #1
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Boat or RV ?

We are finally retired. We can't decide which between a boat or a class A motorhome.

Have never owned either.

Anyone ever been here and how did you decide ? Are you happy with your choice ?
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:55 PM   #2
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Both!!!!!!!

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Old 05-14-2013, 04:58 PM   #3
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Do you only want to be on land or on sea? Do you want to follow the open road or the open ocean?
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One is a hole in the water that you throw money into, and the other is a hole in the road that you throw money into.

Get one of each, that way you will not fill up one hole to fast.
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Storms on the water are a lot worse on your nerves than on land.My motorhome gets7-8 mpg my boat 1/2 mpg. That's almost $10.00 a mile.You choose.
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:08 PM   #6
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Price a 40 footer of each. :-)
A boat and a MH CAN both have toads. One is called a skif, the other a car.
A boat can go boondocking but not Wal-docking.
A boat cant have a flat tire but it CAN leak.
They can both leak, one from the top, the other from top and bottom.
A MH cannot cruise to Hawaii. A boat cannot cruise to the Dakotas.
On and on.
How about a MH towing a boat.
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:24 PM   #7
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We have both boat and TT. Only have one tow vehicle, although seriously considering a second TV when I go to trade in my car.

Took our 18ft boat up to Lake Erie last month - fished and then stored the boat - and leave tomorrow with our 14 ft. TT for the same location.

When we just want one trip, we take our 8ft boat in the bed of the TV and tow the TT.
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Do you like feeling damp - wind and spray in your face? Have you priced a slip for a 40' boat for a month? Do you like working with electricity while standing in water? Do you like long showers with public water or lake or salt water?

As a former small boat owner - my experience was only fishing. My friend had a cruiser - dock parties were fun. Tying off 5 or 6 in a cove for a couple summer days was fun. But not sure how long I could do it.

There are some former full time boaters here. They'll come along and give the experienced side of it. But I find it a part time thing. And personally like the mobility of the motorhome. Drop a boat in the water somewhere and that's pretty much where it is. Although if you've got lots of time - ya can go from coast to cost. I travel slowly - but that's sloooow.
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Geat ideas . . . keep em comin.

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Took our 18ft boat up to Lake Erie last month - fished and then stored the boat - and leave tomorrow with our 14 ft. TT for the same location.
Where bouts do you stay at Lake Erie ?
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We are finally retired. We can't decide which between a boat or a class A motorhome.

Have never owned either.

Anyone ever been here and how did you decide ? Are you happy with your choice ?
I had both....

36' motor yacht.....20k a year habit.....
36' motor home.......5k a year habit.....

Both meet my craving of adventure....
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We have a 25' sailboat and an RV. The boat has been in storage since 2003, can't bring myself to sell it, still plan on putting it back in when I retire.
The boat was our life throughout the 90's, we cruised Lake Michigan, took two week cruises across the lake and back, met a lot of great folks.
But w got tired of being limited to one area, and we wanted to see the rest of the country. So we bought a travel trailer and then a motorhome. we don't regret it, although I do miss those quiet nights at anchor in a harbor and the serenity of sailing.
When we do put it back in the water again, it will be for day sailing and some weekends, but I think the long cruises are a thing of the past.
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We are finally retired. We can't decide which between a boat or a class A motorhome.

Have never owned either.

Anyone ever been here and how did you decide ? Are you happy with your choice ?
Unless you plan to buy a large boat and full time on it, IMO you will get more use out of a Motorhome.
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Motorhome with a toad capable of carrying a kayak or canoe. That way you get rid of the 1-2 mpg engine and you get the water up close and personal in the most beautiful of ways.
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When you are out sailing (Or motoring) in open water, what do you see? Water, water everywhere. When you are motoring around the country what do you see? The beautiful country. Yes you can see the shoreline when on a smaller body of water, but hoe do you explore with your boat? Can you drag along a toad to see the sites? Can you see our beautiful National and State parks from the sides of the boat?

I will always choose the MH!
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