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Old 10-13-2013, 08:13 AM   #15
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I would much rather sleep in my own dirt. I know exactly who showered last I don't need to put the remote in a plastic bag, I can walk around barefoot and I know I won't be bringing any bedbugs home.

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Old 10-13-2013, 08:20 AM   #16
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I also have stayed in way too many motel rooms. You go in, close the door, and start hoping their is something on the TV. With the Rv you sit out side and talk to the people walking by, ain't no comparison.. Not to mention my own bed, bath and BBQ grill.
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Old 10-13-2013, 08:20 AM   #17
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It's kind of like this story:
Two guys went fishing. After two days of fishing and catching their limit of 4 fish one guy said: " With all the money we spent on this trip I figured these two fish cost me about $600 a pound. I'm glad we had a limit."

Some people just don't get it. It's not about the catching it's about the fishing.

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Old 10-13-2013, 08:36 AM   #18
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Instead of driving a Cadillac and staying in Hilton's he could drive a used Kia Soul and stay at Econolodges; save a lot of money.
Before getting our MH I had never stayed in a hotel where I could sit around a camp fire and meet new and like minded people. Hoteling is an isolating way to travel. How many people that you might have met at a hotel do you still keep in touch with?
Yep, he just doesn't get it.
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Old 10-13-2013, 08:39 AM   #19
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It's kind of like this story: Two guys went fishing. After two days of fishing and catching their limit of 4 fish one guy said: " With all the money we spent on this trip I figured these two fish cost me about $600 a pound. I'm glad we had a limit." Some people just don't get it. It's not about the catching it's about the fishing. TeJay
Your right. otherwise it would have been called catching not fishing
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Old 10-13-2013, 08:43 AM   #20
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Instead of a caddy I'd like driving my BMW's and have a MH better. Everyone's got opinions,like when you get fuel and they ask about you milage not thinking what these rigs cost fuel is pocket change. I'd must rather sleep in my bed than in someone else's leftovers.
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Old 10-13-2013, 08:59 AM   #21
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Bought my MH for the same price as my highway car so that's wash.

2 weeks ago we stayed at the Grand Canyon for 2 nights.

Car/hotel/restaurants= $550.

MH/CG= $180.
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:03 AM   #22
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Don't post to often here but had to chime in on this one.

I am a woman and take my mentally challenged daughter with me (she is mild so lots of fun) and our old cat. Our kitty is 18 and doesn't do well with others, almost starved herself to death when I went on a 2 week trip out of the country. My husband and I talked about it, I've traveled both ways and believe me for DD and I this is the best. He isn't retired and travels all the time out of the country so traveling for him isn't fun. So we solved it this way. I started out with a tiny class c, moved to a 2006 class A 29ft, didn't like driving it, so hubby bought me an ancient 92 American Eagle, that I LOVE. I put 20k on the class A and 6k so far on this one. We only go once or twice a year but to me its worth it. Getting ready to head to Arizona in Jan for a month or two. This accommodates her needs and mine too. I hope to travel more this year.

I hate hotel rooms and lugging everything in and out, like my own cooking, and as others say know who laid their head on this mattress as we bought it new. You can't compare the money as you can travel cheaper without a motorhome, so? Everything isn't about money, I can say that now we are old. He! He!

By the way I just got a new Cadillac SRX, but will take the Saturn till hubby has time to put the baseplate on it and yes its towable. So some of us have it both ways!
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I couldn't buy a Caddy for the great deal I got on my Motorhome. I'm sitting with equity in it right now and could make money on it if I sold it. Let's see caddy man do that.
Let's talk stay per night now that we've thrown that myth under the bus.
For the amenities my Dynasty has, I'd be in at least a $185 a night hotel. My cost to camp in a nice resort campground, about $65 a night.

I'm ahead in my books.
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All personal opinion so heres mine. I can't load up my 5 doxys DW and three teen age daughters in my caddy and be comfortable. Caddy man is prob correct on expense on a relative basis if just two are traveling but if you are buying a caddy or a coach you are silly to think its an economical choice. If you want to save buy a Prius a tent and sleeping bag.
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:15 AM   #25
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Everyone wants to justify their lifestyle

Unless you are a full timer, you can never justify a MH on costs. For that matter you can never justify MOST costs in your life. I have a couple standard answers to MH questions:
Why have electricity in your home? You can save money but disconnecting the electricity. YOU DON'T NEED ELECTRICITY. Well, I want it and I can afford it. It improves my lifestyle.
Fuel/mileage questions:
I put the credit card in the slot, the nozzle in my tank, close my eyes and fill 'er up. The credit card bill always seems to get paid, so why worry about it.
Everybody spends their money differently. Your Cadillac/Hilton guy has the right to give his money to GM and Paris Hilton, and you have the right to give your money to the RV dealer/CG owner.
It's only money.
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:18 AM   #26
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Well said Boeing Guy!
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Boeing Guy, great perspective. my mh is my perk for working. didn't care what it cost, don't care what it cost to operate. it's what I want and how I want to live.
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:31 AM   #28
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From the very first day I rented a Class A with a big wide open windshield and drove "The Living Room" down the road, I've been hooked and have owned one ever since that first trip. Can't say a Caddy has ever made me want to do that.
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