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Old 10-13-2013, 08:37 AM   #29
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I've had similar comments from friends in the past.
Ends up that they were jealous.

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Old 10-13-2013, 08:57 AM   #30
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:03 AM   #31
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It's been my experience in life that in most cases, the "Naysayers" have never experienced the things they have an opinion on!
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:05 AM   #32
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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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Old 10-13-2013, 09:20 AM   #33
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Ask him if his DW can get up from her seat and walk 15-20 feet behind her for a nature call, make him coffee or get him a cold beverage while he is riding down the road in his 'Caddy'. Like said earlier, "If you have to explain it".
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:23 AM   #34
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There has been some comment on the cooking aspect. Anyone on a restricted diet (mine is low sodium)will appreciate the kitchen facilities. Something that hasn't been mentioned is the traveling toilet. I take diuretics and my wife is a woman (enough said). Have yet to see a Caddy (or any other car) that will accommodate our bathroom needs while on the road.
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:33 AM   #35
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I asked and they wouldn't let me build a campfire at the last hotel. But seriously...I like wandering and there often isn't a hotel were we travel and choose to spend a night.
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:41 AM   #36
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Wow, lots of pluses for the Motorhome. You can take it all with you (The wife, dog, clothing for all occasions and weather conditions, food for special needs diets, etc). As mentioned previously you don't have to worry about bed bugs, you or significant other (whoever is not driving) can get up and go to the fridge or potty while traveling. You can camp in high class RV parks or Walmart's or some out of the way places (with nary another human being around (if you have a mind to). Your wardrobe is not limited by the size of your luggage and you don't have lug suitcases around.
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Old 10-13-2013, 12:01 PM   #37
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I have a neighbor who says he would rather buy a new Cadillac and stay in Hiltons every night than buy a big MH. He says he'd be money ahead. I say only if he is NOT full timing. :-)
I say he's missing the point. I've never seen a Hilton anywhere near where I wanted to park my rig.
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Old 10-13-2013, 12:29 PM   #38
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We just did a trip in the new $20k car (Fiat Abarth) and used hotels instead of taking the RV. We spent $70 - $120 a night per room and that was with a military/veteran discount. We spent 7 or 8 nights on the road in hotels. Several times because of fairs and festivals we had to drive extra time because there were no rooms anywhere for at least an hour or more down the road. We went from CA to MI and back.
Wish we really could have taken our house with us but we had an electrical issue that had to be dealt with first and I think we finally got it after we got back. We would have been able to drive and then just park at rest areas, welcome centers, or well anyplace with out trying to find a CG. Both Thom and I have agreed that will be the last time not taking our house with us.
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Old 10-13-2013, 12:56 PM   #39
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I too have traveled both ways and seen way too many motel rooms. I prefer my own bed and kitchen like others. A new Caddy would be nice but does not really fit. I don't need a status symbol.
Like old Red Skelton said when playing his characters Gertrude and Heecliff the Seagulls...
"I just spotted a new Caddy today."
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Old 10-13-2013, 03:14 PM   #40
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For me the money part doesn't matter. It's about what I enjoy. When we are out in the trailer, I am totally satisfied sitting outside under the awning reading a magazine or book. When I'm in a motel, all I want to be is not in a motel.
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I like taking the MH when we go places. once it is set up it is "home" ,plus my dogs, 2GSD's and an Aussie, they do not like dealing with all the hotel BS. Plus, it is great to spend time with the Family actually getting there.
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Old 10-13-2013, 05:15 PM   #42
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My wife and I are retired. I paid cash for a used motorhome. We hang a 90 mpg scooter on the rear. We camp at high Sierra
lakes and have an inflatable boat with an electric trolling motor. We enjoy trout fishing and BBQing. If one includes 6 meals/day into the matrix, really inexpensive but high quality booze, fish all day etc. we fine that at the end of each trip we come out ahead. We get to eat what we like and the way we want it cooked, we don't have to wait for hours to eat, we can take grand kids along for next to free and we can take the boat anytime and anywhere. I've found that Hilton's get really pissed when you have the campfire or BBQ in your room or even on your porch.

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