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Old 10-14-2013, 02:44 PM   #57
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When I first bought the class A, a buddy of mine came over to see it. We were sitting inside drinking beers and I said: "Now THIS is camping." He said: "This isn't camping, this is PARKING". In his view, if you ain't sufferin', you ain't campin'. lol To each his own, I suppose.
I heard the same from a neighbor. But we spend most of our time outdoors.

To me, an RV park is camping.
Wal-docking (et al) is parking.
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Old 10-14-2013, 03:43 PM   #58
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I too have opened the hotel door to another occupant several times.
The best was I had been on the road a lot and I went to bed. Woke up in the middle of the night to a completely dark room. I lay there and tried to remember which way the bath room was and couldn't remember then I tried to remember what city I was in and that was a blank. I finally had to pull out the phone book to see what city it was after turning on a light to find the bath room. Way too much traveling with hotels.
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Old 10-14-2013, 03:53 PM   #59
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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. :-)
Similar to my in laws, who also have a 5er. They asked wife and I how we can eat out once a week spending $50-$80. When I started to reply, mother in law interrupted me with"oh, you gotta try the wine we bought on the way home from the casino."
I don't drink. I don't gamble. That's how WE are able to eat out.
We all justify the spending for those things that call us. Mine in camping, traveling and good food.
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Old 10-14-2013, 04:00 PM   #60
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It takes all kinds...

At least this fellow is buying cars that keep the profits at home. Enjoy your beautiful Cadillac. People who bring harm to our North American economy by buying vehicles that send their profits to foreign countries are a concern for me.

I'm also pleased that when I pull off for the night, that fellow won't be ahead of me in line for a campsite. Life is good!
And did you type this on your Japanese computer or Chinese smart phone.... while watching your new Taiwanese television? My Toyota was made in Texas by Americans with no bailout tax dollars from U.S. citizens. Just say in...
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Old 10-14-2013, 04:10 PM   #61
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There is a saying "Different strokes for different folks"

IF that is what he would rather do, than that is his choice. I assume you'd rather RV. (Same as Me)

Choices are good.. I used to have a friend who came up with the law of requisite choice: You may live only so long as Total choices is greater than Fatal Choices.

Alas. he ran out of choices.

but he had a point.
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Old 10-14-2013, 06:38 PM   #62
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And did you type this on your Japanese computer or Chinese smart phone.... while watching your new Taiwanese television? My Toyota was made in Texas by Americans with no bailout tax dollars from U.S. citizens. Just say in...
I typed it on my Japanese computer; my phone is a Blackberry made in Waterloo, Ontario. My TV is not new but it is Japanese. You may not have noticed, but we do not make computers or tv's in N.America. Your Toyota sends it's profits to Tokyo, and thus is harmful to your economy. Where they are made doesn't make any difference. The US economy does better if you buy an American car, where you keep the wages and the profits. My Ford Explorer was built without any handouts. Or tax concessions like many foreign owned plants are built with. You and your Toyota are significant parts of your economic problem. Have you heard the expression, "Buy American"? Just saying..
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Neighbors can say what they want. I'll take the motorhome and my own bed everytime. Plus most Hiltons won't take our six cats!
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Spent 127 days on one RV trip last year, visited 32 States. 127 nite at an average of $150 per nite equals about $20000, meals about $10000, Adult Beverages????

Drove as few or as many miles per day as we chose. Slept in our own bed, used our own bathroom and fixed all our own meals. We stayed in Elks Clubs, Passport America Parks and a few "resorts". Never once had to go thru airport security and be groped , poked or prodded.
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I just returned from a 5 day camping trip in northwest Montana. Stayed in our motorhome, parked right next to a nice trout stream. Strange, but there were absolutely
no Hilton Hotels around. Or Cadillacs either!
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At least this fellow is buying cars that keep the profits at home. Enjoy your beautiful Cadillac. People who bring harm to our North American economy by buying vehicles that send their profits to foreign countries are a concern for me.
Ain't life full of surprises. A Canadian using the "Buy American" argument. Right now I own a Chrysler and a Ford Explorer TOAD. My last two cars were a Nissan and a Mazda. Yes, I sent dollars to Japan when I bought those cars. They can't eat, drink or smoke those dollars, so what did they do with them? Some Japanese guy used my money (plus a lot more) and bought a Boeing 747 which kept me employed. To all of you Toyota owners, I thank you very much. The global economy works GREAT for many of us. Just sayin'
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Just make sure you use dry wood as most of the rooms are non-smoking :-)
OKAY! I was teasing about the fire. I'm not sure what hotels people on this site use, but if I felt I needed a black light, I'd find a different hotel.
I don't have to justify my RV to anyone. I love it. But it is just another toy in the fun box. I also don't have to justify staying in a hotel. Hotels have a place in there too. I love visiting NYC, but I wouldn't take my RV there. So the Hilton works. The RV had advantages and disadvantages. You hardly ever find a Hilton out in the woods next to a trout stream, just like you will not find a CG in the middle of Times Square. So tell your neighbor to enjoy his Caddy and the Hilton, but he is missing out on a lot.
I made a comment about seeing America, but erased it because we are going to take the RV to Canada. It truly is a global economy. Just like the Caddy guy limits himself, if you limit yourself to America, you are missing a lot of North America. So much to see and do.
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Sometimes you just pick the wrong hotel.

I once checked in and was given my towels and a key to make the TV work.

That should have been a hint.

Constant noise,fights in hall, all night long.

Should have checked out at check in!
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Might I recommend a great TV show called, "Hotel impossible" to your neighbor?
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