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Old 10-13-2013, 12:42 AM   #1
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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. :-)
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He is right about that if that was all there is to it. For us RV'ers it's about the journey and the freedom of the open road. Seeing what's around the next bend and staying for awhile if we feel like it.
I hope he enjoys his new Caddy !!
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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. :-)
If it were only about the money... but we all know it's not! I've never woken up beside a stream in the woods, or had distant train horns and wild animals lull me to sleep in a Hilton. And, so far I haven't driven my Jeep in a Hilton, either. And besides, my MoHo drives better and is more fun than any Cadillac. He's entitled to his opinion, but I'm sure there's others feel the same as me!
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Can he modify a Hilton to own likings?

It's just me and the dog. Do I need 32'? No, but it's something I'm proud of personalizing and making mine.
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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. :-)

Comparing apples to oranges.............again!!
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What does money have to do with it?

After having stayed in hotels a big part of my life I simply cannot find anything to recommend it for any extended period of time. Hilton schmilton.

I like to wake up in my own bed and enjoy home cooked meals. In order to do that he would have to sleep in the Caddy.

By the way I think some Caddies are tow-able four down.
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Reminds me we all have different 'comfort' levels? I bought a motor home, gave it some TLC, and have been using it for 2 years for what some may pay for a Cadillac?
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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. :-)
That's like saying "I can just get a big fan to blow on me, It's a lot safer than skydiving!", or "Why go fishing, I can just go buy a fish dinner and be money ahead."

Your neighbor just... doesn't... get it.
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There are no Hilton hotels where I prefer to travel and I hate to carry suitcases.

RV travel is a lifestyle not about the money.
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That's like saying "I can just get a big fan to blow on me, It's a lot safer than skydiving!", or "Why go fishing, I can just go buy a fish dinner and be money ahead."

Your neighbor just... doesn't... get it.
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My DW is so worried about bed bugs I would have to sleep wrapped up in plastic. We have seen our friends and their battle with bed bugs it was terrible, and they didn't stay in no cheep motels.

Plus as someone already said Home cooking! Cant beat that.
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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. :-)

Just for fun, lets do the math:

2014 Tiffin Phaeton = $300,000

2014 Cadillac Escalade Platinum
= $80,000

Lets say a luxury hotel room with all the amenities of the Phaeton (kitchen, living room, etc) will average $350/night. I come to that figure just because I stayed in the Residence Inn Times Square last week, and it was about that price and had a kitchenette.

(Phaeton - Escalade)/HotelNights = 628.57 nights.

So, he's right for 1.72 years. After that, he's losing money.

Also, for the cost of staying in that hotel for three years, he could OWN the Phaeton AND the Escalade toad.
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The last time I did this "exercise" with a friend, we determined that if you consider pruely economic issues, the break-even for hotel vs MH travel was around 4 months per year [ie travel more than 4 months per years and you are ahead on costs]. Agrueably, there are/were a lot of variables and assumptions built into the spread sheet we developed but we were surprised with the results. As for the "non-economic" considerations, I have just two more words to add to the list above: "bed bugs". Good luck "Caddy-man".......
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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 think that depends on whether you buy a new motorhome or a used one and whether your neighbor is planning on driving the Caddy to every hotel or whether an airline is involved ... and how long you plan on doing this.

If his travel/vacation time is 2 weeks per year he's certainly right. These days, with real estate prices not improving much, a vacation home isn't much better.
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