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Old 10-27-2013, 07:21 PM   #29
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What would I have done differently?

Picked a better career and earned more money so that I could have bought a bigger motorhome sooner in my life giving me more time to enjoy it and the ability now to take more time off to go places.

Complains about my MH purchase? None at all.

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Old 10-27-2013, 07:50 PM   #30
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Best answer yet. :-)

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Old 10-27-2013, 08:35 PM   #31
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1. Wish we had done it sooner

2. Love it Love it Love it.

3. Yes Yes and Yes again.
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Old 10-27-2013, 08:45 PM   #32
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:05 PM   #33
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1. Not straddled the fence. We were thinking going full time but we hadn't committed to that path. Thus we bought a nice 39' Winnebago Adventurer but it didn't work for us.

2. Done a little more research on weight and balance. Related to our first purchase, we didn't know that because of the design there was no way we would be able to use the full CCC.

3. Not been intimidated by the thought of a DP and longer length.

I'm gonna add a 4th...Not spend so much money trying to upgrade the Winnebago. We spent a lot of cash trying to improve the coach in both handling and amenities before we spent time in it.

I'm not saying the Winnebago was a bad MH at all...it just didn't really "fit" us and our goals but we just didn't know better. So, in the big scheme of things we really can't regret it's purchase because it taught us a lot and we were lucky we got in and out of it without taking a real bath like we could have.
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:24 PM   #34
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1.) I would have started investing in my tax deferred 401K at age 20 instead of 45.

2.) I would not have gotten married four times to losers and personal estate planners.

3.) If I had done #1 & #2, I would have been able to retire at age 40 instead of when I did at 64 but then I also loved my job and working in the film industry.

Time to stop.

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Old 10-28-2013, 12:24 PM   #35
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"If I had it to do all over again I would...." Not change a thing!! I know that sounds a little vein, but if I could I did. My kids picked up this trait somehow and it scares the *@*# out of me.
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Old 10-29-2013, 10:25 AM   #36
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Sometimes changes in lives make us want to make changes in what kind of RV we have. We started before DH retired. Not knowing if he'd like traveling and camping he didn't want to spend much so bought a used old Dodge Class-B. Deciding he liked it we both wanted something bigger. We were really cramped in the Class-B. So we bought a 15.5' used Sunline TT. I loved that little TT but again, we realized we needed more space for the longer trips and camping trips we were taking. We also realized we needed something where I could escape his snoring. I wasn't getting any sleep. So we bought the 19' Zinger brand new. Then he retired and we got the cats. We decided to snow-bird in the winter. Well, the Zinger was too small and cramped for that though we loved it. It was very well made and never a problem with it. So we started looking and found the new 28' NorthTrail with a bed at each end and a slideout. The slideout made all the difference in the world. It's just what we needed for our long campouts and spending a few months in down in FL. We lost money each time but not enough to be concerned about.

We then bought the old Ford Class-C Dutchman for long trips rather than haul the TT around the country. Both of these RVs have their place. One is not better than the other but are better for certain things. For long trips I like the a Class-B or C better. For staying in one place, I like the TT better. Fortunately with a little scrimping we can afford both.
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Old 10-29-2013, 03:51 PM   #37
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Started as soon as the last kid left home, bought a better quality RV to start with and maybe would already (at 72) have quit.
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Old 10-29-2013, 04:10 PM   #38
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1.) Bought an F-250 instead of the F-150...
2.) Bought a larger trailer first and not traded
3.) Bought a better quality trailer so I'm not working on it so much

However, I think I have most of the kinks worked out of the TT so it's not so bad, and we're enjoying it. Nothing major yet... but the sink cracked in the kitchen... and the wife shamed the dog before we figured out that the water was soapy...
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Old 10-29-2013, 04:21 PM   #39
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Old 10-29-2013, 04:36 PM   #40
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I finally learned, but too late to buy a 3 year old RV that has deprecated, no more large issues (fixed under warranty), and at a HUGE $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ savings. I'm on my 4th new and probably my last (I'm 71) motor home. deSanford
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Old 10-29-2013, 05:48 PM   #41
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So enjoyed the' learning' I acquired reading all your posts, I do have just one issue to address,
Many of you say you figured out things 'too late'' and I am thinking that the fact you learned whatever you needed to learn, was never too late, but right on time!

Some folks never learn....

Thank you for your 'lessons' I don't think I will have enough years left to do it again, so best I get it right the first time!

Happy trails!
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Old 10-29-2013, 05:53 PM   #42
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If I had to do it all over again, I would buy an Essex!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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