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Old 10-10-2014, 11:57 AM   #15
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Having to stay home for a weekend feels like a "time out" punishment.

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Old 10-10-2014, 12:39 PM   #16
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Charliej, to me a day camping in the rain in our motor home is better than a sunny day home at the S&B.

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Old 10-10-2014, 12:43 PM   #17
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I call it "tinkering" stuff that doesn't have to be done but...............
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Old 10-12-2014, 03:30 PM   #18
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Slept in the MH last night and kids came out of the s/b this morning and joined us all day watching movies and having lunch. What makes it even better is that it's raining and it's so relaxing.
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Old 10-12-2014, 03:46 PM   #19
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1st motor home bought about a month ago and sold the TT a week later. It's older but was a bargain and I love getting it ready for the first road trip which will be willow beach, az.

I have the bug and have always wanted a diesel pusher...albeit older but within my budget, we love it!

EDIT..I found a 30 x 36 steel building with a 12' door opening a couple of years ago and it's on skids in the back yard. Great spot for the RV....

It would be up already if I didn't need to have a geotech engineer charge me $1,500 to tell me that I need a 5' rock foundation under the slab. County BS.
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Old 10-13-2014, 08:37 AM   #20
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If being addicted can mean spending most of my time on this site and also on Motorhome magazine forum, at home and on the road, then I am an RV addict. I also watch all the videos I can find pertaining to my rig. I think I have most of them memorized. My wife just shakes her head about that, but she does like to travel and camp. I also have quite a few boxes of accessories that arrive from Amazon and she has hinted she may have to cancel my account.
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Old 10-13-2014, 06:37 PM   #21
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We also are addicted......we have been camping from the back of pickups, tents, travel trailers for many years. A couple a months ago we bought a 2004 Diesel Pusher, 2 weeks from tomorrow we leave on a 6 month journey! Can't wait to get on the road & see this town in the rearview mirror!
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Old 10-13-2014, 06:42 PM   #22
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Good for you. Sounds like you have a plan. Enjoy.
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Old 10-13-2014, 06:52 PM   #23
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Maybe not addicted but certainly love driving it, going places in it, tweaking, fixing, improving it. It is just something we love to do. I retired in May and we took a 106 day cross country trip. We just got home on 9/22 and we are back in the coach for a two week trip and planning our winter travels. We live on a beautiful lake and I like fishing but we both had motorhome withdrawal and wanted to get back in the coach. DW says she would sell the stick house and live in motorhome full time. However, I am not sure we are ready for that but will see how I feel after a full year of retirement and travel.
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Old 10-13-2014, 06:57 PM   #24
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I'd like to be but the DW, grandson and work keep getting on the way!
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Old 10-13-2014, 07:20 PM   #25
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"Addiction" is such a strong word, but... What compels us to want to "go someplace" so often in the motorhome is the way it facilitates the intermixing and enjoyable combinations of so many of our most favorite hobbies, up to and including getting there in the motorhome, of course. With the motorhome, my wife and I have discovered that the hobbies we BOTH enjoy are more enjoyable TOGETHER, as life companions, than are the hobbies that we enjoy separately.

At our age, we are looking for ways to keep our love and friendship fresh and exciting. The adventurous element of traveling to the "hobby" in the motorhome has added spark to our relationship that simply would not exist by routinely jumping in the daily driver week-after-week and commuting to the same ol' local park to ski/hike/camp/bike/kayak/whatever. Traveling in the MH is a hobby we are both able to enjoy together ... and the RVing hobby creatively and spontaneously compounds the "fun factor" in life for us.

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Old 11-06-2014, 02:28 PM   #26
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Addicted MMMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmm

After negotiating with the salesperson on my 2013 Cedar Creek She said I know why your getting rid of your 2003 Cardinal. I ask why. She says because you can't do anymore mods to it and you just want to start over.

Don't you just hate it when people are RIGHT!!!!!

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Old 11-06-2014, 03:11 PM   #27
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I feel the same as the OP, we have taken several trips and we get to come home to a nice house that we love(not quite as nice as his but at least we can park our MH at our house). There's always work to do on the house but I'm just not as enthused about it anymore. As soon as we get home and check things out we wonder why we rushed home(after a 3 week trip) and start unloading stuff. The next day I am cleaning up the MH and thinking of where else we could go and how soon.

Also like someone else mentioned, when we are not out RV'ing, I am constantly on this site, seeing what adventures others are having or looking up new place to see. So yeah we are somewhat addicted I would say.
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Old 11-07-2014, 08:21 AM   #28
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Bumps, you hit it right on the head with your growing closeness to your DW when hanging out with the motor home. Just got back from a great fall/Halloween get away and it hit me square in the eyes how much closer the Mrs. and I are when camping and traveling in our motor home. I guess part of that is we get to spend the day together from sunrise and morning coffee to a glass of wine and reading our books together in bed before we go to sleep, only to wake and start the next day the same.

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