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Old 06-05-2018, 11:34 AM   #15
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What makes it worth it? Know that it is going to be a bottomless money pit that you will watch sitting waaaaaay more than you will actually use it. The term disposable income fits perfectly.

Know that some folks like to sit at a campground and others prefer the journey to any given destination.

Know that compared to driving a car or suv, campers are slow lumbering beast that will tax your energy after a full day of driving.

It’s only worth it if you and your wife are in for the long haul. Meaning you want to sit around campgrounds or you are ok watching it sit in your driveway. As a working person, there simply is not enough time for thinking you are going to travel the country living the dream. However, if you give it time, “think decades” you can travel, camp and see a lot of places on your own terms.

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Old 06-05-2018, 11:43 AM   #16
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My first question is always, what do you plan to do with it? Do you like to travel, go places, be in the outdoors or stay close to town and catch the sites? Buying an RV and using it are two different things.

I bought mine, loved it so much that I went full time. My buddy bought one, towed it once but always had some project at home taking up his weekends, now weekdays since he is retired. Another buddy bought his to take hunting and fishing trips.

RV ownership is like home ownership, there is always something that needs to be done. Take it for trip, drive through love bugs and you have to wash and clean. Drag stuff in and out getting ready and coming back from a trip. It is not a second car that sits in the driveway till next use. If you have never towed before your learning curve might be more than you bargained for.

Sorry to sound like a negative Nancy but I see a lot of RV's sitting in driveways collecting dust. You can find a great deal but let it sit outside for a few years without maintenance getting moldy and you will never see any enjoyment or your money back.

I suggest renting one for a few trips. Figure out what you want to use it for and buy the right RV the first time.

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Old 06-05-2018, 12:21 PM   #17
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I’m sitting at the beach camping at ocean lakes, seems to be worth it to me.
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Old 06-05-2018, 07:20 PM   #18
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I got my first full size pick up at Sweet Pammi Sue's insistence. Bought a used pop up the next year. Bought a small TT the next year, Bought a bigger used TT the next year. Had to scrap it out a year and a half later.
Bought another used pop up 3 years later. Discovered that we only used it about once a year.
Bought a brand new TT last summer on a whim. LOVE it!!
We go out every chance we can.
Long weekend? Gone!
Overnight close? Gone!
I think renting one is a good option to start. Get your feet wet, so to speak. See if like it.
Here's hoping!!
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Old 06-05-2018, 11:24 PM   #20
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Do you like the outdoors and are active? Hiking, fishing, etc.

Do you dislike staying in expensive motels and sleeping where hundreds of others have slept?

Do you enjoy exploring different places?

If so, you'll love the RV.
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