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Old 06-05-2016, 04:56 PM   #43
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Old 06-06-2016, 12:38 AM   #44
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Bought an inexpensive toy hauler and used it for 9 yrs. Being in NorCal we were able to use at least every other month, usually a couple days at a time. I worked 4/10's so it made it easier. I grew up camping but my wife said no way without a bathroom and kitchen, and she's the boss! We used it for dirt bike trips and mt. biking, but just as often as a travel trailer. A couple long trips over the years as well- OR,WA,ID,WY,CO,UT,NV and AZ were all places we visited Our boys loved the trips and we found we were able to make our vacation dollars go further. I sold the trailer and we are actively looking for a new trailer now since I just retired and our boys are off at college.

Will you get enough use out of it is hard to say, which is why we went with a cheap(>20k) trailer to start. We got hooked and can't see not RVing, seeing new places, being able to pull over whenever, meeting new people.
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Not just the DNA. We save the cost of the campground or more by eating healthier food cooked the way we like it at home.
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Old 06-07-2016, 12:13 AM   #46
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We have camped all our lives in a van, tents, trailer, 5th wheel, and when kids left, camper. All holidays and lots of weekends except trip to UK and Disney World. After kids we camped in the tulies lots a ND also provincial campgrounds and state parks. Many great memories for all family.

Recently camper has been idled in favour of boat trips and holidays in Europe and Costa Rica and Alaska. Enough of that. Retirement is near and RV life is looming large again. Just bought a used Class A and expect to spend four or five months a year exploring Canada and the US starting with Washington and Oregon this September.

As noted above, stop where and when we want, eat our own food (unless we don't feel like it), and sleep in our own bed. Hope to bike, kayak, hike, and sit, lots. And host kids if we stop somewhere they like at the right time.
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Old 07-06-2016, 11:17 AM   #47
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How often do you use your RVs? Do you go every weekend? Once a month? Once every 2 to 3 to 4 months?

Where do you go... national/state parks? the beach? do you stay in RV parks? do you boondock? do you stay in Walmart/Truckstops/other parking lots?

And what do you have? A/B/C? 5th wheel? trailer?
We started our 15th year of fulltiming in our HR Endeavor 40DST on July 4th of this year. We have visited 49 states, 5 Canadian provinces and 4 states in Mexico. We have a lot in San Felipe, Baja, Mx. It is right on the beach. We spend our winters there and travel the rest of the year. We call our coach Howie, it stands for Hous On Wheels Includes Everythin. Howie has 150,000 miles on him and is 15 years old. He turns 16 in Nov.
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Old 07-06-2016, 11:40 AM   #48
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How often do you use your RVs? Do you go every weekend? Once a month? Once every 2 to 3 to 4 months?

Where do you go... national/state parks? the beach? do you stay in RV parks? do you boondock? do you stay in Walmart/Truckstops/other parking lots?

And what do you have? A/B/C? 5th wheel? trailer?
We go out as often as possible, about 3 full weeks per year, spring, summer, fall and every 3 day weekend possible. And a few 2 day weekends.
Where we stay depends on how long we have, if it's only a long weekend usually a a state park with a minimum of electricity, I like my a/c. If we have a full week its someplace with full hookups, I don't like to have to move just to go dump the holding tanks. The beach hasn't been a good option for us, here in Kansas we are about 1500 miles to the closest beach. Unless you call some of these muddy lakes something with a beach.
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We started our 15th year of fulltiming in our HR Endeavor 40DST on July 4th of this year. We have visited 49 states, 5 Canadian provinces and 4 states in Mexico. We have a lot in San Felipe, Baja, Mx. It is right on the beach. We spend our winters there and travel the rest of the year. We call our coach Howie, it stands for Hous On Wheels Includes Everythin. Howie has 150,000 miles on him and is 15 years old. He turns 16 in Nov.
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I just have to say, that is so cool!
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Our whole RV thing has been an evolution.

Twenty years ago, we had a cabin on a lake. Kept the ski boat stored up there, and as soon as the weekend hit, we were on our way to the cabin. It was wife, me, and our son.

My company transferred me, and we decided to not get another cabin, but to get a motorhome and go see places. Our daughter was sixteen, and our son had long since moved out. While we did take some significant trips, it was used mainly by my wife to take my daughter and her girlfriends to the coast quite a bit.

When our daughter moved out, we sold the motorhome, as we thought it was too much. We scaled down to a tent trailer. Ugh. A couple seasons later, we started the hunt for another motorhome.

Fast forward to now: We have taken kids and grandkids on trip to Disneyland, bounced over to Idaho, discussing Yellowstone trip in the future. In the interim, wife and I try to get out at least once per month, except in winter, and we've been fairly successful in doing that.

In just one year, we've put more miles on the MH than were put on in the past ten years with prior owners.
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Since April, I've been heading out on the road at least twice a month. I am retired. I've gone locally to Ventura Beach three times during the past three months and went up to Marin County (near San Francisco) for a 4-day weekend.

I am planning to go up the Owens Valley in California next week.
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I think of the motor home as our second home. I'm still about 5 years from retiring, and we like to get out a couple of times a month.We did a 14 day trip in early May, and for June we were gone 3 -3 day weekends , and as I write this were on a 4 day by Yosemite. I know we can justify the expense, but we love going and really enjoy the experience. I look forward to taking sone 4-6 week trips when I retire.Regards
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We're retired, but not full timers. It looks like this year we'll in in the RV at least six months. We were in Siuth Texas Jan-March, a two week trip with grandkids, a two week trip with friends, and will head back to South Texas by Nov. 1st. And we still haven't had a chance for our long weekend trout fishing trips. It's time to downsize,sell the S&B and look for a condo with a long driveway.
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We go every chance we have. We are still both in the still employed status. Just got back from a trip to Florida, and have at least three more trips planned for the rest of the year.
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