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Old 10-14-2014, 08:55 AM   #29
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Could it be as simple as they have lost interest in RV or camping, and haven't sold the coach yet?

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Old 10-14-2014, 09:22 AM   #30
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Originally Posted by JFXG View Post
For over 30 years in S/B, I had a two-car garage full of tools and equipment, mostly woodworking. Fixed a lot of stuff, made a lot of stuff, taught my kids a lot of stuff, sometimes even cleaned it up and got things (temporarily) organized.

Had a friend who loved my "shop". He put up a 30 x 40 building on the backside of his property, fully equipped with some of the best WW equipment available. Had a built-in dust collector, big air compressor, built in cabinets, workbenches, overhead lighting, heat, A/C, etc. I never asked him what it cost.

This was all about 18-20 years ago. My friend died about 2 years ago. To the best of my knowledge he never made anything in that shop. But he would go out there in the evening, futz about, thinking about things. Spent a lot of time there after his wife passed. A lot more, way more, after his son died. Just futzing, thinking. It was HIS SHOP. He loved that shop.

Sometimes, it ain't about the coach.
Good story and good point.
To the neighbors it looks like my MH sits unused in the driveway for months at a time. They see the DW and I take one or two week long trips a year and I take the grandkids to the local National Park on overnight trips several times a summer.
But, being retired, I use the MH every day. Lots of activity - Reading room, futzing around, upgrades, maintenance, even some overnight stays just to sleep with the windows open. It's great for hiding Christmas gifts as well:>)
I like my MH, but I drive it less than 3,000 miles a year.

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Old 10-15-2014, 07:15 AM   #31
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Could it be as simple as they have lost interest in RV or camping, and haven't sold the coach yet?
You could be right! Or someone told them they are getting old or that they are too old and they believed them! Just had a friend tell me that it is hard work getting ready, driving the motorhome, setting up, breaking camp and moving. So he has parked his coach in Titusville and will visit each winter. Home away from home! Doesn't enjoy driving anymore at 75!
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Old 10-18-2014, 02:11 PM   #32
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For many their RV is like an old classic or antique car used only for or on special occasions. Could also be a museum of travel memories they can visit and never leave the house.
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Old 10-18-2014, 02:59 PM   #33
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I'm sure there are many reasons why someone doesn't use their motorhome as much as others. We don't get to use ours as much as we use to. It seems life gets more complicated as we get older instead of easier as I thought it would when I was younger. I'm retired, DW is not. That puts a crimp in our travels plans a lot, that and my deteriorating health. I'm not content with just letting it sit in storage though, so our trips are shorter now and maybe not as frequent as I/we would like but I have found, much to my chagrin, there are some things in life we don't have control over. We do use the MH as much as we can, just not like we intended originally
Now I have to admit I don't like driving the MH as much as I used too, and setting up and breaking camp is more difficult than it was even a year ago. It seems traffic has gotten heaver in the places we like or want to go to. I know what I'm going to do most driving situations, it's those other driver's that concern me .

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