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Old 01-21-2015, 08:46 PM   #1
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Second thoughts about ordered new RV

Took my old coach out for a short drive yesterday to fill with LPG during one of our very few decently warm days and just got me to wondering if I made the right move by ordering a new motor home to replace the 11 year old one.
Anyone else out there begin to second guess themselves while waiting the 3-4 months for a new RV to come in? Did I really have that much need for a new one, did I remember to order all the options I wanted or needed or did I go overboard with options, am I gaining or losing storage/comfort/living room.
Just wondering if I'm the only one beginning to get cold feet for spending so much of my retirement instead of leaving it for my relatives.
This must be what cold weather cabin fever does to a person.
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Old 01-21-2015, 08:49 PM   #2
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A natural feeling to have. Don't worry 'bout it.
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Old 01-21-2015, 08:52 PM   #3
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Of course we are. I began to doubt all of the options and special things we ordered on our Newmar almost immediately. Then we went through them one by one and decided to keep them all.
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Its called buyers remorse. Most folks have it to some degree or other.

It is also something that will go away the moment you see your completed MH. May come back again in smaller doses as you find a few of the more than likely bugs you will have to fix. Once they are fixed you will be able to relax and truly enjoy all you have worked and saved for.
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Old 01-21-2015, 11:30 PM   #6
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Took my old coach out for a short drive yesterday to fill with LPG during one of our very few decently warm days and just got me to wondering if I made the right move by ordering a new motor home to replace the 11 year old one.
Anyone else out there begin to second guess themselves while waiting the 3-4 months for a new RV to come in? Did I really have that much need for a new one, did I remember to order all the options I wanted or needed or did I go overboard with options, am I gaining or losing storage/comfort/living room.
Just wondering if I'm the only one beginning to get cold feet for spending so much of my retirement instead of leaving it for my relatives.
This must be what cold weather cabin fever does to a person.
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Why would you want to leave it for your relatives? YOU worked for it and saved it for YOUR retirement. Enjoy it, I am.
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As said above, "that feeling" will disappear the moment you see the new rig. As for my children? I love them, but We put them through college, so if there isn't anything left when we go, well, I really don't give a darn!


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Old 01-22-2015, 12:24 PM   #9
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Our estate lawyer prepared our wills. His recommendation was the last five words should be "Sorry, We spent it all!".
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Hi wagonmaster2,
My first coach was in 1978. I go through the feelings you describe every time a new coach pops into our life. In reality, you are buying at a great time in the economic cycle. Not many investments are earning much so your not missing much on the growth side. You still have your health and mobility. Touring with a coach is the right thing to do at this time in your life.

For a variety of reasons touring in a coach, someday, may not be possible. One thing you do not want to do is reach that time in life and say, I wish I had .........

For me, if I was you, I'd start planning the next few years of travel. You have many happy memories waiting to be made.
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Our thought process was "how much do we want to continue to save (aka leave behind)"... the rest was EASY!! Enjoy your new coach!!
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Go for it, we all have had that feeling of gloom and doom. Just wait till you make the first road trip. All those bad thoughts disappear. Good luck ya'll
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Think of the fact that your older RV may have given you tons of headaches or breakdowns during the coming years and how upset you'd be had you cancelled your new order.

My husband worries more than I about our new purchase, especially in the winter when it's just sitting, losing value. But when we use it all of that goes away. It's a big expense, and easy to bounce back and forth on bad days. Can make your head crazy! but overall, youre safer and if it brings pleasure, bring it on!
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Our estate lawyer prepared our wills. His recommendation was the last five words should be "Sorry, We spent it all!".
Yep, just wish my wife would subscribe to that! We put a large sum into an annuity which has grown for the last couple years. We can draw from the interest for life and never touch the principle. But then we have the "problem" of what to do with the remainder? Don't want to leave it to my son (can't handle money), daughter is doing just fine, step daughter died and the grandkids? Not sure about that one.
Leave it to charity? I suppose we could do that but I'd rather use it now! Wife is worried about running out of money but once in a while says "why are we keeping it?"
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