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Old 01-10-2011, 06:31 PM   #1
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Selling our motorhome :(

Well, DH and I are both making some career changes. I will be working 2 jobs for a couple years. DH will be doing the same. We don't want to see the camper just sit for the next several years while we work our butts off and prepare for our future. I'm going to miss it much more than I thought! Hopefully in 5 years or so (after the kids are grown) we will buy another!


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Old 01-10-2011, 06:37 PM   #2
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I'm sorry to hear you're leaving RVing & didn't get a chance to meet up since we're both in OH, but I know you do what you have to do.

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Old 01-11-2011, 09:06 AM   #3
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Thanks so much!! It will all work out in the end!
We actually have someone coming to look at it tonight (weather permitting). Hopefully it will be a quick sell!

Enjoy all this snow! It's beautiful out!
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Old 01-16-2011, 04:53 PM   #4
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Amy, I am debating about the very same "plan". To sell for now, then purchase something when we are free from the restraints of jobs : ) and kids : 0 . Why make a payment, no matter how small, plus storage fees, plus maintenance for it to sit 80% of the time!

Being a financially-responsible person, and a good steward of your time, this may be the best decision. But you can always re-enter! And just think of the schnazzy RVs that will be there in 5 years!!!

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Old 01-18-2011, 04:26 PM   #5
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Hey short trips and overnights in the yard are fun too to keep the camping spirit alive. Unless it is a burden financially, you may get down the road and never replace it again.
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We considered the same RV divestiture plan in 2005 when my company was having a rough stretch. However I quickly learned that I would take about a $20,000 bath on what I owed versus what I could sell for. That translated into about 18 months of payments so we kept the RV and fortunately the business rebounded and grew.
Looking back at all the travel memories with the kids, you can’t really put a price tag on that. Our RV has been idle since the end of July and is packed away until April. No financial model in the world is going to back that investment, but seeing the excitement in my teens when we travel and explore new destinations makes it all worth it.
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Old 01-19-2011, 01:41 PM   #7
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A tough choice to make, but I hope it works out for you. And of course this doesn't mean you can't continue to follow Rving herein with postings from your experiences and offering advice to novices. You can also rent from time to time and maybe find the RV that will serve you well in the future. Good luck and keep us posted.

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