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Old 04-08-2014, 03:13 PM   #15
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Toys are not necessary for the RV life style. They are necessary for life in general!

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Old 04-08-2014, 03:34 PM   #16
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I agree with Selah.

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Old 04-08-2014, 06:12 PM   #17
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I think Toys and RVing go hand in hand. After all Rvs are considered "toys" in the regular world. Most folks who own rvs are more likely to own other toys like boats motorcycles, hotrods, etc...

I really want a toyhauler although I don't care for the crazy graphics some of them come with.
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Old 04-08-2014, 06:17 PM   #18
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I'm ok with renting toys as I want them.

But yes, toys are GREAT! I just feel that year round ownership is debatable, unless you use it often.
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Old 04-09-2014, 05:52 AM   #19
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I'm ok with renting toys as I want them.

But yes, toys are GREAT! I just feel that year round ownership is debatable, unless you use it often.
Or plow your driveway with the ATV in the winter. :whistle:

.....the same could be said about RVs....
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Are toys necessary for the RV lifestyle?? Hmm, I'm kinda thinkin' that an RV is a "toy". Our toys were with us many years before we even considered having an RV, and we aren't about to get rid of the toys because we now live in the RV. So yes, we bring our toys with us. In fact, our choice of destination has more to do with our toys than it does with our RV. We choose places offering great motorcycle riding/touring. Last summer we put about 5200 miles on the RV, but almost 8000 miles on each of our motorcycles. The answer to the original question is personal....it becomes about what makes each person happiest....bringing their own toys, renting while there, or just chillin' by the RV with no "toys". I will say this, I know lots of people with toy haulers, and they seem to all love having the extra space once they remove the toys at their destination!!
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If it was just me I'd sell the house and cars and make a toy hauler the office for my on-line business. I've checked them out and there would be enough room for everything I would need including my workstation and files and still have enough room for my motorcycle. Switch the business phone to my cell and off I would go.
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Old 04-09-2014, 12:19 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by 2500HD View Post

I really want a toyhauler although I don't care for the crazy graphics some of them come with.

Agreed..... That's why I ordered one in plain white !

We race dirt bikes so that's the main use. However we will haul canoes for just leisure camping trips. With a cargo capacity of 9k, I could even haul a vehicle (drag car) in there.
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Old 04-09-2014, 12:39 PM   #23
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I have the MH and a Wrangler. No need for a little toy. The Wrangler is my off-road toy but is also good for travel in all weather and travel storage and getting me to Cold Stone.

So, yes, toys ARE neccessary. Some just need more of them.
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Old 04-09-2014, 11:01 PM   #24
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We take 3 chairs and a 4 foot table. We invite neighbors over for checkers, dominoes or some type of game telling them they only need one chair. We go home refreshed, relaxed and with new freinds every trip. I think it's really idiotic for me to own a $10,000.00 4 wheeler for my grandkids, I have 10. They can make up games like we did, or the need for a Jet Ski to further bore them. We don't allow electronic games unless it's raining and I have 2 granddaughters who actually Love to read books. I believe most people overdo vacations. If you need a Golfcart, so be it but I walk.
Wow, such wisdom. I like the way you think, Passin.

It amazes me the levels we go though to keep our kids entertained these days. Whenever we go to the beach I find myself packing the car with so much stuff, trying to bring enough along to keep the kids entertained, that it ends up taking me a more than a few hours just to pack for a simple day trip. Use to be when I was a kid you just made sand castles with a old discarded McDonalds cup. Most of the time they don't even use the stuff we bring... just play with friends.

We are trying to raise our kids the same way too, with respect to a "games policy". Access to games is granted but limited. And social media is out. It's hard though, only because they see other little kids with an IP5s, Instagram, FB, etc... so they wonder why they don't get the same. But our message hopefully gets through over time.

I think I'm going to shelve the toy-hauler idea for when they're older and can appreciate ATVs, or whatever, more (mine are 7 and 11 right now). Yesterday we looked at 3 THs. The kids had a really hard time negotiating egress via the ladder from that bunk area. So there's that too.

I'm going to add a ATV cargo hitch to the FW instead. In case I decide to just get one ATV along the way... for some light-hearted fun. But I can foresee a day when we'll be getting into a TH once they're a bit older.

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