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Old 12-11-2014, 03:25 PM   #15
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First was a class C we kept for 6 months. Next was a class A (no slides) that we kept for 1 year. Current class A (with slide) we have had for 5 years. Average years for ownership is 2.166. I am currently looking for our last one.

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Old 12-11-2014, 03:38 PM   #16
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We had TT for a few years while we had boats. Bought our current and first motor home in 2006. It will probably be our last.

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Old 12-11-2014, 03:40 PM   #17
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Bought the 5er in late 2010....We will probably keep it until we retire and then we shall see whats next....
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Old 12-11-2014, 03:41 PM   #18
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Had a TT for 15 years. Now full-timing in a MH and hope to put at least 15 years on this one.
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Old 12-11-2014, 03:48 PM   #19
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First MH a Type B 10 years.
Second a Type C 2 years
Third Type A 2 years
Fourth Type A DP 2 years
Fifth Type A DP 12 years

So 5 in 27 years

And TT's for many years before that.
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Old 12-11-2014, 03:58 PM   #20
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We kept our Georgetown just over 4 years but only used it for three. We only put 6000 miles on it. It had 11K on the clock when we bought it. We've given up the RV life - it got too expensive.
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Old 12-11-2014, 04:02 PM   #21
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We are far from average. We owned 4 in three years. 4 years ago we decided to purchase a Class C mainly to go to car shows. My husband purchased our first Class C without me seeing it..big mistake. When he brought it home it took me less than five minutes to tell him no way! It took us about 2 weeks to clean it inside and out and we flipped it with a profit of about 4K. We turned around a purchased a beautiful used Class C and kept that about 6 months before we upgraded to a 34 ft Class A and once again made a profit on the Class C. We kept our Class A for about a year before upgrading to our current 2008 diesel. We have had this unit for about 1.5 years and we love it however last night my husband showed me 2010 unit that caught his eye.

We were very lucky to make profit on each of our sales and being that we were paying cash for our purchases we were able to make excellent deals. I know are are far from the norm with a 1 year average.
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Old 12-11-2014, 04:20 PM   #22
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Reversing the question:

Last time in a small RV was about 25 years ago. Changed wives 3 times: currently very happy going on 5+ years - wife is from mainline China. Kind of forgot how to have fun - my own business was very time consuming.

Though did make some fishing trips to Montana and three trips to China over the 25 years, but never really felt relaxed. I also speak pretty good Mandarin.

But things are changing rapidly. I have been studying, interacting, and looking at rvs for about a year. Think I pretty much know what I'm gonna do, but my wife will be providing more guidance once the financial switch is pulled.

Also plan on mixing in some overseas travel again. Visited 25 countries before I went into business.

Have probably changed my mind about 10 times this last year as my knowledge and understanding grew, but seemed to have zeroed in on everything but length - will need more of my wife's input on that - but one good thing - she wants her own jeep (dream toy)...that makes everything a lot easier.

Will buy an RV anytime in the next six to twenty four months. Will likely travel overseas in the interim and possible do some extended stays for two to three months at a time.

Really liked Rocky Larson's post.

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Old 12-11-2014, 04:57 PM   #23
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Started in 1976 with StarCraft pop-up. Got tired of putting up in the rain and taking down in the rain. Next 28 ft. hard trailer, couple of years but to small with 4 children. Next 32 ft. travel trailer with bunk beds for the children, it fit the bill until 1985 we came across a 25 ft. Pace Arrow that was a deal we couldn't turn down. Had 10 years and many great trip with family. Next 30 ft. Winnebago but needed a lot of work and was working on it. Next 32 ft. Allegro that was cherry but with both of us being robust people it was crowded, needed slide outs. Next purchased a Gulfstream in 2004 with 2 slides and we just keep going with it, 89,000 miles and still going.
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Old 12-11-2014, 05:22 PM   #24
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First RV (99' Coleman pop-up) bought new used for 6 seasons about 300 nights. 2nd RV (05' Aerolite hybrid) used 7 seasons, about 380 nights. Present RV (2013 Aerolite hybrid) 3 seasons so far, maybe 150 nights. Plan to keep it at least 3 more years. Plan to retire in about a year and a half.

I'm always looking for my next RV. A floor plan is the most important.

I also look at the total cost of ownership..."What does it cost me to own this deprecating asset". My last RV (2005 tt) it cost me $22 per night camped in. That was just from what I paid for it in June of 2005 to when I sold it in Feb of 2012.

If you own them, you have to use them.
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Old 12-11-2014, 05:38 PM   #25
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12 rv's in 15 years. 2 TT's, 1 classC , 1gas class A, 3 class B+, and 5 diesel class A's. I love anything with wheels, I like change. Probably half of the motorhomes were traded or sold because I was unhappy with them for various reasons, the others were traded because I wanted something else that I thought I would like better. I lost a lot of money doing this and certainly don't recommend it, but if you view it as a hobby and love rv'ing then maybe it is worth it. I'd say if you like your rv, keep it, the next one may not meet your expectations. My worst experience was with a brand new motorhome, I was so disgusted I traded for one 2 years older within 6 months, the 2 year old one was a great rv, loved it. I think the average length of ownership is a meaningless number and of little value to the average person.
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Old 12-11-2014, 05:54 PM   #26
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First rv was a Class A Diesel pusher. 4 years and counting, with no plans to change any time soon!
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Old 12-11-2014, 06:00 PM   #27
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I cannot recall all the different rv's I have had over many years. Had all kinds including the shell on a pickup truck. Am now in my 2nd class A and hope to keep it indefinitely.
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Old 12-11-2014, 06:26 PM   #28
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Kept our first class c for about 6 months. We out grew it the first time we used it. Bought a 2015 Seneca 39 footer. Love it!

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