Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-14-2011, 09:09 AM   #29
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,060
I bought a boat to save money on fresh fish by catching my own.Now I have a motorhome to save money on traveling.Like the boat I enjoy just sitting in it and relaxing.Why do you have to justify everthing?To justify my mileage I explain that I get 8.5 mpg towing a car so that is two vehicles going down the road. So I must be getting 19 mpg right?
__________________

__________________
bldrbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 06-14-2011, 09:27 AM   #30
Senior Member
 
John H...'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Johnstown, PA USA
Posts: 3,325
It's worth it when your useing it. And I belong to a Country Club and play a lot of golf also. It's justified...
__________________

__________________
John, Deb; & our dog, Benji, Forever in our hearts.
2014 Coachmen Leprechaun 319DS V-10
2011 Jeep Liberty Jet & 2014 Jeep Wrangler
John H... is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2011, 09:29 AM   #31
Senior Member
 
John H...'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Johnstown, PA USA
Posts: 3,325
bldrbob, I think your only getting 17 mpg with two vehicles.
__________________
John, Deb; & our dog, Benji, Forever in our hearts.
2014 Coachmen Leprechaun 319DS V-10
2011 Jeep Liberty Jet & 2014 Jeep Wrangler
John H... is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2011, 09:41 AM   #32
Senior Member
 
Stogie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 156
Quote:
Originally Posted by route 66 View Post
for those that don't understand, no explanation is possible.

For those that do, no explanation is needed.

bullseye.
__________________
An RV'r is someone driving a $300,000.00 Motorhome towing a $40,000.00 car and looking for a free place to park.
Stogie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2011, 10:00 AM   #33
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 933
I think most of us if we look around our "stick" homes cannot justify most things we see. Do we need 2000 sq ft for 2 people to live in? Do we really need 3 couches and 4 chairs? Do we need 2 - 3 TV's, 2 or more computers, that money eating pit out back called a pool.

We have these things because we want them, worked hard for them and if they make us happy then it's worth it. I'm sure on our death bed we will not be wishing we were more frugal.... You can't take it with ya so use it to get there!
__________________
Billieg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2011, 10:01 AM   #34
Senior Member
 
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Northwestern Montana
Posts: 3,138
Quote:
Originally Posted by NITEHAWK View Post
If you make payments on your "toys" then you CANNOT afford them.

Nighthawk, thats a pretty broad statement, let me answer it with another one......BALONEY!!!

Dieselclacker
__________________
dieselclacker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2011, 10:15 AM   #35
TW
Senior Member
 
TW's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,004
Thumbs up Right on

Quote:
Originally Posted by scenic route View Post
Well sir, IMHO, once you've been serenaded into a deep slumber by a thousand Tennessee crickets, topped a hill to find the RV's windshield filled by snow covered peaks and a valley so richly sewn in 'green' that you have to stop to wipe the tears out of your eyes or had to sit on a log overlooking a canyon so vast it takes HOURS to just comprehend the beauty and the sheer vastness of it all, then you will know FOR SURE whether or not it's worth it. Enjoy your MH! Bob
Now - this is the right way of thinking about a Motorhome or any other "thing". Without 'snowbirding' we use our MH about every month for some trips here in the Mountains, Klubmeetings and so on....
Fun and inner peace!

TW
TW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2011, 10:31 AM   #36
Senior Member
 
kjburns's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 614
Renting isn't exactly cheap. The biggest unit our local dealer has is a 30' gas motorhome. It runs from $1300 to $1650 per week, depending on the season. Multiply that by the ten trips you take and you're probably around $15,000/year. Owning the rig wouldn't be much more expensive, if any.

Our coach is 43' long and setup to tow, plus the Winegard Trav'ler for satellite. I don't know that we could rent something comparable.
__________________
kjburns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2011, 12:22 PM   #37
Registered User
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Vintage RV Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Cherry Creek, BC Canada
Posts: 7,650
Our unit is sitting inb the back yard in front of my shop all provisioned and stocked and ready to go at a moments notice. We have everything in there but fresh fruits and vegetables and the meat for the little freezer.

A lot of our trips have been on whims with not much forethought and planning so we like that ability to git up n go! Of course like TW, we live in a part of Canada that it is practical to travel all year round in a motorhome.
__________________
Possum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2011, 12:44 PM   #38
Member
 
Rapid Robert's Avatar
 
Thor Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sothern Arizona
Posts: 87
Quote:
Originally Posted by JMonroe View Post
There is no such thing as a hobby or a 'toy' that can be financially justified. The only justification for either is to help maintain sanity, and who can put a price on that?

Got to go now. The nice men in the white coats are back.
Love it!
__________________
"Got a dog for my kid, the best trade I ever made"
Bob, Rita and the better half of my trade, Pudgy
2011 Serrano, 2012 Jeep Patriot on tow dolly
Rapid Robert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2011, 12:46 PM   #39
Senior Member
 
Automobilist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Fall City, WA
Posts: 530
Had a PhD (theoretical physicist) friend over recently. He's probably both the most intelligent and cheapest guy I know. Asked what kind of "gas" mileage it got. Told him I didn't have a clue. We simply fill it up when it gets low. He was bewildered.
__________________
2012 Montana 3582RL
Automobilist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2011, 12:52 PM   #40
Senior Member
 
clarkgriswold's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Dublin, VA
Posts: 391
Quote:
Originally Posted by scenic route View Post
Well sir, IMHO, once you've been serenaded into a deep slumber by a thousand Tennessee crickets, topped a hill to find the RV's windshield filled by snow covered peaks and a valley so richly sewn in 'green' that you have to stop to wipe the tears out of your eyes or had to sit on a log overlooking a canyon so vast it takes HOURS to just comprehend the beauty and the sheer vastness of it all, then you will know FOR SURE whether or not it's worth it. Enjoy your MH! Bob
Exactly....and I'll add that it's like owning a Jeep, "It's a Jeep Thing". In this case "It's a RV Thing, You Wouldn't Understand".
__________________
Mike & Cindy, (of course with Lucy the Miniature Schnauzer & Eddie the Yorkie) Dublin, VA / Fun Finder TT / X215WSK
clarkgriswold is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2011, 01:28 PM   #41
Member
 
CPCooper's Avatar
 
Texas Boomers Club
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Southeast Texas
Posts: 33
There is a popular patch that bikers (which I am) wear. It says "If I have to explain you would not understand". That fits owning a RV also. However I have several reasons for owning one. Number one is we live on the gulf coast. When they say a Hurricane is in the Gulf we climb aboard and head north with everthing that matters. Dont have to look for a place to stay or anything. Also we are owned by three spoiled Shitzu dogs that are welcome in our RV. We dont have to worry if the Motel allows dogs.
__________________
CPCooper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2011, 01:34 PM   #42
Senior Member
 
Conquest102's Avatar
 
Gulf Streamers Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 336
We only go out 4 times a year to a local CG 20 miles from home. It's great to get away from the urban jungle even for a couple of days. We keep it plugged up and store extra items in the fridge. Our favorite NON camping use is at Christmas time it becomes Santa's Workshop.
__________________

__________________
1996 GulfStream Conquest 31feet May 2011
1984 SouthWind 27feet loved for 6 years
1 Wife 6 Kids
Conquest102 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What's a motorhome really worth? Krazzykitt Class A Motorhome Discussions 15 06-13-2011 10:21 AM
What's it worth without an engine? JayGee MH-General Discussions & Problems 12 06-05-2011 06:51 AM
How much is this RV really worth? Route 66 iRV2.com General Discussion 12 11-11-2010 01:31 AM
Moving on to Ft Worth Texas dsbike Full-Timers 8 10-29-2010 10:12 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.