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Old 05-01-2011, 10:00 AM   #1
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Why did I do that?

Why did you buy your mh, tt, 5th wheeler, truck camper, tent?

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Old 05-01-2011, 10:11 AM   #2
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Wanted to be able to spend more time at Indian Acres in Thornberg, VA and less time in the Beltway area rat race. The popup did not allow for cold weather camping and not much room for two people two dogs and a cat. The most two important reasons -that crank was getting too hard to turn and last,but not least, we will use it for full timing and no way would I at this stage of my life would a popup make the grade. Wow, that was sure a run on sentence.

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Old 05-01-2011, 10:46 AM   #3
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Bought the motorhome before this one because the cat didn't like traveling in the pickup truck.

Bought this one because the wife didn't like the rough ride in the gasser motorhome.

So far they are not complaining.
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Old 05-01-2011, 10:48 AM   #4
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For the dog of course. It is her MH.
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Old 05-01-2011, 10:50 AM   #5
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Old 05-01-2011, 11:08 AM   #6
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Tried everything else in the RV inventory, a MH was the only thing left.
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Old 05-01-2011, 04:52 PM   #7
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After four years in the USAF and working for an airline for 28 years, I've seen enough from 30,000 ft. plus. Time to see what's at ground level for a change. Last summer's trip was proof positive we made the right decision and are now on another great adventure. Safe travels everyone. Bob
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Old 05-01-2011, 07:24 PM   #8
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My dad took us all over the country in a Ford Station wagon and a pop up. Those were great times.

When I had kids, I wanted them to share the same times and have a sense of adventure. But a pop up wouldn't do for DW so went from the Class C, to the gasser class A to now the DP. My 3 boys have been to 48 states and still want to go on trips. This Memorial Day weekend, even the 22 year old's girlfriend is coming along for her first "RV adventure".
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Old 05-01-2011, 07:37 PM   #9
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Old 05-01-2011, 07:57 PM   #10
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Camped all my life, we never took a vacation in a hotel/motel growing up. Never. Then I became a tent camper and all was well until I got married and we had our son Matt.

First time we took him in a tent it was a record for the area 107 degree heat. The second time it rained the entire weekend. Third time was in a motorhome.

She didn't have to twist my arm very hard, I had been looking for years. we're on our second motor home, and have not looked back.
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Old 05-02-2011, 12:15 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by RVThere View Post
My dad took us all over the country in a Ford Station wagon and a pop up. Those were great times.
That's how I got started in RV life, with my dad, the station wagon and a Jayco popup.

While I loved the popup, I couldn't get an RV until I retired from the USAF, by that time I was too banged up to handle sleeping in a glorified tent. So the fifth-wheel became a part of the family. The previous owner fell on hard times, he got the money he wanted, I got a rig I wanted, and I have spent the last few years making it more livable. I just added an-on-board generator. It's my home away from home, and the one home I own outright.
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Old 05-02-2011, 05:31 AM   #12
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Started with a PUP TENT, than a Pop-up till DW & Kids were in a bad rain storm, than a couple of Travel Trailers and as we got closer to Retirement we got a Gas MH.
The gas job lasted 18 months and the DW said the ride had to go or she was a "NO GO" so that's how the Diesel pusher came into are life. Almost a true Full timer, on road 10-11 months a year and still have Stick House.
Chickadee said when I get rid of stick house I be a True Full-timer. Soon Steve soon.
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Old 05-02-2011, 08:01 AM   #13
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We switched from a TT to MH because that way everyone can be confortable in traveling to and from places. With the TT it wasn't pleasant and the DW wasn't comfortable traveling with the TT.
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Old 05-02-2011, 10:30 AM   #14
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Started in 1970 with a used Starcraft pop-up. Traveled with DW and 4 kids to east and west coast, Fl, Tx and Canada. Great times, as kids got older and more involved with sports and actvities the camper was stored. Finally mother nature won and the camper was scraped. In 2001 DW and I got the yearning to camp again and bought a 16 TT, then in 2004 bought a 28 TT. Then said a MH would be fun so bought a used 2008 Tiffin last year and have put at least 8,000 miles on it and plan to keep traveling even though the price of gas is up, up, up. I remember gas at 19 cents a gal. in Oklahoma in 1970 during a "Gas War" remember those days???

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