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Old 05-09-2006, 11:56 AM   #15
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I bet the ole women won't, LMAO

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Old 05-09-2006, 12:29 PM   #16
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Medorg:
Ever tried talking to your neighbors at 6am over camp fire embers, with an instant coffee in your favorite mug... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Medorg!!! Instant coffee??? Shame on you. If the coffee is worth drinking, it's worth brewing... and the better quality blends can be purchased at Costco at very reasonable prices. 8^) And... I'm still in bed at 6 a.m. 7:30 is OK.

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Old 05-09-2006, 02:39 PM   #17
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The big thing for us are those 3 little words......Its all ours Those are the big things, everything else folks have said so far its gravy.
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Old 05-09-2006, 03:54 PM   #18
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Paul, my coffee grinder will wake you at six, Kona or Blue Mountian? Yer all invited
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Old 05-09-2006, 05:13 PM   #19
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My old Vectra gets me there for less than the cost of airfare for my family. I don't have to kennel the dog. Most hotels that will take a 100 Lb dog are so bad I wouldn't even let the dog stay there. I eat my own food when I want, where I want and If I think something is undercooked the most of my worries is how many other agree with me and want me to fix theirs also. I know how clean everything is and who the last person that sat or slept there was. I know what brand coffee is being served and can verify that it was organic, freshly ground and just brewed. Coffee is important and can't be understated. The RV is always available during hurricanes. If something breaks in the RV I don't have to look any futher than the closest mirror to find the guy who is going to fix it. Did I mention the coffee? You sure about the coffee? Gota go I think I need to brew a fresh pot!


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Old 05-09-2006, 06:15 PM   #20
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The biggest thing for me is that I'm in control of my trip. I'm not waiting at an airline counter, taxi, rental car, two hours early here, two hours early there and everything else that goes with air travel ad hotels.

I occasionally fly for work and I hate it. We do on occasion rent a room for a local overnight trip like a wedding or Disneyland. I never sleep well and hate all of the rules and schedules.
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Old 05-09-2006, 08:46 PM   #21
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Hotel? got'a be kidding. If you vacation here in North America and don't use and stay in your RV, then you don't belong on iRV2.com


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Old 05-10-2006, 04:39 AM   #22
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I'm with doc, it's our own space. No one can tell us we are being too loud (not that we are). I know who's slept in my bed, used my shower/toilet, etc. I have ALL the comforts of home if I want or need them. Yes, you have to use gas/diesel to get to your destination, but you're going to do that anyway and it will be more if you fly! You have to eat out if you stay in a hotel/motel, in our TT we have good home cookin'. You have to pay for your room and some places are $100+ a day! I can camp some places (boondocking) for free, and still have all the comforts of home (provided you have a generator). You see so much more of our great country by RVing too. Yes, you will be tired when you get there, but you can take your time getting there and enjoy yourself and your family. Sometimes when we have done the hotel bit, we feel rushed, rushed, rushed. No fun in that. I'd rather go RVing, thank you very much.
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Old 05-12-2006, 03:27 AM   #23
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This is my first post. So, if I am doing everthing wrong please bear with me. Me and a computer get along about like Khadafi and Reagan.
Our main reason for getting into an RV is our grandaughters. Taking them places they have never seen is on of life's greatest pleasures.
Now, anyone who has ever traveled with three women will understand this.
1: I have to go to the bathroom.(ok, back there and don't for get to hold on)
2: 20 minutes later, I have to go to the bathroom (same answer)
3: Are we there yet (we've been where we are going ever since we left. We just haven't parked yet)
4: I'm hungry (me too. While you're at it fix me a sandwich too)
5: Luggage (three women can take enough luggage on a one week vacation to outfit a six month expidition in the Amazon)
6: Hotel or condo ($250 a night in a resort area makes it hard to relax. $30 to $40 per night in a RV park is real relaxing)
7: Aforementioned luggage (upon arrival usually requires 2 stevedores and a forklift to unload into the room)(Same for departure)
Ok, enough of that. The point is, I wouldn't trade my RV for any hotel room I have ever been in.As for the experience with our grandaughters,well as the credit card commercial says "that's priceless".
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Old 05-12-2006, 03:38 AM   #24
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My DH and I used to work in hotels and when he suggested getting our first MH I thought He was nuts. I should cook and clean on vacation!!!!!!!! But then as we stayed in hotels I started asking him - We know that they change the sheets every night (they used to) but when do you think they changed the Pillows, Blanket, Bedspread. Needless to say we brought our 1st we now have had 8 in the past 28 years. We have gone for some years that we haven't had one. We always try to figure out how to get one again.
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Old 05-12-2006, 06:17 AM   #25
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Big Daddy,

Welcome to the forum. I agree with everything you say, but Khadafi and Reagan ??? That goes back a ways. Keep posting and keep us up with your travels. And put in a signature block with your group and rig description. That'll help with knowing you better.
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Old 05-12-2006, 11:13 AM   #26
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I don't mind the hotels so much, many are very nice and we use them occasionally. What I'm most tired of is the stuff surrounding that: the drive to the airport, waiting in line at the check-in counter, waiting in line at security, waiting for the plane to arrive, waiting at the baggage carousel, waiting in line at the car rental (it never occurred to me that a car rental place would be out of cars for 2.5 hours!), drive to the hotel, waiting to check in to the hotel and repeat again to return home. Granted, I don't get stuck in all these lines every trip, it just seems that way. I always hate checking in to a hotel "late" (somehow it never really feels like I get my money's worth). We'd much rather plan a camping trip within 2-12 hours of home, and I'm always "on time" (time doesn't matter). I can carry all my stuff with me (home on wheels). I even find the driving enjoyable. One trip I really did enjoy was a week-long Caribbean cruise on a large cruise ship. But, come to think of it, isn't a cruise ship just a really big RV?
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Old 05-12-2006, 11:56 AM   #27
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I like my RV because 3 of us can travel for nearly the price of 1, disregarding the price of the motorhome. We have the amenities that we like or want; the same with food. My sister, brother-in-law and I share cooking duties. The dog can go with us and sleep on the bed if he wants (he's a pudgy 10 pounder), and we enjoy the trip both to and from our destination. Also, we use the washer/dryer at our destination so we always have clean sheets and towels.
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Old 05-12-2006, 01:09 PM   #28
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I announce and MC motorcycle events and having the RV right there at the fairgrounds/track is so much easier than running to and fro. We enjoy a camp fire at night, the dogs are wellcome, my wife can go take a nap or use a clean bathroom, get a cold drink etc, etc. Scotty.

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