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Old 05-05-2011, 07:57 PM   #29
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My only regret is that I didnt buy a bigger newer one when I had lots of spare cash

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Old 05-05-2011, 08:10 PM   #30
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My only regret is not be able to use our MH as much as we want to. But hey, we are still tied to jobs right now and it will be paid off a year before I retire for good.

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Old 05-05-2011, 08:18 PM   #31
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After two 40 foot Monaco DP, quad slides we downsized February 2011 to a brand new (our first) 2011 Allegro Open Road 34TGA. Best move we ever made, amazing coach and meets our every need and then some.
Decision to downsize was based on our love of National Park campgrounds and being able to actually camp in them now.
Also we live in central Oregon and will once again be able to camp locally in our very own Deschutes National Forest. We are excited!
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:25 PM   #32
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No regrets ...almost eight years and 60k miles so far...
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:42 PM   #33
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absolutely no regrets.
we were looking at a lesser Class A, when the economy was still doing well and that put us way ahead on floor plans, etc.
then the floor fell out and we waited and were going to stay out....but then it got real bad. I was surfing a rv dealers site for possibly a new fiver and BAM found this bus for pennies on the dollar. IMO I think we practically stole a brand new unit (2008) in mid 09
that had been sitting in a dealers showroom, it had foot traffic wear from folks looking at it.
we were able to get a big step up for 125k less than what it was when it was delivered to the dealer.
we enjoy it, its easier on me setting up and so far its been a good unit
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:49 PM   #34
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No regret , sometimes overwhelming, wish we could travel more.
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:51 PM   #35
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Not at all...in retrospect we should probably have brought a smaller "beast" than the one we currently own (would allow us to get into more remote campgrounds), but I can't say we regret the purchase. Second year full-timing and we still love the rig!
12 paws, 40 feet and the open road
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:58 PM   #36
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No regrets. Bought our first when the kids were 5 and 7. This is our 2nd. Just wish we had the time to take the full summer off and cross country. They're at the best age now, I think, for it. And we're ready to take a long vacation.!!
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:07 PM   #37
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Absolutely no regrets. We have our 3 teenagers still at home with us and go camping pretty much every weekend during spring and summer. Glad we can do this with the kids. Growing up way too fast!
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:13 PM   #38
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Nope, we've really enjoyed the RVs we've had. We've only been at it for three years and we're in the process of upgrading to our third class A. It would sound like we didn't like the previous two, but that isn't the case.

The first one was kind of our training wheels and we got a lot of use out of it. We learned a lot about how we use an RV and what we'd like to see in ours. The second one was a bit more...more room, power and features. It was an excellent fit and we used it for a couple of weeks per month. The next one is the king of the hill for our purposes. If this one hadn't come along, we would have kept number two for years. The third class A is a 2011 Tour 42QD. Its floor plan and features are well beyond what we would expect in a class A.

I could be wrong, but I don't expect to find one that will surpass the 42QD for our needs and wants. Regardless of cost, I don't know of any other RV that gets our attention like it.
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Old 05-05-2011, 10:11 PM   #39
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yes. any one wanna buy a 1983 pace arrow ... cheap?
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Old 05-05-2011, 11:08 PM   #40
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My third over a 22 year period and love the life style, pushing 250,000 miles. This 40 foot DP has been a nightmare of expensive repairs. Very comfortable and drives okay but $700.00 to fix a $12.00 part is a little much. Thinking of down sizing but with economy as it is I would take a terrible, financial bath. Gasser for sure next go 'round.

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Old 05-06-2011, 12:07 AM   #41
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Yea, I have a regret....

I regret I didn't do it sooner
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Old 05-06-2011, 02:58 AM   #42
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No, our rv brings us great pleasure. I only wish I had more time and the financial capability to use it more than we do. But since I'm still working and paying bills I'm limited in time and money. We hope to retire debt free someday and be able to fulltime. We can't wait to get to that point.

We're in the same boat, with about 7 years of working to pay all our debt off, I sometimes wonder if we'll ever make it! I have also questioned my sanity at times, but I keep telling myself someday it will be worth it. We do enjoy our rig now, but have a hard time but have a hard time affording to go anywhere.

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