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Old 03-19-2019, 01:00 PM   #1
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How do you pay for your vintage RV addiction?

I usually buy and sell cars and trucks to make extra cash to pay for my obsession.
if you have a retro rv you need to be handy like everyone here. we have skills!
this video shows how I pay the bills on the rv : https://youtu.be/3mmP1zLH_JM

but I am always interested in learning from other knowledgeable people.

so how do you do it?

thanks everyone!
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Like most folks I scrimp and save in other areas of my life to support my vintage habit - never paying someone else to work on my rig helps as well
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We had two choices. 1. scrimp, save and borrow for something new or newer. 2. use the cash we had on hand to buy something older and refurbish it to our desires.
We went with 2, we have no regrets and no payments.
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Like most folks I scrimp and save in other areas of my life to support my vintage habit - never paying someone else to work on my rig helps as well
same boat!
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We had two choices. 1. scrimp, save and borrow for something new or newer. 2. use the cash we had on hand to buy something older and refurbish it to our desires.
We went with 2, we have no regrets and no payments.
for us camping season is short paying 12 months of the year for 2 months use is not a consideration!

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My method is to shop, shop, shop. I only buy if it is priced well under market value. I can then keep it for several years, and resell it for as much or more than I originally payed. I have a yard full of free toys that have not cost me a cent. Lots of work finding them though, and can take years to find the right ones. I start looking for my next one, as soon as I purchased my current one. I enjoy the process of shopping for toys, so it doesn't seem like work. I can be time consuming.
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My method is to shop, shop, shop. I only buy if it is priced well under market value. I can then keep it for several years, and resell it for as much or more than I originally payed. I have a yard full of free toys that have not cost me a cent. Lots of work finding them though, and can take years to find the right ones. I start looking for my next one, as soon as I purchased my current one. I enjoy the process of shopping for toys, so it doesn't seem like work. I can be time consuming.
I love the hunt,probably why I enjoy flippin cars so much
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I love the hunt,probably why I enjoy flippin cars so much
It costs money to flip cars too. SO hows that work?

Me, just extra money. No extra this month, nothing gets bought for it.
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It costs money to flip cars too. SO hows that work?

Me, just extra money. No extra this month, nothing gets bought for it.
profits not a dirty word lol
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I work...I am a teacher and my kids and I live full time in our vintage RV while remodeling it with every extra penny possible. We are prepping for a big cross-country trip over the summer. I am trying to get into workamping to help off-set summer travels.
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Each year I try to determine what one major issue needs to be addressed. If nothing of major importance is needed then I deal with the smaller issues at hand.
This year I am going to attempt to build a trac bar for the rear end.
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