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Old 02-01-2014, 07:25 AM   #1
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Affordability

This may really sound stupid to some, but I just have to ask. How can anyone afford to buy a $200 -$$300,000 motor home and keep it serviced and repaired? I think I have a pretty good retirement income and there is no way I could do it.
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Hello and welcome to the forum, the answer to your question is simple, it is all based on one's W-2 forms over a 40-45 years of working. A person that has a income of $60,000 compared to one that has a $1.6 mil. and so on and so forth. Everyone has to "live within their means" and that is based solely on your yearly income, and your retirement will be based on your income during your working years and where you end up at as far as a net worth.
Where are you on this scale????
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Not to be a smart ass but if you can't afford the maintance you can't afford to buy it to start with. It's like fueling up and getting several hundred dollars worth and someone ask you how many gallons it holds. In reality does it matter it's a 300,000 dollar toy and you can't let it sit at home. A smart person would say MH are the worths financial investment you can make its true. I never said I was smart we enjoy ours.
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Hello and welcome to the forum, the answer to your question is simple, it is all based on one's W-2 forms over a 40-45 years of working. A person that has a income of $60,000 compared to one that has a $1.6 mil. and so on and so forth.
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That's it in a nutshell.
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One of my favorite sayings is - "If you have to ask the mileage, then you can't afford it". On a personal note, I guess I wasn't frugal enough in my younger years to get to where I want to be now. My wife and I have three pensions, Social Security, and I still work from home , and unless I financed a hefty sum, there is no way I could buy a motorhome. We would love to have a nice Class A, but the funds are just not there. Please don't think I was being antagonistic, I was just thinking out loud. I am proud for anyone who has a nice home on wheels.
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One of my favorite sayings is - "If you have to ask the mileage, then you can't afford it". On a personal note, I guess I wasn't frugal enough in my younger years to get to where I want to be now. My wife and I have three pensions, Social Security, and I still work from home , and unless I financed a hefty sum, there is no way I could buy a motorhome. We would love to have a nice Class A, but the funds are just not there. Please don't think I was being antagonistic, I was just thinking out loud. I am proud for anyone who has a nice home on wheels.
Have to ask, what is the writing in your signature?
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I converted my name to Japanese using a language converter. Just something to make folks go - what the heck? My first name is Gerald
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Glad you meet you Gerald! Live it up to the best of your ability Gerald as we are just on a vacation living here on this earth.............Our "long life" will come soon and before you know it...........
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Hello and welcome to the forum, the answer to your question is simple, it is all based on one's W-2 forms over a 40-45 years of working. A person that has a income of $60,000 compared to one that has a $1.6 mil. and so on and so forth. Everyone has to "live within their means" and that is based solely on your yearly income, and your retirement will be based on your income during your working years and where you end up at as far as a net worth.
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Thats interesting, do you have the video that shows who pays the taxes?? with the same graphics?
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I'd say that everything is relative. There are some who would question how someone could afford a $25,000 MH. There are some with $200-300,000 MH's that question the $1-2,000,000 ones.
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Thats interesting, do you have the video that shows who pays the taxes?? with the same graphics?
Here ya go......... Why The Rich Pay Lower Taxes - YouTube
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Let's get back on the topic of affordability of MHs.
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You can start by not paying $200-$300K for a motorhome.
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Hello and welcome to the forum, the answer to your question is simple, it is all based on one's W-2 forms over a 40-45 years of working. A person that has a income of $60,000 compared to one that has a $1.6 mil. and so on and so forth. Everyone has to "live within their means" and that is based solely on your yearly income, and your retirement will be based on your income during your working years and where you end up at as far as a net worth.
Where are you on this scale????
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It's not only how much you earned, but what you did with it. Some people spend every penny they make, others save a large portion of their earnings and invest it for growth. I have been living on less than my income for 50 years. I saved my money and invested it. It grew. That is why I can afford things now that others can not. Maybe they lived bigger than me in their earning years, but where are they now?
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