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Old 12-24-2011, 08:20 PM   #15
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The only thing I might regret is starting out with a 40 footer. This is only because I am amazed how much stuff they cn fit in the new 32-35 rooters. Once we get out FT, I suspect I will appreciate all the storage room.

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Old 12-24-2011, 08:35 PM   #16
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I came late to the game too. Spent 20+ years on the road for work. Can't believe I wasn't smart enough back then to have bought a MH. The per diem from the company would have easily paid for it.

I have no regrets. Love being in the MH. Had to go to a meeting in CT a couple weeks ago. Drove the car and was disappointed the whole;e trip there and back that I didn't have the MH with me.

I get frustrated on occasion when I have to fix something but don't know what it is I have to fix. Once I figure out the issue and start in on it all the frustration is gone.

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Old 12-25-2011, 07:33 AM   #17
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I try to only worry about the things in my control. I have learned, over the years, that things out of my control will happen whether I stress over them or not. One of the biggest challenges is deciding which things go in the first category or the second.

(For me at least,) that's still a work in progress.

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Old 12-25-2011, 07:39 AM   #18
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My advice to you is get in that MH and take off.
Really gave it some thought yesterday.....

As I said I do enjoy all of ours travels, but it's those little nagging moments and especially the day before Christmas!

One thing I regret as well is not being able to do this when our kids were younger, but then we did other things as well that were just as memorable.

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Old 12-25-2011, 07:53 AM   #19
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I just regret when it's sitting unused....
Me too. I regret that I cannot use mine more than I do. Retirement is only 15 years away! Maybe I'll have the bugs worked out by then.
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Old 12-25-2011, 08:07 AM   #20
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If I would have bought used instead of new I would have more money to travel in it. That's my only regret as far as the motorhome goes.

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Old 12-25-2011, 08:13 AM   #21
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There are many decisions I've made in my life that I regret. One being the last RV I purchased before my current one. But no regrets in choosing an RV to spend time in.
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Old 12-25-2011, 08:51 AM   #22
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While there have been many trials with our MH, both past and present, I don't regret it at all, seeing as it is what enabled my wife and I to finally return to school.
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Old 12-25-2011, 08:55 AM   #23
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Had an RV since 1974. Kids were small and continue to enjoy camping. The only regret is having to put it in the shed after enjoying some travel.
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Old 12-25-2011, 09:29 AM   #24
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Old 12-25-2011, 12:16 PM   #25
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Sometimes I regret having RV when I make the payment, but can you put a price on awesome memories?
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Old 12-25-2011, 12:29 PM   #26
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I regret not currently having the funds to finish the rebuild of mine and to head out on a shake down trip. Soon hopefully though!
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Old 12-25-2011, 12:37 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by RovinOn
As much as I enjoy my MH there are days I hate it,and mostly it's not its fault!
Seems back in the fall I experienced a cracked windshield, the insurance company sent me to a place which cannot handle motorhomes my size. My fault in taking it there but I did which lead to a minor accident. Now the MH went into the RV body shop for $3800. worth of tail end body work, this started before Thanksgiving. Last friday I recieved the call from the RV place and my coach was ready to go. I posted elsewhere about the outstanding job they did and that really made my day. This little accident really shall I say to be polite flipped me out! I'm really surprised I didn't go into vapor lock!.
So now this morning the DW and I go and pick up the coach and take it up to the garage I rent. Now earlier this fall we informed the owner that there were trees that needed to be trimmed and that one should be removed to make entrance to the garage easier. Well guess what,,, nothing was done! Now I go to drive around the one untrimmed tree and my left duals sink into the grass and start to spin which now kicks up mud all over the recently cleaned coach,,,,blood pressure is now rising since I now cannot put the coach away and the owner is not home. I'm also glad I didn't get stuck and need a towing service.
Thr coach now goes home for a quick rinse down and since I no longer have a garage it has to go to a local storge yard which I don't care for. This has now just wasted my last shopping day before Christmas. Messed up the wifes shedule as well.
We just got back from parking in my temporary spot for the holiday. Have not called the garage owner since I'd like to stay civil for Christmas Eve.
It's amazing that you just can't take and leave a 38' motorhome where you please!
This is why today I hate the coach!

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