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Old 07-26-2014, 08:32 AM   #155
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That is the way it is supposed to work but the govt. spent my money a long time ago. They are sending me your savings now.
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Yes - thankyou for that. I appreciate all you are doing so I will spend it wisely and carefully. Some of it on fuel. Your turn will come and then you will enjoy it as much as I am.
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And now with this in mind, I am sure my Father and his Father really did appreciated the same payment plan you fella's did for them Many thanks for this new way of looking at this subject, and thinking into it a tad bit further.... I think I have some of your old money.........Inheritance Thank you also
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Old 07-26-2014, 08:56 AM   #156
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Personally, I've done a lot of the "Fly to Destination" holidays. While it has merits and staying in "5 star-all inclusive-serve my a** resorts" is great, we found that there was so much unexplored destinations on the ground beneath us.

Owning, maintaining and using an RV is not a cheap endeavour, but it's the only way to see those places, meet new people and enjoy a different lifestyle.

While I'm working, we can afford to do what we do. When I retire, that may change and at least I have gotten to do what we wanted while affordable.

I have the "Live my life for today cause tomorrow I might fall down the stairs and die" attitude. Too many people I know lived their lives saving every penny by doing nothing with the thought that they would enjoy their retirement. Then either came down with health reasons not to be able to do things or died before they got the chance.

I have a plan. I search out and buy RV's at a low price, fix them, use them for our enjoyment and sell them at a profit. Each time, the coach gets a little newer and better. The plan is to do this till I can afford the one I want in the end for free. Not something for everyone (including my wife) but that's my plan and I'm half way there. Being smart, I've been left with a little something extra to offset our travels.

Does it justify the MPG?
No, but I like it. It's my hobby, part of a grand plan and I enjoy it.
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It's hard to see those "off the beaten path" places from the air. We travel to the same places lots of times but always try and go different routes to get there. Seeing those out of the way places. Not hard to justify any of the expense. This USA one awesome place!!

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It's hard to see those "off the beaten path" places from the air. We travel to the same places lots of times but always try and go different routes to get there. Seeing those out of the way places. Not hard to justify any of the expense. This USA one awesome place!!

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Ya. I need to get to Canada. Plan was to make a short trip around the top end of Lake Superior last week. But ended up staying in Northern Indiana

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Just one of those brain fart ideas that people can get, this is mine. Three years to retirement, buy an RV, go fulltime. Sell everything.

Between now and then (and over the last few years or so) save money for fuel for the MH. The other thing I have been doing, is buying Meijer cards, Walmart cards, for future purchases. I have the money now, while working, so I purchase these with a credit card that gives extra points for buying the cards. Use those points for purchasing gas now and some other cards.

Figure that by the time we retire, I will have enough in cards and fuel money to last us 5 or more years. Although we plan and plan, sometimes things change or things happen as mentioned. Sure hope we live to enjoy it and wish we could go now but with work and other obligations we have to wait.

So is the fuel money and mpg worth it? It will be to me. I am willing to do it this way right now as each of the others have found their own way. I almost bit the dust in a car accident 2 1/2 years ago and I justify it that I am still here to enjoy a lifestyle that I intend to become very familiar with.

Find what you enjoy and make the most of it.

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Old 07-27-2014, 07:06 AM   #161
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Ya. I need to get to Canada. Plan was to make a short trip around the top end of Lake Superior last week. But ended up staying in Northern Indiana

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Yeh, I traded Moose, Bears, and Trees for Indiana Corn and Soy Beans also
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We have enjoyed the last 15 years on motorcycles, over 100,000 miles on bikes together, a Goldwing with camper, then toyhauler with bikes, then 2 coaches. Miles, expenses, memories and more, they are priceless.

Two weeks ago, we learned my DW has a new cancer diagnosis after her first cancer 34 years ago. Sitting here this morning, I can say, I have zero regrets for all the things we did, saw, monies spent, and new friends we met in our travels. The less than 6mpg we got pulling to Moab UT, seems really not to matter today. Go get your memories, for too soon we are on the porch in a rocking chair.
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I agree Dave, I work in the medical field and I don't know how many times over the last 33 years I have heard, "But we were going to go to the _____ or We wanted to see ______." just after someone was told their spouse had passed. It's too late then and you never get that back.

I sat on a rock by Lake Michigan one day with my nephew Jerome. Who would have thought that that picture would be my favorite after his death. I sure miss him. If we had not taken that trip, I would not have that memory or picture.

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Yeh, I traded Moose, Bears, and Trees for Indiana Corn and Soy Beans also

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Your not playing fair there!! We make our travel $$ in those corn & bean fields. Lol

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How do you justify your motorhome MPG?

^^^^^^^^^^. Reply to Post 160. Great plan.......except just save the money and not buy the cards.......that way your not tied to the stores involved.....better yet invest the money and it will actually work for you rather staying still in value or going down in purchasing power. Yes the market can go down and Walmart or who ever could go broke too.
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^^^^^^^^^^. Reply to Post 160. Great plan.......except just save the money and not buy the cards.......that way your not tied to the stores involved.....better yet invest the money and it will actually work for you rather staying still in value or going down in purchasing power. Yes the market can go down and Walmart or who ever could go broke too.
X2; even though we like the stores you mentioned and the fact that all Kroger-owned stores accept each others' cards, three years ago when we started fulltiming I would never have guessed that I'd be spending my summer shopping at Atlantic Superstores in the Canadian Maritime provinces! Don't lock yourself in. Fulltiming should be a voyage of discovery; don't assume you know all the answers today.
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Not assuming I know all the answers, that is why I came here to learn the more that I need to learn. I have family in areas where I will visit that have those stores and that is why I am buying those cards. Have enough in investments because I don't totally trust that field. It's just the way I decided to work my plan. Save money, invest money, and buy some cards. The idea may change or get adjusted over the next few years. Just my idea right now.
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Try a bit of Canada! You wouldn't be sorry if you did!
I'd love to tour through Canada, but only when it's warm. Which week is Summer?
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