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Old 06-24-2014, 05:38 PM   #57
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The only way for me to justify any of the expense of owning and operating cost is I enjoy it,so it's worth it. If you are worried about the fuel cost,maintance cost,taxes,and all the other expenses including the purchase in may not be for you. Owning a motorhome is not a cheap lifestyle or hobby whichever the case maybe.

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Old 06-24-2014, 05:41 PM   #58
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As others have said, you can't and probably shouldn't try to justify RV expense. That said, we have done the math, and INCLUDING the cost of the rig, we figure we must spend at least 60 nights a year in the RV to break even. So, we do our best to spend at least that and more each year. We would never have travelled to the extent we do now without it and we can honestly say we are saving money over the same travel in hotels.....

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Old 06-24-2014, 05:54 PM   #59
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The miles you cover costs more but when you get there your stay costs less. When they put me in the home I hope to have some stories to tell, how long can you count your money?

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Old 06-24-2014, 06:55 PM   #60
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We are getting ready to make a road trip to Madison WI to see my son. I ran the numbers for the cost for 4 of us to fly, 1 week in a mid level hotel and food. Did the same for travel vie car, then I worked it up traveling in the motor coach. It will cost only a few hundred dollars more to us the MH. If you figure the ride and comfort it's well worth it and I'm sleeping in my own bed, eating my own cooked food!
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Old 06-24-2014, 06:58 PM   #61
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I didn't buy my motorhome for MPG's. If you want mpg's, buy a prius.
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Old 06-24-2014, 07:45 PM   #62
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I didn't buy my motorhome for MPG's. If you want mpg's, buy a prius.
But, but, but you can't 4 down tow a Prius.
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Old 06-24-2014, 07:48 PM   #63
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I didn't buy my motorhome for MPG's. If you want mpg's, buy a prius.
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But, but, but you can't 4 down tow a Prius.
But you can tow a Hummer 4 wheels down. And it gets great mileage that way.
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Old 06-24-2014, 08:06 PM   #64
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The DW has medical conditions the prevents her from flying or sitting in a car for more than an hour at a time. The MoHo is the perfect vehicle to prevent her from being housebound. We go where we want, when we want, we can afford it, we are happy as can be and what more justification do you need?
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Old 06-24-2014, 08:54 PM   #65
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Justification is only in my mind. LOL Who cares?? We are having the time of our lives!!
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Old 06-25-2014, 05:38 AM   #66
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How much mpg does a sunset get? What about a great jam session or a moment of beauty that's gone in a flash?
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Old 06-25-2014, 06:11 PM   #67
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Why must I justify MPG. I wanna I do. I wanna fly I fly, I wanna drive the car I drive, I wana use the MH I drive it. But I am old and don't justify a steak dinner over a hamburger either but it does come salad and a baked potato.

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Old 06-25-2014, 06:35 PM   #68
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I don't,I gas up & go and have fun.
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I drive 65, but beyond that, I don't try to justify MPG either.
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if you have to justify mileage, you don't need a motorhome.

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