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Old 07-20-2013, 04:56 PM   #29
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While at the Buffalo Point Campground last week we had several campground neighbors come by and asking if they could look at our coach. We invited them all in for a tour. Most of them was glad to see a short MH that fit in state parks.

One woman made a comment it was really had for her to ask. I had my LSU flag flying and she was a Razorback fan.

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Old 07-21-2013, 11:56 AM   #30
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We don't have that problem. We're always willing to show someone our MH. Of course, I realize we have a 2002 model, not the $500,000 + coaches that some folks drive, so that may have something to do with it!

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Old 07-21-2013, 12:04 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by HicksRA View Post
I think most people just aren't real comfortable letting someone they just met 30 minutes ago into their home.
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I think that's the key. It may have wheels but its still my home.
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Old 07-21-2013, 12:08 PM   #32
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Haven't noticed the situation. Guess it is just a point of view. I don't welcome everyone who passes by or I meet at a campground into the rig. But then again, they don't ask if they can see the inside! When we are talking about a TV upgrade or how the floor was changed I or they may ask "can I see" and a tour begins.
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Old 07-21-2013, 02:55 PM   #33
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We don't invite people into our RV unless we know them as a general rule. Last summer, while in Chicken AK, a man and his son(from Norway)asked to look inside as they had never seen large trailers we in North America perceive as normal sights. The entire family was in amazement at the size of our trailer and the space inside. The man and son were very interested in the 5th wheel hitch in the truckbed, they'd never seen one before. They were traveling in a 26' "CanTravel" rental class C and thought it was too big for them. That was the only time we allowed strangers into our RV.
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:56 AM   #34
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OMG that is my wife also. She has even given the nickle tour to a lady she met while fueling up at a Pilot station.
Same with my socialite DW......especially if she meets your DW!!!
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:01 PM   #35
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I agree with the thinking of " seen one, seen them all", at least with 75% of MHs out there. I think visits into another's MH come about when the conversation leads you in there to see something unique, or something one or the other had been considering. I'm not worried about other campers motives or what they think of my MH. That said, while we have done some redecorating in our old girl, there is nothing about it worth a tour.
I have been in situations where a particular newer MH was the exact model a camper was thinking of upgrading to. The tour was on!
Also, I would love someone to invite me into their megabuck coach.
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:25 PM   #36
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Having a bus conversion makes this a real problem, at least for me. My wife willingly gives tours to people who wander up to ask to see inside. I would rather not have people trouping through when I'm taking a nap, sitting on the throne, or watching a DVD. Last fall, we were "attacked" by a family complete with screaming kids and dripping ice cream cones. They were not even guests at the park. Just people driving around looking at rigs. I flatly refused their request to go inside for a look.

So label me an old curmudgeon. However after befriending people on a social basis, I will consent to a guided tour. Wife does the inside tour ... I go outside and open the bays to show the genset, tool collection, engine compartment, etc. And of course when people nearby see things opened up they flock over to have a look too. It gets out of control !!
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:30 PM   #37
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We take our 6 cats with us, haven't had anyone ask for a tour!
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:14 PM   #38
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About the only time we have "guests" is when someone has a similar make/model/vintage and wants to see what was changed. Same for me as a "guest" when I see another like ours. Other than that, I can go to an RV show.
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:59 PM   #39
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I'm proud of mine. If the conversation gets to it, I'll invite them to come look. My bed isn't made, but it won't be made the second I get into it.
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Guess i'm just a road hermit, when i'm camping or whatever I prefer to be left alone to relax and such. I have to interact with people all day and definately don't want nosey people tramping through my house. But then that's just me and the other half doesn't agree with my views, whatever.
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Just found this thread and found it interesting. I'm shopping now for my first RV and have chosen to look at a Newell. I'm driven to purchase the least troublesome coach as possible. One that is built with the best possible components on a frame that is if anything, overbuilt. The only issue I have with these expensive machines is that they look like a palace inside. For a country boy, it is near embarrassing to think of having friends over. A simple ceiling would go a long way in making one less pretentious. From what I can find on the market they will just have to deal with it. My dream coach would be a Newell or Prevost that had the interior of a Newmar or Entrega. That would be fancy enough for me. I'd still be living high on the hog in anyone's book. But you walk into one of those million dollar machines and you want to know where the King and Queen is hiding. Recon I'll just have to swallow my pride and put up with it.
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I have found the question and answers interesting. We have a large teardrop trailer that is at the far end of elaborate and quite frequently we are asked questions and if folks can look inside and at Tearjerker gatherings it is a must to tour. We came back from a gathering last weekend with 124 tears and more than two thirds are homemade there is a great deal of creativity and sharing of ideas, it backs my feeling that "plagiarism is the sincerest form of flattery" and no one minds! A manufactured MH or trailer where is the fun in that?

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