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Old 06-12-2012, 02:46 PM   #1
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Staying in a M/Hotel?

After years of traveling and staying in many motel/hotel rooms, I have come to the realization
that I don't want to face another TSA security line or agent; another unfriendly flight attendant; another cab driver; or (and most significant) another bed occupied by a stranger the day before. I have come to this point in my life after
enjoying the ownership of my own DP MH. My question is how many of you would find it very difficult or almost impossible to stay in a motel--even a night-- now that you own a motel on wheels? If I had to stay overnight, I think I would have to bring my own bedding and sleep on top.

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Old 06-12-2012, 02:56 PM   #2
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interesting....we boght a couple of lightweight sleeping bags at Wally world, opened them up flat and made a sleep sack when we were staying in a condo at the beach. Just prefer my own bed and sheets in the MH.

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Old 06-12-2012, 03:07 PM   #3
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Hi zeeyaarv,
I agree with you. The coach goes wherever I go. There are times (very rare) when the coach can not go, but I fight that vigorously. I'm about to drive 834 mile in one day because I can't take the coach.
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Old 06-12-2012, 03:18 PM   #4
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I hear ya. We love to travel in our coach. However, after >30 years of international business travel I guess I've become hardened and would still do the airplane/hotel thing... but I doubt I'd stay at a roadside motel these days.

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Old 06-12-2012, 03:22 PM   #5
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About the only time we stay in a H/M anymore is winter (when the coach is winterized & put to bed until spring) & then only if I've got a Groupon. I still pack my own pillow cases though. Sheets I can live with hoping the H/M washed well enough, but pillow cases, next to my face, are another matter.

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Old 06-12-2012, 04:10 PM   #6
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We have not stayed in a hotel or flown to a destination since we bought the MH. We drive the MH when we go to see the kids and grandkids, 6 hours each way and $$$ for gas, instead of trying to sleep in the house and inconvenience them and us. We put a 50 amp service in at our daughters so we can do this. I am so spoiled now with the MH.
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I've had two breakdowns 100's of miles from home in the last two years or so requiring the RV be in a shop for several days. There was no option but to stay in a motel. But not by choice would l I stay in a motel.
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After staying in some of the places I had to stay in the last 16 years in the military I find it pretty hard to complain about a hotel/motel room no matter what the condition.
With that being said whenever possible I bring my motorhome. We are in the middle of a 3500 mile trip with my family of 5 and couldnt see doing it any other way.
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I don't see a hotel/motel in our future. Last mid-priced ones we stayed in were not clean enough ; sheets had very obviously not been washed since last customers. High-end rooms look cleaner, but still ...... So, no way. MoHo is nice and clean and if there are any germs in there, they're ours .
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I used to drive th MH south and store it to avoid the snow. We would then travel in the toad to the MH later. We both decided to quit and take our chances with snow because we really did not like the motel rooms even though we stayed in upscale places.

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Old 06-12-2012, 05:58 PM   #11
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I would have no problem with it. We traveled by car for the last 25 years, at least 2-3 times a year, sometimes more. We look forward to finding a nice place that we really enjoy. Something different. After all, variety is the spice of life. When we full time, we wil stay in our coach most of the time. We will not hesitate to take 200 mile day trips and stay overnight in a motel or hotel.
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We rented a nice on the beach house 6 bedrooms so everyone including the kids girl friends. My wife and I said never again we will stay in the MH and get them a motel. It just not the same sleeping in someone elses bed.
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The only time I stay in a M/H is for a three day convention once a year and this year may be my last time. Cost to drive the MH is more than the room cost since the lodge pays for my room. Plus I'd have to locate the MH somewhere else offsite and miss some of the functions. Next year, after I'm out of office, I probably won't even go.
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Originally Posted by Martino78 View Post
After staying in some of the places I had to stay in the last 16 years in the military I find it pretty hard to complain about a hotel/motel room no matter what the condition.
With that being said whenever possible I bring my motorhome. We are in the middle of a 3500 mile trip with my family of 5 and couldnt see doing it any other way.
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I've stayed in motels that were worse experiences than the lousiest VAQ I stayed at while wearing an AF uniform. Of course I never went to the sandbox because the first Gulf War was over before my date to report to Kuwait. Our fiver is home, so says the DW and our menagerie of dogs and cats.

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