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Old 06-02-2016, 05:08 PM   #15
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All truths! There is always something breaking or going wrong. I don't know why anyone in their right mind would want to blow their nest egg on such a bad investment. Most people stick with it because they have so much invested already and don't want to admit the mistake to themselves.
Get out while you can.
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Old 06-02-2016, 05:35 PM   #16
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I don't know why anyone in their right mind would want to blow their nest egg on such a bad investment...Get out while you can.
1. An RV ISN't an investment. It is a depreciating asset and therefore an expenditure.

2. Agree that anyone who blows his/her nest egg on an RV is certainly not in a right frame of mind. Only disposable funds should be spent on RVing.

3. Contented RVers understand and accept that things can and will go wrong. It is part of the process and part of the journey. DH and I joke a trip is not complete without a gremlin of some sort showing up.
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Old 06-02-2016, 07:05 PM   #17
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I bought my last tent more than 20 years ago.

I probably haven't bought my last RV though?

Still have that tent by the way. It hasn't been out of the bag in at least 5 years. Maybe the kids will use it one day? Probably not, they like sleeping on a mattress in the RV too much! Oh, and the shower and toilet are a nice plus too.

The DW showed me a father-son baseball camp flyer tonight. It said sleep in a tent on the baseball field!

The first question I asked was how big is the parking lot? -LOL
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Old 06-03-2016, 08:18 PM   #18
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I've owned our Nexus for couple years now, and the only thing I've had to fix was the Tornado black tank flush valve. Other than that she's been rock solid! And we use it 2-3 weekends a month for off road RZR riding all year.
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Old 06-03-2016, 09:14 PM   #19
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We use ours for camping, traveling, antique shows, etc. Nice having your own comfortable bed out of the rain, with bathroom, kitchen, fridge, etc. Get tired, we stop at a rest area. No need for hotels.

The big plus is it's always ready to go. Just add fresh food. No hours of preparation and packing, and no worrying about the weather.

We still have a couple of tents and once in a while we use them canoing into remote areas for an overnight but still use the RV as a base camp. We tent camped for many years. Don't miss it at all.

I will say when we looked for ours we didn't want slides, power awnings, levelers, or power steps. Less to break and more cargo capacity. Wife required a queen size bed and an oven. I wanted one under 30' with an E-450 chassis. Found one perfect for our use.
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Old 06-03-2016, 09:39 PM   #20
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We evolved from tent camping to camping in the back of a suburban. Got a tent that attached to the back of the suburban, thought we were flying high. Got a Class C and put ~60K miles on it, actually my wife put a lot of mile on going to dog shows. We now have a Class A, hard to believe but it is what it is. And we do enjoy it.

Last weekend we were leaving the campground and at the dump station. A guy pulled up in a 5th wheel and said "I like your rig"

Nuf Said.
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Old 06-04-2016, 05:45 PM   #21
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BUY it should have said. We have a Forester 2015 class c we have had problems with tv,,motors on slides,2 had to be replaced,now our fridge doesnt work. warranty well since we didnt take it 6 hrs one way to have an annual check,nope warranty wont cover it.This is just a few of the bigger things the smaller i could go on all day.
Maybe the problem is that you bought a Forester? Does anyone know what class C is the best as far as being more trouble free? Sounds like most of the less troubled members of this forum are driving class A's?
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Old 06-04-2016, 05:50 PM   #22
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If you're already thinking they aren't worth the money I won't even tell you what an engine repair on an ISX costs!
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Sorry, no freaking way will I be going back to a tent!

I knew exactly what I was getting into and what the maintenance would be plus the fact that stuff happens and breaks. I even self insured versus paying thousands of dollars for an extended warranty. Has it been worth it? Every freaking penny!

I have lived Full-Time in my coach comfortably for the last 13 years plus have gone places, seen things, met people and made lots of RV friends. That my friend will never happen for over 95% of the population in this country as they will never have the same opportunity.

I've made three trips to Alaska and back to spend the entire summer with my sons and grandchildren. That in itself is priceless!

If you can't afford the pool then stay out of the water.

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I'm thinking any statements of smooth sailing would tempt the fates. Consider me silent on the subject.
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You are right.

We sold our 2014 Winnebago, to recoup the cash. That worked for about 5 months, then we bought a TT(used). Lat week we bought a new truck, because the old truck just wasn't getting the job done.

I guess that at 68 years of age....I'm lucky to have an agreeable spouse (that loves travel) enough cash to make careful decisions, and, the big one...healthy enough to take advantage of it all.
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All of my joys cost money... quilting, dog shows, horses, snowmobiling, jetskiing, boating... and my Class C provides a GREAT base camp for all of the camp trips, shows, seminars etc so in terms of my happiness our MoHo is one of the best disposable income purchases we have made.
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All of my joys cost money... quilting, dog shows, horses, snowmobiling, jetskiing, boating... and my Class C provides a GREAT base camp for all of the camp trips, shows, seminars etc so in terms of my happiness our MoHo is one of the best disposable income purchases we have made.
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Comfortably visiting the inlaws from 20 miles alway! Priceless.
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BUY it should have said. We have a Forester 2015 class c we have had problems with tv,,motors on slides,2 had to be replaced,now our fridge doesnt work. warranty well since we didnt take it 6 hrs one way to have an annual check,nope warranty wont cover it.This is just a few of the bigger things the smaller i could go on all day.
I would check your documentation. I wonder if they are able to refuse warranty under that condition.
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