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Old 06-01-2016, 09:43 PM   #1
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Don't buy motorhome

They just aren't worth the money,every time you set-up something goes wrong,get a tent,lol
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Old 06-01-2016, 09:47 PM   #2
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They just aren't worth the money,every time you set-up something goes wrong,get a tent,lol
Wow, I wish you had told me that eleven years ago! I could have saved a lot of money!
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Old 06-01-2016, 09:48 PM   #3
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Not if you buy the right one
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Then you get to replace sleeping bags due to mold and mildew every time out , and spend all your spare cash on ice for your cooler.
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Old 06-01-2016, 09:55 PM   #5
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They just aren't worth the money,every time you set-up something goes wrong,get a tent,lol
True to an extent. If you buy one thinking it is going to save you money your making a big mistake. They will cost money to operate, maintain, and repair. But if you think about the quality family time you spend with family and friends, then it seems like a wise investment to me. Great memories to be made!
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It's also nice when tenting if you can catch a nice rainy spell. A little leak here, a little leak there. Oops forgot the bugs.
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We did our share of tent camping when we were younger and it was fun. But nowhere near as comfortable as we are today. You can't shower in a tent, switch on the LED lights, or watch TV. Spent many nights in the pouring rain/wind huddled in a tent during a storm. In the MH we can sit comfortably, stay warm, watch TV, Cook comfortably, and oh yeah when we get tired, we can shower and then crawl into that nice comfortable bed. And like said if you buy a quality MH/RV they don't break all the time, whether you buy a Tent or a MH you get what you pay for and the great memories that go with it.
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Old 06-01-2016, 10:29 PM   #8
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Tent camping was fun a loooong time ago and it is still a great way to enjoy the outdoors when your kids are little. They can learn a lot and you can too.

The pop-up was fun and a little easier...

The TT was definitely a step into comfort...

But now I really like the view from my windshield, my comfortable bed, bathroom only a few steps away, refrigerator/freezer (with ice cream in it), awning to sit under when the weather and bugs cooperate, comfortable recliner and sofa when it's just too hot or too buggy... and oh yes... air conditioning. Popcorn and movie on a cold night with the heat set just right... Coffee ready to go whenever I want.

It would be hard to go back... although I have to admit there are a lot of really nice TT's and 5er's out there. But, I don't think tents have improved that much.
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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.
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WOW,if I had only known! I've owned 3 class A diesel pushers over a period of almost 20 years. Geeze, here I thought it was great gliding down the road on air bags, being able to have a cup of coffee when I wanted it, being able to stop for lunch in cold weather and be nice and warm, use my own bathroom at rest stops, etc, etc. Thanks for the suggestion, however, I'd do it again in a heartbeat!!!!!
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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.
If you go to the "User CP" in the bar on the top left (I believe you have to use a computer, not a cell phone), you can build a signature that states the information on your rig so members can better address the issues you are apparently having with your rig without having to type it out every time you post!

Welcome aboard, and don't get discouraged, just address each problem as it comes up, and get out and USE YOUR RIG!
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They just aren't worth the money,every time you set-up something goes wrong,get a tent,lol
I hate to agree with you, but they are money pits. But we all knew that from the start.
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I had a stranger stop by while I was prepping the MH for a weekend trip. he told me they had been thinking about a motorhome, and wanted to know which one was a good investment. After choking back a laugh, I told him that anybody that refers to a MH as an investment is kidding themselves. I told him it is the second biggest Money Pit, next to a boat. I also told him we love every minute of it.
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They just aren't worth the money,every time you set-up something goes wrong,get a tent,lol
Don't waste your money on a tent. Just get a tarp and hang it from rope tied between trees. If you're really cheap, I'm sure someone will give you an old tarp.
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