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Old 11-24-2016, 11:59 AM   #1
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It's not that I don't want one: It seems like SO many folks here have one! I have my 31 foot Holiday Rambler Vacationer gasser (1997 Vintage). I'm already retirement age, but that is what fits in my wallet. I have had my eye on a Foretravel or a Blue Bird when I "grow up". Sometimes, when I read about all the DPs, Aqua Hots, Comfort Rides, my little Vacationer seems a tad insignificant.

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It's not that I don't want one: It seems like SO many folks here have one! I have my 31 foot Holiday Rambler Vacationer gasser (1997 Vintage). I'm already retirement age, but that is what fits in my wallet. I have had my eye on a Foretravel or a Blue Bird when I "grow up". Sometimes, when I read about all the DPs, Aqua Hots, Comfort Rides, my little Vacationer seems a tad insignificant.

RVers are the nicest peoples!
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I have no doubt that your "insignificant" little Vacationer, (which fits your wallet), is far less troublesome than those other "significant" motor homes.
Enjoy what you have...(trying to "keep up with the Joneses" can get expensive).
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It's not that I don't want one: It seems like SO many folks here have one! I have my 31 foot Holiday Rambler Vacationer gasser (1997 Vintage). I'm already retirement age, but that is what fits in my wallet. I have had my eye on a Foretravel or a Blue Bird when I "grow up". Sometimes, when I read about all the DPs, Aqua Hots, Comfort Rides, my little Vacationer seems a tad insignificant.

RVers are the nicest peoples!
Maybe "easier to diagnose and repair" is a better term
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Old 11-24-2016, 12:27 PM   #4
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You are so right
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You've probably just about completed breaking in all of the gear and drive train on that HR - be a shame to walk away from it now.

So, go ahead install a Remco Disconnect in that baby. Add a baseplate too.

Then go get your DP, and tow the HR behind you!

(Extra fridge for the beer. Extra quarters for quests. And, a Man Cave if ever needed... But one tip, do reserve the 'Extra Long Pull Thru's' for that combo!)

All kidding aside. If you like the HR, hang onto the HR. Maybe going into the retirement phase, do an audit and determine what you would change (IF ANYTHING), and go ahead and make the changes now. That way you go into the retirement phase setup and ready to go!. For example, I know one gent that had Gear Venders and Banks mod's added to his beloved gasser. Cost justifiable? Sure not!!! But, it was what HE WANTED TO DO!! (He also added new wood flooring and upgraded the electronics too.) Always very pleased with his choice. And you know, he sure seems to be having as much fun as his brother with a 45' Essex!

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And you know, he sure seems to be having as much fun as his brother with a 45' Essex!

Best to you,
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Well ... I'm not the referenced brother but I do admit to having more fun in our Essex than our Endeavor ... but there are a few more bucks involved
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Making lots of changes right now. I just can't leave it alone. This winters first project: New aluminum panels, plywood subfloor & floors up front, with Dynamat & Dynaliner underneath the carpet.
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I converted a school bus 7 years ago because I what was out there didn't suit what I wanted to do. I went looking again for a nice new shinny motor home , wow nice stuff out there , but at the end of day I look at my old bus and it still works fine for us. Keep in mind we do have the funds for a new one , but not just yet we still have lots of miles left to do in our bus. It don't matter how shinny or how much it costs , just enjoy it and life.
I always tell my family " always be nice, like country music, and life will be good"
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Its not about "how big it is". Its about "how you use it". Enjoy what you have, especially if you don't have payments.
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No Payments!
Hallelujah!

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I just put in new vinyl flooring and new carpet in the cockpit and bedroom. We also put new glass in the windows beside the drivers side and passenger side so I can see my mirrors. (the moisture in the sealed glass caused etching and had made the glass foggy.)

We got the dinette reupholstered and now better than new.

We spent a few shekels to redo the little things to bring it up to par, eq: redo the roof complete with a full cover of 1/4 inch plywood before a full cover of EPDM. New tires and a Safe-T-Plus to improve the steering.

Last but not least we got it cut polished and 2 coats of wax and it looks new.

WHY SHOULD I SELL AND START ALL OVER AGAIN. We fulltime and this is what we want and am enjoying what we have.

I've looked at a number of "expensive " units and they are neither built better or have all the convieniences that I have in what I already have.

Look at what you think is what you want,

but live in it for awhile and realise that it may not be what you want for the price you paid.

Money may not be the cure-all to the simplicity of the unit that you may own, but to impress those you have around you, just be you and enjoy what is in your capacity.

Hope all is best for you as to what you purchase.



P.S. Myself at age 73 and my DW at 72 will enjoy what we have and now know what we want.
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I hear you Steve.

I have an OLD, used MH. The decals are pealing a little bit. I had to buy a new air conditioner this year which hurt a bit, but hey, I have been full-timing for 12 years, been a LOT of places, seen a LOT of things, learned a BUNCH. I've taken a lot of pictures, and I keep looking at newer rigs and I have decided one thing. Sometime next year my old DP is going to be paid off and that will be one great big wonderful feeling.


I can begin banking the money I have been paying on my "old" MH, and my savings account will grow GREATLY.

And I will still have my "old" MH that still runs well, and will still get me down the road!

I am a blessed man!
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