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Old 10-07-2021, 04:57 PM   #29
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I have never owned a vehicle that increased in value nor a property that went down and since buying real estate allowed me to retire at age 50 it's a no-brainer for me!
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They will only be 5 hrs away, plenty close for a occasional week end visit by car, MH, RV park, motel or guest room.
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Old 10-07-2021, 05:29 PM   #31
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First of all, you will never, ever, ever find a 40' class A diesel for 50-100K. Unless of course it is a fixer upper.

We have loved living close to our grandkids until our daughter was transferred out of state. We miss our kids and grandkids, but buying a plane ticket periodically makes the visits much more enjoyable.
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Old 10-07-2021, 05:50 PM   #32
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I have never owned a vehicle that increased in value nor a property that went down and since buying real estate allowed me to retire at age 50 it's a no-brainer for me!
I agree on the vehicle part except for the last year or so including now. What a time to sell vehicles, but I know itís not the case normally.
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Old 10-07-2021, 06:40 PM   #33
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There ain't a whole lot of places to park a motorhome here in N. Tejas.
Don't know what suburb the will live in, but I'm sure Code Enforcement would have something to say about parking long term in their driveway.


Secondly...let your kids live their own lives without you guys "always" there.
I would hate that. Find a place to stay temporarily when the kid shows up and then visit often but go home.


You aren't that far from them.
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Old 10-07-2021, 07:01 PM   #34
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So, I'm thinking. And I don't want to start a barroom brawl here either.

The problem:
It's not much of a "problem" per-se, because we're about to become first-time grandparents. But our son-in-law also accepted a really fine job offer about 5 hours away so, they bought their first home in Fort Worth and next weekend is their move date.

Now, mama wants to be near her baby girl when our grandson arrives. And we ain't going to give up our acreage to go chasing anyone around the country. So I need some kind of solution and here's where me thinking usually gets me in trouble. So here goes: 1) Buy a condo within driving distance - Cost will probably be $200-300k. Or, 2) Buy a 40' Class A motorhome but keep the cost under $100k.

I'm going back and forth. 1) The condo might be easier to eventually sell someday when we no longer need it. Who knows.. the kids might move again. 2) By buying a land-yacht, we not only can stash it in Fort Worth as a place to stay, invest less money up-front, and use it for glamorous trips to FL resorts.

So, can the more sane minds here please rationalize what you would do if you were in my shoes?

Also, if you're of the "Buy the motorhome!" crowd, would you mind also chiming in on your recommendations? It would need to be about 40', in the $50-100k price range, and diesel.
You can get a nice used class a gas for around 100,000 used. I prefer a couple year old one.. That way someone else has fought the battle that you have with new.
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Old 10-07-2021, 07:03 PM   #35
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5 hr. drive to see your grandkids? Now that is a problem many of us would like to have.
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Old 10-07-2021, 08:09 PM   #36
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I agree with a lot of the posts here.

Bottom line, don't put the cart before the horse! Just see how the cards fall.

Safe travels and congrats on the grandchild!
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[QUOTE=TexasJeff;5937215]I hadn't done a whole lot of investigating yet where to stay. Do you have any recommendations? Appreciate the suggestion![/QUOTE

Sorry for the late response we are on the road. When we were staying in ft worth we stayed at North Holiday Park. It's a COE lake. If you are a senior you and buy a lifetime pass from the national parks. It will get you a 50% discount.
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Buy both! Maybe a Class C?
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First of all, you will never, ever, ever find a 40' class A diesel for 50-100K. Unless of course it is a fixer upper.

We have loved living close to our grandkids until our daughter was transferred out of state. We miss our kids and grandkids, but buying a plane ticket periodically makes the visits much more enjoyable.
Hmmm. There are over 300 40' diesels on RV trader for under 100K. ck it out.
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U won't find a 40' diesel for that kind of money unless it's 20 years old.
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Seems like a no brainer to me.
Send Mama to live with the kids and you stay on your acreage.
You can go hunting, fishing, play pool, come home at any hour with no nagging.
Save big $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Richard
That is the most reasonable suggestion I have read or probably will read in this post.
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We moved out of calif for our sanity. The Grandkids live there so we bought a 38 ft Rv. Now we rent a space at the RV park 10 min from their house. The kids come to the RV park and think Were the greatest thing since cartoons. We bought a big enough rV so they can stay. Worked out awesome. The rest of the time we use it for US. Good luck. I'm not sure I would buy a condo with the coming collapse of the housing market.
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