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Old 05-21-2022, 05:55 PM   #29
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Many should be grateful for the "Filthy Rich" as someone stated. If not for them buying and trading their one, two or three year coaches, how could anyone with fewer assets afford a DP??
Hey thatís what I doÖ.ssshhhh
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Old 05-21-2022, 05:57 PM   #30
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Never did understand how someone could full time in a 8 x40 box staying in trailer parks (RV parks..same thing) every night. Traveling back and forth we stayed in Rv parks and seen a lot of expensive DP in the parks cause they canít fit anywhere else. More power to them if that what they like..just not our cup of tea. Give me open spaces and a home to come home to.
When We were working [DW had a career in State Treasury, I Lived for 50+ years in a 6' x 8' box called the sleeper cab of an 18 wheeler. And got to go home to "Visit" our 2100 sqft 4 bedroom Home every so often.
As Others have stated.. We "Did Without" Many things that some would consider as "Essentials" in order to feed that "Retirement Pig"


We paid cash for Our Foretravel Coach 3 Years before retiring,, and

When We Did Retire, We Sold the Home, And everything that wasn't bolted down..Then invested All the Proceeds long term for when We must "Hang Up The Spurs" and once again remain in one location..


As for "Living in a box".. Our "Forever RV" when compared to a truck sleeper is the TAJ !!!!


Full Timers ARE NOT "Camping"... We ARE LIVING Our Dreams..



Yes , You will see those "High Dollar" McMansions parked in the "Upper Crust" RV parks or You May also see those same MCMansions boondocking out in the Puckerbrush as well...


They are "Staying Put" until they See & Experience everything in the area or they get bored.. Then move on to somewhere else that is interesting to them..


We have the rest of our lives to see whatever We see.. So there is no "Rush" to do everything [or Anything] on a timeline..
And I have Yet to see a Brinks Armored Truck following the Hearse..
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Me personally I am happy the 1%'s have done well. I thought I would be one just ran out of time lol. I bought a used 2003 Monaco Sig 45ft for $400k in 2005 and sold it 12 years later for $125k after making payments of $2200 for 10 years (lesson learned) My neighbor bought a new 64ft Hampton yacht for $2.5m at 73 and paid cash because he could. I am not that guy but happy he could. I will stick with my used junk and be happy for others as I sell engines for $70k and need someone to buy them
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Iíd like to know how many people pay cash for a 650,000 MH?
I was watching a video several years ago of a couple who ordered a new Newell and paid cash. Those are near $2 million dollars.
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Thanks for the story. I’m not clear on why you directed the above response in my direction. It makes no difference to me if someone buys a $20K coach or a $2M coach, or if they live in it full time or just 2 weekends a year. Someone else’s life is not mine to live.
I am so very sorry. It should have been directed to GBB's post. I apologize. I can't change it now.
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I am so very sorry. It should have been directed to GBB's post. I apologize. I can't change it now.
I nearly did the same thing.. but did catch it at the last minute..
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I am so very sorry. It should have been directed to GBB's post. I apologize. I can't change it now.
No problem. Thanks for the reply.
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OP here - To be clear, I wasn't passing any sort of judgment on how people spend their money!

I was just sticker shocked! I am happy for the people that can afford those Moho's and although I haven't done that well, I have no ill will toward them whatsoever.

Just sticker shock here!
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I have the same question along with most rational thinking people. If we could fix this thinking, perhaps we could avoid our cities being burned.
Good luck.

The prevailing mindset, here and elsewhere, seems to be ďI canít understand how anyone could do things differently from the way I do thingsĒ.
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Back in 1990's we lived in a lakefront 4 bedroom 3 bath home in Michigan which we had built for $60,000 cash with a large lot and sold it for $120,000.

We lived frugally and never bought anything on credit. We didn't take resort vacations. We used a tent. We both worked and saved our money. We grew up in frugal families. Our dads were meat cutters and no one in our families went to college. We worked and paid for college ourselves. We lived at home not in dorms. We made good, safe investments. We made a very small fraction of what the jobs would be nowadays. We were not rich! We were savers. We helped two children through college although they worked as much as they could. By then college prices had jumped high. We didn't want them having to repay loans. They lived at home.

We went full-time for 16 years. Our quality 1996 Travel Supreme 5th wheel was built to our specs for $40,000. We paid cash. After 8 yr. of full-timing with it we bought our quality Newmar Dutch Star in 2004 with over 100 specials added to it for $130,000. We paid cash. We used it 8 yr. then quit full-timing after 16 years. We have since bought a 1100 sq ft townhome for $105,000 which came completely furnished in 2013 down to linens and dishes. They are selling for $250,000+ now. We haven't replaced a piece of furniture or any other furnishings. We don't take vacations. We rarely eat out. We drive a 2012 Chevy Sonic - bought used.

I write this just to give you perspective of how things change over the years and how one can save.

KidGloves: We lived in a 'box' for 16 years because we wanted to see our country. We volunteered every year for a few months to give back to the places we enjoyed. In return, we got a free campsite. We boondocked on public lands 95% of our 16 years because those are the kinds of places we love. Therefore, full-timing was a very cheap way to live for us but we didn't 'go cheap' because we had to. We wanted to.

We met many life-long friends as we traveled who now live near us so we have an instant family of 40+ friends. We all help each other in various ways and enjoying visits and talking of the places we were all fortunate to see. We didn't stay in the same state that we left when taking off. Our kids have moved to various states, also, due to jobs. Our grandkids didn't miss out on our not being there daily. We spent quality time with them as they were growing up. We made it a point to attend their special events. We wrote letters at that time. We stood in phone booths in all kinds of weather to talk to them. They became so interested in what we were doing. They are now college grads or nearly and they are also frugal and love backpacking or tenting. One backpacked across eastern Europe and was one of the last ones to be able to enter North Korea. They are inquisitive as to how others live and the countrysides. They say they've learned a lot from experiencing our lifestyle. That's all they know of us because they weren't born when we took off. We loved being able to pass our love for the outdoors onto them and yes, they are very frugal with their money. With their mindsets I don't expect them to spend what they don't have.
This, right here ^^^^ is why the new implementation for irv2 needs a "like" button.
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This, right here ^^^^ is why the new implementation for irv2 needs a "like" button.
There is one, so to speak. It's in bottom RH corner of every post/reply.
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There is one, so to speak. It's in bottom RH corner of every post/reply.
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As we've discussed elsewhere, the Thanks function is pretty clunky. I remain hopeful that the upcoming forum software update will implement an actual "like" button.
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As we've discussed elsewhere, the Thanks function is pretty clunky. I remain hopeful that the upcoming forum software update will implement an actual "like" button.

I get it; rvforum.net has one, it also has icons for dislike and Pheww. So if the website owner decides to add a like button I would like it to have those additions too.
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As we've discussed elsewhere, the Thanks function is pretty clunky. I remain hopeful that the upcoming forum software update will implement an actual "like" button.
I prefer the “Thanks”. It’s private and can include a few personal words. You know, actual communication between two humans. Works great for those who are just trying to help others and don’t need a gold star for the effort.

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