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Old 06-13-2011, 07:11 PM   #15
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Life would be boring if all we did was go to work, come home, and try to jestify what we spend our $$$ on. So if you can afford it, then have fun and enjoy. When the sun starts setting on our life hopefully we can sit back look at the pictures, reflect on the memories, and smile.
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Old 06-13-2011, 07:16 PM   #16
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I like it.. that's enough for me.
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Old 06-13-2011, 07:30 PM   #17
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I hate sleeping in motels or hotels.
Flying is for the birds.
How else could I camp at NASCAR events.

Seriously, it's what we have done for many years. The kids grew up camping and the DW and I still love it. RVing can be expensive, but so are many of the things that are worth doing. As long as I have my health and the means to hit the road, owning a recreational vehicle is our preferred way to travel and enjoy life.

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Old 06-13-2011, 07:42 PM   #18
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A large part of the justification is finding bedbugs in a motel/hotel room. :(
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Old 06-13-2011, 10:24 PM   #19
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You own it you love using it, what is confusing here?

Now if you were RV-less and were asking if you should buy one or not, that would be harder. 5 times a year is not much. But that is not what you are trying to decide.
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Old 06-13-2011, 10:33 PM   #20
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I have paid cash for my only two RV's I have owned. It was known I would not camp enough to make it worh a payment. Plus, I owned my last RV two years and sold it for a profit.

Most of you have RV's a lot nicer than mine but what I have is perfect for me at the moment.
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Old 06-13-2011, 10:36 PM   #21
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Justify?? Why do I have to do that? When Mama's happy, EVERYTHING is Justified
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Old 06-13-2011, 10:37 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by mikron View Post
It's the life style for us. We put less then 5,000 miles a year on our coach. Because we don't use our coach much we buy used gas A's. We can afford it so we do it. More fun then motel/hotels and our dog likes it more. Plus you can't have a fire in a motel/hotel room.
...........Times two here, and so well put. As I see it everyday setting in the driveway, I sometimes ask myself why, as soon as I open the door and go inside, that's all it takes. When we get ready for a trip, as soon as I start the fridge and A/C's, I'm in the moment and nothing else matters. JMHO and travel safe.
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Old 06-13-2011, 11:07 PM   #23
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The mental well being of knowing I can go without any prior planning is priceless. Don't even try to justify, just enjoy. Life is too short to regret something done or not done.
Hope to be on the road starting this summer...
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Old 06-13-2011, 11:37 PM   #24
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For those that don't understand, no explanation is possible.

For those that do, no explanation is needed.
That's as close to being the perfect answer as I can imagine.

On top of that, renting requires planning ahead. I can make plans before bedtime to leave the next morning, and be half way across the state by afternoon. That's not possible when renting.

But I suppose the biggest reason for owning is that I don't like someone else controlling my life. The moniker Kurmudgeon is not an accident; it describes me quite well.

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Old 06-14-2011, 05:58 AM   #25
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I like it.. that's enough for me.
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Old 06-14-2011, 07:17 AM   #26
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I own a 2006 discovery and love it, all of my friends that look at it they all love it but they all ask me the same question, wouldn't you be better off renting one when you need it? I use my rv about five times for the year on family vacation and about another five times for when I go to the race track and I have to say I love every second that I spend in the rv, what is everyones oppinion about this? How much do you need to use it to justify owning something that expensive? Joe.
You don't need to justify it. Period. If you're second guessing your decision to own it lately, you're the ONLY one that can do that.

Maybe this will help. I had a series of small airplanes over a period of years. Imagine trying to justify that to your acquaintances! I used them quite a bit for a long time, REALLY enjoying myself, but otherwise impossible to justify from any other standpoint. Eventually, the last plane got to the point where it was flown only to maintain my ability to fly it and to exercise the machinery. Otherwise it just sat, absorbing money as most any other money pit (name your poison - cars, boats, etc.) will do. Realizing that, it wasn't a difficult decision to sell it and let somebody else take care of it for a while. No harm done...
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Old 06-14-2011, 07:17 AM   #27
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Thumbs up Worth It !!!

Hi All,

Well Nino or anyone else who gets asked the worth it question! Ask them to put a price on memories, friendships & great views !! However for me I new it was worth every $$$$ I spent doing it, when as I sat at a High School diner and the kids read a letter to thank there parents! I heard my son say he wanted to thank his dad for taking him RVing and giving him a wonderfull sense of adventur and love of travel!! Put a price on that folks !!! Also these pic's also help answer that question, enjoy I did !!!!

Remember All: LIVE, LAUGH, & ENJOY !!!!!
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Old 06-14-2011, 07:43 AM   #28
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If you make payments on your "toys" then you CANNOT afford them.
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