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Old 09-22-2012, 10:24 AM   #15
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I think the freedom to wander at will either allows you is VERY similar, but I haven't had the RV scare me as quite badly as the sailboat did out on Lake Michigan one day.
Not yet anyway?
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:37 AM   #16
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heck yeah a liveaboard size boat is an RV. Many of same systems.

And it's sure nice to see some other sailors here. I just joined the forum yesterday. We live on an island south of the Bahamas, and just bought an old 40 ft catamaran, and sailed it from Jax to Providenciales. We also have a 25 ft. Contender center console, and my favorite, a Hobie Tandem Island sailing kayak. And we keep a travel trailer in Colorado for hurricane season.
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:55 AM   #17
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Somewhere on this forum is a picture of an RV with a boat on the back, and the RV is submerged to about 3/4 way up the front.

Please don't let that happen, but if you do, pictures would be a hoot to see.
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That sounds like a beer commercial...

"I don't often screw up launching the boat.....
but when I do, I've been drinking Dos Equis..."
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Old 12-22-2013, 07:56 PM   #19
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So I have been busy this past year with my new land yacht... Thought I would update this thread to point to the update thread:
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Old 12-22-2013, 09:05 PM   #20
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Old 12-23-2013, 06:59 AM   #21
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Welcome aboard...the boating experience will give you a headstart in the RV world....there are some pretty sharp cookies hanging out here, so don't be afraid to ask questions...
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Old 12-23-2013, 07:11 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by ErikDaPirate View Post
So what is the West Marine of the RV world?
If there is an equivalent to West Marine - AVOID THEM. As a lifelong boater, West Marine is a robber baron. I shop more at RV stores than West Marine, prices are usually half of what they want. It seems if you put the word "boat" on the box, it gives you license to steal. Example: Replacement Macerator Pump (basically the same one used on a Sani-Con) West Marine - $189.99, Internet $72.99. Same Part Number and Manufacturer.

My experience with RV Supply houses is that there is more competition and better pricing
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Old 12-23-2013, 08:20 AM   #23
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We've lived full-time in our fifth wheel and our sailboat since 2007, and RVs and boats definitely have a lot in common.

However, in our experience, the lifestyles are very different!
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Old 12-23-2013, 08:25 AM   #24
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Groovy, you all have the best of both worlds! We considered doing that about 10 years back on my final retirement. My wife was pretty attached to the sticks and bricks, so we just spend a lot of time in a motor home, but that is still a lot of fun.
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Groovy, we presently live on our boat and have lived aboard for 10yrs. When you say different lifestyles, which had the best ratio of pros to cons in your experience? We're in the sell boat-buy RV stage right now, and would value your opinion. We've traveled a lot in the islands and Gulf coast, Keys , east coast, but think we are ready for new horizons. Thoughts?
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So I wonder why they are called "RV and Boat Shows"?
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Old 12-23-2013, 01:18 PM   #27
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Both lifestyles are basically the same: Expensive.
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Old 12-23-2013, 01:25 PM   #28
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Yup, they are a lot alike. High depreciation, high maintenance & lousy gas mileage. I have a saying that when the depreciation exceeds my appreciation of it, it's time to get rid of it.
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