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  • surfmansurfman Posts: 6,017 Admiral
    mustang190 wrote: »
    They have come a long ways!:dance
    I saw one towing a 22' Skeeter bay boat today on I10. wish I could have talked to that guy.

    Considering the year mine was built it was incredible but yes they are even more incredible now, I have a friend that has a new one and it is crazy what you can pack into the back of a pick up truck.
    Tight Lines, Steve
    My posts are my opinion only.

    Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.  Will Rogers
  • RStyleRStyle Posts: 1,725 Captain
    Flash wrote: »
    Great movie and we had a very similar trailer to live in for a bit as house was done. 1952 Alma 32 footer.

    I have found there is no perfect motor home. I would probably opt out for a trailer set up, but would need a bigger truck. I have rented Class C models several times with no issue, but would want a good size one for traveling with wife and dogs for an extended period of time. Problem with that is getting into some places I would want to photograph. My brother recently bought a Class A bus you see traveling around with car in tow. Thing was beautiful, but when I asked him about price, he mentioned a $92,000 discount he got. LOL, well that took me out of that equation. Way to big anyway for the traveling we would do.

    A friend bought one for a trip of a lifetime with his kids across the Us for an entire summer.
    When the trip ended he figured he could have bought a new car to do the trip, stay at nice hotels with nice beds and bathrooms all along the way and would have saved a ton of money. Financially he thought it was a very bad decision.
    In addition emergency repairs, gas and maintenance were very expensive.
    No doubt an expensive lifestyle decision with very poor return on investment. Exactly like a big boat
  • Grady-ladyGrady-lady Posts: 5,282 Admiral
    cadman wrote: »
    I have thought about getting a small camper / motorhome when I retire to travel around in. But it seems like a bit of a pain with the septic draining, finding potable water sources, etc. I would assume if you traveled a bit, it would save money over hotel rooms. I am thinking this size, not a large one.

    Anyone own a motorhome? Do you like it? Do you use it? Would you rather travel with it or use hotel rooms?

    I think that's beautiful! With a motorcycle/bikes and kayaks you'd have a blast - but wouldn't save any money over hotels, imho. Too much effort for nightly setup too. You'd probably want to stay in a nice campground for at least a week to enjoy what the area has to offer.

    There is always the option to fly part-way, rent a car and a series of houses/cabins for a week a days drive apart - my preference over hotels. (or drive, depending on distance and how well you enjoy road trips) If you do the math - you'll probably find the numbers, once you buy the mh and pay for gas, ins, etc. aren't a whole lot different.

    We lived in an 18' travel trailer for two years. Most of our friends who have motorhomes spend weeks, sometimes months at a time in one area. Very few use them for sightseeing road trips. I'd rather have a trawler. :)
    I find my peace out on the sand...Beside the sea, not beyond or behind. R.A. Britt

  • surfmansurfman Posts: 6,017 Admiral
    Renting cars is pretty expensive too if you take it one way. We went to Alaska and rented a car in Fairbanks and then ended our trip in Anchorage where we left the car, it was like $1500 if I remember correctly.
    Tight Lines, Steve
    My posts are my opinion only.

    Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.  Will Rogers
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