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Ponderosa

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Posted: 02/22/12 12:56pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Don't buy an RV. You will be paying at least 50 cents for gas every mile you drive it, 30 bucks a night to park it in what is basically a parking lot far from the things you want to see, maintenance, tires, taxes, and on and on, and on some more. They are a waste of money. Get an economical car that gets around 40 mpg, drive to your destinations and stay in great hotels for less. Take cruises or fly to a European vacation on six months worth of payments or 1 years worth of depreciation. I wish I had followed my own advice here.


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Posted: 02/22/12 01:42pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In my best Norman Thayer, Jr voice, "For God's sake, if you don't won't it don't buy it. Its just a lousy, old motor home for crying out loud!"


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Posted: 02/22/12 02:52pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

rehoppe wrote:

IF I were going to spend that kind of money, I'd look for a USED Class 'A'.

Built more like a bus, Rear engine....... less noise.
Air Ride,,,,,,, better ride
much more storage.
Frame and roof built properly for weight and weather.

And can you say DEPRECIATION? Off the curb $s on that much money New, makes me shudder.


My sentiments exactly!
In fact, I want a DP that is 10 to 15 years old, so I can put "PERMANENT" license plates on it, and never have to worry renewing the registration! It also has to be 30 to 37 feet long, rear bedroom, and one slide.
Sorry, can't help you...


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Posted: 02/22/12 02:30pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ponderosa wrote:

Don't buy an RV. You will be paying at least 50 cents for gas every mile you drive it, 30 bucks a night to park it in what is basically a parking lot far from the things you want to see, maintenance, tires, taxes, and on and on, and on some more. They are a waste of money. Get an economical car that gets around 40 mpg, drive to your destinations and stay in great hotels for less. Take cruises or fly to a European vacation on six months worth of payments or 1 years worth of depreciation. I wish I had followed my own advice here.


You's funny!

I got some of the same advice 6 years ago when I bought a place in the Mtns, on the river. Maybe should'a listened? But I enjoy it. And I guess I can't take it with me.


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