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bukhrn

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Posted: 03/09/12 06:39am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ASPENMAN wrote:

Can't you just say "NO - we are buying a new camoper." :>)
Not HAPPILY married are you?


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Posted: 03/09/12 08:35am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Smart wife. Buying an RV for occasional use compared to renting one is just dumb. Ask me how I know? LOL.


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Go out and Buy you a nice RV, Then when you get home with it, It will be you dropping the Bomb on here........


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Come on, be a man and buy what you want! Just tell her that you wear the pants and make the decisions.

Here's a link to what might be an appropriate purchase:

http://ambulancetrader.com/adDetails.cfm?aid=2067&cat=Type%20III

If it works out for you, let us know and I'll suggest someone else try the same approach.

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Posted: 03/09/12 10:24am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Quotes thing won't work for me, so:

shermanyoung34 wrote: " I wanted a diesel because I knew I would be doing some heavy towing in the mountains. It may be just me but the noise from the engine doesn't bother me. It had about 13K miles. It was about three years off the dealer's lot. I paid about 50% of retail."

Ditto. We bought ours last fall, wanting diesel for the same reason. Noise doesn't bother us, in fact it seems to us that all the noise reports are exaggerated at least as regards noise inside the cab, and it's not because we have hearing trouble. It is a 2008 Coachmen Freelander 2800SO and had 10K miles when we bought it.

I can't find a retail price for it but I'm sure we paid appreciably more than 50% of new price. But it is pristine and was exactly what we wanted and we love it, and to us, that is what matters. We plan to drive it until neither of us can see over and turn the steering wheel and then find it a good home for whatever we can get out of it.

It is true that diesels are hard to find, and you may have to travel to the other end of the country - that's what we did. It had 10K miles when we bought it and 13K miles when we got it home. We had found one closer and cheaper but it had 78K miles and had been "rode hard and put away wet," as they say in Texas.

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Posted: 03/09/12 10:29am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The way gas prices are going up we figure that with long distance trips it's cheaper to fly.


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ksg5000 wrote:

The way gas prices are going up we figure that with long distance trips it's cheaper to fly.
But getting there is half the fun with a motor home. And also staying in your own home while in the wilderness. If neither is of value, then one should not consider a motor home.

My wife and I are torn with the price of gas. I don't know if we are taking a long trip this year given our "other" expenses around the house like a $12k roof job and replacing 107 feet of storm sewer pipe and cement catch basin...two ouches right after we gone dry from kid college expenses.

We will see. Maybe in the fall.

One thing for sure, the price of gas will reduce our top cruising speed from 70mph to 60mph.

* This post was edited 03/09/12 10:50am by ron.dittmer *


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I googled rent a diesel RV and found tons of options. Try it!

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ksg5000 wrote:

The way gas prices are going up we figure that with long distance trips it's cheaper to fly.


Jet fuel ain't getting any cheaper either....and you have to sleep in somebody else's bed. I get all the hotel time I can take with work. The RV is my blissful home away from home....with my sweetie with me.

Just got back from doing Keflavik, St John's (Newfoundland), and Nagoya over the last month with a few days between. I WANT MY RV BED!


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