I watched last night. Simon Cowells RV was awesome. We'll never be in that class but it was interesting to watch how they build it, and the wiring, etc that goes into it.
I don't watch those RV Show's Jim, but I was channel surfing one night and came across "How Things are Made". They were showing how Airstream Trailers are made! Very nice craftsmanship goes into them, I was very impressed! They even water tested them for leaks! More than I can say for Fleetwood! I bought a brand new Fleetwood RV in the 90's and they didn't water test it. I had to take it back to get it fixed!
I think a reality show about full timers would be cool.
We were recently in an RV park picking a spot for a month-long stay, and thought, "This is just like an episode of House Hunters. Will it be Space #1, next to the trailer where the guy is at work all day and leaves his barking dog inside tearing up the mini blinds? Or Space #2 in the back, quieter but treed in, which might cause problems for our satellite? Or Space #3, clear view of the southern sky and no barking dogs, but closer to the registered sex offender?"
I'm not a snob or jelous guy but I couldn't enjoy one of those rigs, my DGKs want to see more than an infield or resort that wouldn't let use in because of the ten year thing. I'm careful but I've scratched the side of the Bounder on a couple of bushes and I freak if I did that to one of those beauties. Love to watch the build parts though.
"I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to go". R. L. Stevenson
1990 Bounder 27D
06 Suzuki Grand Vitara 4X4
Blue Ox Apollo Brake Sys.(missing after break in, shopping for new one)
It's all relative. If you make millions it probably feels rather normal. I can't afford a Ferrari either but they are pretty cool. I look at it this way. Those big expensive rigs have leading technology that will trickle down pretty quickly to units that I can afford. 10 years ago slides only came on the higher end rigs. Now you're hard pressed to find entry level units without them. Power awnings, flat screens, upgraded interiors, all trickle down technology now in low end units that started with big money coaches.