Some folks saved for them, some folks sold their S&B, some folks can't afford their's. It's a personal choice and some folks after working hard just decided to try the life style. There are lots of folks that can afford them and a lot that can afford used ones. We happen to have an older rig, we travel a lot by RV, four wheeler and even airplane so our money goes to pay for those things. The DGKs travel with us and that gets expensive. If I wanted a new rig I could buy one and cut out the other things but we like our rig and can live together in it for 3 or 4 months at a time so why upgrade?
I've been envious of some rigs but they are usually from our size to 31' and both A's and C's, don't look at anything over a 2005. Just work hard and you too can afford to have a loooong road trip with what you own and still have money left over to eat out when you want.
"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)
I just get what I can afford but it is amazing what some will spend on toys for entertainment purposes
to the OP
it is what it is. no 2 people will ever have the same financial situation. yours is yours, and others can buy what they want, finance it how they want and best advice is stop wondering about it
wondering about it takes up valuable time you could be thinking about more interesting aspects of life
Similar to other posters, someone is looking at you wondering "how the heck do they have so much money to afford that?".
Many times I've had people comment on my "big" camper - it is a 21 footer! I just say thanks.
I know guys who don't have much money, but pour whatever extra they have into a sportfishing boat which they keep immaculate.
I know some retired people who worked their rear end off their whole life - 2 or 3 jobs at once - always bought used vehicles, lived in very small and simple houses, paid for their kids education, and when they retired they bought a huge Class A. More power to them!
I know of more than a few people who had fancy cars, big houses, huge RVs, and then left town under the cloud of bankruptcy, never to be heard from again.
Enjoy what you have! Enjoy every day. Choose to be happy.
2008 F-250 CrewCab 5.4L,
2004 21' Forest River Surveyor
Hmmmmmm...... I looked at our budget, then went to find the biggest and most comfortable coach we could buy within that limit. We ended up with our 2003 Executive and are thrilled with it. DW & I spend 7 months (April thru Oct) in it and if it weren't as roomy and comfortable as it is, we would be home in our S&B house all year.
Different strokes for different folks. For US, a small TT just would not cut it for long term use. If we're happy with our choice and you're happy with yours, what else really matters?
Paul & Sandra
New Bedford, MA
2003 Monaco Executive M43 DS2
Uppity? That's what the guy in the tent thinks of Mr. 18' TT.
It is all perspective and that really doesn't matter anyway. You worry about your own and don't worry what the neighbors are doing. Damn those Jones!
my point exactly...
X-2 When I was younger, with a wife & 2 little kids & a low paying job, & camped in our tent, I used to think, "man, how can those people afford a new truck & one of those fancy trailers"
After a LOT of years,I no longer worry about what "they" have.
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2007 Forester 2941DS
2005 KIA Spectra
Zamboni, Long Haired Mini Dachshund
You can have my RV, when you pry my cold dead fingers from the Steering Wheel
watched the timeing--and bought at the rite time. and waz willing to walk away.my $$$$$$$$$---now we have a 09-montclair,by monaco. three slides--29/30ft rides like dream, got 15k on the clock, and retirement with my lovely young bride is great.--happy- camping