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Posted: 06/20/12 06:55am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

pxt. Go for it and we'll all salute you for helping to spur the economy. LOL. Those expenses that your worried about do not have to be immediate, and if it's a new unit you have a warranty for the rv problems. Any easy way to build after the initial expense is make a list of wants and priortize it. When you got the item on the top of the list scratch it off and save for the next item. I would have saved a lot of money if I did that. Good Luck and enjoy it.


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If you are really on edge, would renting a RV and camping for a weekend or two make things better?
I've gotten a lot of our kitchen things from the dollar store, yard sales, etc. I was amazed at the duplicate linens that I was able to put in our trailer and I don't even know they are gone from my linen closet.
The first trip for the essentials can be a little pricey, but we viewed it as an investment that will save us money in the long run. Our initial haul was the cost of a 2-3 night hotel vacation for our family of six. Hotel costs, meals, etc. add up fast with a large family.
Don't see how you can really go wrong with purchasing something that will encourage family time. There aren't too many things that allow you to all be together, having fun and making memories.

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What pushed me over to buying a RV was renting a motorhome for a three-day weekend last year. I went to a SP, and just read books all day while facing a lake. I had the MH decently stocked, and even though it got fairly hot, the onboard generator and the A/C kept it quite comfortable.

That got me hooked. Realistically, if one just calculates costs compared to a hotel room, the hotel will win hands down directly.

However, when I pull up the bedbug app on the iPhone, my travel trailer isn't listed while a lot of hotels are.

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Awesome responses....thanks! Btw.... its gonna be a new outback 292bh!

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If you have kids they will love it. Mine do.


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this won't be your last one,

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Sounds to me you have some doubt about something or several things.


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Stay away from the "mods" page. You will find countless thing you just "have" to do.

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Nice trailer. Make sure your tow vehicle is a capable partner. Your dry weight is 6500 so you will be a little over 8000 lbs with a tounge weigh of 800 lbs or better once everything is in there. What do you plan on towing her with?


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2112 wrote:

Nice trailer. Make sure your tow vehicle is a capable partner. Your dry weight is 6500 so you will be a little over 8000 lbs with a tounge weigh of 800 lbs or better once everything is in there. What do you plan on towing her with?


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