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JAC1982

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Posted: 08/30/19 12:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The idea of living on a boat makes me want to throw up. Literally, I get pretty bad motion sickness, especially on boats.

And it's funny, we camp to get away from people LOL! So we're probably the "aloof" ones you complain about.


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DutchmenSport wrote:

In the cafeteria at work today they offered Flat Iron Steak and they also offered Ice Cream Sundaes. Now, I like both.... a lot! But my tummy had room for only 1. I selected the Ice Cream and thoroughly enjoyed it as my entire lunch! The person standing beside me got the steak. He thoroughly enjoyed his too. We were both happy.


****. I had to choose between crappy coffee and stale bagels.


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Moral of the story is: We each make our own choices based on our own personal experiences and likes at the moment in time we do it. Nothing wrong with boats or boat people, and nothing wrong with RV's and RVing people. Different? Yes, but there's nothing wrong in being different.

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After 20 years of Navy and 14 years Master of towing, I have seen some really unaware individuals. I enjoy my time on land. However I am not in your part of the world, it might be interesting.


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ksg5000 wrote:

If you think RV crowd is "aloof" then you camp in places I haven't. Maybe you should stick with boats.


I drove commercially for close to 40 yrs - and I've seen my share of idiots. RVers aren't much different - just less experienced. My truck and school buses had steel in them. Most all rv's can't say that!

I camped in far more desolate places - like along the haul road in Alaska, in the Yukon and NWT - on the rivers. My brother and I had a Davis wall tent - 10 square - with a wood pallet floor and an 18" wood stove. Kept us toasty warm on those supercold mornings. It was the best and cheapest way to stay in the woods for months at a time.


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Oh, the stories we can tell about "quirky" people. We actually train all our employees to use their radios to politely disengage themselves from those "quirky" guests. For me personally, one of the great advantages of RV travel is I can quickly remove myself from a situation where I would have to tolerate someone's "quirks". No need for me to buy a boat and move to the Amazon. But that is why Baskin Robbins has 31 Flavors of Ice Cream, different people have different tastes.

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Why are you trying to justify what you bought? Your choice-doesn't need validation nor vindication. People are people, no matter where you are at. Some are nice, some are nasty, some are friendly, some are aloof. I've met fantastic people when I RVd, met lots of jerks. Used to own a boat, too. Same thing. Not even sure why you posted this.


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As a lifelong waterman, a licensed mariner and pathological sailor, I can assure you that those people are every where. I keep having to remind people that the only thing it takes to run a powerboat or motorhome that does not require a special license in the home state is....
A Credit Rating (and a pulse?)
There are some idiots on sailboats too, but they can't get very far and can't go very fast.

Oh, I almost forgot...
There is one BIG difference between an RV and a Boat....
Water can leak OUT of an RV.

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BOAT is Break Out Another Thousand. RVs are nothing like that until you get into tag axle DPs.


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ghostrider421 wrote:

Years ago I did the second home bit and it was great while the kids were growing up. But now we're kind of lonely and the rv crowd is more aloof. I've owned a half dozen class c, vans, class a and a dozen or more tt's.

The thing that bothers me the most is lack of training. I know from experience living in the USA for a while that anyone with a reg Florida drivers license can drive off with a 55000lb class a and have no training. That scares me more than the drunk drivers out there.

So why should I buy another rv?


https://blog.cheapism.com/rv-for-sale/#slide=2


So I opted for a boat - maybe a slightly better choice given that it's steel. And solid - it doesn't roll when you walk the decks at night. The maintenance was high because it had been in saltwater. But now it's in fresh (Amazon Riv) so the bottom jobs won't be needed every three years. And the corrosion is minimal now.

https://www.smartliving365.com/smart...-home-rv-boat/

Since moving to the marina - the people are more accepting of quirky people and help out far more. If you haven't tried it I highly recommend a week long rental cruiser and see what you're missing. That is before you decide on an rv.


An RV is easier to handle than a boat.......just don't understand this post. All that rocking back and forth if the waters are rough. Once the RV is parked, it's stable.

Our experience has been that RV people are very accepting but maybe we have been to different places than you. We have met the best RV'ers and still stay in touch with many of them.

Safe travels,
Mark


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