Originally Posted by wmtire
Wolfpack, my best friend from High School, bought a RV-6 kit many years ago. It was a kit that was barely started by someone else and he picked it up for a real good price. I think it took him about 2 years to complete it, but he is a pilot by profession.
Im a pilot by profession also and thats what makes laying out that kind of money hard. I get paid to fly and it's the fun kind of flying down in the weeds doing marijuana spotting, traffic enforcement, overhead air cover for our SWAT guys on raids ect so it's hard to justify laying out alot of money to pay to do the knid of flying I get paid to do at work
My whole point is that I dont think RV'ing is very exspensive as far a hobbies go. I think it's what you make it. I'm not rich, about 85k a year household income. I'm not saving to put my kid through college she is on her own there. I paid my way through and I belive it makes you think long and hard about your major. Plus like someone else said in this thread I'm not putting alot away for retirement thank goodness I have a decent retirement through work.
My wife and I are talking about getting out of the Peoples Republic of Maryland the day after I retire the taxes are killer here. I can see us buying a nice roomy camper and moving to a more tax freindly location after I retire in 10 more years. If we like the area then we will most likley buy a small house or the like and make my retirement check go the furthest I can make it.
I break it down like this to the original poster:
1) Most people already have a vehicle it's not much more to buy a good used TV or heck a new one as compared to the avg mid to high end passenger car. So I think the cost of a TV is really small compared to the fact that you are going to have to buy some thing to get around in anyway.
2) You can get some really good deals on campers. I mean they are a luxury item and the buyer has a lot of leverage at the time of sale. I would say, we the buyers have the dealerships bent over a barrel in these times.
3) Look what you are getting for your money, it's another freaking house. I mean I can tell people I now own a vacation home
And I can move it anywhere to any location at anytime. I have seen some seasonal sites right on the Atlantic Ocean in my area that would have people spending 500k or more to buy some little cracker box house on a little water front lot. You can park your RV there for 2k a year, beat that.
Also if the end ever comes for the country money wise you wont be homeless because the bank can't reposses what it can't find
God bless America