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Old 10-07-2014, 10:55 PM   #21
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It is an addiction. Counseling is ineffective as the counselors tend to recommend bigger trucks and that just perpetuates bigger trailers. My DH had an intervention after we bought this rig. I'm no longer allowed to go to RV shows and he is no longer allowed to go to car shows. Since we bought our first tt in 2011 to go with our 2004 SUV: in 2012 we traded the SUV for a 2009 f250 diesel. Thank god we bought used because it got us thinking fiver. Turns out that truck couldn't handle the fiver we wanted so while we were looking at trucks at the car show in 2013, we visited a nearby dealership and left with a new camaro to replace DHs old beat up car (we didn't go looking for cars, we were checking out the trucks). Spring 2014 we upgraded the truck to the current 2014 chevy 3500 diesel. This summer we sold the tt and bought the new 2014 Sabre. No more shows of any kind for us. It's getting too expensive. I'm hoping we've put a tourniquet on this hemorrhage.
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Old 10-07-2014, 11:21 PM   #22
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Sounds like we all need to start with a 45' triple axle toyhauler and maxed out dually when getting into this camping lifestyle...it will only cost less as you start to downsize from there!
Might save most of us some serious cash going in the reverse direction
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Old 10-08-2014, 10:00 AM   #23
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Best to buy one of those Kenworth, or Peterbuilt, 4 door pulling units, then a triple 5th wheel with 5, or 6, slids, or better one of those 2 story jobs. That way, by the time you get it paid for you will be too old to upgrade! I wonder, can you tow a trailer to haul all your overflow "Stuff" behind a triple 5th wheel? 😬


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Old 10-08-2014, 10:11 AM   #24
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I have a problem

Here's my problem that I have had for the last 7 years. Add a newer truck to the list as well.

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So if your (hooked) looking for help with a upgrade problem...Im not going to be much help
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Old 10-08-2014, 10:12 AM   #25
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So, I'm getting that it's pretty normal to be in a constant process of upgrade.

I posted this mostly tongue in cheek... we're happy with our purchase, really happy. I will definitely need to buy a truck, and, unfortunately, the prospect of a bigger TV opens the possibility to consider RVs that I couldn't with my current TV.

It seems to be a common process for many!
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Old 10-08-2014, 10:19 AM   #26
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I think I have an answer....maybe not the best...but fixes the TT issue.

Buy a small SUV and only tow what IT will tow. Problem solved. Monies and upgrades. Fixed.


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Old 10-08-2014, 10:34 AM   #27
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I think I have an answer....maybe not the best...but fixes the TT issue.

Buy a small SUV and only tow what IT will tow. Problem solved. Monies and upgrades. Fixed.


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No because then you will want bigger as the smaller tt isn't as big as what you wanted and then you start at square one again.
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Old 10-08-2014, 11:01 AM   #28
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I spend so much time at the RV doing improvements (in my mind), that my wife thinks I have something strange going on. Presently, it's rewiring the solar panel arrangement, last week it was the batteries, the week before it was reinforcing the front storage floor for my generator. I'd like to get rid of the couch in one of the slides and put in 2 recliner chairs. Then I have a good idea for increasing the counter space, hmm.. maybe next spring. It never stops, and everything costs $$$.
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Old 10-08-2014, 02:34 PM   #29
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If we would only be satisfied with what we need instead of what we want...rv camping expense would be kept in check!

I'm as guilty as the next guy on not following this theory though
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Old 10-08-2014, 03:03 PM   #30
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It has definitely become a money pit in a good way. After our retirement we are spending more and more time in our unit, and every time we come back the DW or myself has a brilliant idea and of course it costs dollars.
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