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Old 11-06-2014, 10:56 PM   #1
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Tough Choices/Need some thoughts

I currently have a 2006 Sierra 37sp 5er/Toy Hauler. It is actually a Beautiful rig but at this point we are not getting much use out of it. It is paid for and due to the lack of use we have had it up for sale. My wife and I do plan to travel but that is about 5 years away. We have decided another 1 of these is in our future. So my question is; Should go ahead and sell this one and get something newer to last into my retirement years?
My concern is things will start breaking and nickel and diming by the time I am ready to travel.

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Old 11-06-2014, 10:58 PM   #2
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I would sell it and get another later.

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Old 11-06-2014, 11:21 PM   #3
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I would sell it if you think it's going to be a few years before you travel. Take the money from selling this one and set it aside as a down payment on the next rig. Who knows you may decide to go with a class A toy hauler or give up the toy hauler idea altogether or who knows what by then.
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Old 11-07-2014, 04:36 AM   #4
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Like anything sitting around not used is hard on any equipment. A lot can happen in 5 years & who knows what kind of improvements and upgrades will be available by then. I do not always do as I suggest but selling would probably be the best bet and putting the money away toward a newer one.

Also if it sits outside the elements will take their toll.


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Old 11-07-2014, 05:18 AM   #5
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Sell it and keep adding to that money to pay for another one later because the price of a newer one will cost a lot more years down the road. Figure a 3% to 5% increase in price per year. So if in 2020 you want a new one it'll be 25% or more higher in cost than todays prices. Scary to think how expensive these things have gotten with the quality build of one being as poor as it is.
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Old 11-07-2014, 09:25 AM   #6
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You have found out what many others have told me, that most people get an RV and
don't use it enough to justify the purchase. We had planned to get out on the road for long periods of time when I retired. We got the one that we wanted, V-Cross 275 fiver and because of my DWs health insurance cost I have not been able to retire. She is 62 and I just turned 65. Because of Medicare for me, I can go anytime but with 3 years to go for her? I now pay just over $1,000 per month for her. Good Luck
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Old 11-07-2014, 08:30 PM   #7
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Thanks for the input. I have a buyer but after low balling me he has become quite the pain with petty things he thinks I should fix. Like a shower curtain. At 16.5k it goes as is. Dealer says I shouldn't go below 17

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