Originally Posted by Ford Idaho
Sell the MH, use the money for hotels.
I see no point in buying another RV if all you are going to do with it is look at it sit.
I never said it would never get used? All I'm saying is as of right now is we haven't been able to camp as much as possible these past few seasons. And with the kids on their own, yes we will hotel it more for the further destinations but we don't plan on not camping.
Camping as most folks are aware (my opinion), is a certain lifestyle that not everyone would enjoy. Other than tenting it, camping is really not a cheap alternative for vacationing. To me it's a great lifestyle choice for slowing life down, getting families to create bonding and lasting memories. Cheaper? Not really. The bigger the"rig", the bigger the TV (tow vehicle) if needed. Also, if you want a "toad" for site seeing etc, usually you pull behind the MH or your spouse follows behind, or you rent one.
My point is not to get rid of the MH to save money, it's unless you have the "free" time to continually camp as much as you want, you are much better off having some kind of tow behind, than a class A, B, or C. These rigs require constant use to keep the motor and drive train in good condition. If you think about it, any time you let a "motor vehicle" sit around not getting some kind of use, it can literally rot out from under you. (I'm being dramatic of course).
We are not able to full time it, and I'm not sure we are the type to do that. Again, it's another dimension of a lifestyle. I can see maybe once retired, then take a year and roam the great USA, but that would be about the extent of it?
So rather let the rig sit and get "old", we both decided a smaller unit and the kind of camping associated with it. Keep in mind the larger rigs offer yet a certain style of camping. A lot of times it's resort camping or limited site choices & sizes required, pull thru's if you're even more limited to driving experience. It's not better or worse, it's just different. And from my experience, you can close up a tag along for extended periods of time and really only worry about mice or a fridge not working. ( Again, being dramatic).
All we want right now is a smaller unit to do the camping that we enjoyed most. Wooded, very wooded, out of the way. More choice sites, etc., things like that. We already have the truck to tow whatever we get, so that's not an issue. We like camping and will continue to do so.
So all I was wondering is if there is anything I can tell my DW about the Rockwood high wall that could persuade her to consider as a choice to think about? As I can tell they are much different from the standard popups like the kind I had in 1990. I bunch of you gave me great reasons why I should listen to my DW. They make sense and are valid, so I'm sure we will go with a TT.
I'm thinking if I can keep it 30 feet or under ( I believe the Rockwood HW popup is 28 feet open), that's where my train of thought was originally.
So as far as TT'S go, any suggestions for the Forest River brands?