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Old 01-06-2012, 07:56 AM   #1
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your RV - use it or lose it - money invested

a while back we sold our
older Super Chief motor home
we had it for about 4 years
took it out prox 12 to 15 times
prox lenth of stay 4 days
had 15 thousand invested
after some repairs if you know what I mean
received 7,400 when sold

so let us see here
looks like
not counting insurance or registration
my daily cost for use was 158 dollars a day

yes
I could have gotten a pretty nice hotel room
for that amount of money
and would not have had the concerns
with getting the rig up and ready etc etc

but

there is someTHING special as you all know
regarding having our own
home on wheels
sleeping in our own beds
out on the road
or
deep in the desert or forest all alone

here is the point
as I shared this also with the MountainLady
we need to use these RV THINGS
so as to get our monies worth
the more we use it
the cost of our daily use comes down

yes
this all makes sense
let us all plan a trip ASAP

your RV - use it or lose it - money invested

have a blessed camping day planned soon
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Old 01-06-2012, 08:16 AM   #2
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Wife and I have done the math too. You are absolutely right. Use it. Otherwise you're wasting money.
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Old 01-06-2012, 08:17 AM   #3
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We're using ours to the fullest. Just got back from a week long hunt, now heading out to desert camp with the gang weekend after next. Two more trips in Feb. Today is the day clean out the 5er for the next trip.

We rather use our 5er than a hotel room...anytime.
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Old 01-06-2012, 08:34 AM   #4
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We're heading to Florida in Feb.
Check my signature.
100 days in the last 2 years.
We're doing pretty good considering my wife is still employed!
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Old 01-06-2012, 09:04 AM   #5
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Last time I checked there were no Hotels in the secluded mountains of West Texas nor could I light a campfire inside the hotel room or BBQ in there. Oh and last time I checked I never saw Deer, bobcats, etc. out my hotel rooms LOL..

Give me an RV any day!! Also your math forgot to include FUEL COST lol pulling a trailer with a big rig vs taking the family car.
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Old 01-06-2012, 09:06 AM   #6
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Considering our loan payments (we're not lucky enough to have purchased ours outright!) and roughly 50% markup for fuel for the truck, odds & ends, etc., I figure ours cost us $43 a day for the 61 days we camped in 2011. Not too shabby. We already have 35 days booked in 2012, and I'm getting ready to book another 9 nights in a few minutes....life is good!
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Old 01-06-2012, 09:14 AM   #7
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we have been ((blessed)) with the monies

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I figure ours cost us $43 a day for the 61 days we camped in 2011.

We already have 35 days booked in 2012,
and I'm getting ready to book another 9 nights in a few minutes....
life is good!
yes I agree with you
not only are you
working a good program money wise
but life is good
I'am grateful that we all here
have been ((blessed)) with the monies
so as to buy our rigs and use them often

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Oh and last time I checked
I never saw
Deer, bobcats, etc. out my hotel rooms
excellent points Ruben
one can not put a price on that
getting out into God's country
and seeing it up very close
away from the big city

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We're doing pretty good
considering my wife is still employed!
my wife is also still working
as the Mountainman is retired
yet
another THING to be grateful for
especially in these days and times

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Old 01-06-2012, 02:38 PM   #8
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There's also costs in using your RV too such as gas and camping fees. However, as long as I am using my trailer I am gaining the offset of my investment in comparison to wasted money sitting in the driveway aging away.

To be honest there can be a lot of work involved with using an RV but I usually find it to be rewarding.
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dont forget storage cost LOL. Wanna talk about not getting money's worth, we pay 28.00 a month for storage plus 25 for insurance + the payment. Then again our trailer was only around 14k. BUT in 7months we've only camped 16 days in it LOL. But then again both my wife and I work and have full time jobs and a 2yr old. So really, we plan our trips around holidays only mostly. Our next trip is Martin Luther King weekend and next one will be during Spring Break.
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dont forget storage cost LOL. Wanna talk about not getting money's worth, we pay 28.00 a month for storage plus 25 for insurance + the payment. Then again our trailer was only around 14k. BUT in 7months we've only camped 16 days in it LOL. But then again both my wife and I work and have full time jobs and a 2yr old. So really, we plan our trips around holidays only mostly. Our next trip is Martin Luther King weekend and next one will be during Spring Break.
I didn't figure in the insurance, which adds another $23 monthly, but I did mark up my figures by 50%, so that should take care of it. we keep it on our property, so no storage fees. My DH and I both work full time also, but we don't have any kids, so we are able to go at a moment's notice. Once in season our TT is loaded up with everything we need except for a few groceries. We can be ready to go in a couple of hours.
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