Originally Posted by Timex
Do you buy things only when you need it or
if you've really been "wanting" something, you buy it?
We don't need
any of this stuff. We could just stay home.
Our personal preference is to keep it simple when we RV. We have a coffee maker, $15, and a toaster $6, most of the stuff we put in the camper are left overs from our own house, my mother-in-laws estate or yard sales. A little Walmart and Big Lots stuff thrown in. Other than my ham radio stuff that only goes along part of the time, we don't take much in the way of electronics with us.
We got a good deal on the trailer, what some call an "entry level" RV. It's nice enough but not too fancy. Any more frills and it would be too heavy for the F150.
We did splurge on towels and linens. The trailer linens are nicer than the ones in the house and they are just for the camper. Go figure. It's just what we wanted. It feels good after a "navy shower" to have a nice towel and bed sheets.
"In all things, moderation"
If you are a retired airline captain, your "moderation" could be a Class A DP. Go for it. My moderation is a bit more... ummm, economical.
I guess the other guiding principle is own your stuff, don't let your stuff own you. The last time I was on the Camping World web page, I only spent $25. You have to develop the knack for looking at stuff and saying, "Oh that's cool!" and then move on. No purchase required. Other wise your place soon looks like a scene from "Hoarders" and you bank statement looks like road kill.