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Old 10-27-2019, 05:22 PM   #21
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I was just thinking about this some weeks ago. Thinking about dropping back some years and getting a Class A.
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Old 10-27-2019, 05:44 PM   #22
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When the DW tells me to. LOL

This is the ONLY correct answer!
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Old 10-27-2019, 06:32 PM   #23
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Waiting on windows at both ends of a TT (or 5th wheel) that is 25 foot or so... Lance has two but a bit beyond our budget for now. Sure hope FR comes out with one....
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Old 10-27-2019, 06:33 PM   #24
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I have a 2006 Lexington MH, it's paid for and I am not yet retired.
It meets our needs and I feel safe traveling in it (not worried about breakdowns)

So what would drive me to change?
a.) I feel like it will fail or be too much maintenance (it causes me stress)
b.) I want something bigger/smaller

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Old 10-27-2019, 07:11 PM   #25
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When the DW tells me to. LOL

Ya got that right!!
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Old 10-27-2019, 07:24 PM   #26
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Waiting on windows at both ends of a TT (or 5th wheel) that is 25 foot or so... Lance has two but a bit beyond our budget for now. Sure hope FR comes out with one....

Unless you are looking for a 25' exact length model, have you looked at the Grand Design Solitude S-Class 2930RL? It's a 29' 5er (34'4" hitch to rear bumper) with a large window at the front over the bed and huge windows in the lounge at the back and camp side in the rear. If you google some videos, there is a lot more room on either side of the bed in this layout also. My resistance to this model is not only would I have to buy the 5'er, but a new truck as well so for us - nope (for now anyway).

https://www.granddesignrv.com/showro...930rl-2930rl-r


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Old 10-27-2019, 07:58 PM   #27
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Waiting on windows at both ends of a TT (or 5th wheel) that is 25 foot or so... Lance has two but a bit beyond our budget for now. Sure hope FR comes out with one....
Just a quick side trip from the subject but take a look at the Rockwood Ultra-lite 2608BS. 26í length with an OAL of just under 30í. Large front window and a smaller window in the rear bedroom. Now back to why and when to replace your RV type vehicle.
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Old 10-27-2019, 10:57 PM   #28
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When my wife finds a floor plan we have to have. Since 2015 we have had 4 new units. We only had the 1st, a TT 4 months until she wanted a 5er.
The only used TT was purchased in 1976. Just 9 months later we bought our 1st new TT. Usually we have them 3 - 5 years. TVs are all bought new and kept 2 - 3 years. TVs started with a Plymouth Fury III. The last 20 years have all been Ford with 1 GMC that was only kept 6 or 7 months, Currently a 2019 F350 DRW. Have owned many brands of trailers from Airstream to Prowler, the last 3 have been Montana. The next one will be as that is all wifey will look at as we have had only 2 minor problems.
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Old 10-27-2019, 11:13 PM   #29
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I'm quite happy with my 2015 Rockwood Ultra Lite 2608WS, which I purchased new, all things considered. The thought of getting a new RV is a hard one for me as my current one is "home" on wheels.

I'm someone who works from home. At present, I live full-time in a bricks and sticks. I've got an eye towards the future though for heading out full-time in my TT since I can work from anywhere basically. That being said, I really desire a TT with dedicated office space as setting up/taking down my work station to move the TT is a hassle.

So, I've kind of sort of started looking with only half my heart in it as I honestly don't want to get a different TT right now.
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Old 10-28-2019, 01:55 AM   #30
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Good question. I have to laugh at you guys blaming your wives.... I couldn’t get my first motorhome ( Solera) until I got divorced. I had wanted one for 30 years. Like others, it’s paid for- that’s great. I did alot of modifications $$$ to get it right. But, I’ve been contemplating going up about 5 feet in size to get a sofa/ recliners, instead of hanging out on the dinette. A walk around bed also. A bathroom with more storage...... With 3 big dogs & their beds I really need more floor space to enjoy an extended trip. I like my Sprinter’s gas mileage, but am considering getting a Ford for a crosss country or Alaska trip. Traveling solo I don’t want to go too big, but I broke down once before and waited 8 hrs. for a tow truck & a $500. tow bill, after AAA. Fortunately, I saved nearly 40% off retail purchasing from an internet wholesaler, abd 5 years later it’s still worth close to my purchase price. It’s a tough decision to make.
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Old 10-28-2019, 04:39 AM   #31
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Do most folks that buy a new unit trade in, or sell (on their own), the old unit? Iím guessing trade in for simplicityís sake...

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Old 10-28-2019, 04:58 AM   #32
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...even though you you have no complaints about your current RV?


It's one thing to upgrade because you've decided that your current RV lacks some of the features that you wish it had. I get that.


But, if you have an RV that you're happy with, when do you decide to trade it in for a new one? For what reason(s)?



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For us, Never. As long as it is in sound condition and doing its job, why get a new one.

A new one would just require us to mod it to make it "our own" as we have already done with this one.

We both think the key to being happy is not "getting what you want" It is "wanting what you have got"
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Old 10-28-2019, 05:28 AM   #33
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After 37 years of popup and two TT's in 10 years, we decided to trade up to something different....Cabin on 42 Acres. Selling the TT, already sold the Truck. No reservations, still have upkeep cost, come and go as we please, don't have to winterize or worry about storage.
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Old 10-28-2019, 06:20 AM   #34
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When it has problems that are not economically feasible to repair.
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Old 10-28-2019, 06:40 AM   #35
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For us, the primary reason for our one (so far) upgrade was our son out grew the bunk in the Surveyor. We made a list of desired features in a new camper and a larger bed/bunk was #1.
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Old 10-28-2019, 06:46 AM   #36
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When it has problems that are not economically feasible to repair.
Or signs tell you that you are on borrowed time with it and its showing signs of having had plenty of use.
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Old 10-28-2019, 09:14 AM   #37
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Do most folks that buy a new unit trade in, or sell (on their own), the old unit? Iím guessing trade in for simplicityís sake...

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I sold mine for twice the price the dealer offered on a trade in.
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Old 10-28-2019, 09:48 PM   #38
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Moving from TT to 5 th. wheel as both wife and I have retired and now taking longer trips. We traveled almost 10 weeks last year and ungraded truck last year. Biggest reason, DW wife says I can.
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I sold mine for twice the price the dealer offered on a trade in.
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Old 10-29-2019, 08:27 AM   #40
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I have a 2006 Lexington MH, it's paid for and I am not yet retired.
It meets our needs and I feel safe traveling in it (not worried about breakdowns)

So what would drive me to change?
a.) I feel like it will fail or be too much maintenance (it causes me stress)
b.) I want something bigger/smaller

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We love our 283GTS and itís still in great shape with less than 30k miles. As Canadians we have a short camping season and have no interest in full timing. Typicality we camp about 30 nights per year. We change rigs when our needs change - like others going tent to tent trailer to small motor home to 5th wheel. We moved to the Lexington when the F250/5th wheel combo became too much for us. I imagine it will be our last camper unless we decide to go seasonal if driving the motor home and setting up camp stops being fun.
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