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Old 11-05-2019, 04:10 PM   #81
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Old 11-05-2019, 04:22 PM   #82
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Early in our marriage we tent camped. Kids came along and I didn't like laying on the ground anymore so we enjoyed a popup for 10-years. Kids are out of the house now so we went with an Aframe camper, which we love.

When retirement comes calling and we can travel longer and more frequently, I don't want to be in that tiny camper for weeks at a time so I'm sure that's when we'll decide to look at something else.
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Old 11-05-2019, 05:21 PM   #83
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When your next door neighbor buys one that is bigger than yours.
That's when you show him the pictures of all the places you go that he can't.

Sorry, staying on major highways, having to use overpriced commercial campgrounds and using big truck stops doesn't appeal to me. I don't need 50 Amps to be happy.
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Old 11-07-2019, 10:47 AM   #84
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Exactly what my DW and I faced this year when we moved on from our 2011 Georgetown to our 2014 Sportscoach.

We loved our GT. It fit us and our camping needs like an old flannel shirt. However, it was starting to show wear on the inside, outside was like brand new. I toyed with the idea of having all of the furniture replaced, from the captain's chairs back to the booth dinette looking around on the internet at pricing etc. But I am only handy on some things and clucks on others so we nixed that idea. DW was interested too on what may have be our last upgrade.

Shopping for RV's is difficult, even more so for class A considering they only sell less than 4000 of them new yearly. Then, most towns only have a couple/three dealers to view inventory and get ideas of different layouts, brands and models, touch and feel quality and construction and check out amenities maybe you don't have but you think it would add to your enjoyment.

It would seem we didn't change much going from 2011 to 2104. But, we went from a gas rig to a diesel pusher, 35K miles down to 15K, many amenities we didn't have like a 2000 watt Magnum Inverter, residential fridge (we don't drag coolers along anymore), full-body paint (just looks nicer), and more all at a price that I didn't think would be in our budget for us to move up to a DP.
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Old 04-22-2020, 12:31 AM   #85
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I wish we woulda never got rid of our Jayco 23B EXP, had it for 8 years with zero problems and now with this new one (2019) its been one thing after another. Only been on one trip since oct and already needs a replacement fridge!!! Id like to trade in already!!!!
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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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...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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Answer, We Don't. We live by the adage, "If it ain't broke, DON"T Fix It!"

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We have no problems with what we have,
We Like what we have

Did I mention we Like what we have?

It Aint Broke, so we Are Not going to Fix it.
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Mizterusa, yeah it seems like its a crapshoot no matter which way you go. You gotta guess it is the nature of the industry itself with its well written and spoken quality problems. You have to wonder what kind of products will be coming out of Elkhart, Indiana after we get through everything Coronavirus. I feel for anyone that has an order pending.
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