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Old 12-27-2009, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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Has anyone rented an rv for a trip and then flew home at the end of your trip?
I once flew to Anchorage and rented a motorhome to travel/camp in for awhile before flying back to Wyoming. But I suppose you're talking about dropping the camper off at the end of the trip and flying back on a one-way ticket. Haven't done that....
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Old 12-27-2009, 06:49 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Has anyone rented an rv for a trip and then flew home at the end of your trip?
I would check with the major companies that rent (Like CruiseAmerica) and see if they need some MH 'relocated', (after rental season they need to reposition some units)
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Old 12-29-2009, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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We will be doing a series of cross country trips in our new RV very shortly. We plan to load up our dogs and just take off for warmer climates (its COLD here in Maryland). We're retired travel bums and intend to ramble the US and Canada until we get tired of it.
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Old 12-29-2009, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Under the SUNNY WARM SUN ....
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I loved having the RV! When I was married, we drove from Florida to Alaska for three months. I believe my son learned more from the traveling than he did rushing back to the first day of school to attend the first semester. Later after school began, I was talking to the (small town) Principal and he asked me why I did not make him aware of our summer trip beforehand because he would have given my son extended time off and credit.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:48 PM
 
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Smile I thank each of you

Thank you everyone for giving me some of your experience. It's a dream but not sure if it's a reasonable enough dream.....money wise. I'm learning all that I can to see if it's feasable for us. Sincere appreciation for your thoughts and wisdom.
Jackie
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:55 PM
 
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Default Thank you.

I forgot to check email notification. Not sure how except to reply. I Thank each of you again.
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Old 04-19-2014, 05:20 PM
 
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Im thinking of buying a motorhome and using it as my primary residence. I think I could do it affordably if I bought land in my home state and just parked it there and lived in it. What is the cheapest way to park it though when I travel? For instance if I want to go to Florida for 6 months? Can anyone help me out?
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Old 04-19-2014, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Seattle bound
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Jack1366, I lived in a motorhome for about a year, but didn't travel much. Try cheaprvliving.com. They have a lot of information that might be helpful to you.
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Old 04-21-2014, 01:59 AM
 
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Has anyone on this board gone across the country in an RV and lived in the RV? I had a Dr. friend who did abortions who hid out from right-to-lifers for 6 years this way, and he seemed to not mind it.
I got to wondering if anyone on here has done that, and how hard was it on you?
Guessing people shower at campsites (eeewwwww icky?) and cook in the RV, but I was curious as to how living like that is? Supposedly there are people who do this in Florida all the time, moving around to another site when necessary.
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I wonder what this would cost you yearly to do? And how many repairs there would be to the RV? Surely the costs to fix an RV would be higher than a car but I have no real idea.
IMO its not a lifestyle to jump right into, you should get into it gradually to see if you actually like the lifestyle.
This is not a cheap way to go as maintenance and repairs on rv's can be expensive,so to can parking fees, electrical hookup is almost mandatory for comfort especially in the summer as the vehicle quickly turns into an oven without air conditioning.then theres the plumbing issues of dumping and cleaning your tanks.
Then theres the actual cost of the rv which can range from a $5K beater that needs major repairs to a half a million $$ Prevost bus.
Fulltime rving isnt everyone cup of tea.
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Old 04-21-2014, 02:24 AM
 
Location: Near Nashville TN
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Has anyone on this board gone across the country in an RV and lived in the RV? I had a Dr. friend who did abortions who hid out from right-to-lifers for 6 years this way, and he seemed to not mind it.
Yes. I went from NYC all over the western states and saw many of the famous tourist attractions. We lived 31 days in a Class-B van conversion.

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I got to wondering if anyone on here has done that, and how hard was it on you?
That depends how much you drive around. That can get stressful after awhile. We would take brakes of a couple of days at certain campgrounds.

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Guessing people shower at campsites (eeewwwww icky?) and cook in the RV, but I was curious as to how living like that is? Supposedly there are people who do this in Florida all the time, moving around to another site when necessary.
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Most RVs have small bathrooms where you can shower. Very few of the newer RVs have no bathrooms or toilets. We stayed in FL for 3 1/2 half months this winter in a 28' X 8' TravelTrailer and had no problems at all. There are several million Americans living in RVs fulltime. It's a cheap way to live.

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I wonder what this would cost you yearly to do? And how many repairs there would be to the RV? Surely the costs to fix an RV would be higher than a car but I have no real idea.
A Class-C or B is no more expensive to have repaired than a van or pickup truck.
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