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Old 08-24-2011, 05:46 PM
 
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I'm not going to read six pages here, just the first, so sorry if someone mentioned this, but...

Here, in Duluth, MN, many people desire the weekend cabin experiences. I have a few friends who have bought a camper or trailer, and for about a thousand bucks they can park it in a neat campground as close or as far from here as they'd like...thirty minutes or a few hours... and have that cabin feeling on the weekends as often as they want, without actually investing in a second property. Its of course still available then for a long trip, as well.
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Old 08-31-2011, 08:41 PM
 
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I also use 'private guest homes', many in New England are on farms or in the forest, some have 'rustic' guest qtrs as in a small cabin in forest. (The homes I use are $10 / night (cheaper than traditional camping), through a private directory that includes a very complete profile of hosts (and the ages of their kids)). It is a very safe way to travel, I sent a single mom and her 2 teenage daughters around the USA with my directory.

(Spain, Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria... are superb & $10 - $20 guest homes & 'trail cabins' in all the above). For US trips, I use SWA and fly for $80 to a CHEAP airport near National Parks, and get a 'priceline car for $12-16/day. (Las Vegas for Utah, AZ, SO CA parks).
Where exactly would someone find these directories?
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Old 08-31-2011, 08:50 PM
 
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but I have 3 other configurations of Diesel 'mini-RVs' that get 46 - 52 mpg (WVO grease-burners too). Finding the right ethnic restaurants (they have the freshest fryer grease)= ZERO fuel costs.
What on earth are you talking about?
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Old 08-31-2011, 09:27 PM
 
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No waking up with the vista of a parking lot and strip mall "nirvana".
I don't get that. Explain plz?
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I would like the ability to load a travel trailer once per trip and not have to shuffle bins.
Explain please? Sorry if I can't read between the lines.
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Old 08-31-2011, 09:42 PM
 
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I'm thinking of buying a travel-trailor just so that I'd always have fall-back housing. With the jobs and the economy and all the rest, you never know what might happen.
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Old 08-31-2011, 09:56 PM
 
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We decided that no unit was worth payments. Why buy new, when 3 months later it has lost 25% value and 12 months later almost 50%?
Half price after one year? You're exaggerating, right?
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Old 08-31-2011, 10:24 PM
 
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I will PM you for specifics
Oh come on, that's not fair. We all wanna know your secrets. I've spent hours reading through all 7 pages of this thread. I'm entitled!
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Old 08-31-2011, 10:29 PM
 
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Thank you. This is just like having a boat, right (a hole in the water that you throw money into)?
Are Rv's the same way as what they say about boats....the 2nd happiest day of your life is when you buy a boat, and the happiest day is when you sell it?


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I spent today figuring out which adapters, hoses, regulator, etc. I want and made a list of the stuff we'll need right away. The list is about $2000 long already! Tires are #1... the previous owner was pulling it around on Chinese tire bombs and they don't look too healthy.
Why did you need to buy so much extra stuff? What are Chinese tire bombs?
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Old 08-31-2011, 10:32 PM
 
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I'm not going to read six pages here, just the first, so sorry if someone mentioned this, but...

Here, in Duluth, MN, many people desire the weekend cabin experiences. I have a few friends who have bought a camper or trailer, and for about a thousand bucks they can park it in a neat campground as close or as far from here as they'd like...thirty minutes or a few hours... and have that cabin feeling on the weekends as often as they want, without actually investing in a second property. Its of course still available then for a long trip, as well.
$1000 for what exactly?
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Old 09-01-2011, 07:58 AM
 
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Half price after one year? You're exaggerating, right?
I think it's probably exaggerating a bit -- but you don't buy tents, campers, or RVs as an investment, you buy them because you want to enjoy them.
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