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Old 04-15-2015, 01:41 PM
 
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We had a camper van for 10 years and then bought a 17 ft Casita tt for ten years. Enjoyed every trip. I would love to be able to do that during retirement but DH health will not permit this style. RVing is not super cheap if you stay at nice parks. But there is no better way to travel. I enjoyed the camper van more. We stayed with small RVs because many times we would go into the national forest which has smaller spaces and the roads tend to be rough. I would buy "used."
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Old 04-15-2015, 04:07 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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I'm planning to buy a Class B motorhome ("camper van") ....design is easier to handle. A "tiny house on wheels," but it has everything one or two people need. And I was probably inspired by Steinbeck!

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We had a camper van for 10 years... there is no better way to travel. I enjoyed the camper van more. ...
Very common to hear from 'retiree travelers' who have a home of some type. (tough to FT in a Van).

If you can fit your 'stuff'. it is a good option.

EZ to buy and resell with little depreciation.

If interested in a campervan, Look for a used Roadtrek.
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Old 04-16-2015, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Jamestown, NY
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Staying in cabins is a fun way to go, but you should give thought to the sort of places you are wanting to visit.

For me, I want to stay in various state parks which heretofore has mostly been not possible. Generally, they do not offer cabins.

However, if you are wanting to visit national parks, you can enjoy their accommodations if you plan ahead.
Many of New York's state parks have cabins, from pretty primitive (no electric, central "outhouse" for the trail) to full service.

There's also the VRBO (Vacation Rental By Owner) site for private accommodations.
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Old 04-16-2015, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Jamestown, NY
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This is a silly conversation. I have camped for hundreds of nights and never worried about a flood or even heard about one.
You haven't been paying attention. Several years ago there was a flash flood in a campground that killed several people. It was somewhere in the west IIRC because people had camped near a dry creek bed or something.

Rarely, but it has happened, two of the tent camping areas in Allegany State Park in southwestern NYS have been flooded. Most recently that happened about three years ago. A few times heavy rains have forced the evacuation of some of the cabins in Allegany SP along Quaker Run. AFAIK, no cabins were actually flooded, but it could happen.
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Old 04-16-2015, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Jamestown, NY
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Is his name Charley, by any chance?
No, his name is Tucker, but Steinbeck and Charley are my inspiration!
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Old 04-16-2015, 06:52 AM
 
Location: SC
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My plan...

Small older motorhome or conversion bus - pulling a very small two seat electric dune buggy on all fours.
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Old 04-16-2015, 07:03 AM
 
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You haven't been paying attention. Several years ago there was a flash flood in a campground that killed several people. It was somewhere in the west IIRC because people had camped near a dry creek bed or something.

Rarely, but it has happened, two of the tent camping areas in Allegany State Park in southwestern NYS have been flooded. Most recently that happened about three years ago. A few times heavy rains have forced the evacuation of some of the cabins in Allegany SP along Quaker Run. AFAIK, no cabins were actually flooded, but it could happen.
Sure it could happen. I think I have even heard of houses being washed away in floods or being hit by lightning or burning in a forest fire.
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Old 04-16-2015, 08:11 AM
 
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We have a 40' motorhome which we use 4-5 months out of the year. We chose to buy a motorhome instead of a second home. We have all the comforts of home with us, king size bed, full refrigerator, washer/dryer. Having a full refrigerator allows us to travel without stopping at grocery stores every other day and the washer dryer eliminates wasting time finding and doing laundry.
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Old 04-16-2015, 08:22 AM
 
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We have a 40' motorhome which we use 4-5 months out of the year. We chose to buy a motorhome instead of a second home. We have all the comforts of home with us, king size bed, full refrigerator, washer/dryer. Having a full refrigerator allows us to travel without stopping at grocery stores every other day and the washer dryer eliminates wasting time finding and doing laundry.
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