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List some RV movies

List your favorite (or not so favorite) movies that have RVs in them. Here is my list. Nomadland Into the Wild - while the main character did not have an RV, it was a constant theme in the movie.
et cetera 08/13/21 08:04pm General RVing Issues
Enhancing RV security

First of all, I am not retired and not even close to retirement age, I both work and full-time and thus leave my RV unattended for 8-10 hours at a time. This makes it a considerably easier target than a RV that is occupied by someone and the schedule is not predictable. Thus security is the most serious concern. Not that I have anything really valuable, nothing beyond a computer and similar hardware but I would hate to lose the few things I have. I am in the process of buying something and when the deal is finalized, when I finally take possession, I am going to take a number of steps to harden the security profile. First thing that comes to mind, beyond an alarm, is a motion camera, IP-based. Then a kill switch so the whole thing does not get stolen. There has to be a lot more one can do to harden the target, multiple layers of security. Investing several thousand in it seems like a smart idea. One of these GPS trackers is not out of the question, in case it does get stolen. It's the age we live in, crime seems to go up everywhere, economic times are uncertain.
et cetera 08/13/21 07:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: 14 Reasons You Will Regret an RV in Retirement

Most of these are captain obvious click-bait type BS. But: I think *my* biggest concern is security. I am not retired, not close to it, I work and thus leave my RV unattended for most of the day. It is a relatively easy target. The type of security RVs offer is not of the same caliber as household security. Break-ins even stealing the whole thing is not out of the question. I am in the process of buying something and when I do, I will do my best to upgrade security. Go above and beyond. Possibly install a kill switch, etc. I have to deal with issues that most retired full-timers just do not encounter. I don't keep anything valuable in it but it's not really a solution either.
et cetera 08/13/21 07:50pm RV Lifestyle
RE: 14 Reasons You Will Regret an RV in Retirement

This kind of sad journalism is called click bait. I doubt the professional writer who cranks out this nonsense has ever even owned an RV. Here is my experience on the 14 points. 1. My RV was not expensive. 2. Even years later we have changed none of the decor. 3. Depreciation was a plus for us. We bought used. 4. I spent less on fuel while traveling than when I commuted for work. 5. Insurance costs on our RV were really, really low. 6. We had no issues with healthcare or finding providers. 7. Waste is a nuisance not much worse than taking out the trash. 8. Space is tight indoors but we lived in the great wide outdoors. 9. My RV is easy too drive and park. We did not overdo the size. 10. We never had an issue finding parking and rarely make reservations. 11. In over 10 years, we only had one simple repair performed by a shop. 12. We downsized but also stored much of our stuff. Storage was cheap. 13. Loneliness was not an issue and we visited friends and relatives. 14. We did not need to prep by renting first. We bought our RV and never used it until we started as full timers. There were no surprises or setbacks. Excellent response, *applause*
et cetera 08/13/21 07:46pm RV Lifestyle
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