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westernrvparkowner

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sayoung wrote:

We have a couple we run around with, the wife has allways traded her car in for a new one at 30,000 miles no matter and has had a payment for over 40 years. She believes she will allways have a car payment. He gets a new truck every 3 years period. Just as my DW & I don't understand the logic, they don't understand us driving cars/trucks for 10to 15 years & just paying cash/trade for a new one .and have found some deals on a 2/3 year old vehicle at times.
It's not that goods & services are too expensive, it's your money is worthless. We never should have quit backing our money with gold & silver.
Did I miss something? Are your friends on welfare or eating dog food while you are enjoying a steak dinner? If not, it sounds like they are enjoying things that are important to them using that "worthless" money. What does the being off the gold standard have to do with anything? And why do you consider US currency "worthless"? You can use it to obtain almost anything your heart desires, including gold and silver. It has been my experience that the people who complain that US currency is worthless are people that don't have any.

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It would be so much more sensible to tow a MyPod with a used Jetta diesel or Chevy Cobalt. [emoticon]


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ScottG wrote:

A luxury vehicle that costs $75k weighs what? 5000#?
A new truck that costs $75K weighs 8000#+.

So you get more for your money with a truck. [emoticon]


Less dollars per pound! It's like the big trucks are on sale! I like it!
Scott how ya been? Hope summer been good for you


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westernrvparkowner wrote:

ScottG wrote:

gbopp wrote:

ScottG wrote:

A luxury vehicle that costs $75k weighs what? 5000#?
A new truck that costs $75K weighs 8000#+.

So you get more for your money with a truck. [emoticon]

Can we assume you sell trucks for a living [emoticon]


Ohh no! I've never been good at selling anything.
Here's the scary thing.. I bought my truck new in Oct. 2002 for $36K (sticker $42K). Now a similar truck is about 60K.
And in 2002 the median household income was $40,125, today it is over $60,000. So the increase in the price of trucks is almost in lockstep with the increase in household income. Sure wish healthcare and college education costs behaved as reasonably.


And a loaf of bread that was $1.19 in 2002, is now $1.89. When mom sent me to get it I didn't have a $75K truck. I had to walk there 4 miles in the snow, with no shoes, uphill both ways.

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TRUTH. If a man has a house, A man needs a truck. They are just so much more flexible. You can do everything with a truck, that you can do with a car or SUV. But you can't do with a car or SUV, what you can do with a truck.

And honestly. This being a camping website. How many on here tow their 30' TT, or 5er with a SUV, or car? And on top of that. It's their money. They can spend it however they please. No business of mine. Some even buy Chevys, or Dodges. But I don't judge them.


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Bert Ackerman wrote:

westernrvparkowner wrote:

ScottG wrote:

gbopp wrote:

ScottG wrote:

A luxury vehicle that costs $75k weighs what? 5000#?
A new truck that costs $75K weighs 8000#+.

So you get more for your money with a truck. [emoticon]

Can we assume you sell trucks for a living [emoticon]


Ohh no! I've never been good at selling anything.
Here's the scary thing.. I bought my truck new in Oct. 2002 for $36K (sticker $42K). Now a similar truck is about 60K.
And in 2002 the median household income was $40,125, today it is over $60,000. So the increase in the price of trucks is almost in lockstep with the increase in household income. Sure wish healthcare and college education costs behaved as reasonably.


And a loaf of bread that was $1.19 in 2002, is now $1.89. When mom sent me to get it I didn't have a $75K truck. I had to walk there 4 miles in the snow, with no shoes, uphill both ways.


where you getting your bread. a loaf here is $2.59.

westernrvparkowner

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Bert Ackerman wrote:

westernrvparkowner wrote:

ScottG wrote:

gbopp wrote:

ScottG wrote:

A luxury vehicle that costs $75k weighs what? 5000#?
A new truck that costs $75K weighs 8000#+.

So you get more for your money with a truck. [emoticon]

Can we assume you sell trucks for a living [emoticon]


Ohh no! I've never been good at selling anything.
Here's the scary thing.. I bought my truck new in Oct. 2002 for $36K (sticker $42K). Now a similar truck is about 60K.
And in 2002 the median household income was $40,125, today it is over $60,000. So the increase in the price of trucks is almost in lockstep with the increase in household income. Sure wish healthcare and college education costs behaved as reasonably.


And a loaf of bread that was $1.19 in 2002, is now $1.89. When mom sent me to get it I didn't have a $75K truck. I had to walk there 4 miles in the snow, with no shoes, uphill both ways.
But you have to admit that having no shoes came in handy when you had to ford the raging river.

sayoung

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westernrvparkowner wrote:

sayoung wrote:

We have a couple we run around with, the wife has allways traded her car in for a new one at 30,000 miles no matter and has had a payment for over 40 years. She believes she will allways have a car payment. He gets a new truck every 3 years period. Just as my DW & I don't understand the logic, they don't understand us driving cars/trucks for 10to 15 years & just paying cash/trade for a new one .and have found some deals on a 2/3 year old vehicle at times.
It's not that goods & services are too expensive, it's your money is worthless. We never should have quit backing our money with gold & silver.
Did I miss something? Are your friends on welfare or eating dog food while you are enjoying a steak dinner? If not, it sounds like they are enjoying things that are important to them using that "worthless" money. What does the being off the gold standard have to do with anything? And why do you consider US currency "worthless"? You can use it to obtain almost anything your heart desires, including gold and silver. It has been my experience that the people who complain that US currency is worthless are people that don't have any.


My point of my friends spending vs mine is just different views people have about transportation and other areas.They don't mind being indebt in their mid sixtys and keep saying they can't retire. I prefer being retired, no debt, & yes we have a few bucks stashed but what we have may seem like we are paupers and to another we are uber rich. Do you understand now ?

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This isn't the first post that Jayco expressed his opinion on how others spend their money.

Notice he hasn't come back either to participate in the discussion. Just more pot stirring.

I have no need, plan, or desire to discuss my personal financial decisions with anyone on the inter-web. Nor do I care how anyone else spends their money.

Mike


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Bert Ackerman

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Terryallan wrote:

Bert Ackerman wrote:

westernrvparkowner wrote:

ScottG wrote:

gbopp wrote:

ScottG wrote:

A luxury vehicle that costs $75k weighs what? 5000#?
A new truck that costs $75K weighs 8000#+.

So you get more for your money with a truck. [emoticon]

Can we assume you sell trucks for a living [emoticon]


Ohh no! I've never been good at selling anything.
Here's the scary thing.. I bought my truck new in Oct. 2002 for $36K (sticker $42K). Now a similar truck is about 60K.
And in 2002 the median household income was $40,125, today it is over $60,000. So the increase in the price of trucks is almost in lockstep with the increase in household income. Sure wish healthcare and college education costs behaved as reasonably.


And a loaf of bread that was $1.19 in 2002, is now $1.89. When mom sent me to get it I didn't have a $75K truck. I had to walk there 4 miles in the snow, with no shoes, uphill both ways.


where you getting your bread. a loaf here is $2.59.


Walmart...the generic cheap white stuff that plugs up your colon and probably contains sawdust..........You must be buying that al la en-vogue artisan craftwork foofoo bread lol. If that's the case, grow a set and eat mans bread. Save the $1 a loaf and in about 65000 weeks you can buy a new terrible truck.

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