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pnichols

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Posted: 10/19/20 12:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A1ARealtorRick wrote:

Groover wrote:

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You've got plenty of good reasons to stay, however, but the mass exodus from the state that we have all been reading about says something about the overall desirability of it. I know you can buy homes there pretty cheap, right?? [emoticon]


This coming from a realtor on the coast? I guess that it is all relative but I just saw an add down the beach from you a bit in Mexico Beach for a 0.1720 acre lot on the canal. $64,900! No structures! That is $377,325 per acre! I would sell 20 whole acres for that price where I live. That is why I don't live on a coast.


Yup, people can ASK whatever they want to, but what will it really SELL for, if at all? The stories I could tell you!!

Around here, much like about anywhere, acreage that's not on the coast is very reasonably priced.


Yeah ... and a lot of the acreage that's on the coast better be a bit above the coast if you want your grandkids to inherit acreage that's not underwater. [emoticon]

For long term living it's all a tradeoff ... so pick your poison:

1. Do you want land that will eventually have water on top of it?

OR

2. Do you want land that may wind up all black because the green stuff on it burned up?

OR

3. Do you want land that may wind up at crazy angles because the ground got all shook up?

OR

4. Do you want land this right in the middle of busy roads, other dwellings, close fire and police stations, crime hotspots, and only enough square inches in size to plant a dandelion plant on it?

OR

5. Do you want land with high winds, lightning storms, no obtainable underground water, rattlesnakes, scorpions, sagebrush, and desert bluffs for a view?

OR

6. Do you want land that's most of the time too hot to go outside during the day?

OR

7. Do you want land outside a small town - with none of the above - but otherwise often inhabited by too many folks on drugs or messed up with other downside issues?

I guess that's the most wonderful thing about RV'ing with or without a toad ... one can change "the land they're on" whenever they want. [emoticon]


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Great thread! Thanks for sharing your experience! I'm thinking about buying another truck. A new one is expensive, and having used a loan payments calculator, I found out that I'd repay such a loan in five years. So, I'm not sure that a new one is better than a used one, but in a good condition. And I do understand that I would never sell a truck at the same price as I bought.

* This post was edited 11/25/20 07:04am by Cristian123 *

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I think a good plan is, if you are on track with your retirement savings and can afford to buy a new truck then buy a new one and trade it every few years to keep it relatively new, or, If you can’t afford to do that, then buy a 10 year old truck and trade it every few years for a 10 year old one again until you can afford new.... unless you want to buy a new truck, keep it for 20 years then, move into your 3x7 hole in the ground.


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Posted: 11/12/20 02:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

4x4ord wrote:

I think a good plan is, if you are on track with your retirement savings and can afford to buy a new truck then buy a new one and trade it every few years to keep it relatively new, or, If you can’t afford to do that, then buy a 10 year old truck and trade it every few years for a 10 year old one again until you can afford new.... unless you want to buy a new truck, keep it for 20 years then, move into your 3x7 hole in the ground.
Mine will be 20 years next March. No plans to sell. Right now I plan to pull my trailer to AK with it when I retire in maybe 7 years.


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^^^ so your plan is to keep it going till they drop you in a hole and throw dirt in your face?

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Posted: 11/13/20 01:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes my plan is actually for my truck and myself to live forever.
So far the plan is working great [emoticon]

Actually if there becomes available an EV truck or MH that works for me.... I might just retire the Old Man.

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Bought our truck six years ago ... good price. At 56K miles, most of those camping or traveling, we expect this to last another ten years or more. We drive our 4cyl runaround in town, so truck either camps or sits, but for an occasional material pickup and drive it once in a while to keep everything operating properly if it sits a while.

We would never pay the kind of price new truck cost now, and much of the cost sits in things we don't need or want. Safety features may be worth it - but much of the cost is unnecessary for what we do - camp!! It gets us there, gets us home. Feet still work in between.


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You are right as rain, and used trucks are no better.
I bought my first pickup for $3,300 in about 1974. It was a Chevy Luv with an Isuzu engine and a 4 speed and 2wd. It went everywhere.

I just saw a 2002 Ford diesel go fro $35 k.

If one of the car makers figures out that there is a market for simple trucks at a lower price they will sell all they can make. I don't need a backup camera, blue tooth and adjustable pedals. I would buy a truck with vinyl floors and seats if the drivetrain was good.

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The 05 chev 3500 dually duramax runs better that the day we left the lot in Dec of 04 and still feels new when we tow so guess who is not buying a new chev or any brand. 111000 miles. We have a TT now so not many rv trips planned.

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Those simple no frills trucks are available, but consumers simply don't buy them.
Lots of business buy the plain white vinyl seat trucks that are considerably cheaper. But consumers gravitate to Platinum, Denali, High Country, King Ranch etc.
Plain Jane is not very popular.


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