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JaxDad

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Posted: 12/08/20 06:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wallynm wrote:

It is called a LIFE STYLE that I don't have to justify to anyone


Ain’t THAT the truth!!!! It’s like those old Mastercard commercials.......

Flying there JetBlue, $99....

Flying there in your OWN airplane?

Priceless!!! ...

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People that make this travel decision based only on math, just don't get it.

I don't vacation enough to make if financially justify itself to have even a TT, but here I am. I love nothing more than sleeping in my own bed and have my own creature comforts when I travel.

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wallynm wrote:

It is called a LIFE STYLE that I don't have to justify to anyone


Best answer yet Lol


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I once had an acquaintance say "you've had a motorhome for years, I'm thinking about buying one. I am running the numbers." I told him not to do that. A motorhome will NEVER come out cheaper than traveling and staying in moderate motels. I told him it is flexibility, having your own bed and bath. Not financial savings.


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So the moral of the story is you can buy a cabin and land somewhere where it’s dirt cheap for what a nice RV costs, but it’s hard to drive the cabin to Colorado.
You can stay in no tell motels or have a broke azz RV for cheaper, or you can spend a bunch of money for a nice RV or nice motels and the cost could go either way depending on how many nights a year you aren’t “home.”


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As others have said, the money has little to do with it.
The facts are:
I know who slept in that bed last night, and when the bedding was washed last.
I know who cooked my meal, and I know nobody spit in the mashed potatoes, and I don't have to tip the server for mediocre service.
I know who bought the food that my meals were prepared from, and how it was stored.
I seldom get served wimpy coffee. When I do, I know whose fault it is, and what to do about it.
When I was working on fire bombers, I spent nearly all summer for years living in cheap motels, eating in restaurants. It didn't take long to realize that regardless of price for me they were all the same. It didn't matter if it was a cheap motel next to the airport or a Lodge-on-the-lake for twice the money (or more). The "thrill" wore off very quickly.

Our motorhome is more than 11 years old, so there are no annual registration fees. The registration is PERMANENT! So, the only costs are annual maintenance, insurance, and campground fees. I can live with those costs.

Also, since I can keep the RV at home, it makes a great guest house!


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mowermech wrote:

As others have said, the money has little to do with it.
The facts are:
I know who slept in that bed last night, and when the bedding was washed last.
I know who cooked my meal, and I know nobody spit in the mashed potatoes, and I don't have to tip the server for mediocre service.
I know who bought the food that my meals were prepared from, and how it was stored.
I seldom get served wimpy coffee. When I do, I know whose fault it is, and what to do about it.
When I was working on fire bombers, I spent nearly all summer for years living in cheap motels, eating in restaurants. It didn't take long to realize that regardless of price for me they were all the same. It didn't matter if it was a cheap motel next to the airport or a Lodge-on-the-lake for twice the money (or more). The "thrill" wore off very quickly.

Our motorhome is more than 11 years old, so there are no annual registration fees. The registration is PERMANENT! So, the only costs are annual maintenance, insurance, and campground fees. I can live with those costs.

Also, since I can keep the RV at home, it makes a great guest house!


You forgot to mention the open bar!


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LIKE button for dedmiston!

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down home wrote:

wa8yxm wrote:

Well In another place (Political) I often yammer about folks who never look at the OTHER SIDE of the Ledger. applies here too but not polically.

When you travel by RV.. First Campgrounds range from around 30-40/night to OUCH. Hotels and motels... About the same price range only the OUCH is OUCH!!!!.

And you still have a house you are paying for back "home" (the other side of the ledger)

RV FUll time you don;t' have the house.

With memberships I paid 90/month during most of the summer to park my RV (Full time) and around 200-250 per MONTH in the winter.

That included Water, Sewer and Electric (Plus over the air TV)
Since moving into an apartment my first Gas/Electrc bill is 120 bucks.
They house ate over 200/month in Gas and electric.

Our Electric Bill runs $400.00-$550.00 a month.


Holy Carp. Ours is like 85 bucks...and we drive an electric car exclusively so that includes all the fuel for the car. But natural gas heat and water so.....

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BB_TX wrote:

$3,000 for one week hotel stay equals $430 per night. Must be a resort or hunting lodge. If you are going to try to make costs comparisons, at least use realistic numbers for normal travel, not high end stays.


Correct. This tired debate again. Everyone trying to justify their decisions to others that has zero impact on them. Who cares how someone decides to vacation.

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