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colliehauler

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Posted: 05/19/21 11:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wanderingaimlessly wrote:

IF you own the lot, and know you will not be towing the trailer, have you considered a small house?
From log to trailer type units many possibilities, more solid construction in many cases, and can have an empty interior to build out as you wish.
Some are made on skids which can be dropped off onsite, others are on trailers.
One site, by no means a recommendation, but may give you some ideas.
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I don't own the lot but have been there 15 years. For zoning it has to be a RV.

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Posted: 05/19/21 11:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Being frugal ourselves the obvious choice for us is repair what you have. The only reason to have an RV is to be mobile, a prefab unit is cheaper and better constructed for the long haul, there are plenty of used and repossessed units on the market where they include delivery and set-up.

We have a ranch that we are looking to do the same, we have 33' TT toyhauler there currently but it doesn't cut the mustard for truly comfortable long term stays, will be used as extra sleeping quarters and storage for ATVs/UTVs once we get prefab delivered.

Whether now or in the past, with very few exceptions, RVs are constructed as fast as they can push them out the door, pandemic hasn't changed much in that respect. Plenty of new RVs on the lots in ABQ area, although I prefer buying gently used, last July found a creampuff class A.

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Posted: 05/19/21 12:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sandia Man wrote:

Being frugal ourselves the obvious choice for us is repair what you have. The only reason to have an RV is to be mobile, a prefab unit is cheaper and better constructed for the long haul, there are plenty of used and repossessed units on the market where they include delivery and set-up.

We have a ranch that we are looking to do the same, we have 33' TT toyhauler there currently but it doesn't cut the mustard for truly comfortable long term stays, will be used as extra sleeping quarters and storage for ATVs/UTVs once we get prefab delivered.

Whether now or in the past, with very few exceptions, RVs are constructed as fast as they can push them out the door, pandemic hasn't changed much in that respect. Plenty of new RVs on the lots in ABQ area, although I prefer buying gently used, last July found a creampuff class A.
I have a 5th wheel TH for travel. The seasonal has to be a RV for zoning. My current seasonal is 35' with 7' ceilings and feels like a small home. Not against buying used but want the same floor plan I currently have.

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Posted: 05/19/21 12:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am in the same situation. I have an older trailer on a seasonal lot. The trailer is getting old and starting to need a bit of work, but it is still in good shape and still does its job well. I don't see myself replacing it for awhile.


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Have you given any consideration to a used park model?


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Posted: 05/19/21 02:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

QCMan wrote:

Have you given any consideration to a used park model?
Yes I have, but the used prices for what I want are to close to new price. I'm looking at a Ceder Creek Cottage 40 CRS.

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Don't understand statement about 220 vs 120. Did you mean 50 vs 30 amp. Since they are all 110 in US.

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colliehauler wrote:

This trailer sits on a seasonal lot and won't be towed.


For that kind of usage, I'd fix it and keep it.


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Posted: 05/20/21 12:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'd rehab what you have if you like the floorplan. Removing windows and replacing the butyl tape is very messy but fairly simple work.

Our motorhome had 15 year old appliances but they all still worked just fine despite looking a bit dated.

We did upgrade the built-in TV with a LED model, but other than that, if it ain't broke, leave it alone.



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Posted: 05/20/21 04:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm hearing two conflicting thoughts reading between the lines:
- You want to make the best financial choice...in which case repair and upgrade will win easily.
- You are trying to justify the fancy new unit...in which case, if you can afford it, just do it.


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