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Old 09-18-2017, 11:57 AM   #1
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I and my mother went to the Southwest Regional RV show in Dallas this weekend and walked through LOTS of RVs. The more I looked, the more I was certain that continuing on my own build is the best thing coming and going. Wow. You'd think paying over $400,000 on a "camper" would at least get you real marble counter tops and nicer sinks. I guess there is a very good reason the Skoolie aficionados refer to RVs as "sticks and staples." I was disappointed that there weren't a few more vendors for the possibility of boondocking, even in an over-priced RV. Nothing on solar systems, nothing on appliances, or add-ons like an awning. If you have an older RV without an awning, wouldn't it be nice to see options for adding one on? There were a few VERY nice campgrounds represented. One snob turned up his nose immediately when I asked whether or not his resort allowed bus conversions. One other said they would if they were inspected and certified by the Corps of Engineers. I hadn't heard they did that, but what the heck. I have a COE office here in Waco and will go ahead and let them look my rig over when I'm done. If a piece of paper from them will let me get into a site that normally wouldn't, it can't hurt. It was a fun trip even if I would never buy an RV.
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Old 09-18-2017, 12:49 PM   #2
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What's even more fun is to go into one of those Ritzy dealers and listen-in on people who have already plunked down small fortunes as they try to get warranty service due. Dealers will ping-pong them between ChassisBuilder and CoachBuilder. "It's a Freightliner issue. no it's an Allegro issue...Or they pass them off to Onan to get their genny fixed. Sliders and water damage.

I think shady car dealers go become RV dealers before they die- bigger fish.
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Old 09-18-2017, 12:56 PM   #3
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Kind of on the same thread....

Have you noticed that, in "polite" circles, If your home is a $150k+ RV then you are a "full timer". If your home is a $15k RV then you are "homeless".

I keep seeing "news" articles that decry the "poor homeless people" that choose to live full time in an RV.

If I choose to live in a home with wheels, which I have for the last few years, am I homeless?
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Old 09-18-2017, 01:35 PM   #4
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If I choose to live in a home with wheels, which I have for the last few years, am I homeless?
Nope. You're Trapper John, M.D.

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Old 09-18-2017, 03:45 PM   #5
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Well if they can't accept us or our skoolie, its no skin off my back. I will go spend my money somewhere else!
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Old 09-18-2017, 09:56 PM   #6
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I always loved the end of the show when they sat on the rooftop drink in hand. Oh, and consider me homeless.

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Old 09-22-2017, 03:42 PM   #7
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Just say you identify as an RV, that should fix'em.
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Old 09-22-2017, 03:44 PM   #8
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Just say you identify as an RV, that should fix'em.
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