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Old 05-11-2007, 08:00 PM   #1
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Maybe boredom has set in for me but I find myself looking a RV's for sale.

Family matters prevent me from using my RT as much as I'd like to right now. I have to stay close to home. That's probably what is causing it.

If my RV was an "investment" and it was not producing a "return" I'd probably sell it and buy another one later.

If you weren't able to use your RV much for a year would you sell it or keep it?

Are you happy with your rig? Do you plan to buy another?

How long do you keep your RV?
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Old 05-11-2007, 08:32 PM   #2
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I don't have a chance to use ours much because work. Even when things are slow someone has to be around. God willing that nothing bad happens I plan on keeping the one I got for retirement and using it whenever we can. Maybe if I hit the lottery I'll get a new one.
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Old 05-12-2007, 01:50 AM   #3
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That's why I bought used, so it doesn't bother so much if it stands without use for a short while. Some people have much more expensive "hobbies".
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Old 05-12-2007, 01:55 AM   #4
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We had a year where we weren't able to use our PW very much, but, the thought never even crossed our mind to sell it!
We are making it up this year though, we are leaving for Canada on June 6th for a Rally in Canada being held by Pleasure-Way. Then in August, we are going to Rhinebeck, NY to the Aeorodrome. Then in September, the Hershey RV Show in PA. Right after that will head to NC for 10 days.
We had a '93 Dodge PW, then a '97 Dodge PW , and now have an '03 Ford PW. We are thinking of checking out the new '08 and see if we would like the changes. If not, we would still be very happy with our '03!
Pleasure-Way makes a well made camper and we have always been happy with the workmanship! No complaints from us!
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Marco don't you dare even think about selling. You'll be sorry later I'll guarantee you!

We're kinda in the same fix right now. Can't go anywhere for any length of time because of doctors appts. (not serious stuff), family stuff and whatever else comes up lately.
We've made several overnite trips, back the next day since we took the big step. 200 or so miles away max. Really likin it so far and wanting badly to go some distance away but can't right now.

Only regret I have is we don't have a shelter for the van. Can't do what you have or anything less than a small separate garage because of restrictions. Can't afford to build one right now, maybe next year.
If I was to do it again, we'd do the shelter first, then the van.....
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We've not been able to use ours much this year either. We are currently stuck with 2 house payments so travel funds are low..... however, we would not think of selling our PW.

In a few years we may trade ours in, but only when they start making a Pleasureway in a 4WD Sprinter. Otherwise, we'll drive it until it won't go anymore.
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Old 05-16-2007, 03:50 AM   #7
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One thing for certain is that a Class B is a handy extra vehicle. I've brought home bathroom vanities, lumber, patio furniture etc. The ability to open rear doors on B's is very useful.

I did spend some time on a two dealer lots this past weekend looking at whats available. Some of the Class A's are like "WOW !" The prices are like double WOW!

The Pleasure Way Sprinter was very nice - asking price was CDN$ 106,000.00 ! ! ! + 13% taxes......... B Vans are so much more expensive in Canada, way more than exchange rate differences.
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I just got my 200 Versatile a couple of months ago, but will likely put it on the market soon. Same story...family and other matters keeping me home this year. I had planned on driving all over the country in the van this year but now that has to wait. It's just too big to use as an everyday vehicle. I find myself not doing things because I don't want to drive it. I still have the old Honda, so I'll probably re-insure and drive that.

The RT is a rapidly depreciating asset to be sitting around. Still have to clean and maintain it, and have to move it around to arrange home parking. It's become a burden. If I get another, it will be smaller like a RT 170 or Agile, or even a Astro van with a fold down rear seat for sleeping, and maybe throw in some customs for camping.
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........Still have to clean and maintain it, and have to move it around to arrange home parking..............
I'm lucky that my RT has its own parking spot. I put the cover on it last week to keep it clean.

Funny thing is that if I were to sell it I'd have to buy another RV I like owning an RV Even if I can't travel at least I can tweak it with some modifications.....................
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........ B Vans are so much more expensive in Canada, way more than exchange rate differences.
I just learned that there is a $17,517 surcharge for the Canadian chassis for a Dodge Sprinter base Winnebago View!

To "prevent" Canadians from buying U.S. models Dodge does not honor the warranty in Canada (there's at least a $30,000 savings between the U.S. and Canadian Winnebago View).

I suspect that there is a similar surcharge on Class B Sprinter conversions
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