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Old 05-24-2019, 05:51 AM   #1
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Default Good decision getting a Class B RV?

I really love my Sprinter, but, it's so expensive..... lots of trade offs with fantastic excursions and experiences....

Do you ever wonder what you might have done differently?

Or would you do it all over again?

There's been some really high and low points in owning a Class B RV.... I'm glad I did it, but, I can see a time when it's time to sell and I probably won't get another one...

Trading in for an upgrade or newer model is just not possible for me to do.. too much loss of value.

I've certainly made a number of cool upgrades... but, getting a replacement is just financially unwise, in my opinion.

Do any of you feel the same about this with your rig?
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Old 05-24-2019, 12:36 PM   #2
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I really love my Sprinter, but, it's so expensive..... lots of trade offs with fantastic excursions and experiences....

Do you ever wonder what you might have done differently?

Or would you do it all over again?

There's been some really high and low points in owning a Class B RV.... I'm glad I did it, but, I can see a time when it's time to sell and I probably won't get another one...

Trading in for an upgrade or newer model is just not possible for me to do.. too much loss of value.

I've certainly made a number of cool upgrades... but, getting a replacement is just financially unwise, in my opinion.

Do any of you feel the same about this with your rig?

Nope, never a question of whether or not we made a wise choice, both in getting a B and also the one we got. Of course for me equipment like this is also a fun hobby, so improvements, changes, even things that don't work are not a big deal.
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Old 05-24-2019, 12:57 PM   #3
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Planning ou fourth Class B after over 200,000 miles of adventure. There are no questions.
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Old 05-24-2019, 01:58 PM   #4
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Dave, we finally got an opportunity to see an
Advanced RV Ocean while we were on the road.

Beautifully done. I can see why you are a fan of their RV, what's not to like.

I think you said you were thinking about getting a 2019 gasoline Sprinter?

I don't have the capability to continue to upgrade, unless I changed my lifestyle which I'm not willing to do. That's OK, we all make choices... I'll admit that it's just a matter of the money, depreciation and risk for repairs and problems associated with owning a series of vehicles that I know will eventually fail and be worth much less.

Right now.. we're having a great time with the Roadtrek except my propane generator stopped working and the local Cummins Onan dealership doesn't have a clue on how to get it working.... seriously, they are calling their own engineering team .... I'm glad they are spending all their time on this.. I'm only being charged 1 and a half hours of labor..... they've probably been on it for at least 16 hours or two days now... They are very curious about my generator??? Stump the chumps...

In the meantime....I'm thinking about purchasing a brand new one... except will I get lucky? It's always a roll of the dice ..? The new one is an overhead cam engine vs. the overhead valve....I like the sound of that...

We'll see.... again., It's just money, right? Never stops.

We've done 10,000 miles per year for the last two years... great experiences aside from some issues....of course the breakdowns are the punctuation points and make the best stories ...LOL.
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We've done 10,000 miles per year for the last two years... great experiences aside from some issues....of course the breakdowns are the punctuation points and make the best stories ...LOL.
I saw this typed somewhere on a motorcycle forum.

"It's not an adventure unless it sucks at the time."

Not always true, but somewhat profound.

Nice break in the labor, will be interesting to hear the solution.
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Old 05-24-2019, 03:30 PM   #6
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I saw this typed somewhere on a motorcycle forum.

"It's not an adventure unless it sucks at the time."

Not always true, but somewhat profound.

Nice break in the labor, will be interesting to hear the solution.
Our first tent and LAST tent camping experience was when a dozen racoons invaded our campsite at 1 AM..a friend of ours left food out ...we didn't know.....

What a freaking disaster 😡......

Great story though.... never forget that.

Yeah, generator epilogue coming.
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Quite happy with our 2017 Paseo even if it is an orphan.
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We're 3 years into owning our 2010 LTV Free Spirit/Sprinter after upgrading from VW Westfalia; we count our blessings and good luck in finding this rig every time we take it out (about once a month year-round.) EVERYTHING WORKS and no regrets!
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Everyone's situation is different. My wife and I first camped in 1974. Up east coast through Maine into Canada back through the Catskills. We used an army issue pup tent that was about 2 feet tall. Camped from then in larger tents and popups but most recently in our Rav4 with an inflatable mattress for the back and an auxiliary tent to change in (Chaco canyon during the blood moon eclipse). So by then we were "off the ground." When my father in law turned 98(!!!) he decided he probably wouldn't use his 1997 PW anymore so sold it to us. We still "camp." We're not full-timers. But we use the RV about once every month (advantage to living in the southwest). Our son lives in England, our daughter in Minnesota. We fly there. So RVing is really a compliment to our other travels. We love it.
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Everyone's situation is different. My wife and I first camped in 1974. Up east coast through Maine into Canada back through the Catskills. We used an army issue pup tent that was about 2 feet tall. Camped from then in larger tents and popups but most recently in our Rav4 with an inflatable mattress for the back and an auxiliary tent to change in (Chaco canyon during the blood moon eclipse). So by then we were "off the ground." When my father in law turned 98(!!!) he decided he probably wouldn't use his 1997 PW anymore so sold it to us. We still "camp." We're not full-timers. But we use the RV about once every month (advantage to living in the southwest). Our son lives in England, our daughter in Minnesota. We fly there. So RVing is really a compliment to our other travels. We love it.
How many miles are on the 97 Pleasure Way?
That's great how it's working for you.... with all the systems running OK with the original engine and transmission?

You're using it every month? Great!
What price did he sell this to you for?

Have you experienced a lot of repairs? Maybe your father in law took meticulous care and replaced a bunch of things as he went along. .if so, that's fantastic.

I hope my RV lasts for 22 years....it may out last me. In another 8 years, you'll have a real collectible on your hands....

Best of luck and travels
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