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Old 07-07-2019, 04:04 PM   #21
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The best value of all is a hotel. There is no up front purchase, no commitment, no maintenance, no insurance, no storage, complete flexility, etc etc etc..
...and no fun!
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Old 07-07-2019, 05:25 PM   #22
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How about a time-share RV?
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Old 07-07-2019, 05:34 PM   #23
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...and no fun!
To each his own...of course, in a Class B you can always just pull over at Walmart!
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For us it has been "all of the above". And I fully agree that the answer is how you use it. We have a Roadtrek that we bought four years ago and love it. We like to boondock as well as stay in RV parks. Depends on where we are and what we want to do. But we also have points in Disney Vacation Club for visiting Disney World every other year. Orlando is just too far from Washington state to drive there every year. We also own two weeks every other year on Maui and love it there. But you just can't drive to Maui from here!

We bought our RT used to get the best bang for the buck. With DVC we bought on the resale market for the best price; you have absolutely NO trouble unloading DVC when you're done with it. And Maui? I found two one-week deals for $1 each. Just paid closing costs. I might pay a little more - say $500 for something I really want, but so far haven't had to. And never ever buy a timeshare new!
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A timeshare holds no value for me - just the hassles of a limited time (typically a week or two a year) and annually increasing fees I have no control over. For us it’s a timing issue. We will travel in our Class B as long as our health holds up - usually 6 - 7 months per year. Then we’ll likely buy a condo on one of our favorite Florida beaches.
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The best value of all is a hotel. There is no up front purchase, no commitment, no maintenance, no insurance, no storage, complete flexility, etc etc etc..
As a widowed woman who travels alone, I feel MUCH safer in my Class B...I do not trust safety in Hotels, plus lugging my stuff in and out (often multiple trips to car and back) is a pain, plus I always leave something in a hotel..My B just works all the way around!! All my stuff in place, quiet, comfy, AND I know who/what has been in/on my sheets!! 🤮
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Timeshares are a remnant of a different time. They make zero sense now. Lawyers specialize in helping people get out of those things for a reason. Think theres like 5% satisfaction among people who bought into one. Go hotel or AirBnB.

You can get a lot of nights of hotels or AirBnb for the cost of a lot of these new vans. Ive gotten more interested in the micro campers. Easy daily driver. Can camp a night or two if you find a great BLM spot. Low cost to own. Easy to fit in AirBnBs since some driveways can be tight.

Unless you are full timing or close to it I have a hard time saying spending crazy money on a RV is worth it for most people. Spending on a RV and then still paying for campgrounds every night is the real head scratcher.
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Has anyone been reading the Sally Forth comic strip? The Forth's Sally and Ted are borrowing their neighbor's Class C RV. Why the neighbor lent it is a mystery but I guess the writer of the strip never intended for the Forth's to continue RVing after this summer. It is a cliche of adventures for first time RVers. You might want to equate that to borrowing, renting or time share adventures.
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The best value is probably a tent.

It seems to me that the wide range or RV's and timeshares makes a generic answer the question of value almost impossible. If you want to spend a couple weeks in the same warm spot once a year, then the timeshare is almost certainly a better value than buying an RV for that purpose. If you want to spend several months, you might do better with an RV. If you want to travel to a wide range of places the RV is probably a better choice, although some timeshares make swapping so easy that you can basically used them like personal hotel chain. Value here is really a personal choice.
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Has anyone been reading the Sally Forth comic strip?
Where can you find comic strips these days. Most daily newspapers won't even line a bird cage these days. Even Sundays are iffy on that count.
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