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Re: The camper / camping / glamping thread
« Reply #50 on: September 11, 2019, 01:43:18 PM »
It was that easy.  :wings:  Guy came up, did a full walkaround, looked under it, we went thru how everything was working and SOLD!  Going to the Secretary of State tomorrow to do all the title transfer stuff and hand it off.  Bank account will be much fatter tomorrow.

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Re: The camper / camping / glamping thread
« Reply #51 on: September 11, 2019, 03:56:31 PM »
Tom, does it have to be a class A?

Here is a very low mile class C and it is HUGE with a couple slides.

https://scranton.craigslist.org/rvs/d/hazleton-master-bedroom-ft32-fleetwood/6933460311.html
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Re: The camper / camping / glamping thread
« Reply #52 on: September 11, 2019, 04:37:11 PM »
Very nice, but that space over the cab is totally dead space for me.  No one will ever sleep in it and it kills forward head room above the cab seats to turn and get into the living space.  A good deal on that one for what you're getting. 


Tire age and condition is going to play a major factor in my decision.  At about $1500 a set of four good tires, it's a big bite of the available travel cash.  Most RVs have cheap, ancient tires that are overloaded just sitting at the campsite. 
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Re: The camper / camping / glamping thread
« Reply #53 on: September 11, 2019, 05:10:49 PM »
I would put new tires in the same category as functioning steering wheel if I was looking at a used unit. 

this might be the exception:  Boom!

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Re: The camper / camping / glamping thread
« Reply #54 on: September 11, 2019, 05:22:20 PM »
FWIW, I *hate* trying to live a life in something that's 8 feet wide, even if only for a weekend. Something nice and new and modern is WELL beyond my means, and frankly, too much work for a weekender life. The property I get to enjoy was just de-campered, and I say good riddance. (and to be fair, it's a 20 year old FEMA trailer with a 40 year old layout, which was well past its prime, and really added to the apathy for such things)

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« Reply #55 on: September 11, 2019, 05:27:58 PM »
FWIW, I *hate* trying to live a life in something that's 8 feet wide, even if only for a weekend. Something nice and new and modern is WELL beyond my means, and frankly, too much work for a weekender life. The property I get to enjoy was just de-campered, and I say good riddance. (and to be fair, it's a 20 year old FEMA trailer with a 40 year old layout, which was well past its prime, and really added to the apathy for such things)

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opposite of everything you just said

some of the best memories i've ever made were in an 8 foot wide box. 

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Re: The camper / camping / glamping thread
« Reply #56 on: September 11, 2019, 07:28:05 PM »
FWIW, I *hate* trying to live a life in something that's 8 feet wide, even if only for a weekend. Something nice and new and modern is WELL beyond my means, and frankly, too much work for a weekender life. The property I get to enjoy was just de-campered, and I say good riddance. (and to be fair, it's a 20 year old FEMA trailer with a 40 year old layout, which was well past its prime, and really added to the apathy for such things)


My normal camping arrangement for about 20 years used to be anywhere from a one man to a 7x10 cabin tent with an air mattress and a sleeping bag.  This IS luxury having four walls, good shelter from the weather and all the amenities of home on a smaller scale that moves across the country.   :smiley_thumb:
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Re: The camper / camping / glamping thread
« Reply #57 on: September 11, 2019, 07:34:48 PM »
I would put new tires in the same category as functioning steering wheel if I was looking at a used unit. 

this might be the exception:  Boom!

https://winchester.craigslist.org/rvs/d/winchester-1974-gmc-motorhome/6945635434.html


You notice there's no interior shots?  Yeah, that's cuz it doesn't exist or it's trashed beyond repair. :lol: A fair price for that rolling hunk is about $2000 with another $20k to be thrown at it to make it livable.  I've seen several locally in that same or similar state.  Rolling parts bins.


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Re: The camper / camping / glamping thread
« Reply #58 on: September 11, 2019, 08:53:35 PM »
I would put new tires in the same category as functioning steering wheel

This from a guy with bald tires on his dual sports.  :bigsmile:

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Re: The camper / camping / glamping thread
« Reply #59 on: September 11, 2019, 09:02:17 PM »


opposite of everything you just said

some of the best memories i've ever made were in an 8 foot wide box. 

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Agreed but on a smaller scale. I had a 22' cuddy cabin boat for 8 years. Every summer we would take it up to northern MI and use it as our camper. Would pull in to the state parks and camp in it on the trailer. Pulled in to register and ranger asked what we were camping in? I said the boat! She says no really what do you have a tent or something. I'm like, I sleep on it in the water, why not the trailer.  :bigsmile: would I buy an actual camper, probably not. But have had some great times camping.

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Re: The camper / camping / glamping thread
« Reply #60 on: September 11, 2019, 09:27:45 PM »
What’s the first destination?
My GPS just told me to turn left, then turn left, then turn left, then turn left.
So if I go too far left do I end up right?

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Re: The camper / camping / glamping thread
« Reply #61 on: September 12, 2019, 06:18:53 AM »
I would put new tires in the same category as functioning steering wheel

This from a guy with bald tires on his dual sports.  :bigsmile:

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Re: The camper / camping / glamping thread
« Reply #62 on: September 12, 2019, 06:41:15 AM »

opposite of everything you just said

some of the best memories i've ever made were in an 8 foot wide box. 


To be clear, I'm not trying to take anything away, and I'll stay a night in my brother's taj mahal of Toy Haulers now and then, but largely, give me a cabin/motel room, maybe a fire pit, and proper sized shower, and I'm much happier.
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Re: The camper / camping / glamping thread
« Reply #63 on: September 12, 2019, 06:56:37 AM »
I would put new tires in the same category as functioning steering wheel

This from a guy with bald tires on his dual sports.  :bigsmile:

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Re: The camper / camping / glamping thread
« Reply #64 on: September 12, 2019, 07:49:09 AM »

opposite of everything you just said

some of the best memories i've ever made were in an 8 foot wide box. 


To be clear, I'm not trying to take anything away, and I'll stay a night in my brother's taj mahal of Toy Haulers now and then, but largely, give me a cabin/motel room, maybe a fire pit, and proper sized shower, and I'm much happier.

First world spoiled.

I'm so grossed out by other people's filth that I have seen in some of those places that my camper seems downright sterile by comparison. Even big money joints sometimes.  I'd much rather have my small clean shower and bed free of bugs than to wonder if the cleaning crew *really* did all they were supposed to do.  Puke.   Different strokes and all.
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Re: The camper / camping / glamping thread
« Reply #65 on: September 12, 2019, 09:22:04 AM »

opposite of everything you just said

some of the best memories i've ever made were in an 8 foot wide box. 


To be clear, I'm not trying to take anything away, and I'll stay a night in my brother's taj mahal of Toy Haulers now and then, but largely, give me a cabin/motel room, maybe a fire pit, and proper sized shower, and I'm much happier.

First world spoiled.

I'm so grossed out by other people's filth that I have seen in some of those places that my camper seems downright sterile by comparison. Even big money joints sometimes.  I'd much rather have my small clean shower and bed free of bugs than to wonder if the cleaning crew *really* did all they were supposed to do.  Puke.   Different strokes and all.


Yeah kind of a coin toss there, We're more 5 star hotel travelers too but you do wonder if the room is as clean as it seems sometimes. I have to say that we've very rarely been disappointed so far, though a place we stayed in last winter was a cross between the place in The Shining and the Bates Motel. The only advantage was it was so cold in the room that no self respecting lunatic or ghost would have anything to do with it. It was clean though, kind of. We always talk about getting a motorhome but that's as far as it's gone so far. We both camped and trailered over the years so it is a lot of fun but the money buys a lot of really nice hotels so it's a dead end discussion at this point. 
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Re: The camper / camping / glamping thread
« Reply #66 on: September 15, 2019, 07:15:17 PM »
You guys are fragile.    :bigsmile:
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« Reply #67 on: Yesterday at 03:42:28 PM »
You guys are fragile.    :bigsmile:

Sounds like they don't know how to dig a hole to poo in... 

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