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Old 06-24-2016, 12:16 PM   #41
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My 91 y/o Mother is always telling me, you can always make more money, you can't make more time. If you wait to retire for a new trailer... we're only given so many camping seasons in life. I wouldn't want to miss out on a single one. When I was younger I didn't even consider getting old. Now I am. I figure I have about 10-15 more years of camping in me. I'm not going to miss a single one! YMMV
Very true Donna . They already have something to camp in though .having to have something new isn't going to make your experience any better ,especially if now having spent money you shouldn't is a worry and burden . Pat
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Old 06-24-2016, 12:32 PM   #42
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I think you have 20+ left Donna!
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Old 06-24-2016, 12:33 PM   #43
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I would imagine from going through the process myself, that a decently equipped 17 with taxes and the expense of the trip to pick up is going to come in at $25k +
Easily. This is eight years ago.
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Old 06-24-2016, 12:48 PM   #44
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Very true Donna . They already have something to camp in though .having to have something new isn't going to make your experience any better ,especially if now having spent money you shouldn't is a worry and burden . Pat
I guess my point is it's easier to pay down debt when you're working, than take a big chunk of change out of savings when you're retired. I followed Alf's lead. He was going to wait to retire to purchase his trailer. Got a good deal on a used 5.0 + the tug, used it for five years... then bought the 5.0TA when he retired.

I still own my 1988 Scamp, but have zero regrets about buying Ten Forward.... and I was working when I did that. Obviously everyone needs to do what they feel most comfortable doing.


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Old 06-24-2016, 01:37 PM   #45
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I would suspect for most this forum is a great resource during the build process and early in ownership but as we own our trailers for a period of time the need for information grows less.
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Old 06-24-2016, 02:00 PM   #46
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I need a giant roll of tape to mark what I'm not using and start reducing some inventory. At the least I could pay for camping and minor repairs each year for several years. Why do We have multiples of everything but the Escape? Anybody want to buy a good runner sled, I think my belly flop sledding days are over. Donna it's comforting to know we're not alone.
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Old 06-24-2016, 02:13 PM   #47
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My 91 y/o Mother is always telling me, you can always make more money, you can't make more time. If you wait to retire for a new trailer... we're only given so many camping seasons in life. I wouldn't want to miss out on a single one. When I was younger I didn't even consider getting old. Now I am. I figure I have about 10-15 more years of camping in me. I'm not going to miss a single one! YMMV

I totally agree with your mother. Life is short, don't let it slip by waiting for tomorrow...
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Old 06-24-2016, 04:14 PM   #48
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I guess my point is it's easier to pay down debt when you're working, than take a big chunk of change out of savings when you're retired. I followed Alf's lead. He was going to wait to retire to purchase his trailer. Got a good deal on a used 5.0 + the tug, used it for five years... then bought the 5.0TA when he retired.

I still own my 1988 Scamp, but have zero regrets about buying Ten Forward.... and I was working when I did that. Obviously everyone needs to do what they feel most comfortable doing.



Hope so Greg!
We luckily were still working and got the trailer paid off in a year . Thought we would be comfortable with a 15 year loan . Then sat down and figured interest , a 4.59 % loan which would have ended up almost 33 1/2 % interest by the time we were finished paying . Since I am A MACKENZIE and my dad was a banker that didn't sit well . Worked our butts off to get rid of loan . Now cutting back on everything and watching every penny . Have too , can't make what what we used too. I kind of get where they are coming from .Pat
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Old 06-24-2016, 10:14 PM   #49
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