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Old 08-18-2014, 10:09 PM   #21
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Everyone's goal should be to retire without debt.
Heavens, I would think that would be required, paying off debt without income would sure be tough. I was told too I need a nest egg to play with, thus the reason I am still slaving away.

And yeah, I have been, and will continue to help my kids out when I can, but when I retire, I am only going to be primarily concerned with using our money for us.
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Old 08-18-2014, 10:13 PM   #22
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Hope you don't have any daughters. Mine just got engaged and the Old Bag is out tonight looking at potential wedding venue.
A photographer quoted $3,800 for 8 hours shooting ( prints, DVDs etc. extra ).
I'd shoot it myself, but I refused to do weddings all my career.
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Old 08-18-2014, 10:18 PM   #23
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Heavens, I would think that would be required, paying off debt without income would sure be tough. I was told too I need a nest egg to play with, thus the reason I am still slaving away. ...
The question I struggle with (and which has serious implications as to when that retirement date will be) is how big that nest egg needs to be for my circumstances and plans.
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Old 08-18-2014, 10:19 PM   #24
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Glenn, I can't imagine a more precious memory than knowing DAD who's a professional photographer taking the wedding pics, truly.
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Old 08-18-2014, 10:31 PM   #25
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Old 08-18-2014, 10:35 PM   #26
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My goal is to spend my retirement and not have an estate, what I don't spend I give away to family and charity every year.
Amen to that Jim. If my last dime is spent as I take my last breath, that'll be proof of good math.
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Old 08-18-2014, 10:54 PM   #27
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If my last dime is spent as I take my last breath, that'll be proof of good math.
I like that philosophy.
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Old 08-19-2014, 12:41 AM   #28
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Hi Folks,

Regarding gas mileage, left the "Wet" Coast on June 1st... across Canada to the Bay of Fundy, then west through ME, NH, VT & NY... through Niagara Falls... "Toranna"... Sarnia & posting this from Benton Harbour, MI (beautiful spot)...

We have crossed the Rockies, the Canadian Shield, the Laurentians, the Appalachians, the Adirondacks, the Niagara Escarpment & finally to somewhat flat land... to here in MI.

Pulling the 5.0 TA with the Titan... average mileage at 20.2 l/100km or for our American cousins (& Alf... :-}...), who unlike the rest of the world cannot learn metric, 11.6 mpg US. Now on the flats... 12.3 mpg... Again, for Canadians like Alf, that's about 14 - 15 mpg (based on the Imp. Gal.).

I have spoken with a ton of very experienced RVers (Canadian & American) and looking all in the "eyes", all have said one can expect, based on their own mileage, the same as ours. 16, 18 & higher mpg is, in all due respect... "a crock"...

But then again, what do I know?

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Old 08-19-2014, 12:50 AM   #29
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I have spoken with a ton of very experienced RVers (Canadian & American) and looking all in the "eyes", all have said one can expect, based on their own mileage, the same as ours. 16, 18 & higher mpg is, in all due respect... "a crock"...
I think it depends on your trailer and your tow. I have two friends, each with a Casita 17 footer, who routinely get 18+ mpg while towing, using a Ford F150 Eco-boost, and a Chevy Silverado, respectively.
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Old 08-19-2014, 12:57 AM   #30
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I have a 3.0 diesel ram 1500 4x4 and a 19. Last outing we got about 19 mpgs towing on highway and some two lane hilly stuff. I've averaged 22 mpgs in mixed since I bought the truck. Best I've got is around 28 going the speed limit on the highway. Pretty pleased so far.
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