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Old 03-16-2016, 02:01 PM   #101
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Or keep your Casita and your savings...
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Old 03-16-2016, 02:21 PM   #102
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After reading this thread through several times and taking the sentiments expressed to their logical conclusion ,we have decided to go for an Oliver or Airstream trailer. It will wipe out a large portion of our retirement savings but what the heck you only live once.
Good luck with your decision. See you at the campfire.
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After reading this thread through several times and taking the sentiments expressed to their logical conclusion ,we have decided to go for an Oliver or Airstream trailer. It will wipe out a large portion of our retirement savings but what the heck you only live once.
That price reflects comes with a lot if you can afford it . Just some ,4 season , better insulated , bigger tanks , shocks, electric Jack system , very nice upholstery, big closet and nice bath, quality latches , led lighting including your cabinets , good level monitoring system , aluminum frame, "wheels," storage bumper on rear , 16 Michelin LTX tires , comes with 2 batteries , slide out can hold 4 , great aluminum double entry step, thermal Windows , excellent marine grade hardware ,24 in TV mounted with am/fm, Bluetooth, DVD with 4 speakers . There is a lot you are getting for your money . Start adding up , our trailers , adding all these mods we do . The best Is their solar which is bolted through with heavy 1/4 aluminum backing plates in top shell never going through the interior . Can be adjusted up with brackets . All I need to do is win the lottery , because that will be hard because I don't play . The Oliver is a fine trailer and well worth for the price for what you are getting . Our Escapes are more what most of us can afford , then we keep making improvements to get it just right for us . It is great there are choices for us whether Escape, Oliver , Casita , Scamp , etc. Ok waiting for ........ Pat
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Old 03-16-2016, 02:36 PM   #104
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After reading this thread through several times and taking the sentiments expressed to their logical conclusion ,we have decided to go for an Oliver or Airstream trailer. It will wipe out a large portion of our retirement savings but what the heck you only live once.
LOL...thinking about using the retirement savings for the purchase of a RV park...then sit back with an asset that increases in value and just watch RV trailers evolve rather than buy one!
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Old 03-16-2016, 02:42 PM   #105
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That price reflects comes with a lot if you can afford it . Just some ,4 season , better insulated , bigger tanks , shocks, electric Jack system , very nice upholstery, big closet and nice bath, quality latches , led lighting including your cabinets , good level monitoring system , aluminum frame, "wheels," storage bumper on rear , 16 Michelin LTX tires , comes with 2 batteries , slide out can hold 4 , great aluminum double entry step, thermal Windows , excellent marine grade hardware ,24 in TV mounted with am/fm, Bluetooth, DVD with 4 speakers . There is a lot you are getting for your money . Start adding up , our trailers , adding all these mods we do . The best Is their solar which is bolted through with heavy 1/4 aluminum backing plates in top shell never going through the interior . Can be adjusted up with brackets . All I need to do is win the lottery , because that will be hard because I don't play . The Oliver is a fine trailer and well worth for the price for what you are getting . Our Escapes are more what most of us can afford , then we keep making improvements to get it just right for us . It is great there are choices for us whether Escape, Oliver , Casita , Scamp , etc. Ok waiting for ........ Pat
you are making me drool...when I started this quest with the crazy notion of buying an rv trailer, all I really wanted was a warm place to take a dump and maybe a shower once a week... if they put a shower head in a port-a-potty and mounted it on a trailer it would have fulfilled the design spec...but then the rv trailer salesman said "we also have satellite tv and solar power options" !
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Old 03-16-2016, 03:04 PM   #106
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you are making me drool...when I started this quest with the crazy notion of buying an rv trailer, all I really wanted was a warm place to take a dump and maybe a shower once a week... if they put a shower head in a port-a-potty and mounted it on a trailer it would have fulfilled the design spec...but then the rv trailer salesman said "we also have satellite tv and solar power options" !
I have heard about the toilet paper not true . If you have chemicals in black tank as my brother says all paper will break down . Pat
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LOL...thinking about using the retirement savings for the purchase of a RV park...then sit back with an asset that increases in value and just watch RV trailers evolve rather than buy one!
Only problem with that ,you will have no life , you cannot leave . Personally knew couple who did that and got out . Pat
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Only problem with that ,you will have no life , you cannot leave . Personally knew couple who did that and got out . Pat
yep...freespirit != staying in one place..
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After reading this thread through several times and taking the sentiments expressed to their logical conclusion ,we have decided to go for an Oliver or Airstream trailer. It will wipe out a large portion of our retirement savings but what the heck you only live once.
They are both nice trailer's I am sure you will be happy.
We decided not to go that route this time around because we wanted to tow with our SUV and both the Ollie and the Airstream are too heavy for that. Also not sure I we would get the Ollie even if we had the perfect tow vehicle because we like a larger dinette as well as a permanent bed. The floor plan of the Airstream 25fb is very appealing. For us considering the smaller airstreams always begged the question why not an Escape with a real queen bed. Maybe Airstream will modify one of their Bambies to match the Escape 19 layout : )

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Old 03-16-2016, 03:51 PM   #110
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LOL...thinking about using the retirement savings for the purchase of a RV park...then sit back with an asset that increases in value and just watch RV trailers evolve rather than buy one!
We have looked at buying RV Lot below the winter DMZ in FL and it is approx $75-100k to buy. The rental return on these lots is pretty phenomenal due to the large influx of RV snowbirds that is getting worse every year. Returns currently are way better than putting it into an annuity or some such and no hands on. One we looked at was still over 80% occupancy through the hot summer months, go figure.
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