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Old 05-13-2022, 07:19 AM   #1
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Wavig goodby to our 5er

The new owner will be arriving shortly and we will be waving adios, goodby, farewell to our 5th wheel forever. It's been a good RV and was supposed to have been replaced by a smaller Class C or slide equipped B+ that my wife can occasionally drive. Unfortunately the cost of living along and of gas for the usual Ford V10 or 7.3 V8 has gotten out of our comfort zone so that's on hold. I will still be here occasionally though
 
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Good luck and stop in anytime. Sounds like you may be in a position to wait for the economic turndown. RVs tend to go on fire sale when times tighten up. I'm holding out for a truck camper.
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Old 05-13-2022, 08:07 AM   #3
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Good luck and stop in anytime. Sounds like you may be in a position to wait for the economic turndown. RVs tend to go on fire sale when times tighten up. I'm holding out for a truck camper.

Absolutely waiting for that downturn. The pretty sizeable check will be going into a special RV account today which already has a fair start



Good luck with a truck slide in unit. We restarted our RVing journey with one about 1998 after being without any for a few years. Unfortunately, it proved too small for our (my 6'4") needs so moved back to towables
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Old 05-13-2022, 08:19 AM   #4
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Sorry to hear you sold your Montana, but I certainly understand why, especially with the economy the way it is today.

Fortunately, mine is completely paid for, and I have property where it sits. We use ours at home and camping, every day. We have some trips planned through August of this year, but after that, nothing scheduled beyond. Not sure what to expect in another 4 months so leaving all options open. But, parked at home, we still enjoy ours. Our only cost on the camper is insurance and license plate renewal every year, so actually, it's pretty cheap to keep around.

Sorry you couldn't get the +B right now. We each must do what we each must do!

Good luck!
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Sorry to hear about the sale, but on the other hand now is a good time, with prices up. I’m sure you will get back into RVing at some point. Good luck!
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Good luck it’s new endeavor’s and certainly don’t be a stranger.
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Old 05-14-2022, 09:30 AM   #7
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It's gone and so far the only positive is that my driveway is now empty and my longbed truck can now make the turn to the garage with one motion instead of 2-4.


Our two pups will miss it too. My wife took them out for a last look just before the new owner showed up. The younger one, Molly loved travel while the older one, Callie - just one more experience. No big deal.


Oh, and I'm not deserting MOC. Too many good folks here to not "talk" too occasionally
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I’m 74 and last year looked at Bs, not even for a weekend. Then CS, better but As were more like it. Spent about 3 hours in a Newmar, beautiful! Still not comfortable so we bought another Montana.
A real chuckle when found the toilet in the B was under the table.
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While I agree about waiting for a better deal, Iím not sure how good the deals will be. A lot of people bought rvís for very high prices and then financed the brunt of it. They are going to want top dollar and probably wonít be able to afford to sell them for what they are actually worth versus what they owe.
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Iím 74 and last year looked at Bs, not even for a weekend. Then CS, better but As were more like it. Spent about 3 hours in a Newmar, beautiful! Still not comfortable so we bought another Montana.
A real chuckle when found the toilet in the B was under the table.

Having had three 5ers including a Newmar Kountry Aire, really would like to stay with one but my wife can't (WONT!!) drive the truck pulling any 5er or any other towable and I'm getting to the point where 8 +/- hours is too much. And we do take lengthy trips so that means a C or B+ with an A not in the running (I'd really like a Prevost Liberty but not the cost of purchase and ownership)
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While I agree about waiting for a better deal, Iím not sure how good the deals will be. A lot of people bought rvís for very high prices and then financed the brunt of it. They are going to want top dollar and probably wonít be able to afford to sell them for what they are actually worth versus what they owe.

At this point any replacement RV will be late fall/early spring as we are in the process of moving/major downsizing. Yes, I'm well aware that many will be under water with their seldom or never used 2019-2021 RV and may just be nice enough to "help" some owner out. The bucks are set aside for a replacement, whatever it will be.
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Having had three 5ers including a Newmar Kountry Aire, really would like to stay with one but my wife can't (WONT!!) drive the truck pulling any 5er or any other towable and I'm getting to the point where 8 +/- hours is too much. And we do take lengthy trips so that means a C or B+ with an A not in the running (I'd really like a Prevost Liberty but not the cost of purchase and ownership)
I didnít bother to look at Prevost. My wife will not drive pulling the 5er either. My goal is 350-400 miles daily but will not overnight for an extra 100 miles. 1st stop after 3 hours then every 2 hours or sooner if desired. Steady 65 mph is comfortable for me. Iíve talked to some that never do more than 300 and a few that only do 200-250 daily. What may help me is usually only 1 or 2 nights on the road to destination and then a longer stay 2 weeks to 1-3 months. Staying in a B+ would be like in my master bedroom closet. A super C means I have to pull a vehicle anyway. I tried to talk myself into it but both agree a 5er is best for us at least until I get old. 😆
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