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Old 08-06-2017, 10:22 AM   #29
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Nice thing about a small motor home vs a trailer is much shorter overall length. Of course if you tow a car behind it you lose that advantage. I also love the ready access to everything while traveling vs a trailer.

But in the end a trailer works better for us. Every type has pluses and minuses
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Old 08-06-2017, 11:18 AM   #30
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I don't know if Laura and I will ever be lucky enough to seriously consider a Coach House, but we are fans. We like their smallest unit, the Coach House 220 TB. However, I would be more than happy to buy gently used 261 XL in a few years at retirement!!! Enjoy.
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Dean,

Consumed? More like obsessed! If you buy one of those, the only question will be what you are towing behind it, an Oliver or a Mini Cooper!

But, I mean that in nice way. In other words, I'll show you my spreadsheet if you'll show me yours!

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Old 08-08-2017, 09:35 AM   #31
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Dean,

Consumed? More like obsessed! If you buy one of those, the only question will be what you are towing behind it, an Oliver or a Mini Cooper!

But, I mean that in nice way. In other words, I'll show you my spreadsheet if you'll show me yours!

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Hi Mike,

I am truly obsessed and consumed with RVing and the lifestyle! I am a huge fan of egg campers, but still muse about the thought of a small Motorhome. I appreciate Class As, 5ers, etc, but I don't see us going in that direction.

Laura and I spent the the afternoon talking about a retirement RV in 6 to 8 years. I finally got motivated enough to to mow the grass. Yuck! As I mowed the grass, I would look at our Casita and think how happy we are with it and I am kinda relieved that I don't have to think about really buying a retirement RV for several more years. Perhaps over the next few years it will become clearer whether that will be an Oliver, Escape, Bigfoot, or a small motorhome. It is fun to think about it, but I don't want to commit to it!!!

By the way, we could also be interested in a gently used Escape 21' in a few years if Jill does not want to part with her Coach House. Of course, both would be nice and would keep me from having to decide!!!

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Old 08-09-2017, 07:03 PM   #32
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I do see us having this Coach House for maybe only 5 years. At the point that we stop using it, that's the time to let it be adopted by someone who will. I won't let it sit.
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Jill , We saw you and your Egg Camper at a rally in Duluth 4 or 5 Years ago . It was probably one of the nicest looking trailers at the rally.
We were very envious of your trailers fantastic paint job.
Good luck with your new endeavor.
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Well, we did it. We took out a mortgage (feels like a mortgage ....) and bought a new one. We visited the Coach House factory in Nokomis, Fl and watched the build process from fiberglass one piece shell to having it fitted onto a Ford chassis. We went there because they had 2 newer used ones for sale on consignment, but by the time we got there, they were cleaning them up for the new owners. In the small factory there were about 5 under construction, and they were also sold. The only ones we could actually "tour" were the sold ones before the owners took them away. We were really impressed with the quality. Since we are contemplating long trips, my husband REALLY wanted one and with only so many years left to do this, we did it. Seeing how these really hold their value, we figure a couple years on the road and then we will sell it. This is very similar to the one we ordered. It's a long video, but very comprehensive.
https://youtu.be/61Rt-VS1Tik
They will start ours in October and we will get it in January.
Excellent choice. I had looked at them but they were out of my price range.
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Steve, thanks. That was our first rally. Had a great time.
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Hi Jill,

When I first saw the picture of your trailer, I thought Garnet and Gold from FSU, given your Florida residence, but works for Minnesota, too!

I went to grad school at FSU from 83 to 85.

Any custom paint for the Coach House? Just kidding. All Coach Houses come with full body paint, SWEET!

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