From the beginning, when my Dad passed on his passion for camping and boating here in the Land of 11k+ Lakes
, I have been fascinated with having the unusual or the best "bang for the buck" type recreational crafts. I have owned many, many unique boats and believe its why I like all the campers we covet here.
My first regret was not buying (money issue aside...
) an available Trailorboat
years ago. It was in good shape, with enough to restore to make it fun. If I had realized they were not laying around everywhere I would have bought it.
I cut my teeth as a youngin in a classic (white on faded rust-red) 15 foot Mallard camper (1960's?) and have been searching for one ever since.
I think it is why I regret passing on my first egg ('80's Burro
It was semi complete inside, very clean shell and was only $1000. It sat at the local chop-shop type car dealer right down my street for months. I always meant to put some money down on it and never did. It was sold about a month later.
That's when my quest began for my current 1988 Scamp-13
After viewing this site for over a year, checking CL, head turning at every Boler
that past me on the road (I never approached owners myself
...this is why I created this thread btw )
where do you supposed i get my opportunity????
The same car dealer shop....
I learned my lesson and looked at it (price was right but was cash poor at the time) and I put money down on it. The owner even let me take it home on partial payment (small towns...gotta love it) Last September I payed it off ($900 total!)
and am beginning to fix it up now. (it was
going to be a concession trailer cuz I owned a catering biz) Exterior is near perfect for an '88 and interior is solid with some appliances and sleeping issues to take care of but I have never once considered selling it since!
My family owned the classic 1976 Toyota Chinook
Pop-upcamper when we were young and someday I may buy a project Chinook as well.
What have you passed on
and later regretted?