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Old 04-02-2009, 01:28 PM   #1
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... to pick up a used travel trailer? I really don't expect an answer but this is the question I'm asking myself in consideration of a Bigfoot purchase that's almost twice the distance away as my previous Bigfoot purchase. My first bout with insanity in driving almost 1200 miles had an excuse. It was my first RV. But now with almost a year of RV experience under my belt I should know better. Turn off - talking to myself.
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Old 04-02-2009, 01:30 PM   #2
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how far is to far? when the price of gas and lodging (there) would cost more than waiting patiently for one more local (5 hours is my limit so far)




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... to pick up a used travel trailer? I really don't expect an answer but this is the question I'm asking myself in consideration of a Bigfoot purchase that's almost twice the distance away as my previous Bigfoot purchase. My first bout with insanity in driving almost 1200 miles had an excuse. It was my first RV. But now with almost a year of RV experience under my belt I should know better. Turn off - talking to myself.
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Old 04-02-2009, 01:38 PM   #3
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My guess would be to ask myself.. how bad do i want to purchase the trailer to go that far to get it? Is it in good shape... is it worth the trip? If I had the money and the time.. go for it? Other wise just sit till another one becomes available thats closer to you..
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Old 04-02-2009, 01:47 PM   #4
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You only live today, yesterday is gone and its history, tomorrow a promise that may not be fulfilled...I would go for it...Just because I wanted it...I would take the scenic route back, make a few more memories for the days I will not be able to do it any more.

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Old 04-02-2009, 01:54 PM   #5
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We live in Kentucky and first looked at our'05 Casita in Colorado. (Drove there)

We later made another trip from Kentucky to the center of Kansas to get our trailer.

I don't know how far is too far, when it's something that you want.
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Old 04-02-2009, 02:02 PM   #6
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I went from the Richmond, VA, area to Winnipeg to pick up my Boler. Yeah, it was crazy far (3,400 miles round-trip), but there were reasons (nice weather, I would get to drive through my home state of MN, there were 3 trailers to look at on the same trip).

That said, in the end it really came down to -- I wanted to get a trailer and... I just wanted to to go So I didn't feel the need to completely justify it (even though I did do some calculations so I would know the facts).

And they are travel trailers
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Old 04-02-2009, 02:19 PM   #7
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You only live today, yesterday is gone and its history, tomorrow a promise that may not be fulfilled...I would go for it...Just because I wanted it...I would take the scenic route back, make a few more memories for the days I will not be able to do it any more.
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Amen Harry!

We have discussed it and are willing to drive approx. 1200 miles. Two days. We hope to find our dream trailer "that close".

Edited to add...2400 miles round trip, hopefully we can sight see on the way home.
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Old 04-02-2009, 02:27 PM   #8
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I was on my way to Omaha NE for that 2008 16 Scamp the dealer had if I'd had time to make the deal. Someone beat me to it, we're talking two hours after it was posted..... Trip each way 1100 miles according to Google Maps.

So guess it is personally evaluating the "deal," the distance, the time, and whether you work or not and can take the time. Oh, and of course whether you can afford the cost of the trip on top of the cost of the trailer.

Someone should be on their way right now to get that 2003 13 Scamp in Iowa for $3000 that broke this morning, if not they probably missed that one too.

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Old 04-02-2009, 07:59 PM   #9
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I drove from STL to Tuscon to get the Fiberstream.
On the way there it seemed too far but once I got there and was in it the first night,all was well again.

I also went to San Antonio to get a Casita that turned out to be a pile of junk that was not as described and I turned around "Empty Hitched" and drove back.

That was Too Far!

You can not do too much homework with these.
I did and I was still lied to.
Buyers Beware!

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Old 04-02-2009, 09:47 PM   #10
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I was only willing to stay within my local area, and got very lucky to stumble across the Fiber Stream.
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Old 04-02-2009, 09:56 PM   #11
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That's a tough decision. But as mentioned life is too short to live with regrets. For alot, it's not the distance it's the time factor. I couldn't imagine charging back and forth like a crazy person... okay maybe to GET the trailer, but then would want to enjoy the trip home... a relaxing camping trip. As my father used to say every time we got lost on a road trip. Sit back and enjoy the view, you may never pass this way again. So, I'd make the trip serve double-duty and enjoy the view on the way home.
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Old 04-02-2009, 09:59 PM   #12
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Hi: All...I got lucky& drove 120 mi. round trip to get a '77 Boler 13'er...my brother drove 3000 mi. to get a '72!!! I drove 150mi. to get a '07 Escape 5.0. Who knows what lengths we'll go to... to get the next one???
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Old 04-02-2009, 11:37 PM   #13
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I figure a one-day drive each way is about the maximum for this guy, and that happens to be exactly as far as I had to drive both times for each of our two used trailers.
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Old 04-03-2009, 08:18 AM   #14
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Steve,

If its the one you really want and know you cant live without it, you wouldn't be asking this question.
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