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Old 05-25-2015, 04:37 PM   #113
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Hi all...

I **STILL** agree with the philosophy behind FG. "Smaller and less complicated is better". Even if I had a ba-jillion $$, wouldn't get one of those behemoths that come with their own ZIP code. And with a basement for servants quarters. And an indoor pool. And, and, and...
Ha! I'm sure there are many owners of 13' trailers that would think that a 19' or 24' trailer were "behemoth" trailers!

As a previous owner of a 33' Motor Home, in which my wife and I lived full time in it for two years...and spent several years weekend camping, I can only say...try living full time in a 33' RV, and then tell us how much you dislike them!

However, to be completely truthful....never have I lost so much money on a single item as I did with our 33' Motor Home! More than my first home cost!

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Old 05-25-2015, 06:03 PM   #114
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..try living full time in a 33' RV, and then tell us how much you dislike them!
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The Executive Committee has already decided that we will NEVER full time. Going up a tad bigger WILL allow us to stay out maybe 6+ week.
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Old 05-25-2015, 06:37 PM   #115
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.try living full time in a 33' RV, and then tell us how much you dislike them!
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I agree it's easy to get used to luxury, but it's not mandatory. There are many of us that get pleasure from following the KISS principle.

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Old 05-25-2015, 07:09 PM   #116
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Hi all... Alan here. First, we LOVE our 19' deluxe. After it hatched 09/29/08 it continued up into Maine... then to its new home in California. Since then it has been as far as Bahia Honda State Park in Florida (one island or so short of Key West). IIRC, It has visited 40+of the lower 48. GOOD trailer.

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We may be selling it soon. "We" (after a meeting of the Executive Committee, and with a ONE to NOTHING UNANIMOUS VOTE) have decided it is a tad small. (I know... compared to a 13?? LOL). And I TRULY admire those who go for LONG trips in their 13. WOW. No, "we" are looking at a stickie. Sorry. Slide out and everything. Maybe around 24'. Nothing decided yet... just in the thinking stage.

Earl Arrants (and Greg of the Scamp Owners International group) will Grandfather us in as Fiberglass Emeritus owners, I suppose.

I **STILL** agree with the philosophy behind FG. "Smaller and less complicated is better". Even if I had a ba-jillion $$, wouldn't get one of those behemoths that come with their own ZIP code. And with a basement for servants quarters. And an indoor pool. And, and, and...
The stickies tend to have more luxurious-feeling interiors with loads more cupboard and countertop space. I can understand where the executive committee is coming from. Just a thought... if you can swing it financially, you might want to hang onto the Scamp for a year or two extra (while you use the new trailer) in case the committee reverses course later on. Some folks here have traded away their eggs and later on wished they hadn't; hindsight is 20:20, but foresight very often is nearsighted.
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Old 05-25-2015, 07:10 PM   #117
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The Executive Committee has already decided that we will NEVER full time. Going up a tad bigger WILL allow us to stay out maybe 6+ week.
Alan, you would be a very wise man to listen to the Executive Committee!

My wife and I greatly enjoyed the care free life of living full time in our RV for two years.

However, my wife could tell you of the many times she came across women who were crying in a KOA type campground restroom, all because their husbands had sold their homes to buy a RV, and she had to live in it full time...traveling the highways and byways of the USA! It wasn't fun for the wife to give up her family and friends...and her home!

We had a home to return to, so our two years was just a long vacation! And what a a wonderful vacation it was!

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Old 05-25-2015, 07:25 PM   #118
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I agree it's easy to get used to luxury, but it's not mandatory. There are many of us that get pleasure from following the KISS principle.

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Yes indeed! I have enjoyed both the luxury RV, and many nights spent in a Pup Tent, when we traveled cross-country on a motorcycle years ago.

In fact, I'm seriously thinking about taking the KISS concept to the point that I will not have a water tank, or any 120 or 12-volt power, nor any installed LP fixtures in my 13' scamp! Something like a large fiberglass tent with a large comfortable bed!

I should say that my wife has no interest in my latest toy. She says if there is not room for her sewing machine...she's not going!

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