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Old 01-29-2014, 11:11 AM   #99
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As to driving a motorhome, it's hard to beat the motorhome's front seats for comfort. As well anyone who's driven one and moves to a trailer, the first thing you mis is the view of the road ahead.
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The one BIG thing I sure don't miss about traveling in a motorhome is having to disconnect everything and pack up all loose items just to get milk from the store! Very happy to live without many of the bells and whistles of the motorhome as it means I just unhitch my little old Scamp and set it up and not have to set up and take down again for the balance of my stay.
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Old 01-29-2014, 11:33 AM   #100
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I too am not keen on the idea of a motorhome. I love to have a separate vehicle for towing, allowing me to do side excursions, many of which are not even possible with a motorhome. I know you can tow a small car, but that is just not my style.
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Old 01-29-2014, 12:45 PM   #101
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Since this is the money is no object thread, it does seem to come
down to style. To enjoy myself to the utmost I would have to invest
in a time machine so I could spend time in certain places in a certain era.

LOL........I'd be the only FG trailer heading West.
I do make a comment while watching the old shows.
"See, there have always been full-timers."
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Old 02-04-2014, 07:58 AM   #102
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My answer has to be I can't buy what I want. When we're out in our Scamp 5er, I sit at in the U-shaped dinette I built or curl up in the loft I remodelled, and see the cabinets and doors I made, the floor plan I created, the upholstery and curtains Lynne made, and I think about the places my wife and I have been, the things we've seen together while travelling with it.

The feeling is something between "home" and "family member" sometimes. I am hoping our Surfside 14.5 project trailer feels the same when we are done with it. My only problem then is figuring out which of the two trailers we should keep.

I can buy a trailer, but it's not the stuff the manufacturer provides that makes it special.
I agree with Peter. All the big, beautiful, new Escapes and Bigfoots would be great but for me the little Trillium 13 that my husband and I restored feels so "right". Also the little trailers are just so easy to tow and handle with my Subaru Forester.
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Old 02-04-2014, 12:23 PM   #103
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If its always about money... and those of us looking to buy brand new, we probably all lose. But, it's about time and making memories. Yeppers, I could spend many nights in motels for what my new Escape 5er is going to cost me and still save money. But there's no motel at Dome Rock or..... and it's my dirt, not the thousands before me touching the remote or sleeping on my mattress. How can you possibly put a $$ to the experiences of owning an all molded towable... no matter the budget or what you paid? If not now? When? Every single person (couple) needs to decide what they want for their future. Mine is not going to be like yours....
A recent psychology study found that, over time, people value posessions less and memories more. Take home message - spend your time and money making memories....
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Old 02-04-2014, 12:25 PM   #104
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I am too new to the trailer scene to know from first-hand experience of what I really want for sure, but if money was not a factor it would probably be a 21' Escape or an Oliver. But then if money was no object, a 13'-15' Scamp (or similar) for short-term camping, and a 22'-28' custom Airstream for long-term winter living would fit the bill nicely. Why settle for one size?
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Old 02-05-2014, 08:14 AM   #105
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This has turned out to be an interesting thread. It's always fun to dream, though I do tend to fall in with the 'love-what-you-got' approach.

If I must dream though, my dream is: a Nest Caravan.

And oh yeah, I get to collaborate with the builder on final design details - making it a custom unit.

http://www.nestcaravans.com/images/N...neBrochure.pdf
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Old 02-05-2014, 10:51 AM   #106
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I wish I could see a Bigfoot 17.5 with front bed (25B17.5F, seems like the perfect layout for me.2500 Series Travel Trailers - Bigfoot RV - Truck Campers & Travel Trailers - Recreational Vehicle Manufacturer
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:13 AM   #107
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I wish I could see a Bigfoot 17.5 with front bed (25B17.5F, seems like the perfect layout for me.2500 Series Travel Trailers - Bigfoot RV - Truck Campers & Travel Trailers - Recreational Vehicle Manufacturer
So would I like to see that Bigfoot layout. I think its a fairly new layout for Bigfoot in the 17.5 so haven't had a chance to see any used ones around yet.
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Old 02-05-2014, 12:05 PM   #108
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At different times I have enjoyed different camping and recreation experiences. At one point back in the 90's I used to have a camping checklist divided by camping type. This stuff for tenting in the car, different stuff for backpacking, canoe camping, and motor home checklists.

All were different experiences and some great memories. Nine family members driving out to Colorado and looping through the state in a motor home as was canoeing down a Mich. river with just the youngest child. Now it's just the two of us and a small molded fits the bill, if we camp with family they either have their own equipment/camper or borrow some of the tent camping stuff we still have.

Oh and I like puttering and fixing up so I enjoy (most of the time) not having something brand new. Wife enjoys making memories more knowing we are not making a camper payment.

I would buy something nicer, and a little bigger if I won the Lottery or something, but honestly think I would do an end to end restore of the old school bus motor home and go out for one long gas guzzling trip in the "mighty thunder bus" before anything else because man we had some fun times and great memories in that camper.
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