Saturday, 8 March 2014

What to Buy, What to Buy???

So I have a couple of hundred page views in the early days of this blogging experiment I have undertaken. I guess that means someone is at least glancing at my musings, beyond my old friend and riding buddy Sass, who is my sole follower...thanks Sass :)

I figure I shall try to take advantage of the knowledge of those who are checking in to ask for opinions of the type of RV to buy. I am on two minds as to what to purchase, i.e. the RV type mobile home or the travel trailer/truck combo. I love Sass's beautiful rig, especially the toy hauler component. It's like having a mobile shed and I do so love my shed. However, even she broke down recently and bought a tow along, so clearly the extra vehicle is something most people feel a need for.

With the travel trailer/truck option, well, the extra vehicle is part of the package, and I do love my trucks. I have had six. As I also will be doing a fair bit of motorcycle riding, indeed I hope it is to be my primary source of mobility, I'm not too worried about the gas mileage part of the truck. I just figure that for grocery or laundry runs, or on rainy days (hopefully those will be few)... basically when the bike is not practical, it's good to have an alternative source of transportation.

I have recently looked at both the RV style and the travel trailers. Certainly the cost difference is huge. One gorgeous 32 ft. travel trailer with 2 pull-outs, five year sold but in great shape, was going for less than $20,000 Canadian http://www.nlclassifieds.com/Recreation-Vehicles-Travel-Trailers-Price-REDUCED-bay-roberts-Newfoundland-NLCId1110811. RV's range into the $90,000 + area if you include the tow-a-long vehicle  http://www.nlclassifieds.com/Recreation-Vehicles-Motorhomes-motorhome-for-sale-burin-Newfoundland-NLCId1109423 . So the travel trailer, even factoring in the $40,000 or so for a top end truck ( did I mention I love trucks???) is seemingly a cheaper option, and of course as a retired person budget will always be a consideration.

Anyways, I welcome any feedback. One thing I wonder about is the degree of mechanical maintenance required of an RV versus the travel trailer. But if anyone has any other insights about any variety of practical considerations, I am all ears...er, eyes!

See ya Out There...Ride On!

5 comments:

  1. Remind me to tell you how to insert a link.....LOL

    Many people like the 'Motorhome' vs. the 5th Wheel or Travel Trailer because they don't have to 'get out of their car' in order to 'get into their home'.

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  2. The motorhomes do look for upscale inside too.

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  3. We love the motorhome too for many reasons, same one as Sassy says. We put only about 8,000 miles a year on our coach, and is a gas engine so fairly easy to maintain. Easier to set up and more fun to drive. Lots more storage and you can tow smaller pickup behind it too. Put your bike in the truck and away you go.
    Do your research and only you can decide what you want to travel in.

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