Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Shelton, CT, USA
Re: Life on the Road
Don't fell sorry for the RV crowd. There will be some shake out and a new crop will appear. I owned a motorhome in the late 70s and early 80s. I was standing in the motorhome line buying there was no one else in the line... but I bought the brand new RV for a song when the dealers were throwing in the towel left and right. Almost lost the RV because the dealer took my cash from my loan and didn't have the title so I couldn't register it or get my money back.. A few heart to hearts with the dealer, MV dept, a lawyer and I eventually got the title and made I my payments. When I bought it, I planned on fuel prices doubling while I owned it. In my case it never materialized but, IMHO, you needed to make that calculation. If you didn't it was a poor decision to buy the RV.
I made numerous trips around the country with my family and then sold it 5 years later 30 % more than I paid for it originally.
So there are some winners and losers in every game but the game will be played. Anyone that can afford a $500,000 RV or any RV that has a purchase price near a stick home can't be worried about $5.00 a gallon fuel. If they are they, should not have made that investment. JM2CW
Jack D. (Southern Connecticut)
2001 Black LTC
2015 Blue R1200GSA