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goreds2
08-31-2008, 11:07 PM
I was wondering if anyone here has RV experience. I know at end of season, I have to "winterize" it by placing RV antifreeze in the waterlines so they do not burst etc.

I know you have to dump the bathroom "waste" at one point or another.

I am currently looking at an older motorhome for around $2500. It only gets about 10 miles to the gallon but I would not be traveling very far to camp sites. It has a built in generator that feeds off the main gas tank. These type low gas mileage RV's can be had for cheap right now.

Any advice pertaining to RV-ing will be greatly appreciated.

THANKS,

Reds4Life
09-01-2008, 12:21 PM
If it's older, get ready for a lot of expensive repairs. Depending on how big, and what's in it, the same stuff that can go wrong in your house can go wrong in your RV. A buddy of mine spent $80k on a brand new one, it has been in for warranty work more times than I can remember. AC unit siezed, shower cracked, shocks were worn out within 10k miles, and on and on.............. He finally sold it, decided it wasn't worth the hassle anymore. Depending on where you live, many townships and local governments have ordinances against parking (storing) and RV in your driveway in plain view as well. There are some RV storage places around, I think they are under $100 a month. My buddy used one in Kentucky I think ran him $50 a month, I can get you the name if you need it.

If you can do some of the work yourself, it will save you a butt load of cash.

OldRightHander
09-01-2008, 02:36 PM
Do what I do for a living. You get to go all over the country and you make money doing it. Of course you sometimes don't get to do much tourist stuff and you get real familiar with all the truck stops.

WebScorpion
09-04-2008, 09:41 AM
What about the detachable, towing-type campers? At least then your mileage only suffers while you're moving it. Of course, they're probably :rolleyes:

George Foster
09-05-2008, 10:23 PM
I bought a 32 foot pull behind last year and love it. My kids love to camp, and sleep in the bunk beds. I would reccomend a pull behind. You need a truck or a SUV to pull it, but this gives you a lot more freedom at the camp site. You don't have to un-hook everything and move the camper if you want to go buy a paper, or need groceries. Just get in your truck and go.

You can get a used one on the cheap, depending on how long you want it.

If you purchase a motor home, you have a lot more things that can go wrong, like engine, etc.

goreds2
09-09-2008, 03:43 AM
I may be looking at one like in the below links sometime on Tuesday in my home town. I like these because they take up the same parking space as a truck etc. Has anyone heard any reviews on this?

Thanks,

http://parkersburg.craigslist.org/rvs/793937712.html


http://akroncanton.craigslist.org/rvs/826689277.html

goreds2
10-06-2008, 11:50 PM
Well, I ended up getting this for $1800. It is a small 16 foot which is very easy to drive. I still have a lot to learn concerning draining the "wastes" etc. but it will be fun!

Here is how it was listed:

1976 Dodge (Has generator and AC)
360 MOTOR/39,000 MI/RUNS VERY GOOD AND VERY QUIET AND SHIFTS GREAT
OVERALL GOOD SHAPE
COULD USE A ROOF COATING/NO LEAKS RIGHT NOW
EVERYTHING WORKS
I RECENTLY DROVE TO KINGS ISLAND AND CHILLICOTHE
TIRES ARE OLD BIAS PLY TYPE/ I HAVE GOOD SET OF USED RADIALS IM GOING TO HAVE PUT ON FRI
$2,000 FIRM

************************************************** *******

My first camping trip with it.

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg244/area33mu/0926080911.jpg

goreds2
10-19-2008, 11:13 PM
Next year, I am considering camping in the motorhome at the Jamboree In The Hills country music festival and possibly Jimmy Buffett at RiverBend.

Has anyone camped at these venues?

goreds2
12-23-2008, 05:44 AM
Next year, I am considering camping in the motorhome at the Jamboree In The Hills country music festival and possibly Jimmy Buffett at RiverBend.

Has anyone camped at these venues?

BUMP (sorry)

goreds2
04-20-2009, 04:56 AM
I plan on taking the motor home to Jimmy Buffett in Cincy this year to tailgate. I am fairly certain you can camp out over night in the across the street main lot.

I may also take it to Jamboree In The Hills.

Has anyone camped at these venues?

goreds2
06-17-2009, 12:06 AM
I got this cordless Coleman Blender on clearance at Walmart for $30. It works great as it is $54 before shipping on Amazon. It will be great for camping and tailgating. :beerme:

http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-Rechargeable-Portable-Blender-Black/dp/B00168NJT4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1245203197&sr=8-1

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31MKvkJDI2L._SL500_AA280_.jpg

gilpdawg
06-17-2009, 02:53 AM
Having fun talking to yourself dude? Anyway, the Jamboree in the Hills fest is in my neck of the woods, but I hate country music, so I can't help ya there, but I know it's one big party.

gilpdawg
06-17-2009, 02:55 AM
Actually I lied. Jamboree in the Hills isn't in my neck of the woods. The one near me is called "Country Concert in the Hills" so you can see my confusion.

goreds2
06-17-2009, 03:20 AM
Actually I lied. Jamboree in the Hills isn't in my neck of the woods. The one near me is called "Country Concert in the Hills" so you can see my confusion.

I'll buy ya a beer and we can invite Jgatie.

gilpdawg
06-17-2009, 05:37 AM
I'll buy ya a beer and we can invite Jgatie.

A-Boo.

goreds2
07-28-2009, 03:42 AM
:D

Should I try this?

Motor home demolition derby:

http://www.ocregister.com/video/index.php?bcpid=1127694947&bclid=1125901233&bctid=30792128001