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Old 05-20-2016, 02:22 PM   #21
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Next you'll be saying something like "that band starts too late for me to go hear them, and, and, it is SO LOUD"... see, slippery slope...

And REW, I feel sure that you can conjure up some misery EVEN WITHOUT company.

Last night! Two unannounced lead acts... Plus, SRO, so no La-Z-Boy section.

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Old 05-20-2016, 02:36 PM   #22
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People use an RV for many different reasons. Quite a few just want to get out of town, to be a bit closer to nature. Many often just go to a campground a couple of hours from home.

I use my RV for cross-country treks. I used to do that with the fly-and-drive method when we were still working. But now, I can be out for a month or two. Living out of a suitcase inside motel rooms gets old quick, and there's no way we can do that for 2 months. With an RV that we can bring all kinds for "stuff" for comfort, it feels close enough to home that a long trek does not feel too bad. And an RV allows us to take the backroad, and not having to worry about staying in scary motels.

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Old 05-20-2016, 06:45 PM   #23
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Last night! Two unannounced lead acts... Plus, SRO, so no La-Z-Boy section.

Last time I went to a show, on a Monday night, I was the oldest person there by 20 years, I swear. But I made it til at least 11:00!!
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Old 05-20-2016, 06:53 PM   #24
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$2300 does seem high for a short rental. Add in the nightly CG fees and like NW-Bound said, you could stay in some pretty nice hotels each night.

I considered renting but ended up buying a small travel trailer a couple of months ago for $11K brand new. Queen size walk around bed, full bath, etc..etc.

Of course, my Jeep did a lousy job of towing it so a few weeks later I bought a diesel pickup. Always wanted a pickup. And I'm getting 18-19mpg while towing.

We do only state and federal (Corp of Engineer) parks. So far, all of them have been waterfront spots. They've been excellent and only $20-$24 a night.

As we get better at this we'll start to do a week or two at a time and farther away. In a couple of years I'll be able to sell this travel trailer for about $9K and should be ahead.

Point is, maybe you could look at buying a used one with the plan of using it a few times and then selling it? Could probably get a year's use out of it for close to what they want to rent one for 10 days.

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