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Old 07-03-2004, 12:02 PM   #15
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Hmmmmmm sounds to me like Janet's Husbands wife got to him...........



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Old 07-03-2004, 12:48 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Janet's Husband
The cost does not matter. There is something to be said for the intangibles that come with Airstream ownership.
Some times my practical side tries to slip into the picture. At times like that I just kick it in the butt and say "Lets go Camping".
My pratical side wonders how I got myself into this mess But then again it keeps me out of the bars (can't afford it) and off of street corners ( unless I am holding up a sign that says "Need cash for AS restoration" ) But I still think the AS is one of, if not the best value out there. I would not have the quality of trailer I do now for the same amount of $$.


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Old 07-03-2004, 05:03 PM   #17
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Good point on cost verses usage. Now every time we camp I can just imagine how much cheaper it is getting. We stayed a few places for free recently alone with beautiful views and quiet, no dollar amount could I put on the tranquility. There are some things money canít buy, for that you must tow an Airstream.
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Old 07-04-2004, 01:11 AM   #18
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We just camped at a resort type place this past week. The site was $36/night for the four of us. The hotel was $89 for two.

So besides the food savings since the hotel room has no kitchen, we stayed 4 nights for less than the price of two.

Plus, the kids got to feed the peacocks breakfast in the morning right outside our door

BTW this is the most we paid for camping, but we almost always pay more than $30/night. Gotta love California!
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Old 07-04-2004, 06:53 AM   #19
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You don't have neighbors like this in a motel.
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Old 07-04-2004, 07:59 AM   #20
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To say I don't think of the overall costs wouldn't be honest. I/we do. The thing is though, is that we are fortunate enough to afford one. I don't really think too much about the costs of the unit and/or upkeep as I bought it knowing it is a sunk cost......I mostly think about fuel costs lately.

You can't take it with you, and if you still have enough to retire in comfort after all the toys, go for it. I will say that the sights we've seen, people we've met, let alone having our own amenities and moving on our own time tables makes it all that much more attractive.

When you finally reach the finish line of life, I think that you'll find that either way in the end cost a fairly large amount. It's what you get out of it that counts.
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Old 07-04-2004, 08:03 AM   #21
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Getting aside the cooking and your own stuff issues, I ask my non camping friends about how many of them have met their next door neighbors at a hotel or motel. You know what the answer is....

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Old 07-04-2004, 08:04 AM   #22
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Well, at least you don't get to meet them directly ususally. More times than not, you get to hear their lifestyles.
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Old 07-04-2004, 09:00 AM   #23
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Don't forget you can take your pets with you in the Airstream-rarely hotels-especially if you have more than one.


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