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Old 08-13-2007, 10:23 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by daveandpamz
Buying a new camper seems so extravagant; so much money for something that's purely for recreation. But I'm really looking forward to it!


I'm glad you're so enthusiastic about your new AS. Look at it as an investment. I live near a resort area where vacationers routinely spend upwards of $1000 per week to rent a cramped apartment, and up to $2500 for a house. OR, they could rent a campsite at a nearby scenic state park for around $200 a week, get to sleep in their own bed, and take it home with them when they leave.
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Old 08-13-2007, 12:58 PM   #22
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To 'Burb or not to 'Burb

that is the question...

10 trips a year... OK, Suburban no longer comes with a diesel (wah), so you'd definitely be looking at an older one. I have a 'Burb gasser 2500 and it pretty much is my "daily driver" even though I also have a nice paid for older Lexus.

I've just gotten used to driving the big dawg.

BUT if I had it all to do over I'd probably go for the pickup truck (Silverado) rather than the Suburban. I'm vertically challenged - 5' 6" barely. I have to stand on a stool to check the oil in the engine, and crawling all over the back bed looking for stuff I've stored in the Burb is a pain in the tush. On further consideration I wish I had a great tonneau covered pickup truck so that I could access the stuff in the bed from three sides (even if I had to get out the stool to reach in).

The longer wheel base makes a huge difference and the 2500 engine comes in real handy on a mountain or when a blankin' dump truck comes hurtling past six inches from my mirrors.

I agree heartily, get a big honkin' used truck, and if you have to, trade the Jeep in on a used Honda or Toyota that's a true economy car! Jeeps are cool, but for the gas they use, they're "mostly show, little tow".

I understand "can't afford it" but you can't put yourself and your son at risk of a rollover either. Get something mechanically sound and UGLEEEEE and tow with it.

There aren't enough Airstreamers now, we can't afford to lose even one family of them!

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Old 08-13-2007, 02:26 PM   #23
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That's pretty funny


I'm 5'7" and never considered myself "vertically challenged"! Of course, my mom is 5'2"...

My diesel Jeep gets 25mpg city, 20ish towing and holds the big furniture/antiques and plants that tend to follow us home. I need a vehicle that hauls big stuff, but I have to be able to park it and feed it. That's why I love my Jeep so much.

We can get a late '90s - early 00s diesel Suburban for between $8-15K (not deadly). It would be cool to have the 3rd row seat. We started talking about diesel pickup trucks (mandatory tonneau cover), not only because of the ease of getting stuff in and out, but because they're cheaper to buy used. I'll let y'all know what I find.

Ironically, we had a '75 Ram 2500 3/4 ton (the $400 Wonder Truck) that was rusted to heck and bouncy like a ball, but we loved it and named it "Truck Ugly". Then one of my husband's interns convinced us to sell it to him. I wonder if we can borrow it to tow with??

Dave, Pam and Asa
Really old house + really new camper = good living

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Old 08-13-2007, 04:09 PM   #24
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It took us exactly 6 weeks to take delivery of our 25FB this Spring.

No problems thus far after about 3,000 miles.

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