Skip to comments.RV owners justify staying on the road
Posted on 07/06/2008 12:28:37 PM PDT by peggybac
Soaring fuel prices dont have to keep you at home this summer when you can take your home with you.
That sums up the attitude of recreational vehicle owners such as Virg and Vickie Paulson of Overland Park, who are adjusting to paying $4 a gallon for gasoline and even more for diesel fuel.
We dont see that the price of fuel will have any substantial impact on how much we travel in our motor home, said Virg, whose Winnebago averages between eight and 10 miles per gallon.
We really do believe that the other savings more than make up for the cost of fuel. We want to be able to sleep in our own bed every night, and we like being able to pull off at a convenient spot when were hungry and not even having to open the door. It really is a convenience thing.
David and Irene Korotev of Blue Springs, who plan to travel to a number of rescue-dog events around the Midwest this summer, also like the convenience of their motor home.
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They don’t need to justify it. If they can pay the price for the fuel they can do what they want with it.
Let the market do its thing.
I can remember when this used to be a free country.
I’m just waiting for the enviro extremists to start demonizing people who drive RVs. Among other things, they will point to low gas mileage and the sewage clean outs and say that these vehicles are too polluting. Not saying I agree with that, but that could happen. Yep, gotta be “green” at all costs to the extremists in the environmental movement.
That’s what I posted on there. I can’t believe the terrible things some are saying about the Korean War generation.
There is something quintessentially American about packing up and hitting the high road, and I applaud those who understand and enliven the spirit of American freedom in this way.
I’ve often wished I had the time and money to take a year and travel across the country in an RV. The idea of moving from place to place on my schedule and whims is very appealing. More power to them.
I like these RV owners attitude. So what of the gas price has gone up, keep RV’ing. Why did you work for anyway, to enjoy times like this. Go RV’ing!
As if anyone need justify how they spend their money....
..especially considering most, if not all of these folks worked hard, saved, paid their taxes and now enjoy a bit of retirement...
A lot of these comments look like plain ole class envy.
Also...a different perspective...My uncle & wife worked hard, saved, paid their taxes...
..retired, bought an rv, and spent the next 10 years traveling from place to place with a ministry that repairs orphanages, churches, church camps, etc.
They painted, cooked, did electrical work, etc.
So, even though it's none of anyone's business WHAT they did with their RV, criticism is misplaced in any case.
DH is on the road today to go up to the Apostle Islands for some camping and sailing w/some buddies. He called to say he is not seeing as much traffic as usual and he only saw one RV, which is also unusual.
He opted to take the Focus and tent camp, instead of the van, in which he could also sleep, so they are all chipping in on a charter, which is cheaper than hauling sailboats 600 miles round trip.
I am spending my gas money to heat the pool and decided it was a good trade off, since the last fill cost me $2.30/gallon and the winter cap is $2.54.
We Americans are resourceful, we can do the math and we are not going to sit around with our thumbs up because Congress is full of evil idiots.
Most of those comments are incredible. Envy, hate, disrespect for people who’ve actually sacrificed and worked their butts off.
Why did I do it? Because I got a great deal on it and I've always wanted an SUV. Yes, my BB (beautiful beast) likes to eat gas much more than my Sentra, but I don't care.
I don't have a lot of splurges in life and my SUV was one I wanted for a long time.
I LOVE my beast and couldn't be happier!!!!
Got my "Rush Babe On Board" and wear it proudly!!!
One of the comments was "I love the smell of RVs burning."
Agree.....It’s refreshing/encouraging to read the comments on FR...!!
Wow! I didn’t know the 2216 models were out already!
The price of SUVs are dropping, I’m hoping to pick one up soon also. Good luck.
We have a pop up. We’ve rented RVs before and they are really nice in a lot of ways but we don’t need the TV and air conditioning (although it’s nice for older people who do) and so I’m happy with my own bed and a bath room at hand. I don’t cook much either way. We get about 25 miles/gal when we pull with our Honda Odyssey. We hope to do more following of our son to blue grass festivals. We’re going to Rocky Grass this month. Any other freepers out there going?
Hahahaha!!!! I know I know, I’ve corrected that since!
I just bought a used Class A... Got a great deal on it. I’m thinking of converting it to burn coal or wood chips.