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#573075 - 12/20/19 04:40 PM Re: Tootin' my own horn a bit [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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GFC, my brother is bigger than you -- 6'5" and somewhere around 275-300 lbs. On the new RV, most of one side is a slide out with a real queen size bed and a dinette/berth. I was shocked at the amount of interior room, especially since it is significantly smaller than his previous one.

Thanks for the compliments on our boat, and for answering my questions when we were thinking about buying it! You can see more of it at Soundings Magazine: Trojan F-36

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#573077 - 12/20/19 07:41 PM Re: Tootin' my own horn a bit [Re: WayWeGo]  
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Originally Posted by WayWeGo
GFC, my brother is bigger than you -- 6'5" and somewhere around 275-300 lbs. On the new RV, most of one side is a slide out with a real queen size bed and a dinette/berth. I was shocked at the amount of interior room, especially since it is significantly smaller than his previous one.

Thanks for the compliments on our boat, and for answering my questions when we were thinking about buying it! You can see more of it at Soundings Magazine: Trojan F-36

Nice article at Soundings. It's nice to be able to find a forum built around a brand where you can ask a lot of questions specific to a specific boat. Yup, ya done good.

As to your bro's motorhome, we want to find a MH that we can tour the country in and I just don't think I'd be comfy in one that doesn't offer more moving about space inside. Plus, if you're going to spend that much time in it you need space to get away from each other once in awhile. Don't ask me how I know that but it has to do with the size of boat we now have. blush


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#573079 - 12/20/19 08:58 PM Re: Tootin' my own horn a bit [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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Do they actually make motorhomes as big as Beachcomber? roflmao

What is really interesting to me is that my brother sold a 31' class A and bought the 25' Winnebago, feeling like there was more usable space in the smaller vehicle. The only thing he is missing is the fireplace.

Your concerns are the same ones we faced when buying WayWeGo. My wife is very particular about having her own space. I guess if I get in trouble, the flybridge will become the dog house! cool


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#573085 - 12/21/19 03:26 PM Re: Tootin' my own horn a bit [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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A good friend of ours bought A Ghost MH last year. Bought it on-line, flew to Indiana to pick it up and drove it straight home, almost non-stop. On the way, he had some warranty issues that needed to be resolved, but the company has independent services throughout the country and everything got fixed.

https://www.nexusrv.com/check-our-rv-coach-motorhome-dealership-motorhomes--ghost


Have a great day of boating
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#573090 - 12/22/19 05:41 PM Re: Tootin' my own horn a bit [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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We won't be buying a new one. We'll only keep it 2-3 years at most. Given the huge depreciation that RV's take in their first 5 years there's no way I want to suffer that loss. If we were going to keep it for many years it might be a different story.

I don't have a certain year in mind and I'm not sure if we'll go gas or diesel. When we're ready to buy I'll see what's available in the PNW. I have two friends that own used car/RV businesses so I'll check with then to see what they have or what they can get their hands on.


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#573096 - 12/29/19 02:55 AM Re: Tootin' my own horn a bit [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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Since the mid '90's we've always had a motorhome and a boat. Around 14 years ago we decided to plan for our retirement. So in '06 we bought the SkipperLiner, and in 2010 we bought the big Allegro Bus. We figured these to be our retirement toys, and to buy them early so that they'd be ready for us when retirement time comes around. Not to mention we get to use them in the meantime! May not be the brightest retirement plan, but it's worked out for us, everything is going exactly as planned, we're inching closer to being debt-free and we have everything we ever wanted. Now if only the harbor doesn't boot us out.... wink

sorry to hear you're thinking of selling Beachcomber... frown

When looking for a motorhome, DO consider a diesel-- better fuel mileage, usually more room, and WAAAYYYY less depreciation!

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#573098 - 12/30/19 02:34 PM Re: Tootin' my own horn a bit [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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FR, Thanks for those comments about buying a diesel pusher. I'm leaning toward a diesel but since we only expect to own it for ~3 years I wouldn't overlook a gas rig. I'm a big fan of Allegro coaches. The dealer I used to work for carried them and we had good luck with them. They sold easily, we got few complaints about them and they seemed to be well constructed.

Your boat looks good behind your RV. Whatever we buy will need to have enough oomph to pull our 13' Whaler! roflmao


"Beachcomber" 1995 Sea Ray 550 Sedan Bridge


Anchor's down......Bottoms Up!
#573100 - 12/31/19 04:32 AM Re: Tootin' my own horn a bit [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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All this retirement talk got me to looking at pics from the wayback machine, at what we used to spend our weekends doing-

this pic was taken 5-17-03, got the Winnebago and the ATV's, camping in the desert-

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This is the very next weekend, Memorial weekend, got the Winne and the 'Runner at Flaming Gorge for a long weekend-

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First week of August '03, just within Yellowstone's south boundaries, stopping to look at some wildlife,
the Winnebago towing our Goldwing, this was our annual vacation--

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And at camp, my friend, who owned the SeaRay at the time, towed it and HIS Goldwing behind it,
from Sacramento...

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-and every weekend in between and after, we were doing the same exact thing... Can you guess where I came up with "Frantically Relaxing"? laugh
And I still own the Sea Ray, the ATV's and the Goldwing...

Our retirement goal is to get back to doing exactly the same thing we were doing 17 years ago-- and 13 years ago-- and 5 years ago.. wink - Sure do miss those days...

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