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View Poll Results: What would you rather own?
Sailboat 99 90.83%
RV 11 10.09%
Motor Yacht 3 2.75%
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Re: Would you rather own a sailboat or a RV?

We have had a similar question. Moving from Colorado where we had been 10yr Rockies campers, our new digs in Charleston presented the sailing challenge. We sold the camper and bought the boat a year ago. The decision feels good at this point. Our main rationale is that the boat CA provide a lot of satisfaction in just 2-3 hours. Not so camping. Once retired I think an rv towing a catalina 25 or thereabouts might be cool.
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Re: Would you rather own a sailboat or a RV?

For many yrs, I used my rv as a ski hut. EVERY weekend my family from friday afternoon until the lifts closed were at the local area. Including other thru out the nw. Then a few trips around the western states also occured int he summer. More nights were used Dec to march that april to november.

Sold that, now have the size style of boat I dreamed of as a teenager. As noted, you can play for 2-4 hrs a day easy with a boat. Or wed night races with my crew, ie 3 of 4 kids. one gets sea sick, but would come if this was not an issue.

I've also had a canoe for 30 some yrs. We took the canoe camping in the summer, kids luved that too in some mtn lakes, or other wise as we traveled.

To say there is ONE better/best way......BS to the inth degree. BOTH are fun ways to recreate, neither is better than the other.

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Re: Would you rather own a sailboat or a RV?

How much time do you have? We've had both at the same time but the camper wasn't being used enough and we sold it, if we didn't have this inconvenience called work getting in the way we might have time for both...or just sail more. We had a huge slide in truck camper that alowed us to tow our Hobie 16. That was a lot of fun but when we moved up into the bigger boats that required more commitment. It's all a matter of what you like best and how much money and time you have...like anything else.
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Re: Would you rather own a sailboat or a RV?

Not to move this thread in a different direction, but I have a quick question.

We talked about an RV for after we cruised, part time or full time. BUT, when I looked at the places to use it along the way, I found that most were close to the same price as a low cost motel! Is this always the case? When we anchor out in the boat, it's free.

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Re: Would you rather own a sailboat or a RV?

Greg,

A lot of RV'rs will stay in Wal Mart parkign lots, some areas this is allowed, other not. Some in AZ will overwinter in actual sites, the overnight cost goes down some. I've stayed in rest area's, truck stops etc overnight also. Federal forests are free many times also, depending upon the where you stay etc.

This also depends upon the how setup you are just like a boat. If you have a genset, solar or equal, you can stay in one place for a bit before using up the battery bank. Many of the items in RV's are similar if not the same as on boats.

You can go to forums like rv.net, escapees.com and a few others to get how some will do things on the cheap in there $500K type A MH with every liveable option one needs, including washer dryers, marble.......Just like boats, there are entry, mid level upper level costs, livaboard, semi liveaboard, weekend to day use designs of RV's. All have different levels of niceties if one will on board. ALong with how much tankages, niceties, etc.

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Re: Would you rather own a sailboat or a RV?

I don't like hotels all that much, that was a big plus to us when we had the camper. We also went on a lot of trips with a bunch of friends who also had campers, we had a lot of fun.
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Re: Would you rather own a sailboat or a RV?

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Some in AZ will overwinter in actual sites, the overnight cost goes down some.

Quartzsite, AZ is where it's at. For just $180 you could live in your RV there from September to April.

Free Quartzsite BLM RV Camping
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Re: Would you rather own a sailboat or a RV?

Buy a towable RV and cartop a small sailboat.
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Re: Would you rather own a sailboat or a RV?

This thread is almost as much fun as one of those "I want to sail around the world for 10 grand and need advice"...

But seriously... if your question is genuine, I would get an RV and pull a boat behind me.
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Re: Would you rather own a sailboat or a RV?

Where do you want to go?
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