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Re: Would you rather own a sailboat or a RV?
IMO, this forum is an excellent place for this question. If the OP hasn't already done so i would suggest asking the same question on an RV owners forum.
We too, do both. About 18 years ago i sold my 34 ft sail boat and a year later bought a 30 foot motrhome. We used it primarily as a way to go to Hobie regattas. But we caught the RV bug and used it more and more. Trips with the kids to Disney, the Keys, and the Outer banks. We did roller coaster summer in our RV. Visiting as many big coaster parks as we could find. WE also did baseball summer using 14 days to road trip as many baseball games as we could fit into the schedule. NASCAR was on the agenda as well, but only a couple of races. We also found those weird events that really get into the fabric of an area. Like Bridge Day in Beckley West Virginia. Honestly, by a show of hands, how many people have seen people with parachutes jump off a bridge? the area has a big celebration. It's like Hillbilly Octoberfest! The kids still talk about that! As they do about Raystown Lake, a gem of a beautiful place in western Pennsylvania. 30 miles of pristine shoreline!
So the RV became a big part of our family's togetherness. I believe more so than the boat would have done. Though we still sailed, racing Hobies and J22s. it was all good!
As time went on we found that RVers share something in common with boaters - bigger is better! Which isn't always the case. Still, we now have a 43 ft Diesel Pusher Motorhome. Might downsize that but for now we are happy campers!!!!( though most campers will tell you traveling in any vehicle with AC, heat, sat connections, flat screen TVs and queen sized beds is not camping!)
Last edited by TJC45; 10-15-2013 at 10:52 AM.