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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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If you like listening to other peoples arguments, t.v. Dog barking and yapping, smelling their food cooking and watching Harleys rumble by then an RV is definitely for you!
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If you like listening to other peoples arguments, t.v. Dog barking and yapping, smelling their food cooking and watching Harleys rumble by then an RV is definitely for you!
Sounds like a slip in a marina.

Not everyone with an RV stays in campground, just as not everyone with a boat stays in a crowded marina.

If I can ever get comfortable with safety, way down the road from now we would love to take a truck camper through Mexico and into Central America.
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If I can ever get comfortable with safety, way down the road from now we would love to take a truck camper through Mexico and into Central America.
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I can't speak to taking an RV through Mexico and beyond, BUT I can talk to boat safety in Mexico. We departed the San Francisco Bay in 04 and cruised through Mexico (West Coast & Sea of Cortez) until late 08 & then a bit more part time.

IN ALL THAT TIME, we both felt safer in Mexico than in the USA!!!! The ONLY time we even locked the boat was if we were going to be away over night or for more than a few days. The people we met were wonderful!

I could rant on this for hours, but you get the idea.
This is our real world experience, NOT what you see on the US media crap.

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If you like listening to other peoples arguments, t.v. Dog barking and yapping, smelling their food cooking and watching Harleys rumble by then an RV is definitely for you!
There are some really nice marinas on Barnegat Bay. Unfortunately, there are also some real dirtball places as well. You just described one!

That said, at times, pulling the Motorhome into a campground can be a crap shoot. You don't know until you get there that the place is a garbage dump with full hook ups. The solution is easy - turn the key and keep on moving!

On that subject, the worst in our experience - The Jamestown Campsites. We knew we were in trouble as soon as we pulled up. The water in the pool was brown! A quick call got a site at a nearby KOA. Nice place!
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I cant believe this thread is still active!

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

I find the notion that RV parks are as expensive as hotels a little silly. It is hard to find a hotel these days for under $100. We were on the road 9 months last year in the RV and paid <$30 for all but one or two nights. The 9 month average was <$20 / night.

Transient rates at marinas on the other hand ARE more like hotel bills. Quite a few places around here charge $1.50 - 2.50 per foot per night.

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

Depends on how much importance you place on delaying brain atrophy. An RV is hardly going to challenge the mind. A boat, on the other hand, will always have something to fix, plus outsmarting wind and tide has to be good for the neurons.
In the off-sailing season, supplement the boat with a motor bike and bedroll and camp out under the stars. Medical research indicates that staying alive on a motor bike is also good for the brain.
When I am too old to sail and ride, they can put me in a sack and send me to Davey Jones.

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Sounds like a slip in a marina.

Not everyone with an RV stays in campground, just as not everyone with a boat stays in a crowded marina.

If I can ever get comfortable with safety, way down the road from now we would love to take a truck camper through Mexico and into Central America.
I have a Bigfoot truck camper and use it to 4x4 into remote areas away from it all. No Harley's back there. Do run into a buzzing irritating thing called a misused aev from time to time, you know one of them things like a jetski on land.
I am not a crowded anchorage type person either preferring someplace off the beaten path
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If I had that setup people might never see me again.
Seems like a redundant waste of money to me. Toss a dirt bike quad snowmobile or jetski in the truck and now yer talkin
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