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Just in case anyone looked at the River Rally dates in the latest issue of
BH Magazine, the dates have been changed to June 16 - 19th.

Except of course for Steve. The dates are still the 9 - 12th. :roll:

Grumpy, hope you can make it this year.

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Geezer,
Where do you get those magazines. Do I go to the Boss Hoss web site and subscribe? I got one while at biketoberfest during my demo ride and I got a poster of a Boss. The poster has been on my wall and the mag. has been in my bathroom, here at the office, ever since I got back. If you figure 5 trips to the reading room per week, that makes 78 times I've picked up that magazine. (That's probably more info than you needed.) I've got the pages memorized! I think I'm loosing it! I need more material! :lol:
 

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Geezer,

Yup, it's on the calendar & I'll be there for sure :lol:

Ricky,

Join BHRA or just subscribe to the mag through the website.

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You bet I'll be there, 9-19th, right Geez. I,ve been off the site here a while. Still on the seach for a motorhome. Man, Am I getting an education on this ****. Worse than car dealers.

Rick, they do have other magazines for the ****ter!!! I'm still counting all those beers I got coming.

Once again, I'm heading out to Phoenix and So Calif on the 18th. Back when I'm good and damn ready....... :) Steve
 

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Steve,

If your looking for motorhomes you should look here in Florida...especially middle to south Florida. The snowbirds (excuse me...Northern retirees) travel down here planning to stay in them during the winter and discover that they can buy a modular house in a retirement community (Del Boca Vista...he he he) pretty cheap. The motorhome goes up for sale and you can find some pretty good deals. I would never by one from a dealer. Even here in Tallahassee I found a '97 diesel pusher 36' with only 40,000 miles on it. It was kept inside an enclosure. He drove it to breakfast every Saturday morning (about 5 mile up the road) just to keep it loose. From the day it was new he kept all the chairs, seats, couches, cushions, covered with plastic to keep them clean. He paid $140,000 for it new (he still had the sticker in the motorhome) and wanted $49,500. I almost bought it but the time wasn't right. You can find good deals all over central Florida.

Also, you have to come down here to collect all those beers. Daytona is just around the corner and you can drive a motorhome back when you leave. Sounds like a plan to me! :D
 

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It's the same way up here in Central N.Y. Seems like there's a Motor home for sale in every other yard . People buy them , take a couple of trips and decide they don't want them any more $$$$$ . I think they are a great way to travel and are convenient as far as having a place to crash at night and relax , but you can stay in one hell of a lot of hotels or motels for what they cost . Don't get me wrong , I'd love to have one myself but there just a little too much for my budget . I know , who asked me .

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It's the same way up here in Central N.Y. Seems like there's a Motor home for sale in every other yard . People buy them , take a couple of trips and decide they don't want them any more $$$$$ . I think they are a great way to travel and are convenient as far as having a place to crash at night and relax , but you can stay in one hell of a lot of hotels or motels for what they cost . Don't get me wrong , I'd love to have one myself but there just a little too much for my budget . I know , who asked me .

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We have had a Motor home since 1973 and I can hardly do with out one. We started out taking our dirt bikes up to no where Ville and all the back places where there are no Motels. Later we moved up to going on tours for snow skiing, water skiing, snowmobiling all over and I am sure it would work out to stay at motels but we are so use to having a Motor Home it hurts to have to get up to go out for coffee and breakfast.
One other thing we like is that we get to use our own bed and toilet so for us it is something I would hate to do with out.
We figured up our cost (gas, motel rent, eating out and so forth) the Motor Home is a little more expensive but not by much so we figure the extra cost is worth it.

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I'm with Adrian. A guy can stay in a lot of motels for 200,000, but ya can't have as much fun or meet as many people when traveling in a motorhome. This is something my wife and I have never done...and you know my thoughts on life...ya only go around once. We've done airplanes..boats..cars..motorcycles...log homes.. I was looking at one in Southern Ill. I won't bore ya with all the details,but.....2004, 43' tag axel, 13,000 miles. Wanted 215,000. Called a friend in the industry, said his cost on this unit which he bought from the factory after some warranty problems where taken care off was probably in the 140-150,000 range. Nice mark up....HUH!!!! My trip to Phoenix will involve some shopping! Anyway..catch ya all later...........Steve
 

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Like I said , don't get me wrong , I would love to have one not so much for traveling but it sure would come in handy for hunting , fishing and just camping out in the wilderness where there are no motels or hotels . I was in partners on a hunting camp with a friend for 35 years until he got divorced , remarried and all of the sudden started bringing his new bride deer hunting at our camp . Him and I always agreed that there would be no women {Well wives anyway} at hunting camp during deer season . Needless to say that was the end of our partnership and I've been renting a room at a local Inn for deer season near where I hunt ever since . The pay off was a year after we disolved our partnership on the hunting camp he got divorced from this wife . Oh well , lifes a bitch and then you die .

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Steve,

Look while in Az. Just like Florida you find a lot of snowbirds that go out and either buy a park model or buy the farm...........they sell well below market. Right now the market is down I'm told due to fuel prices and nervous economy.

That old one of mine has made it five years and for only two or three trips a year it's plenty. This years trip to Sturgis it will have paid for itself, based on what motel/hotel rooms or RV rental would have cost us for the past 5 years......

Like Adrian, I like my own bed, ****ter and shower every morning :lol: Plus I like the abiilty to pull a bigger trailer set up with electrical, air and lights so a guy has a toy box on rainy days 8)

If I had your free time, I'd upgrade in a heartbeat :lol:

Stay with GM power if you go gas.

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Motor Homes.....did a lot of research on this issue...had to...because I wanted to rent out my homes and live in a motorhome.I knew that I wanted a commerical built motorhome,not a stick and stapel so to speak.It would have to be one that was an older coach,because I couldn't afford a new one.I also knew that it had to be a diesel pusher and not to exceed 35 feet,due to a lot of parks won't allow anything over 35 foot.It narrowed down to a GMC greyhound bus,a diesel pusher all aluminun and gets 8 to 10 miles per gallon.I was also looking for one that was already converted,I found what I was looking for in North Carolina,and drove it back to California,The neatest thing about the coach,was that it was a greyhound based out of San Franciso,and that it travel from there to the Calif/Oregon border and back I was a passenger on this coach as a child.I purchased it for $29000.00.It has everything you could image and then some.Haven't had to plug it in for over a year,it was converted to live in the outback ( complete solar system) I just got thru propane injecting it for some addition power.Flip a switck and its a kick in the ass,great for climbing grades or passing someone. been living in it for over a year and a half,and I'm loving it...Frank
 

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The Toy Lifestyle...an RV and our toys!!!

Wow, good topic...maybe we should start a new thread about the best type of RV to support the "Toy Lifestyle"?

I have become a bit obsessed lately with the whole RV thing and hope to jump on board soon. Any advice at all? Ok, again, I know this is the Lacross Wisconsin thread, but I can't pass this opportunity up since I'm guessing that several of you have some real good advice to pass on and most of you live the same way I do...ATVs, Dirtbikes and Boss Hoss's!

Gas or diesel? 5th wheel/toy box or class A? Newer Class A or late 1980's/early 1990's Prevost conversion (older Liberty, Marathon, Country Coach etc.). What have you guys experienced regarding resale value, or the lack thereof?

Just remember, you guys started this cross threading over to RV's!!!!!

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Boy, does this bring back memories.....

Bought a Holiday Rambler 38' gas about eight years ago, but wanted a bus.

Ended up getting a MCI-9 from the left coast.

That bus drove like a limo, with a 6V-92 and 500.000 miles on the clock.
But I didn't have the nads to do all the work necessary to convert it, and
sold it to a fellow in ND.

Fond Memories............

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9 years ago my wife and I sold the house and bought a 36 ft gas powered class a motorhome. We spent 2 years as full timers( nowhere else to live) Hauled a car behind. Gas milage was 5to 8 mpg most of the time and on long grades going 15 mph in low was not unusual. But when the continent is your home there is no rush to get anywhere. 50mph cruising speed is fast enough. Getting from a to b is a lifestyle not a road trip. There are clubs you can belong to that are well worth joining as they have locations across the country that allow you to stay weekly before moving on for very little. Similar to time shares that you can use all the time. RV magazines advertize private resales at a lot more reasonable prices. Ovcourse I didnt join. du. As far as a diesel for milage and power there is no comparison. We spent the diesel money seeing where the monarch butterflies wintered. For old timers or young families there is no better way to travel like this ,until the wife wants some roots again. The RV family is akin to the biker family. The big decisions when in a group are where to get the best meal for the cheapest price at all the speacial nites and (this next one which was always a favorite) What town or store that could be in many instances over an hours drive so that you could brag about the 59 cents you saved on things like single ply toilet paper. Executive decision. And finally the evening beers before bed. ( My bed )
Bill
PS We had single beds. It grows on you.
 

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Bill, I want you to visit a site that I go to often if you want to get into the Rv thing...www.rv.net/forum/ . They have about 5,000 post per day and you will find out more than you good ever imagine about every pop up..motor home or whatever. It is the site to frequent to learn, just like this site for the Boss Hoss. Let me know when your ready.....will hook up somewhere....Steve
 
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