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Afishinado 11-02-2011 08:52 AM

Camper... This guy has the right idea for touring!
 
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Passed this on my way south Sun or Monday.
This guy has it goin on... A comfy camper, a scoot to cruise on, and a 4WD to see what the tourists miss! Probably has kayaks stored underneath.. Wadda ya figure, a half mil?

toyguy 11-02-2011 09:02 AM


Originally Posted by Afishinado (Post 4127440)
Wadda ya figure, a half mil?

500,000- 40,000 (truck) - 30,000 (bike) = 430,000 for the touring bus

i'd say you're a little high, but in the ball park. my guess would be $300 - 350k for the bus, new.

scary expensive

and. no. boat.

Dulcecita Lures 11-02-2011 09:03 AM

Naaah. He took 150% equity out of his home at the peak of the market, then just walked on it. :rofl:

SeaJay 11-02-2011 10:45 AM

Unless he is taking a long trip each and every month, it would be cheaper to have a limo drive him around, while staying in 4-star hotels and renting the toys at each stop.

runabout 11-02-2011 10:50 AM

1/2 million on the fuel bill......the bus itself is not easy on the wallet, pulling a truck makes it really hurt.

Joe Belletti 11-02-2011 12:46 PM

I say ... let him enjoy all his toys !!!!!!

billinstuart 11-02-2011 03:12 PM

Mike, go to the Prevost dealer on Monterey, then guess again..........

Afishinado 11-02-2011 03:26 PM


Originally Posted by billinstuart (Post 4128290)
Mike, go to the Prevost dealer on Monterey, then guess again..........

Yeah, I bet I'm a half mil short....

Cat-a-holic 11-02-2011 03:27 PM


Originally Posted by toyguy (Post 4127462)
500,000- 40,000 (truck) - 30,000 (bike) = 430,000 for the touring bus

i'd say you're a little high, but in the ball park. my guess would be $300 - 350k for the bus, new.

scary expensive

and. no. boat.


I've never understood these buses.



I can rent a very nice vacation home or condo for a long, long time with $350k. Longer than I can get away actually.

Afishinado 11-02-2011 04:48 PM


Originally Posted by Cat-a-holic (Post 4128331)
I've never understood these buses.



I can rent a very nice vacation home or condo for a long, long time with $350k. Longer than I can get away actually.

You can buy a lot of fish for what that boat in your signature cost too!

kqmx586 11-02-2011 04:55 PM

That's a Monaco Dynasty... used around 130-150k. Not $450 LOL

240 LTS 11-02-2011 05:03 PM


Originally Posted by SeaJay (Post 4127686)
Unless he is taking a long trip each and every month, it would be cheaper to have a limo drive him around, while staying in 4-star hotels and renting the toys at each stop.

:thumbsup:


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ScarabChris 11-02-2011 06:28 PM

I watched a show on the travel channel about those motor coaches. That is about as big as they get. Its on a bus frame.

The price tag on them were past a million bucks depending on how crazy you get with the interior.

CaptWill 11-02-2011 06:54 PM

kqmx got it right; that rig can be bought for less than 150k (pre-owned); was about twice that much new. That one is a 42'. The one's seen on the travel channel, etc. TV show, are Prevosts, and are more the tune of 1+ mil. This guy's got a nice setup, and although you can say he can rent a nice hotel suite, rent toys while there, etc., the RV has other advantages.

We have one, but it is only a 36' diesel pusher. I pull the Jeep, and have a porta bote, outboard engine and all the other boating stuff... anchor, PFD's, cooler, tackle, etc, in one of the storage bays. (boat is on the roof).

We go where we want, and if the weather sux, or we don't like the neighbors, I just turn the key, and go somewhere else. Sleep in my owne bed; use my own toilet and shower; coffee as I like it, even while I'm driving. We've owned a motorhome, and been traveling like this since 1987.

I was at a fuel stop when a guy pulled up next to me is a Prius. He looked over to me and said... "so what kind of mileage do you get with THAT thing."

I said: "well, for a car, it sux, but for a house pulling a car, it's really great". I actually get 8.6 to 9.0 mpg when loaded, and pulling my Jeep, at 62-65 mph. If I stay under 60, which I find hard to do, as driving that rig is like sitting on your living room sofa, then I get another mpg, and have got 11 mpg actual, when I drove to Iowa, without pulling a vehicle behind me.

s_ebels 11-02-2011 08:37 PM


Originally Posted by kqmx586 (Post 4128514)
That's a Monaco Dynasty... used around 130-150k. Not $450 LOL

And it's pulling a 10-15 year old Dodge ($5,000) plus a used Harley like that can be picked up pretty reasonable right now if you pick your vintage and model astutely.

nc_robbie75 11-02-2011 08:43 PM

You know what they say he who dies with the most toys wins……hope he’s enjoying it all

sand key 11-02-2011 09:02 PM

I never understood the RV lifestyle...then again many folks don't understand offshore fishing. So we'll agree to disagree.

kqmx586 11-02-2011 09:16 PM

I don't "RV" for the sake of camping.. When I compete in motocross races We have to stay there Thursday to Sunday. I see and go in every type of motorhome there is. I don't think I could ever just camp out somewhere.. That's what the boats for. If I didn't race I wouldn't have an RV. I just love the idea of the motorhomes and driving them on the road is bad ass!!!

Coconut Sunrise 11-02-2011 11:18 PM


Originally Posted by CaptWill (Post 4128802)
kqmx got it right; that rig can be bought for less than 150k (pre-owned); was about twice that much new. That one is a 42'. The one's seen on the travel channel, etc. TV show, are Prevosts, and are more the tune of 1+ mil. This guy's got a nice setup, and although you can say he can rent a nice hotel suite, rent toys while there, etc., the RV has other advantages.

We have one, but it is only a 36' diesel pusher. I pull the Jeep, and have a porta bote, outboard engine and all the other boating stuff... anchor, PFD's, cooler, tackle, etc, in one of the storage bays. (boat is on the roof).

We go where we want, and if the weather sux, or we don't like the neighbors, I just turn the key, and go somewhere else. Sleep in my owne bed; use my own toilet and shower; coffee as I like it, even while I'm driving. We've owned a motorhome, and been traveling like this since 1987.

I was at a fuel stop when a guy pulled up next to me is a Prius. He looked over to me and said... "so what kind of mileage do you get with THAT thing."

I said: "well, for a car, it sux, but for a house pulling a car, it's really great". I actually get 8.6 to 9.0 mpg when loaded, and pulling my Jeep, at 62-65 mph. If I stay under 60, which I find hard to do, as driving that rig is like sitting on your living room sofa, then I get another mpg, and have got 11 mpg actual, when I drove to Iowa, without pulling a vehicle behind me.

:thumbsup:
I have a 45 Pusher use it in my business, all the comforts of home
we travel a lot. As much as We are on the road IT beats the hell of sleeping in a motel, As far as FUEL I will put My MPG up against GPH any day.
Being fully self contained has a great Benefit for Us
The Snow Birds Love them they can have their second Home anywhere !!
and if you have not been inside one of these Lately it might surprise a few people house nice these things are,
Coconut

Cat-a-holic 11-03-2011 03:45 AM


Originally Posted by Afishinado (Post 4128491)
You can buy a lot of fish for what that boat in your signature cost too!



Yep, the fish I catch cost $hundreds apiece, no doubt. :grin:


Some of my friends wonder why I don't play golf.


I tell'em I prefer to waste my time in other ways.


To each his own.


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