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2013-01-13 03:30:52 AM
You know what I miss?  Full size conversion vans.  My family had them the entire time I was growing up, and if you're going on a road trip with multiple adults or even more kids, they are pretty useful.  They're still around in specialized areas, but they aren't nearly as easy to find as they used to be.  That's a shame.
 
2013-01-13 08:23:20 AM
i789.photobucket.com

RV's?  Oh my, that just won't do at all!
 
2013-01-13 08:24:35 AM
I will live in Montana.  And I will marry a round American woman and raise rabbits, and she will cook them for me.
 
2013-01-13 08:25:03 AM
RV's - the solution the homeless problem in the new millenium
 
2013-01-13 08:31:14 AM
FTA: "The fact that the fiscal cliff was averted, with taxes for the middle class remaining similar to last year, also helps, he said."

That's a lie.

Also, the reason RV sales are up, is because they're cheaper to own than a house. People are buying RVs to live in, because Obama has confiscated their homes for the brown people invasion into suburbia.

/yes, I pulled the Fartbongo fact out me arse.
//amidointhisright?
 
2013-01-13 08:39:28 AM
A small, mobile RV with a propane-powered fridge is your best bet WSHTF.
 
mjg
2013-01-13 08:40:14 AM
images3.wikia.nocookie.net

I've got to agree with the Top Gear guys on RVs
 
2013-01-13 08:48:53 AM

Tumunga: //amidointhisright?


You certainly came across like someone that didn't realize that "similar" and "the same" are not the same thing (yet, they are similar. heh.)

So, I'd say, yes.
 
2013-01-13 08:49:13 AM
I'm going with the people are living in them explaination. They are cheaper then a house and you can move around to where you need to for work.

/Modern day gypsies.
 
2013-01-13 08:50:04 AM
Too late   :*(

i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-13 08:51:58 AM
Rather drive in a RV than be probed by the TSA.
 
2013-01-13 08:54:02 AM
No, no, Subby!

They were referring to Romulan Vessels.

Or perhaps it was Roman Vestibules?
 
2013-01-13 08:56:06 AM

Warthog: I will live in Montana.  And I will marry a round American woman and raise rabbits, and she will cook them for me.


Do they let you do that?
 
2013-01-13 09:04:03 AM
In the 1990's, my wife and I lived in one of those small Toyota motorthomes for almost two years. Best years of our lives. Worked 3 days a week and had 4 day weekends every week. Lived in Spartanburg, SC. Out to the beach one week, up to the NC mountains one week, down to the large lakes the next and then who knows where the fourth week each month. No paid campgrounds. What a great life it was.

In about four more years, we will semi-retire, handing the appliance repair comapny down to the kids, and you bet your ass we will be getting another motorhome. But now, unplugged from employment, we will travel the western half. My uncle is doing this now for 7 years full time. No home, no bills, no job, no neighbors, no worries.
 
2013-01-13 09:13:39 AM

EVERYBODY PANIC: In the 1990's, my wife and I lived in one of those small Toyota motorthomes for almost two years. Best years of our lives. Worked 3 days a week and had 4 day weekends every week. Lived in Spartanburg, SC. Out to the beach one week, up to the NC mountains one week, down to the large lakes the next and then who knows where the fourth week each month. No paid campgrounds. What a great life it was.

In about four more years, we will semi-retire, handing the appliance repair comapny down to the kids, and you bet your ass we will be getting another motorhome. But now, unplugged from employment, we will travel the western half. My uncle is doing this now for 7 years full time. No home, no bills, no job, no neighbors, no worries.


"no bills" ?

therepublika.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-13 09:15:44 AM
Its all fun and games until you find yourself in Mississippi without the money to refuel
 
2013-01-13 09:48:03 AM
Wife's grandparents have one of the $150,000 monstrosities, bought it a few years ago. It spends 51 weeks a year parked in the backyard (52 this year). Great investment.

I don't get it... these things cost more than the houses most of us live in. The mileage is horrible. They're a biatch to navigate narrow streets in. Driving one on a two-lane road is almost guaranteed to cause traffic to back up (at least around here it does, bad). I drive for a living, and see these things all day... almost exclusively being driven by some old whitehair weaving back and forth at 10 under the speed limit.

I just don't get it. The $150,000 waste of space collecting mildew in my backyard (surprise! It's too big to park at their house!) doesn't help matters.
 
2013-01-13 10:00:15 AM
I blame doomsday preppers.
 
2013-01-13 10:05:16 AM
Why don't you (a) stop worrying about how they spend your inheritance and (b) tell them to move it.
 
2013-01-13 10:07:01 AM
My dad retired and bought one about 12 years ago. Bought for $250K, got 9 MPG. He drove it for a few years but mostly parked it in Florida. He sold it for $75K with a Saturn that he towed. I told him that he could have bought a new Mercedes, toured the country staying in hotels and come out ahead financially.
 
2013-01-13 10:07:27 AM
I'm thinking Bang Bus.
 
2013-01-13 10:08:58 AM

Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: Wife's grandparents have one of the $150,000 monstrosities, bought it a few years ago. It spends 51 weeks a year parked in the backyard (52 this year). Great investment.

I don't get it... these things cost more than the houses most of us live in. The mileage is horrible. They're a biatch to navigate narrow streets in. Driving one on a two-lane road is almost guaranteed to cause traffic to back up (at least around here it does, bad). I drive for a living, and see these things all day... almost exclusively being driven by some old whitehair weaving back and forth at 10 under the speed limit.

I just don't get it. The $150,000 waste of space collecting mildew in my backyard (surprise! It's too big to park at their house!) doesn't help matters.


These days you can just drive from WalMart to Walmart in one of these and flat-tow another car behind you for when you don't want to drive the RV.
 
2013-01-13 10:09:08 AM
shiatter's full!

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-13 10:15:24 AM
Jimmy Scheisskopf

shiatter's full!

Came for this, leaving as hungover as when I arrived.
 
2013-01-13 10:21:33 AM
images1.wikia.nocookie.net

Is impressed.
 
2013-01-13 10:22:41 AM

Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: Wife's grandparents have one of the $150,000 monstrosities, bought it a few years ago. It spends 51 weeks a year parked in the backyard (52 this year). Great investment.

I don't get it... these things cost more than the houses most of us live in. The mileage is horrible. They're a biatch to navigate narrow streets in. Driving one on a two-lane road is almost guaranteed to cause traffic to back up (at least around here it does, bad). I drive for a living, and see these things all day... almost exclusively being driven by some old whitehair weaving back and forth at 10 under the speed limit.

I just don't get it. The $150,000 waste of space collecting mildew in my backyard (surprise! It's too big to park at their house!) doesn't help matters.


I've decided on a nice car and hotel rooms instead. Seems less expensive and easier.
 
2013-01-13 10:24:15 AM
It's true this market is up because people are deciding to live in RVs rather than houses. Some time back I lived on a sailboat for a bit over 7 years. It's totally feasible and rather inexpensive (I saved over $80,000 over that 7 years). As it's an interest of mine, I've carefully watched trends for living off the grid for a while now. And that trend has absolutely exploded in the last three or four years. Go ahead and Google 'RV living' or even 'living in a van'.

This trend has nothing whatever to do with consumer confidence as far as people wanting to spend more money. Quite the opposite in fact: people are discouraged and worried enough about the future that they're during conventional models for living in favor of self-sufficiency and personal financial security.
 
2013-01-13 10:28:00 AM

Rapmaster2000: Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: Wife's grandparents have one of the $150,000 monstrosities, bought it a few years ago. It spends 51 weeks a year parked in the backyard (52 this year). Great investment.

I don't get it... these things cost more than the houses most of us live in. The mileage is horrible. They're a biatch to navigate narrow streets in. Driving one on a two-lane road is almost guaranteed to cause traffic to back up (at least around here it does, bad). I drive for a living, and see these things all day... almost exclusively being driven by some old whitehair weaving back and forth at 10 under the speed limit.

I just don't get it. The $150,000 waste of space collecting mildew in my backyard (surprise! It's too big to park at their house!) doesn't help matters.

I've decided on a nice car and hotel rooms instead. Seems less expensive and easier.


RVs have a lower chance of bedbugs than a hotel though.
 
2013-01-13 10:28:56 AM
I would love to rent one for a few weeks and just travel the country.

owning one? nah, too big of an investment - not to mention how often would it get used?

unless you had some odd job where you where always traveling and temp living somewhere I don't see the appeal.
 
2013-01-13 10:36:27 AM
Would it actually be worth it to live in one of these for a couple of years? I'm contemplating getting a job out west and have no friends or family out there. I know housing is scarce, so this might be a good option for me.
 
2013-01-13 10:41:36 AM
I just looked online out of curiosity - you can buy used ones for $20K. for temp living you would actually end up spending less than renting over a couple of years in most places.
 
2013-01-13 10:48:17 AM

CrashRhinoceros: te in fact: people are discouraged and worried enough about the future that they're during conventional models for living in favor of self-sufficiency and personal financial security.


This. In many coastal states there's no property tax on boats as they're closely tied to fishing, traditional way of life, blah blah blah. Find a cheap slip or barter for it, and you live literally for free.
 
2013-01-13 10:48:44 AM
About five years ago, I considered buying an RV because I had moved 5 times in roughly 15 months (long story) and was getting pretty tired of constantly having to pack and unpack all of my stuff. And I live in the bay area, so even a high-end RV would easily be less expensive than a house, and the payments would likely be cheaper than renting.

I never fully explored that idea, however, because after I got the idea I stayed in the same apartment for a little over three years, and I only moved again about a year ago when I bought my first home.
 
2013-01-13 10:56:27 AM

Ronin_S: Would it actually be worth it to live in one of these for a couple of years? I'm contemplating getting a job out west and have no friends or family out there. I know housing is scarce, so this might be a good option for me.


consider a camper instead.  No transmission issues no front end issues, no automotive issues with your home.  Plus when you've parked the trailer, you still have a fairly reasonable means of transport with out dragging an 8mpg vehicle into town.

Why, yes as a matter of fact I do believe in alternative housing.
 
2013-01-13 11:12:39 AM
alcohol fills yourself with lies. LISTEN TO ME.

rufiojones.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-13 11:39:11 AM

JohnCarter: RV's - the solution the homeless problem in the new millenium


Except in most cities it's illegal to park them anywhere except on private property with permission of the owner, or in an RV park. In Irvine, even the former is illegal.
 
2013-01-13 11:42:07 AM

Deep Contact: Rather drive in a RV than be probed by the TSA.


They're working on that. Link
 
2013-01-13 11:43:45 AM
How about a short video of a RV salesman explaining the features of the latest model?

Here you go.

/NSFW audio for those who haven't seen Winnebago Man.
 
2013-01-13 11:49:31 AM

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Deep Contact: Rather drive in a RV than be probed by the TSA.

They're working on that. Link


FTA
If TSOs are truly our nation's last line of defense in stopping an act of terrorism, then the TSA should immediately end the practice of placing hiring notices for available TSO positions on pizza boxes and at discount gas stations as theyhave done in our nation's capital.
 
2013-01-13 11:55:28 AM

Lumber Jack Off: I would love to rent one for a few weeks and just travel the country.

owning one? nah, too big of an investment - not to mention how often would it get used?

unless you had some odd job where you where always traveling and temp living somewhere I don't see the appeal.


Many years ago I was Accounting Manager for a medium-sized chain of retail stores. This guy came around offering to audit our utility and freight bills for a percentage of everything he recovered. He lived in an RV and just tooled around all over the country doing this. He made, I guess, a fairly good living at this. He was with us for 6 weeks and recovered about $80,000 in overcharges and double billings, of which he got half.
 
2013-01-13 11:57:22 AM

Ronin_S: Would it actually be worth it to live in one of these for a couple of years? I'm contemplating getting a job out west and have no friends or family out there. I know housing is scarce, so this might be a good option for me.


The key is finding a place to legally park it.
 
2013-01-13 12:04:00 PM
I would love to get a big land yacht of an RV but I'm not old enough. Don't you have to be 80 and senile to drive one of those things?
Although, Maryland does require a test to be allowed to drive one in the state.
 
2013-01-13 12:44:14 PM
www.outsideourbubble.com

Firepower vs MPG?
 
2013-01-13 01:01:48 PM
Sometimes, part of me thinks it would be fun to tour around in an RV. Then sanity kicks in.
 
2013-01-13 01:08:17 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com
Need to put more of these for my car.
 
2013-01-13 01:21:24 PM

Krieghund: Tumunga: //amidointhisright?

You certainly came across like someone that didn't realize that "similar" and "the same" are not the same thing (yet, they are similar. heh.)

So, I'd say, yes.


"Similar" but higher  =  separate but equal.
 
2013-01-13 01:39:15 PM
Lumber Jack Off:
I just looked online out of curiosity - you can buy used ones for $20K. for temp living you would actually end up spending less than renting over a couple of years in most places.

I'm guessing $20,000 gets you a pretty beaten-up RV though. The equivalent of the kind of apartment you wouldn't want to live in at any price :/ And add on gas because you can't just leave it parked permanently somewhere, and of course the insurance.
 
2013-01-13 01:53:59 PM

CrashRhinoceros: It's true this market is up because people are deciding to live in RVs rather than houses. Some time back I lived on a sailboat for a bit over 7 years. It's totally feasible and rather inexpensive (I saved over $80,000 over that 7 years). As it's an interest of mine, I've carefully watched trends for living off the grid for a while now. And that trend has absolutely exploded in the last three or four years. Go ahead and Google 'RV living' or even 'living in a van'.


Down by the river?

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-13 03:54:09 PM
www.global-air.com

In ''Christmas Vacation'' Cousin Eddie arrives unannounced at the Griswold's suburban home in an old, beat up motorhome, and comedy ensues. Now, you can rent the same motorhome for parties or promotions. Crappy outside, nice inside, and it actually has four-wheel drive. (new window)
 
2013-01-13 04:06:46 PM

Infobahn: I blame doomsday preppers.


They already blame you...
t3.gstatic.com
...and all the horrible looting, pillaging, and raping you're going to inflict on their family and society as a whole. However, from what I've seen, most hunker down in a fortified complex rather than risk putting everything in an RV and taking to the road which will obviously be filled with ruthless gangs of roving bandits within 72 hours. What's important is that you stock a 20 year supply of food, water, medicine, and plenty of weapons so that you and your family can spend every day training and planning for the eventual collapse of the world as we know it... then you'll feel safe.
 
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