Like many families I know grand vacations are a little off the radar but I concocted a scheme that we needed to get an RV and go on a tour of Philly and DC in the summer. I thought it would be relatively easy, a little Craig’s list action and voila! vacation ready to roll…
Yeeahhh, well it turns out to be more difficult than that.
The first obstacle is that RVs are expensive, even used ones. You are looking at an average of $6000 for a newer used unit , so that put the kaibosh on that.
Then I thought we could get something much older, it would be wayyyyy cheaper and we are good at fixing things up. This seems to be, so far, the most sensible approach although it seems there are lots of people in the same boat (or RV) as us and they too are looking for the holy grail of cheap/ready to run/could do with some paint/structurally sound units. These older RVs sell fast, really ,really fast. I have been astounded by the turn over and we’ve missed out on a couple we wanted but in an odd way it makes me kinda happy. How cool that these crappy old RVs are getting a second life because the economy still sucks? These little old tin cans (from the early 60s through the mid 80s) are taking over and bringing joy back into the clinical world of swanky big buck RVing.
We haven’t found one yet, but it’ll happen. Sure it may be a tight fit for the family to get into one of these smaller ‘ oldie but goodies’ but it’ll be done with so much more style. Coffee anyone?
I have my dream make over elements.. wanna see? Ill update you on the hunt as we go along. Happy dreaming, Happy camping.
Oh and the next pic is for my DH….a Landrover and Airstream, perfection!