Thursday, August 11, 2022


How many RVs have you owned in your life?

According to the RV industry, the average RVer will own 4 or 5 RVs in his or her lifetime. How many have you owned? Inquiring minds want to know.

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Donna Campbell
1 year ago

Not going to try to list only say 1950 Cadillac hearse, multiple tent trailers, multiple class c rvs, multiple rv trailers, 2 class b campers. Started this camping in 1959. Plus I was in the rv restoration business. Other than the hearse my favorite still is the little 500# tent trailer. Used it the longest and had the longest trips with it. Still would like to find another and use it for the fun of it. It was like the old one wheel and 2 wheel Heilite trailers.

Marvelle Lynch
2 years ago

We have owned 6 in 6 years. Started with a teardrop, then a trailer, then a class a, then a class c, then a travel trailer and now have a Class a Winnebago that we love. This is a testament to”drive before you buy!” At least we found our dream RV!

2 years ago

15 Campers:
1962 VW Westfalia, 1969 VW Bubbletop Camper, 1970 VW Westfalia, 1977 Crown Pop UP, 1990 Palimino Pop Up, 1994 Coleman Pop Up, 1995 21′ Aerolite, 1998 Jayco 27′ 5th, 2000 16′ Scamp, 2007 17′ Casita, 2012 23′ Cougar, 2003 25′ Bigfoot, 2012 34′ Jayco, 2013 23′ Lance, 2018 21′ Escape 5th

Rick Rund
2 years ago

Just bought #3. Still waiting to take it on the maiden voyage. Please hurry up Spring…

Rick Rund
2 years ago
Reply to  Rick Rund

All three are 5th wheels.. The first was a 91 Road Ranger 32AF, front living. An exceptional unit. The second was a bunk, slept 10, not enough living space. A fair unit with so-so quality. This one is a much more equipped, less storage. Still waiting to take our maiden voyage…

Dean Yoesting
2 years ago

I had 2 popups, a class b, a class c, an A gas, and 2 A Diesels and a number of tents . Purchased my first popup in 1964 and sold my last Class A diesel tag axle in 2018. Was a great set of experiences.

2 years ago

In 2016, we purchased our first motorhome, a used 2000 20′ Leisure Travel Class B camper van, but we found it was TOO SMALL. In 2017, we traded it in for a used 2006 30′ Gulfstream Yellowstone Cruisier Class B+/Class C motorhome, but we found it was TOO BIG. In 2018, we traded it in for our current 2008 26′ R-Vision Trail Lite Class B-Plus, and it is JUST RIGHT. She has aptly been named GOLDILOCKS! 🙂

2 years ago

Started out with truck slide on,three Class C’s all needing work and two Class A’s. As our daughters families grew our Class A’s became too small,up to 10 with 6 grandkids, purchased 2 campers for them over the years last been a TT Bunkhouse style,the only brand new one, which they share.

Stanley Sokolow
3 years ago

I have owned only one RV, a 2003 24′ Class C that I bought from a fellow in the next town for a good price when it was 12 years old. It had 98,000 miles on it and had been well maintained, with system upgrades he had done. I use it for vacations and as my bedroom when I visit my children and grandchildren. I liked the idea that it had already gone through the hassle of fixing manufacturer errors and “infant mortality” of components that are inevitable in new RVs it seems. I did do some thorough maintenance, but nothing extraordinarily expensive. The worst case was an external seal leak in the transmission which caused a huge cloud of vaporized AT fluid while out on a trip, but my roadside assistance plan helped me with the towing to a transmission shop. I carry a Garmin satellite communicator so if I have trouble in the boonies where there is no cell phone service, I can still reach someone for help. If/when I replace this RV, I’ll buy another used one in good condition.

3 years ago

I’ve owned 11 motorhomes, the first one in 1969. My observation: The quality of coaches has steadily declined. My latest one, a 2010 class C, was delivered w/34 problems.

3 years ago

Almost ready to buy our 1st, a 5th wheel. A month or two away depending on the sale of our house. Cant wait!

3 years ago

Technically, I’ve had two RV’s. Of course that’s not counting the non-RV vehicles I’ve also camped and slept in, including a pinto. And that’s after I decided I was tired of being in a tent and sleeping on the ground. My first RV was a VW Westfalia, which turned out to be a mechanical black hole for money, and broke down multiple times in the 14 months that I had it, all before catching fire. I didn’t own an RV for 20 years after that, but a couple of years ago I bought a nice little 23.5 ft. Lazy Daze and it’s been so nice to get back out there camping again.

3 years ago

I have had 2 RVs in my life both were lemons. The first was a very small A and after 4 days the motor threw a rod. Had it fixed with a new motor but just hated it after that. The second which was a class c which I had for a month and it burned to the ground on the highway. Great luck wouldn’t say. Now that I’m up in age and being SSI and disability it’s hard to find anything close to what I can it let’s just say if I won the lottery or one just fell in my lap that’s the only way I see owning another one. Great news letter Suzanne

John Koenig
3 years ago

I’m on my second RV (a 2015 Dynamax DX3-37RB) I started with a 17′ Casita Spirit Deluxe Travel Trailer and, over ~ four years, put over 50,000 miles on it. The Casita was a GREAT way to “test the waters” re RVing without spending a fortune. I quickly realized that I really liked RVing and, spent ~ three years searching for the RV I’d “graduate” to. That turned out to be the Class-7 HDT Super-C Class Dynamax. The Dynamax had the BEST floor plan I’d seen after three years of searching. With the two slide-outs closed, the rig is 99% usable! (two drawers are blocked)! ALL of the “important stuff” STAYS PUT. The residential appliances ( refrigerator , washer/dryer, convection microwave), propane lines, water supply and drain lines DON”T move. Each slide has a few LED ceiling lights and a single standard 110VAC duplex outlet so, only a few wires move. Sadly, my coach was built by Moe, Larry and Curly and, the OEM furniture was crap (in the four+ years I’ve owned it, those issues have been largely addressed). The safety factor a true HDT Super-C coach offers is AMAZING. Standard van or pick-up based Class-C rigs (think F450, F550 etc) pale in comparison. I’d have to start an anvil collection before I’d even approach the maximum capacity my Freightliner based Super-C provides. It was just simple dumb luck that, under the new tax laws, the interest on my MOTORHOME loan still qualifies as deductible mortgage interest (I understand that interest TRAILER loans no longer qualifies). My Freightliner is a diesel PULLER. That means that by simply releasing two latches, the 9L 350HP Cummins engine is FULLY accessible (diesel PUSHERS can require four hours or more to gain full access to the engine because the bedroom must be “taken apart” and then “put back” together). HDT’s also use standard TRUCK tires which are far less expensive than comparable RV tires. RVers that can afford a HDT based RV would do well to SERIOUSLY consider one.

3 years ago

1.) Pop-up – with potty and shower. 2.) 5th wheel, 27′, 1 slide out. 3.) 5th wheel, 30′, 1 slide out. 4.) 5th wheel, 40′ with 4 slides. Before all these we were tent camping.

3 years ago

#1 23 ft. Travel trailer, #2 9.5 ft. camper, #3 36 ft. 5th wheel toy hauler and #4 43 ft. Motorhome diesel pusher with bike lift. Have had our motorhome in 48 states, some states several times! Love it!!!

3 years ago

I assume this includes ones I’ve converted, ranging from a 1956 Chevy Nomad station wagon to a 1/4 ton Willys right-hand drive surplus post office van, that I drove to Alaska, and my 1958 IH 25 pass. school bus I bought from the folks at Hoover Dam. Currently have a 2014 Itasca Sunstar.

3 years ago

We have owned and camped in over 40 RV’s in our 45 years of marriage. Several of those RV”s were bought and rehabbed when we could still do that as a hobby but we “tested” each one out camping in it before it went to it’s new owner. We have had motorhomes, bumper pulls and 5th wheels in that mixture. We currently have a newish molded fiberglass trailer and a collectible molded fiberglass Toyota motorhome and we use both of them depending on where we are going and for how long.

Cary Nickel
3 years ago

A total of six. 4 of which we still own. A 1950’s Spartan Mansion trailer and 1950’s Hub trailer are currently stationary on our backcountry property, and our 1977 Mobile Traveler Class C motorhome, and 2019 Passport travel trailer are ready for the road.

3 years ago

We are on RV #6. That does not count our first 9 by 9 umbrella tent and then a 10 by 12 log cabin tent. Then RV #1 a small pop up camper with 2 pull outs. RV #2 was a 18 foot travel trailer. #3 was a 25 foot travel trailer. #4 was our first Class A 36 foot 1997 Rexall Airbus with no slides. #5 our second Class A 38 foot 2007 Thor Four Winds Magellan with 2 slides bath and a half. and #6 is our present Class A 40 foot 2015 Holiday Rambler Ambassador 38DB with 3 slides bath and a half.

Tom Warfield
3 years ago

My progression: tent, Apache tent trailer, 17′ TT, tent, 2 canvas pop ups, 30′ class C, 40′ 5th wheel, hard side Aframe folding trailer to be replaced with 20′ fiberglass 5th wheel.

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