Friday, December 9, 2022


How many RVs have you owned in your life?


Most RVers, experts say, will own four or five RVs in their lifetimes. We’re not sure who those “experts” are, but we’re pretty sure they’re right. Are they right about you? Have you owned four or five RVs in your lifetime?

If not, what number are you up to? Are you still on your first one? Second?

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1 year ago

Banana Boat I (1986-2000), 1985 Winnebago Chieftain
Banana Boat II (2000-2015), 2000 Itasca Suncruiser 35U (shoulda kept this one)
Banana Boat III (2015-present), 2016 Itasca Suncruiser 38Q

Charlotte R
1 year ago

Bought a new 2008 Forest River 28′ toyhauler, had for 5 years. Downsized to a used S&S 2005 8.5 truck camper had for 6 years. “Upgraded” to a used 2018 Northern Lite 9.6 truck camper last year, which was a great decision and will be my last rv.

Dan H.
1 year ago

5 rigs, a $500 pop-up A frame in 1973, three MH and a TT. My best advice… if you go to the Tampa RV show and they give you a free pass for another day, pass on it. Our 2nd day pass cost us 120k for # 2. Number 6, a TT is on order, delivery hopefully July 2023.

1 year ago

I would answer the poll but lately it does not load on my I-pad

Don N
1 year ago

Started with an Aloha 15″ then upgraded 5 more trailers, largest a 32′ then went to 2 class A’s then 2013 to our present class C 31′ Tioga with 1 slide. I replaced carpet with plank pealed and stick wood grain. I also replaced all interior lights with LED fixtures.
We like it and use it a lot for family and GS Chapter campouts. Have not had any problem with the V-10 engine at 106,000 miles.

Roy Davis
1 year ago

Bought our first camper in the 70s and have run the whole gamut, even owned a high-top conversion van. We’ve had 2 of them destroyed, one when a large branch fell on it and one in a flood. Fortunately we weren’t inside either time. That pushed the number up as well.

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Bob Weinfurt
1 year ago

I bought my first RV, a 1968 Smokey TT for a few hundred dollars in the early 80s. Only used it a few times so I sold it a few years later. In 2013, I bought an older Coachman MH that needed some mechanical work and had some water damage for $200. Upon closer inspection, I determined it to be black mold on wheels and didn’t want to spend a few years rebuilding it. A few months later I came across another old motorhome, in pretty decent shape for $300. The previous owners had invested several thousand dollars into it recently , rebuilding the motor, brakes, tires, and a few other things. After a few repairs, I was on the road. It’s been a great rig for the past seven years so I have no plans on replacing it.

John Koenig
1 year ago


I started with a new, 2010 17′ Casita Spirit Deluxe Travel Trailer (which turned out to be an EXCELLENT way to get started without spending a fortune). Over four years, I logged 50,000+ miles on that little “fiberglass egg”. I wanted something bigger and, after several years of searching, decided on a TRUE Freightliner based Class 7 HDT cab/chassis model which I’ve been using for seven+ years now (and, with modest care, will LONG outlast me). It has a GVWR of 33,000# and a CVWR of 54,000#. As long as I don’t start an anvil collection, I’ll never be overweight!

Jeff Craig
1 year ago

Bought our 35ft Class A F53 brand new (but two years old) after the Great Recession for half price. It’s been our first and only RV, but we use it constantly. Going to fire it up in a bit for a weekend stay at a nearby Washington State Park!

Deborah Johnson
1 year ago

First was a ‘74 VW poptop; no a/c and sporadic heat. I drove her from California to Virginia on a cross country military move with my 7 month old daughter while my husband drove our 1953 MGTD. Next was a ‘90s Starcraft pop up; we had 3 kids by then. We now have 2018 class C and our adult children and granddaughter occasionally come traveling with us.

Pat Daubenmier
1 year ago

Before I answered, asked the hubby if a pop up was considered a recreational vehicle. He said…..hummm, not a standard definition to his knowledge. I counted it anyway and it looks like others did too.

John Harpel
1 year ago

3 pop ups, 3 TT, roaming over 25 years, full timing 4 years

Neal Davis
1 year ago

We are working on number two at present. That is, the research preceding the purchase of number two is taking place. The timing of the purchase of number two is unclear, but probably within the next eighteen months. Meanwhile, we continue to travel in and enjoy number one, a 43′ 2016 diesel pusher that we have had for 5+ years.

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1 year ago

Two Sears tent trailers, three hardtop wind-ups (unknown, Lextra, Starcraft), 2 Class B (1985 Chev 2500 home made conversion, 1988 Pleasureway Dodge) and now in my first class C, a 2000 Royal Classic 23ft on a Ford E350 chassis with V10 Triton gas.
Over 50 years of RVing fun.

Marie Dalzell
1 year ago

Three in just over a year! First was spur of the moment…went to “just look”. We all know how that goes! During Weekend trip #2 , I knew it was not the right TT for us. We traded that for a Keystone Bullet, which we loved. While we really wanted a separate bedroom and someplace for a couple others to sleep, we said when it was paid off. Decided to go seasonal. Took the Bullet in the end of the season last October for a minor wall fix, went to just look (see what I did there?) while we waited. Left the Bullet and went back the following week to pick up our Cougar 32RLI. Best decision we made.

1 year ago

First one was a used RECO Pop-up Camper. Second one was a 1992 36 foot Airstream Landyacht Motorhome with a gas engine. Third and last one is a 2002 40 foot Monaco Windsor PBT with three slides which is a side radiator diesel pusher.

1 year ago

We changed RVs as our family grew and decreased. On our last RV now.

John Wilkins
1 year ago

We first had a ClassC (at that time referred to as a mini motorhome) almost 50 years ago. We sold it after about 6 years of use and never got back into RVing until 2018 when we purchased a new ClassA Palazzo and kept it for 2 years and then traded up to a 2021 New Aire and love it.

Donald N Wright
1 year ago

My 1980 coleman popup is out in the yard, free to anyone who wants it. The 2015 Aliner Ranger popup is for sale, and my 2020 Airstream I hope to keep for the rest of my life.

Bob p
1 year ago

8 a ‘78 CampMate, ‘80 Sunline, ‘77 Apache, ‘90 27’ 5th Innsbruck a ‘99 32’ Carrilite, ‘99 Bounder class A, 2002 Mountain Aire, and now downsized 2020 23’ Mesa Ridge TT.