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Would you think it's easier to sell your motorhome or time share? 

Did you ever consider a timeshare over an RV??  We've been to a few presentations, but couldn't see the value... other people I know have them and enjoy very much......it's a prepaid vacation....

I tell people that my RVs my mobile timeshare...it's available anywhere I go.

Of course the RV is available 24/7 and the timeshare has 1-4 weeks depending on what you purchase. 

With all the regular and required maintenance annually whether you use it or not...it costs money every year just like the RV..,

My take is that it's easier to sell the RV...?  Do you agree....

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Depends on the RV -and/or- the timeshare - but generally the answer would be a definitive - YES, easier to sell the RV.

(IMO) I have no use for a timeshare over my RV - however, friends have a timeshare in Cabo San Lucas which they always take advantage of.  *If* I wanted to go to Cabo - I sure wouldn't take my RV.....so it would be fly and hotel (vs fly and timeshare).

Another retired couple are cruise "fanatics" - wouldn't have an RV if you gave 'em one - and they also have timeshares.

It's whatever rings your chimes - and meets your "preferred expenditures".

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2 hours ago, Pappy Yokum said:

(IMO) I have no use for a timeshare over my RV - however, friends have a timeshare in Cabo San Lucas which they always take advantage of.  *If* I wanted to go to Cabo - I sure wouldn't take my RV.....so it would be fly and hotel (vs fly and timeshare).

We went with a friend who has a time share in Cabo San Lucas...we had a great time... HOWEVER, we came back home and learned that there's a lot of crime and some people have been poisoned in Cabo.  

Research it yourself online...it's a real thing.....it's all over the internet...

We went and stayed at a very nice resort....

You're right.... never drive your RV to Cabo......we actually met someone who did that and he said that the roads ruined his suspension. 

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/mexico/2018/09/25/cabo-safe-tourists-keep-coming

https://traveltips.usatoday.com/safe-citizens-travel-cabo-san-lucas-11273.html

https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/mexico-blackouts/2018/06/27/mexico-resorts-and-tainted-alcohol-assaults-blackouts-tourists-continue/733401002/

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Research it yourself online...it's a real thing.....it's all over the internet...

You're right.... never drive your RV to Cabo......we actually met someone who did that and he said that the roads ruined his suspension. 

Everything is "all over the internet"!  Spend a little time and look only for the negative for anywhere and you will find.  

Then again, look for the positive, especially in RV'ers blog and you find wonderful experiences.  Many of the experiences are in places with negative reports.  

I especially dislike the "he said".   

We travel all over the place on road of all sorts, including gravel and dirt in our RV's.  Sometimes the roads have pot holes and washboard.  We have NEVER "ruined our suspension!   If you drive for the conditions on the road, and limit your speed, you greatly reduce the likely hood of damaging your suspension.  

About the "he said".   When someone tells me personally that their experience on going somewhere was.......... (fill in the .... with most anything, ruined suspension, got sick, horrible people, etc.)  How do I know the details of what they did.  Suspension.....did they overload the RV?  Extremely easy to do on many RV's.  Drive to fast, not paying attention to the road, etc.  

Quit worrying about the possible negatives.  Do use caution, pay attention to where you are and where you are going.  But do go where you want and enjoy life. 

Especially "quit reading about all the possible negatives.  

--  Hundreds of thousands of people to to Cabo every year and come back fine.  Roadtrek 1 did.  Hundreds of thousands of people go to New York City, Washington DC, etc, etc and SOME have bad experiences, most have very good experiences.  JUST go and enjoy yourself. 

--  Several hundred RV's if not many more drive the 1000 miles or so to southern Baja every winter.  Most don't damage their RV.  

--  Some people have damaged their RV by just driving their RV on the interstates.  Others damage their RV on 2 and 4 lane highways in the USA.  

So I guess I shouldn't drive my RV anywhere or go anywhere.  Something bad MAY happen.  

Just go and enjoy yourself.  Quit talking about the negative. 

End of rant.  

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About dangerous travel to horrible Mexico and Baja California peninsula. 

Here is a blog of a single lady (60ish) who tosses her stuff in a back pack, hops on a bus and takes a 5-6 week trip through Baja.  She ate in many restaurants, stayed in smaller hotels, walked beaches and just plain enjoyed her trip.  Not that everything was w/o problems on her trip.  Problems do occur.  People just deal with the issues and continue on. 

Yes, she did leave her RV in the USA because she was concerned about possible damage.  That doesn't change the fact that hundreds of RV's are driven down the Baja every winter and are not damaged.

In the blog link below, note that this is the 2nd page of the index to her Baja trip.  Scroll down to the bottom and work your way to the top.  Once at the top click on "newer posts" to continue following her trip. 

http://taketothehighway.com/category/travel-blogs/mexico/baja/page/2

Not everything has to be negative!  There is enjoyment in this world. 

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2 hours ago, Al F said:

Hundreds of thousands of people to to Cabo every year and come back fine.  Roadtrek 1 did.  Hundreds of thousands of people go to New York City, Washington DC, etc, etc and SOME have bad experiences, most have very good experiences.  JUST go and enjoy yourself. 

Let's be clear people.. YES, I went to Cabo San Lucas.... I flew there... I did NOT take my RV.

Also...I was actually there not Al who just posted this "rant" and saw and talked with the person who regretted taking his rig there...

Look, you make your own decisions and if you want more information...go talk with the AAA.. 

We had a wonderful time in Cabo San Lucas...5 star resort.... I'm glad nothing happened while we were there, and we dined, shopped and walked around Cabo San Lucas extensively. 

Just know that there have been incidents in Cabo and Mexico.... check it out for yourself.... your risk tolerance. 

 

 

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18 hours ago, Roadtrek 1 said:

Did you ever consider a timeshare over an RV??

Of course the RV is available 24/7 and the timeshare has 1-4 weeks depending on what you purchase. 

With all the regular and required maintenance annually whether you use it or not...it costs money every year just like the RV..,

My take is that it's easier to sell the RV...?  Do you agree....

Yes RV all the way. Yes I want the open spaces and be able to see the STARS in the sky.

I also like to Share my Time at the camp fire.

Clay  Been doing it for over fifty years. I like my own bed.

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3 hours ago, Roadtrek 1 said:

Let's be clear people.. YES, I went to Cabo San Lucas.... I flew there... I did NOT take my RV.

Also...I was actually there not Al who just posted this "rant" and saw and talked with the person who regretted taking his rig there...

Look, you make your own decisions and if you want more information...go talk with the AAA.. 

We had a wonderful time in Cabo San Lucas...5 star resort.... I'm glad nothing happened while we were there, and we dined, shopped and walked around Cabo San Lucas extensively. 

Just know that there have been incidents in Cabo and Mexico.... check it out for yourself.... your risk tolerance. 

 

 

And there are "incidents" every day in and near every major U.S. city and lots of smaller ones. One can cherry pick details from any geographic location on the globe. One can also go through life being fearful of everything.

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1 minute ago, Jaydrvr said:

And there are "incidents" every day in and near every major U.S. city and lots of smaller ones. One can cherry pick details from any geographic location on the globe. One can also go through life being fearful of everything.

Jay, that's very true... however, what you're failing to understand is that there's been a drug war going on in Mexico for a while....and the articles about people being poisoned and worse are actually going on....

Of course people go to all kinds of places regardless.... I would think twice about doing that again.   It's a risk and you're not as well protected in a foreign country as you are traveling in the United States.  Read the articles and other sources .... your choice.

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5 hours ago, Roadtrek 1 said:

Jay, that's very true... however, what you're failing to understand is that there's been a drug war going on in Mexico for a while....and the articles about people being poisoned and worse are actually going on....

Of course people go to all kinds of places regardless.... I would think twice about doing that again.   It's a risk and you're not as well protected in a foreign country as you are traveling in the United States.  Read the articles and other sources .... your choice.

I do take the risks.  Every day I get on the highway!  40,000 deaths each year for the last 2 years.  30,000 plus every year for the last umpteen years.  Not to mention the hundreds of thousands of injuries every year on the highway.  

Then there are the home invasions which happen even in "good" neighborhoods.  

Just putting things in perspective.  We are in more danger just living in the USA than flying to Cabo for a weeks stay. 

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35 minutes ago, Al F said:

30,000 plus every year for the last umpteen years.  Not to mention the hundreds of thousands of injuries every year on the highway

WOW...30,000 miles every year.. that's a lot of traveling... what's your MPG?

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7 hours ago, Roadtrek 1 said:

Jay, that's very true... however, what you're failing to understand is that there's been a drug war going on in Mexico for a while....and the articles about people being poisoned and worse are actually going on....

And you fail to understand that we have violent crimes in almost every city in the US....daily.
There are gang shootings, sexual assaults, auto thefts, car jackings, robberies, burglaries and drive by shootings. 319,000 robberies and 99,000 sexual assaults in the US, in 2017. 17,000 murders and manslaughters.

The 5 cities with the highest violent crime per capita: St. Louis, Detroit, Baltimore, Memphis and Kansas City.
OMG!! I'm never going to those places!! The sky is falling! The sky is falling!

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45 minutes ago, Big5er said:

And you fail to understand that we have violent crimes in almost every city in the US....daily.
There are gang shootings, sexual assaults, auto thefts, car jackings, robberies, burglaries and drive by shootings. 319,000 robberies and 99,000 sexual assaults in the US, in 2017. 17,000 murders and manslaughters.

The 5 cities with the highest violent crime per capita: St. Louis, Detroit, Baltimore, Memphis and Kansas City.
OMG!! I'm never going to those places!! The sky is falling! The sky is falling!

And Chicken Little is always somewhere nearby..... :unsure:

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3 hours ago, Al F said:

Then there are the home invasions which happen even in "good" neighborhoods.  

Dave' sister had a home invasion one evening in a good neighborhood. A "home invasion" means they were actually home when the burglar entered the house. The guy was so high he made lots of mistakes so was caught the next morning.

Linda

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13 hours ago, Al F said:

I do take the risks.  Every day I get on the highway!  40,000 deaths each year for the last 2 years.  30,000 plus every year for the last umpteen years.  Not to mention the hundreds of thousands of injuries every year on the highway.  

Then there are the home invasions which happen even in "good" neighborhoods.  

Just putting things in perspective.  We are in more danger just living in the USA than flying to Cabo for a weeks stay. 

 

12 hours ago, Roadtrek 1 said:

WOW...30,000 miles every year.. that's a lot of traveling... what's your MPG?

Not MPG (miles per gallon) but DPTM (Deaths per Thousands of Miles)

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