Tuesday, April 30, 2013

RV'n ups an' downs

Sometimes I have to sit back an' re-think what my mind is think'n.

Yesterday I was think'n bout buy'n a brand spank'n new bicycle. I even posted a pic of it. Even though it's a perfect bicycle for somebody what has lower back issues an' can't breath half the time, I've given this thought some re-hashing. Cost is the first hashing....$1200. Somebody gonna steal it off the back of "that jeep". But most important....will the old Billy Bob ride the damn thing?
You can click this link for more information. Mariner 7 Electric Bike.

I've pretty much give up on most of my hobbies that involve strenuous activity. There's only two left. Golf and fishing. That's all I got left an' that sucks.

With the weather warm'n up all over the country, I suppose I could be try'n to figger out where I might want to go. Started look'n at a few possibilities online yesterday. Got sleepy an' had to take a nap.

I ain't do'n so good as a wanderlust traveler this year. I could just fire this big sucker up an' go, but as most RV'ers know, that seldom works out. Destination means a lot. What happens between here and there is what makes the trip worthwhile. At present I have no destination in mind.

I been ask a few times if'n it's expensive to live full time in a RV. Well, yeah it is....an' yeah it ain't. Gas prices ain't got a thing to do with it....just in case ya want to know. The average full time RV'er travels bout 5000 miles a year, so gasoline (fuel costs) is probly  bout the same as you would pay for property taxes in a "medium income" stick house. Where ya camp has everything to do with it.

Most RV parks and RV resorts charge as much or more than your typical stick house payments. Destination is a determining factor. Take for instance if'n ya wanted to go to Disney World in Florida. Ya might as well park the RV, get ya some plane tickets an' fly to Florida. Rent a condo an' a rental car. But, if'n ya go the other way.....west, an' stay your ass out of California, you can live full time much cheaper in a RV.  Remember, ya can "boondock" a RV, but ya cain't a stick house.

Maintenance an' upkeep on a RV is way less expensive that if'n ya live in a stick house. Lawn mowers, call the plumber, new wash machines an' dryers, the roof leaks, paint peel'n, trash pick up, utility bills....you know what I'm talk'n bout....stick houses is expensive. Problem is though, RV's depreciate while a stick house will appreciate. A hunnert thousand dollar stick house will be worth the same or more in 10 years. A hunnert thousand dollar RV will be worth bout 1/4 what ya paid for it in 10 years. RV's are NOT a investment opportunity.

Ok, I'm slap out of blog material. Nuttin excit'n in Billy Bob's life. See ya laters..... 


  1. The real expense comes in when you own both. And, as we found out on this last trip, emergency repairs on the road out in the middle of no where is quite expensive.

  2. you will find that one special place you wanna go when you aint really lookin for it :)

  3. I think that bike is way too expensive...of course I am talking about MY budget not yours. I might be able to afford one in the one hundred dollar range :(

  4. You know BB the way you talk about golf I think you really enjoy the sport.And for a guy that likes "golfing" you should try central Florida we stay at a place and so do our friends in Ocale fL for 300.00 a month with more golf course then I wound care for but also more lakes and Bass then any one man could fish. Just my 2 cents Billy hope you enjoy day...

  5. butterbean carpenterMay 5, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    Howdy #1 BB,
    I can give you a destination where you can swak golf balls to your hearts delight, fish for 14# Florida strain bass and boondock as long as you like; the RunningStar Ranch in Coleman county TEXAS!!!! As they say on THE PRICE IS RIGHT, just come on up!!! Be sure and bring some H2O, tho!!!! You needn't worry about rain!!!
    They just did away with membership fees at the Country Club, for the month of May!!!! 4-ball tournaments each month, too, also!!! NOW, YOU GOT A DESTINATION... I'll let you watch all of the Ray Stevens videos you want to!!!!!

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