I am thinking you might be right. Unless there is something like time shares on RVs.In following your previous thread on the hassles of licensing a motorhome when you are a resident of another state, I wondered about just renting. In your case it would seem to make sense. I know a rented RV won't have all the things in it an owned coach would, but the trade-off for simplicity might just be worth it. I think it would be for us.
As to your specific question, we have never wished we were renting rather than owning, but our situation is not like yours.
Top three:What would y'all say are the top three things a new renter needs to ask a rental company before making a decision on what vehicle to rent?
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All good reasons to buy. If we were not in Hawai'i, with the license issue, we would likely be buying.The reason we want to buy instead of renting are:
- When we have rented in the past we don't always get the unit we signed up for
- We can't outfit the unit the way we want with all our own stuff instead of packing and forgetting things.
- We want to be a bit more spontaneous and have more adventures without planning
- We want to not worry about any damage our pets do to the unit. And we want to be able to customize for pets if we want to.
- We have canceled a number of rental reservations, buying 'forces' us to vacation
- We can afford it (personally, I believe that if you MUST take out a loan to buy then you should not buy unless it's going to be your home and you're a full-timer. Just my opinion but an RV is usually not a necessity and thus loans should only be used to be liquid etc, not as a way to afford the purchase)
- There are times we think we might just use it as extra space, not just to travel. Like as an office or a guest room.
- We want the flexibility of upgrades like an additional TV and solar and wifi extender etc
Bottom line is owning provides more comfort. I do not think it's cheaper, though.