^^^^ What he said.Absolutely. It takes 30 minutes to load and 30 minutes to clean. No big deal. It takes that long to clean my bay boat after a morning fishing trip.
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Exactly. I swing by the storage unit on the way home from work the day before a trip and pick it up. It gets loaded that evening and we roll the next morning. I drop it off on the way to work on Monday. I leave the house 10 minutes early to make this happen. No big deal.So for those who say RVs are not for weekend trips, I say nonsense -we do it all the time. We do have the luxury of being able to store our trailer at home (it sits in the side yard, the only HOA rule is that it has to be behind a fence, which it is) so we don't have to go to storage to pick it up or drop it off (though there are people in our camping group who do exactly that and don't have any issues with it.)
Or like us, if it's stored in the driveway, just hook up and go.So you go pull the RV out of storage, clean it load it up, hook it up drag it somewhere for a night or two?
VRBO we do that all the time especially for weekend trips, but occasionally we want to be in a Park and are on 9-12 day trips multiple locations which case rent a trailer or take our own.
I own a boat and I went out far far more when I was just crewing on others boats. LolThere's also the fact that loading up a rental doesn't take less time than loading up your own. In fact, it will probably take a bit longer to do the rental.
Edit: I don't own one myself, but I liken it to owning a boat: It is always easier to load up your own than go rent one and have to go through all the systems to make sure it doesn't sink from under you.
Yeah usage and season length theres a clear point where owning makes more sense. I would say 99.99% here are not the norm regarding usage of RVs.I owned my Aliner 6 months and spent 35 nights in it. When I would get home I would take whatever needed taken out, out and put whatever needed put back, back. 20 minutes max. I would than back it into my garage to wait for the next outing. It was a Ranger 12 and after 35 nights we decided we needed the next size bigger. It sold right away. Now I need to find a new one.
Just to chime in on this, for as much as you use the RV for weekend trips, why in the heck would you use it dry?? I see so many people say the same thing. Many, I see from other forums and communities, even have massive 5th wheels, or motorhomes who never even put water in their tank, and sometimes never even use the 'kitchen'. It makes zero sense to me. Why even buy a rv or camper if you never use the systems? Seems such a waste of money and space. To build on that, one thing I find extremely frustrating with all manufacturers (and is the reason I will build my own instead of buying anything in the future) is their seemingly inability to actually use said systems in cold weather. This seems to be the most ridiculous problem to even have when the tech is clearly available to fix such a issue - although that would mean more money on the consumer part or less financial gain on the company part....we used it 'dry' for the 2018 camping season which had us camping roughly every other weekend
So for those who say RVs are not for weekend trips, I say nonsense -we do it all the time.