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xgojim

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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 12:25:44 PM

Jessica and Jim Vaglica are giddy with excitement this weekend after their recent purchase of a 21-foot recreational vehicle. where are they going? The new, $20,000 2013 Palamino Puma Unleashed tow-behind RV provides lots of features designed to accommodate the Wyoming, Mich., couple’s extreme-sports hobbies that include motorcycling and power golf carting — messy pursuits that their 43-year-old 24-footer could not quite accommodate. “The whole back end of this RV opens up to a big ramp, so we can just ride everything straight out the back,” said 35-year-old Jessica Vaglica, a college student-accounts manager. Her 37-year-old husband is a warehouse manager. “Right where the toys go are two queen-size beds that lift hydraulically to the ceiling to make room for them. And a nice outside fe
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ss70
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2013 12:03:11 AM

that means economy is good in these areas.
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Nancy&Len
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 11:44:50 PM

ok
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lesndave
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 11:10:40 PM

OK
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NedW
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 11:00:47 PM

Where's Michigan? :)
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TruthMatters
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 12:40:45 PM

Don't they have any toys there that does not require environmentally unfriendly and unhealthy fossil fuels?
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lindy5049
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 10:43:25 AM

Sounds good to me. Why not?
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fishnhuntWV
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 9:45:11 AM

Probably because their economy sucks and they have to travel to find work I'm working with a bunch of arrogant michiganers
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RAE344
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 9:42:59 AM

I assume the citizens of Michigan are either getting ready to depart the state or don't want to be pinned down by a house.
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07skydriver
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 7:39:42 AM

Motels are cheaper but it's nice to sleep in a bed thats not covered in feces.
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werich44
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 5:56:57 AM

Works for me.
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MN1
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 4:29:55 AM

Good times in MI???
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MINIWINI598
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 3:52:46 AM

smaller RV's are quite popular...
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goldrose1
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 1:35:59 AM

ok...
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Wanda127
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 1:09:56 AM

Wish they would get real popular in FL. again so I could sell mind without taking a really big loss.
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CivicMA
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 12:20:01 AM

Are they using them to escape Detroit and Michigan to better areas?
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davenles
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 12:03:25 AM

Hotels have nice pools and you don't need to clean up after yourself.
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andy1024
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 9:58:04 PM

RVs are quite popular in Michigan.
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tnfran
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 9:55:10 PM

Different ideas for different kinds of people.
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Fleabite44
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 7:13:36 PM

That's pretty cheap for an RV.
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wrunner
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 6:34:53 PM

With Detroit being broke, lots of folks broke ground and went for broke on breaking away.

RVs will keep them moving, moving away from cities that can't keep them.

Let the fun begin and let it begin with the fun stuff.
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ExplorerWA
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 6:13:31 PM

Good for them. Their having fun.
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HorizonChaser
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 5:55:01 PM

Yawn
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Infidels
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 5:54:44 PM

Michigan's economy must be better than I thought
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USMCturtlehead
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 5:39:13 PM

Have fun with your RV. I find it cheaper and more convenient wit a motel or hotel.
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mike56MI
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 5:00:14 PM

OK
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FuelishGuy
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 4:16:25 PM

...yeah and their all in a convoy headed for North Dakota.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 4:15:05 PM

Nice.
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kag2010
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 3:37:29 PM

really?

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Taxrefugee
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 2:34:49 PM

Probably because they all want to get out before Detroit finishes going down the drain and sucks the rest of the state with it.
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russiam
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 2:25:56 PM

Ok
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russiam
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 2:25:45 PM

Oh
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highdesertman
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 2:13:18 PM

A night in a decent RV park runs around $40. A mid-priced hotel room can be had for $70 or less in most places. Not a huge savings and when you couple it with the lousy MPG (not to mention the payments on the RV itself) it becomes a premium luxury item. People who justify it by saying that they are saving money are just blowing smoke.
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doggod
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 2:11:49 PM

An odd lead. It's about RV sales being up in Michigan, but the example is a couple from Wyoming? Whatever!

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Flashcube
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 2:00:05 PM

I cringe when I think about the mpg a 24 footer takes to move down the road. Only way to win is to park it, and not go anywhere, which defeats the purpose!
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 1:45:58 PM

gas is $3.24 here today
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DesertRat2011
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 1:23:29 PM

I don't have a need for a tow hauler but have been RVing for the past 27 years. Folks had travel trailer when I was growing up back in the 60's
I own a 2003 Teton 34' 5Th wheel bought it new in 03
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divebomber
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 1:17:45 PM

OK!
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Joeski1
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 12:58:59 PM

really?

are sure sure this isn't industry generation promotional stuff?
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kyjlh
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 12:56:31 PM

too rich for me
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Cothrom
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 12:52:28 PM

If you choose it, it's a life you got to stick to
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Yooperheart
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 12:51:40 PM

Ahh come on, this is for those that are leaving the state.
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lesabreAZ
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 12:38:44 PM

Where is this going?
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 12:35:49 PM

Good if you are into that kind of thing
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BIGOILEATURCRUD
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 12:29:00 PM

gotta live some where
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xgojim
Champion Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 12:28:59 PM

Economic rebound (for some) in Michigan! Thank you, Uncle Sam for keeping GM and Chrysler afloat!
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335d1
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 12:28:47 PM

RV industry will be happy.
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