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View Poll Results: Are DIYers more likely to buy used vehicles?
DIY bought New 22 20.75%
DIY bought Used 75 70.75%
Not a DIY bought New 7 6.60%
Not DIY bought Used 2 1.89%
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Old 04-20-2019, 09:49 AM   #1
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A Survey...different question on buying New/Used

Im definitely a DIYer (do lots of projects myself) and Im in the buy used vehicles camp. Is there a correlation between buying used and some would say getting our hands dirty? I realize its easy to have this go off the rails so lets try just answering...

1) DIYer... Y or N
2) Used... Y or N
So my answer looks like this...hopefully yours will too for easy summarizing.
1 Y, 2 Y
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3......Also have bought NEW and DIY
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Moving poll to 1st page.
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I'm an avid handyman/DIY type and have bought both new & used RVs. Only one new before going back to used, though. I think being "handy" reduces the fear that many people have when buying anything pre-owned. Even though new RVs are notorious for defects.


My only brand new motorhome had over 70 factory defects at delivery and it took 8 months, including a trip back to the factory, to get them all resolved.
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Perhaps the question should include; With/without regrets...

Knowing the DIY circumstance related to a purchase is interesting, however, knowing if they "got burned" might be more educational.
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I'm an avid handyman/DIY type and have bought both new & used RVs. Only one new before going back to used, though. I think being "handy" reduces the fear that many people have when buying anything pre-owned. Even though new RVs are notorious for defects.


My only brand new motorhome had over 70 factory defects at delivery and it took 8 months, including a trip back to the factory, to get them all resolved.
Hi Gary - What was the make and model and year of the new coach?

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I'm an avid handyman/DIY type and have bought both new & used RVs. Only one new before going back to used, though. I think being "handy" reduces the fear that many people have when buying anything pre-owned. Even though new RVs are notorious for defects.

My only brand new motorhome had over 70 factory defects at delivery and it took 8 months, including a trip back to the factory, to get them all resolved.
I agree with Gary. I've had 8 used motorhomes and my most recent one (#9) is new and I'll never buy another new one. If I have to work on it from day 1 anyway I might as well buy used and save a few $$$. I can't imagine how hard it is for a non-DIY type to own a motorhome. Making the trip to the factory in June.
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I started this without knowing how to do a poll so instead of 1 or 2, answer one of the 4 possible at the top. I agree that there are more possibilities than just the 4 but for my first poll it confirms, so far, that DIY and used go together. Thanks for answering.
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