Originally Posted by Muddypaws
Speaking generically and from my experience if you buy a used motorhome you WILL be working on it unless you've got cubic yards of money. And if you do why not buy a new one in the first place?
1) Depreciation. Lots of it. Lots and lots of it. I think boats depreciate less.
2) Because new RVs aren't problem free. And if it's my time driving it back to the dealer or my time working on it, it's the same bucket to me. I can do a *lot* of work for the amount of depreciation that occurs in those first 5 years.
I think my "ideal" RV would be a high quality DP that's 3-4 years old and used several times per year.. Something well shaken down.
I agree with above, if it's been sitting for 5 years, budget some money - maybe quite a bit of money to get it shaken back down. Hoses, flushing everything, I'd be very suspect of the fridge and water heater... I'd rather have one with more miles that has been used more frequently.