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Old 06-18-2017, 12:16 AM   #15
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Well, I guess a used one seems to be the consensus.

We look at about 25k max, until we know if it is a viable option for us.
We live in SC, should we worry about buying one around the coast (Salt Water Rust)!

It will be just my wife and I and our dogs.
What options are a must.
Are there common problems that most newbies fail to recognize?

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Common problems? I can't help you there. I got lucky back when I bought a used class a.

What options are a must? Now that is a great question. Starting from the top:

Working AC or two depending on square feet.

Roof that doesn't leak.

Enough outside storage for chairs and your setup.

Windows and doors.

Working our way inside:

Bathroom is big enough to close the door with you inside.

Bed that you can walk around.

Kitchen counter space.

The next items are based on personal preference:

Couch or dinette or both.

Tv location.

I'm sure there are more options that are a must than I can remember off hand...
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Old 06-18-2017, 12:52 PM   #18
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Best case would be a private sale from an owner who has maintenance records
A agree! I should have done this. I bought from a dealer and wished I would have bought from a private owner because I could have gotten a lot more information about how it was maintained and how well the owner took care of it.
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Old 06-18-2017, 03:35 PM   #19
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Thanks for all the answers, I am sure there will be a lot more.
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If you a mechanically handy and don't mind fixing things, and aren't made of money then buy used.

If you rely on mechanics or dealer to fix anything, and you are made of money buy new.

Somewhere in-between? You got to figure which way the scale tips.

Brand new and really old covers a large range of condition and price. Likely you fit in there somewhere.
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Old 06-18-2017, 04:03 PM   #21
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I bought my 2 rigs new. But in my opinion the sweet spot for a used do is 3-5 years old and garaged a big plus. Regardless of age get an expert opinion of the big stuff and thoroughly make sure everything works as supposed to. Private party a big plus to.
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The first thing to consider is gas vs diesel. There has been more than enough written about that. It will ballpark your cost choices and whether or not you might need to upgrade your drivers license.

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