Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-30-2010, 06:54 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 122
DH wants to buy another RV

OK, we have a 1986 Allegro Bay motorhome, 28' long. We really like it, it's in great shape... although there are things we wish it had. Which you can probably say about anything you ever buy.

Well he found another one! This one is a 1988 Allegro Bay MH. It is 10' longer.

Comparison:
It has the basement, which our other one doesn't. We would be able to take our fishing poles! And put the lawn chairs in there instead of piling them in the car.

A queen bed, instead of the full bed + you can walk around the bed instead of climbing over the other person to get out.

Has a washer n dryer. Which really isn't a big deal until we go on a week long vacation.

The couch is a large couch, not big enuf for a 10 year old once you pull it out to a bed.

Ours has carpet, this one has hardwood floors.

Ugh! Just not sure what to do! Overall we are happy with our mh. Definately changes we want to make. Ours does have a bit of water damage (the leak is fixed), we are going to fix the spots this winter. Along with replacing the carpet with something easier to keep clean!

Sometimes I could kick his butt for doing this stuff! I was perfectly happy till he started telling me about this mh!
__________________

__________________
Tony & Amy - Ohio
2 teen kids & a pomeranian
2010 Palomino Puma Travel Trailer
heyaim is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 09-30-2010, 07:09 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
John H...'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Johnstown, PA USA
Posts: 3,325
Hi Amy, You seem to be making statements and really not asking a question. A lot depends on your financial situation. If it's possible to move into a larger RV, it seems to me that if you want to make the jump, you should move up more than 2 years newer. Something you will have to decide. Good luck, John H...
__________________

__________________
John, Deb; & our dog, Benji, Forever in our hearts.
2014 Coachmen Leprechaun 319DS V-10
2011 Jeep Liberty Jet & 2014 Jeep Wrangler
John H... is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2010, 08:15 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
1ciderdog's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 4,325
Just my thought but if you want it get it! Many or most people go through life saying I wish I had bought or done something. "Grab a chance and don't be sorry for a might have been" or someething similar was said by Arthur Ransome.
__________________
Bob, Sandi & Marmaduke the Big Pug
SW OREGON 2004 Journey 39K, 330 Cat
If towing: a 2006 Mini Cooper or 1995 Wrangler
1ciderdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2010, 08:55 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
GOLDWINGER2's Avatar
 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: CA
Posts: 1,079
Is this new coach a diesel pusher? I went from a 1984, 31fter to a 1988, 34fter. I needed an extra bedin the front and a walk around bed in the rear. I didn't care about the year, just needed more room for the GK's. I did get a basement also, love it.
Now I can pack the large Smokey Joe BBQ pit.
J
__________________
GOLDWINGER2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2010, 09:27 AM   #5
Member
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Blacktop, USA
Posts: 75
aside from budget
other considerations for buying larger & newer:
How much do you use your MH? weekends, tailgaiting, vacations, full time?
Do both of your teens (& friends?) travel with you?
Will you regret not buying this one? Why and Why not?
Write down all the + reasons to buy another MH; then next to it, write the negative
I didn't understand: "The couch is a large couch, not big enuf for a 10 year old once you pull it out to a bed." If this is in the 1988 and you have two teens & they travel with you, would this cause a problem?

I'm sure we all wish we had a crystal ball to peek into to see if we make a right decision.
I hope you've found some help, ideas etc. Safe travels, with smiles along your miles.
__________________
jimpat4649 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2010, 12:43 PM   #6
Member
 
edggy's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Trail BC
Posts: 40
I know what you are going through! Just make sure you get everything you want in the new motorhome. Make sure if you are going to travel with your kids you have room for them. We just went from a 33 ft with no slides to a 36 with two slides. I miss the big windows we had in the old motorhome, but I do like the extra storage. If you are going to use it for extended periods of time, can you live in it comfortably. We went into a rig that was 8 years newer but there is definitely a quality to the older rigs. Hope you enjoy your travels no matter what you decide!
__________________
edggy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2010, 04:56 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
wildtoad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 2,933
Bigger can be better but remember you are "Upgrading" to a 22 year old motorhome. It has to have a serious list of issues or potential issues. If it were me, I'd "upgrade" to a much newer model.

I just bought a used 1988 Winnebago Superchief which I knew would have a bunch of "opportunities". And I was correct and under estimated the costs. The dealer I bought it from said the previous owners "upgraded" to a '93 model which had levelers and that was the only reason they were trading, and everything worked. Well I can tell you after a lot of work and $$$ that was plain old BS.

I opted for a fixer-upper as I knew we would not be able to use it much, I liked the look of a "Classic", and I did not want to pay a lot for a unit to sit in the side yard most of the time as my spouse still works to get medical insurance. (Neither of us can get affordable insurance other than employer based)

With the price of late '90's models being what they are you might want to look for a newer model.
__________________
Tom Wilds
Blythewood SC
2016 Newmar Bay Star Sport 3004
2013 Chevy Sonic Hatchback (Automatic)
wildtoad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2010, 07:53 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
GOLDWINGER2's Avatar
 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: CA
Posts: 1,079
Whatever you do, test every component in the new coach. Test the heaters, fridge, a/c's, stove, oven, everything. I tested my heaters in Arizona,it was hot but the a/c's cooled the coach down quickly. Test, test, test.
J
__________________
GOLDWINGER2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2010, 05:30 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 122
Yep, I was just thinking as I was typing! DH threw me for a loop with this. I've been happy with our current mh. Not many complaints. A few changes will be taking place this winter.

So, we went last night and really checked out this other mh. In the end, I didn't think it had enough beds if both our kids brought a friend. I loved the basement area! My next mh will have this! I could care less about the washer/dryer. I have no problem using a campground laundry mat if I need to.

We had some engine work done in September. Our mechanic, a very respected mechanic, said she purs like a kitten! He said if we ever decide to get rid of her, to call him first! That's pretty important to me!!!

Everyone had great insight/thoughts! Thanks so much! I love this place!
__________________
Tony & Amy - Ohio
2 teen kids & a pomeranian
2010 Palomino Puma Travel Trailer
heyaim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2010, 06:39 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Rocky Larson's Avatar
 
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 604
One piece windshields, LCD's, LED's, HD, FRED,AGM's, Auto Levelers, Auto Sat, hardwood floors, side hinged basement doors, RR, gas pusher, and the beat goes on....... what else will they tempt me with next. Oh when should I upgrade?
You may find solace here but only the two of you can answer that question.
Good Luck
__________________
04 Allegro 30DA, WH 8.1, Banks, 03 Honda CRV/2012 Jeep Liberty Jet, Brake Buddy Adv Select, 300watts Solar, 7 Group 31 Optima AGMs, 2000watt PSW inverter
"Philippians 4:11-13 KJV"
Rocky Larson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2010, 07:03 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
GOLDWINGER2's Avatar
 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: CA
Posts: 1,079
Quote:
Originally Posted by heyaim View Post

So, we went last night and really checked out this other mh. In the end, I didn't think it had enough beds if both our kids brought a friend. I loved the basement area! My next mh will have this! I could care less about the washer/dryer. I have no problem using a campground laundry mat if I need to.
Teens love tents when the friends come along. It lets them sit up and talk in private, play games, whatever teens do. I have two tents, one for boys and one for the girls. DW always worry that bears will carry them off, I just tell her more food for us.
J
__________________
GOLDWINGER2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2010, 09:21 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 750
When my grandkids and great grandkids asked if they could go with us I told them: "you can eat with us, visit with us, but not sleep in. Bring a tent etc as we will be going many more times without you than with you." So we would not buy a rig big enough to accommodate everyone and then not use the extras.
So, keep in mind the kids won't be around forever and you won't be able to coax them into going everytime either. So buy what you can afford and use and bring tents etc for them.
Nitehawk
__________________

__________________
NITEHAWK is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
what to buy, what to buy??? memtb Travel Supreme Owner's Forum 14 09-08-2010 10:29 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.