Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  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 09-02-2013, 08:32 PM   #29
Senior Member
Mr_D's Avatar
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 22,386
Originally Posted by malexander View Post
Just got back from Tulsa/Claremore. May have found JUST what we're looking for. If the price and trading is right, we'll probably buy it.
1 owner, 14K mi, 72 hrs on gen, etc. Very well taken care of. Owner traded for new DP.
Now old? Not very many hours on the gen., which could be bad for it. They need to be run at least and hour a month even when stored to keep them in good shape.

2009 45' Magna 630 w/Cummins ISX 650 HP/1950 Lbs Ft
Charter Good Sam Lifetime Member, FMCA, SKP
RV'ing since 1957, NRA Benefactor Life, towing '05 Odyssey
Mr_D is online now   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 09-03-2013, 03:38 AM   #30
Registered User
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 307
Originally Posted by Mr_D View Post
Now old? Not very many hours on the gen., which could be bad for it. They need to be run at least and hour a month even when stored to keep them in good shape.

The coach is a 2005. I honestly believe the previous owner was very meticulous, judging from the interior and the basement(s).

malexander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2013, 10:27 AM   #31
Tiffin Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Baytown, TX.
Posts: 58

When looking for used, I always look for one with records and has been covered in a garage or carport. To me this means they cared about their RV. Expect to pay a little more, but the paint and fabric should look nicer.
WBBB1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2013, 10:56 AM   #32
Senior Member
datrbone8's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 852
My approach is a little different. I pay more attention to the mechanical "bones" of the thing, especially in a DP- drivetrain, structural items, mechanical, hydraulic and electrical systems. They are the most expensive items that could need repair or replacement. Cosmetics like decals, carpet, fabric are much cheaper by comparison and I'd rather update and replace those things to my own taste. You can also do updating or renovation of those things while actually using the RV. There are a lot of RVs out there with horrible "grandma's place" interiors. Wear and tear is inevitable in a coach that has actually been used and I would rather buy one that shows use than something that has been sitting
1998 Newmar Dutch Star, 3126B Cat/ Freightliner
2003 Honda Element
" Don't let the same dog bite you twice "
datrbone8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2013, 04:00 PM   #33
Senior Member
akeyzoo's Avatar
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 953
Originally Posted by KSCRUDE View Post
RVs are one of the most abused vehicle on the road, as most people just use them and abuse them then take them home and part it, until the next trip.
That was not my experience in shopping for DP's at all. Perhaps it's the price point or luck, but if you buy a few year old unit from the original owner that paid $300K+, don't be surprised if it is like new!

I narrowed in on a specific model/floorplan by shopping around. My early shopping (online and in person) was not geared towards purchase, more a research exercise. Once I found exactly what I wanted it was GAME ON. I would consider a coach that met my criteria from anywhere in NA. BTW, I found when talking to dealers far away, once they learned I was going to have to travel great distances they seemed very honest in their disclosures.

I bought private party and it was awesome. Great price, great rig.

American Revolution 40L CAT C9
Samsung 197, TireMinder, Ready Brute Elite with Wrangler
akeyzoo is offline   Reply With Quote

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

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:40 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.