And hey, this mobile food thing is viable!
I met a guy in San Fran who travels the country with a small team that operates a food trailer at all manners of "events". Think Moto-Cross, Sports Events - things of this nature.
It must be lucrative enough, cause he drove there from New York with many stops on the way there and back. So legitimate idea. Albeit they towed the trailer with a speciality 18 wheeler cab -
Also, my wife and I have wrestled with the new over old thing for months now. And even though we can afford a new one, we struggle with the loss of money on new - even though we travel a TON. I continually think of all the things I could do with that 100k loss over the next 5 years - I mean a hundred grand is a hundred grand! Especially when our old Betsy has successfully gotten me from one coast of our great country to the other, twice.
I paid roughly 90k for "betsy", put 14k worth of work into her, and we now beat the crud out of her going sometimes places others won't take a new paint job into. Is she perfect? No. Does she have scratches and cracks? Yep. Does she have a few gremlins? Yeppers. Does she have the full wall slide and half bath I desperately love? Nope, but wish she did. Is she a workhorse of a machine that gets me there safely every time? YOU BET! We've come to realize the journey is the most important thing. The places you go, the people you meet, the ways you explore the world. And with a payment roughly the same as a new high end car - it works, no pressure, it just works.
We still dream of the new stuff - a full wall slide, tile, a tiled shower that's bigger, a king size bed (would love to have), MCD shades, heated floors - but just haven't been able to justify it yet when I can do so many other things with that money.
I'm not advocating that you feel bad about buying a brand new coach. DO IT, it's worth it. You will have issues to fix, and things that break, but please what ever you do - USE IT (that is of course, after the break in shake down time). Drive it, go places, get her dirty, don't freak out over scratches, don't wash it every time a speck of dust hits it, don't be afraid to trek off the path sometimes. OR maybe wash it everytime it gets dusty, stick to solid pavement and resorts with other new paint jobs - some prefer this over my old dusty washboard road to sit in the desert routine. It's all up to you man.
I can add that tires and batteries are far less money than the first year depreciation.
I can also add that anything older than 2013 is going to "look" inside, like every rv ever made from 2002 up. Only recently did stuff like TV in the corner or pop up tv's really get going.
I can also add that you should expect the first year with either a new coach or an old coach to require some shake down / shop time. Possibly not though.
best of luck, and the anthem is a BEAUTIFUL coach!!!! In the price range, you might consider a mountainaire or kingaire. You might also consider a used countrycoach in the 07 to 09 year models. The Intrigue is a solid machine (as is the Allure) - eh heck with that, get the Anthem
New technology is cool (unless it breaks... hmm) I kinda like that my systems are all very simple. No macerators, no aquahot, no computer electronics - just simple - but all that stuff sounds cool in theory for sure! And it works for a lot of people.
AND if I were to by Entegra, I would go latest and greatest. They have only been making these Class A's for a short time, and I would prefer the benefit of all of the lessons they learned from the first few years. And were I to buy new, I wouldn't buy a thing without test driving one myself.