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Old 10-13-2008, 01:09 PM   #1
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just something i was wondering about. we just bought our seneca this year. we have added new shocks, trac bars and now a steering stabilizer. the drive is really nice now.

we figure we will have this mh for some time. but, how long do most people keep them before getting something else?
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just something i was wondering about. we just bought our seneca this year. we have added new shocks, trac bars and now a steering stabilizer. the drive is really nice now.

we figure we will have this mh for some time. but, how long do most people keep them before getting something else?
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Old 10-13-2008, 01:32 PM   #3
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First MH was 5 yrs.
Second was 4 yrs.
Third was 4 yrs
Forth was 7 yrs.
on our 5th MH.
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Old 10-13-2008, 02:00 PM   #4
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We found after about 5 years, you get many nagging problems where my wife's peace of mind is more important than the BIG $$$ loss I'm taking on the trade in.

1st Class C: 5 years, 30k miles
2nd Class A Gas: 5 years, 50k miles

Just bought a new DP in June. I HOPE we keep it more than 5 years...
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Old 10-13-2008, 02:20 PM   #5
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1. was a 6 week rental TT
2. 9 month
3. 1 1/2 years
4. looks like again 1 1/2 years
5. is waiting in storage to be picked up in
spring for FULLTIMING...
The next one is on the books, when we see or come across one...
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Old 10-13-2008, 02:54 PM   #6
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A little over 10 years is the shortest time I have ever kept a coach.
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Old 10-13-2008, 03:24 PM   #7
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Our first 2 RVs weren't MH. We started with a truck camper in 1977. Kept it a year and bought a travel trailer. Enjoyed that one 21 yrs when I bought a gas motorhome to go full time as a widow. Had that one 8 years and wasn't planning on changing but found a really good deal on a DP last Dec. I think this one will be the last but one never knows for sure.
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Old 10-13-2008, 04:04 PM   #8
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I bought my 2000 Adventurer 35U in Nov of 06. There was something missing. I walked into this one in Jun of this year and that was it. Back into debt again. First time in a year that I'd owed for something. But I'm sure noty sorry I did it. This Voyage is great!!!
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Old 10-13-2008, 04:22 PM   #9
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1st one 8 years.
2nd one 16 years.
3rd one 1.5 years (a mistake)!
4th one working on its first year, appears it will compete with the longevity of #2.

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Old 10-13-2008, 05:38 PM   #10
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You guys are something else! 10 years? 16 years? Wow! You guys are probably the cause of the current economic woes! It's a good thing I'm out there supporting the economy.

Let's see, ignoring some pop-ups and such, we had:
Trailer #1 - 2.5 years.
Trailer #2 - 1 year
Motorhome #1 - 2 years
Motorhome #2 - 5 years
Motorhome #3 - 2 years and looking like a keeper!
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Old 10-13-2008, 07:44 PM   #11
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This is our first coach. We've had it 2 1/2 years. We have no reason to change.
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Old 10-13-2008, 08:18 PM   #12
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My first three "RVs" were truck campers kept about an average 2 years each. I bought a micro-mini MH when I got a divorce and a 5th wheel when I remarried. That didn't last so we sold the 5th wheel after 1 year and I went back to the micro-mini (total 5 years). A friend wanted to buy that one so I bought an older class A and kept it 3 yrs. until the engine was giving me problems. Bought a used Class C and kept it until a wrecker driver tore it up changing a tire (3 yrs.) and bought a brand new 1996 Class C that I still have today. That's 8 "RVs" in about 31 years.
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My first RV was a truck camper 8 years
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third is also a Class A on its 2nd year with me
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