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Old 12-18-2008, 07:26 PM   #71
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We have had our coach since July of this year. Can't wait to pull it out of storage and enjoy some quality family time travelling around this great continent again.

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Old 05-17-2009, 08:59 PM   #72
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20 foot Champon 3 years, drove 30,00 miles
32 foot swinger 12 years, drove 160,000 miles
34 foot southwind 14 years, drove 140,000 miles
33 footcoachman 6 months; just bought it. drove 125 miles.
bought all used; loved them all

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Old 05-17-2009, 09:28 PM   #73
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We have had our present motorhome 2 years before that we had one we kept for 5 years befor that was a truck camper that we had for 9years
want to get back to that 0 year part.
Bob & Deb in a 1991 Southwind
being pushed by a 1976 MG Midget
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Old 05-17-2009, 09:29 PM   #74
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should have said 9 year trend
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Old 05-18-2009, 07:46 AM   #75
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Cardinal 5h wheel: 7 yrs. (bought used, 6 mos. old)
Arriving on 6/26: 2010 36' Cameo full wall slide, hope to keep for many years
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:15 AM   #76
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We were tent campers until the kids got a little bigger.
Star Craft pop-up used 73-74 Wife was caught in a real bad rain storm with hail and did not feel safe so soft ends had to go.
18' ft Dutchman used 74-93 we kept this as a spare in case we needed more room. Kids grew up and sometimes wanted to go camping with us. Wish I had a way to pull them both at same time with 1 vehicle.
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Got out of camping for a few years. Missed it real bad, so we got us a Motorhome
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05 Kountry Star 3910 DP This one looks like a keeper.
Went to a RV show in Feb 05 and the dealer made a deal we couldn't refuse, we lost only $4,000.00 off what we paid for the Southwind.
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Old 05-19-2009, 08:36 PM   #77
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Almost a month! Prices were too good to pass up.
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:36 PM   #78
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2000 Coachmen Catalina. No slides.
Had it 3 years no major problems. Mostly used to tailgate at UF home football games. Been camping two times within 200 miles of home.

I too am looking to upgrade due to lower prices but undecided as to specifics. Diese/Gas ? What length ?

I look at the RV trader every week in case I see some real hot deal.
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Old 05-22-2009, 07:02 AM   #79
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We have had our motor home for three years next month. Bought it while looking for a trailer with slideouts. Got a deal too good to pass up. We tried to upgrade at Quartzsite this past January but could not get a good enough deal to make it worth our while to move up.
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Old 05-22-2009, 07:44 AM   #80
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We have had our 2004 DSDP for a little over 5 years and put 45,000 miles on it. It has been 100% dependable. Updated the tires to 275/80R22.5 Michelin's and swapped the front TV out for a 32". Have no desire to trade for any other motorhome, this one has been perfect for us.
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Old 05-23-2009, 09:27 PM   #81
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Our first motorhome we purchased in 2004, it was a 34' 1990 Bounder very good condition and it served us very well! Welll it seems I got the itch for a new one back in February and the wife found and purchased our current 05 38' Southwind!
Haven't had it out much yet but we've used it several times and loved every moment of it!
Going down that long lonesome highway,Bound for the mountains and the plains
Michael Parks / Then Came Bronson - 1969
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Old 05-29-2009, 10:17 PM   #82
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On our third RV. This one ordered in Fall of '02. Now with 23k miles on it, and very few problems we will probably fulltime in it for a while. I would like a Diesel, but with todays economy it doesn't make a lot of sense to lose money on mine. It is in perfect condition, and I know it stem to stern. Great coach.

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5 years and loving it.It is # 15.
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Old 06-04-2009, 06:30 AM   #84
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One week. I just bought a 2001 Sceptre. Looking forward to our first trip

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