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Old 11-27-2013, 07:55 PM   #29
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Bought our foretravel almost 9 years ago, other than normal up keep no problems, same with the other 3 used M/Hs. Shop wisely find a we'll cared for used unit and enjoy it

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Old 11-27-2013, 08:24 PM   #30
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We traded in a 2000 Georgetown that seemed to have some challenge daily. Only kept it for about 18 months. Picked up our baby last fall same year 2000
but have had no issues. It was stored indoors, low miles and seemed to be well cared for. Just working on the normal maintenance, along with tires, batteries etc.

Good luck with your pick......

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Old 11-27-2013, 08:35 PM   #31
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We just bought ours. Fortunately, there was a 30 day warranty from the dealer. Among other things, we had water leaks, wiper problems, AC repairs, a problem with the generator autostart and got a new fridge from the dealer. I purchased an extended warranty (not from the dealer). We dealt with a severe weight distribution problem. Several of the issues dealt with appeared to have been with the coach since it was new.

Finally, after our last visit to the Freightliner dealer, I don't know of anything that needs to be fixed.
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:35 PM   #32
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Ours worked out great

We bought a '97 Holiday Rambler Endeavor DP and we have had great luck with it. I drove it home...two days and 800 miles. It was perfect. I've had it three years and had to replace or fix a few things...for example the refrig would turn itself off...I finally called a repair man...he checked it and swapped out the circuit board...100 bucks and it has worked perfect ever since. The old circuit board was dated 1997!, and this was in 2012...pretty amazing I think. I needed new tires, and the dash board ac has needed a shot of freon. Never regretted our purchase and anytime we look to upgrade we always walk away thinking we still have the best quality coach out there.
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:39 PM   #33
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We picked up our 2007 Winnebago Journey in October. We've spent over two weeks with it on the road and about 2800 miles. We've been so impressed with the quality and function. I'm a tinkerer, and is haven't been able to really find anything to fix yet. Anything that we've had a problem with has been operator error! Hope you like yours as much as we do ours!
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:52 PM   #34
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Bought our 2002 Itasca about ten months ago. Have put about 4000 miles on without any problem. First time buying a used rig. Very happy.
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Old 11-27-2013, 09:04 PM   #35
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This is one of those threads that goes against the norm.
On this blog, most threads are about problems or complaints.
This one brings out mostly love stories, fairy tales, bravos and oh yeahs.
May not be a stable sampling.
Just saying.....
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Old 11-27-2013, 09:15 PM   #36
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Our coach was 3 years old when we bought it and moved in. That was nearly 7 years ago. It now has 100k on the clock which included a round trip to Alaska. It's been supremely reliable. Just routine stuff. We've over nighted on a 9700' pass and many Wal Marts and Flying Js. It's crossed the Golden Gate Bridge and the 7 mile bridge in the Keys.

I expect the next 7 years to be better.
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Old 11-27-2013, 09:45 PM   #37
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We bought our 1999 Damon Intruder a year ago, so far so good. Just a few little things. Worst was the end of the generators muffler came off on our big trip during a heat wave. So was afraid to run generators when stopped. Key is fix things when you first buy it before a they are big problems.
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Old 11-27-2013, 10:50 PM   #38
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We bought the 2000 DP 18 months ago from a private party off CL. No major problems to speak of. I'm handy and have done all maintenance and repairs myself. PO had all maintenance receipts and we did a thorough PDI before closing the deal. We couldn't be happier!

Now, keep in mind, everyone's tolerance for issues is different. Some people will need thousands of dollars in repairs and just roll with the punches and others will take the dealer or PO to task over a $30 fix.

RVing is a state of mind and stuff WILL break. It's a rolling earthquake for crying out loud. How you choose to react will determine if RVing is for you. Good luck and happy travels!
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Old 11-27-2013, 11:06 PM   #39
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We bought our 2005 Monaco Knight in 2010 with 22,000 miles. We've been living in it fulltime since October 2011 and are very happy with it. Life is good!
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Old 11-27-2013, 11:27 PM   #40
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We've had our 1999 Tradewinds for almost two years (in January). The only significant problem was when a shear pin broke for the slide. DH was able to locate a pin (now we carry a spare) and repair it himself. We have put about 11,000 miles on it. Currently about 57,000 miles. We understand this was a quality built coach, and I'm sure that contributes to the lack of major problems. Of course, previous owner maintenance would be the rest of that.

And current owner maintenance

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Old 11-28-2013, 03:20 AM   #41
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Ours was 13 years when we purchased it. Did some small things myself like new dump valves but that was it.
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Old 11-28-2013, 08:59 AM   #42
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I guess we were just plain lucky! We have had very few problems with the Windsor since buying it last year, and most of them I was able to fix myself!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!

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