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Old 05-05-2019, 06:54 AM   #15
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So I’m posing this question and I hope I can convey what I’m trying to get at.

Looking at a 10-15 year old motorhomes and it’s quite clear that the interiors are very dated and for the most part not very appealing.

In my opinion RV interiors back in the day did not reflect residential styling.

Today’s interiors look much more like a residential home.

So my question.

In 10-15 years we will look back at the current models with the same ‘what were they thinking’ viewpoint as some of the older models today?

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In 10-15 years we will look back at the current models with the same ‘what were they thinking’ viewpoint as some of the older models today?

Pretty sure the answer is YES but with some Qualifications.


More important in this discussion should be did you Buy Quality or Not? If not it will most likely not only look not Outdated BUT Worn Out

IMHO, Solid Wood and real Leather have never gone out of Style. The Correct - Tile - Corian - Window treatments along with the Floor plan also help in keeping a unit timeless.

So AGAIN IMHO look for Quality and likely you will find Coaches that are much less Dated.

Just one Man's Opinion,
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Most of us don't buy our house already furnished, so styling is less of a factor. Even then, a 15 yo house probably looks "dated" in places like kitchen and baths. RVs come with everything in place, even the living room sofa, so the style is much more apparent.


I'll grant that many RVs have an interior style that might be termed "traditional". Probably appropriate considering it will still be around 15-20-25 years later, plus it has to appeal to a broad segment of the population. Modern styling is transient, by definition, and any "ultra" style will work only for a small percentage of the buying public. However, you can get avant garde styling in an RV, but probably only in an upper tier model, e.g. one you get to choose the decor for. And the avant garde style of 10-15 years ago is surely already out of date.
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We have a Beaver MH that is going on 20 years old. Beavers were known for their cabinetry and ours has a beautiful walnut finish. The cabinets are "real wood" and are in incredible condition after all these years. We don't have the slightest concern that darker colored cabinets are "out" nor do we care that the handles and hinges are bright brass. I've never quite understood why I was supposed to care what fashion trends were "in" or "out".
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hmmm ours is 2008
with light cherry
and bright tile floors
not to dated imo
i will admit the little bit of carpet we have left is going to be wood or tile soon
That TV sure is dated.
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Older, classic styles that withstand the test of time always have fans like me who don't care for more transitory modern "fashions". Remember when avacado appliances and shag carpet were considered modern?
Thank you. The biggest problem I am having in buying a newer coach is that so many of them are tarted up with fancy window treatments and printed wallpaper while I would prefer quality furniture an flooring. Painted walls and curtains and/or blinds.
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That TV sure is dated.
What makes you think he hasn't updated his TVs? Most of us have, I'm sure.
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So Iím posing this question and I hope I can convey what Iím trying to get at. Looking at a 10-15 year old motorhomes and itís quite clear that the interiors are very dated and for the most part not very appealing. In my opinion RV interiors back in the day did not reflect residential styling. Todayís interiors look much more like a residential home. So my question. In 10-15 years we will look back at the current models with the same Ďwhat were they thinkingí viewpoint as some of the older models today? Hope that makes sense. Fire away.
I look at a lot more than the interior, for buying a quality coach and for getting the best bang for the buck.
Besides, I like old stuff, as a general rule and some of the older technology, as well. We have very little smog equipment and and don't require DEF, either, so....to each his own on that one. As for being dated, if we had the chief WOW factor, of a giant amidships TV with a fireplace below, ours would look fairly modern.
IMO, one of the best looking cars every made, was a 34 Buick sedan with side mounts and would really like to own a retro rod of that era, if the selection, wasn't so rare and expensive and if I had a nice garage to keep it in.
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We have a Beaver MH that is going on 20 years old. Beavers were known for their cabinetry and ours has a beautiful walnut finish. The cabinets are "real wood" and are in incredible condition after all these years. We don't have the slightest concern that darker colored cabinets are "out" nor do we care that the handles and hinges are bright brass. I've never quite understood why I was supposed to care what fashion trends were "in" or "out".
I'm with you on that one and especially with the clothes fashions that they dictate to us for making many, spend their money.
I could care less about it and that includes neckties and shoes.
Fact is, my wardrobe costs are next to 0.
Our cabinets, by the way, are dark cherry wood and we really like them.
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I'm with you on that one and especially with the clothes fashions that they dictate to us for making many, spend their money.
I could care less about it and that includes neckties and shoes.
Fact is, my wardrobe costs are next to 0.
Our cabinets, by the way, are dark cherry wood and we really like them.

I can only imagine with horror how robust our economy would be if you guys mirrored the general population spending trends.
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I seem to recall reading about people complaining about newer motorhomes (maybe it was more the higher dollar ones) looking like casinos (or bordellos) inside.
The comment about 10 year old cars versus newer ones is interesting considering how much almost all of the newer cars look alike regardless of manufacturer. Was it like that in 2009 or were there more marked differences - I can't remember. (Disclaimer: I might be biased - current car is 2005, before that 1992, before that 1969...)
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When we bought our 2004 Camelot I was really surprised at how well the cabinets and other furniture looked. We have never really cared about what's in our out when it comes to styles or fashion. We got lucky and found what we were looking for on about the 4th RV we looked at. In fact we never really even looked at a newer one until my neighbor upgraded from a 40 foot 2006 HR to a 2016 Entegra. When we went inside the new one we were not impressed one bit. Everything looked "fake" including the cabinets and other furniture. He kept it about 2 years and traded it in on a class c. I told him he should have just kept what he had...lol.
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I was watching an RV show on TV the other night. They said in one of their little quiz’s that the average person keeps an RV for 8 years. So on average a lot of 9 year old RVs for sale...
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I can only imagine with horror how robust our economy would be if you guys mirrored the general population spending trends.
No worries, for it ain't gonna happen with the spend, spend, gotta have it now attitude of so many.
It's not like there's enough of us out here for that.
Just some of us, as a whole that keep the used markets going, like older and proven and especially if we can pay cash for them and retain a certain amount of net worth.
The main thing is, that good times and bad times in our economy, have never affected us much, allowing for a nice comfort zone.
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So Iím posing this question and I hope I can convey what Iím trying to get at. Looking at a 10-15 year old motorhomes and itís quite clear that the interiors are very dated and for the most part not very appealing. In my opinion RV interiors back in the day did not reflect residential styling. Todayís interiors look much more like a residential home. So my question. In 10-15 years we will look back at the current models with the same Ďwhat were they thinkingí viewpoint as some of the older models today? Hope that makes sense. Fire away.


We bought our Monaco Camelot when it was 5. Now itís 10. It looks fantastic, and it didnít come with a stripper pole! It was great to buy UP for the cost of a new gas rig.
You may be surprised how many folks love the older decor.
You may also be surprised that I donít care about ďstyleĒ. Never did. Couldnít tell the difference!
And, yes, quality matters!
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