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Old 07-30-2016, 07:55 PM   #15
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#1. Minor issues only.
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Old 07-30-2016, 08:34 PM   #16
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While not a Class A, our Class C Lazy Daze 27. Replaced the BR door latch and a valve on the toilet ... may $35 in a year. Of course we spent a bit more on upgrades and routine maintenance to include new tires.
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Old 07-30-2016, 08:39 PM   #17
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I'm 2nd owner but have all the records back to day 1. 20 yrs of minor and 1 year of major (was taken to spartan about 4 yrs ago and told to go over it front/back - replaced hydraulic fan motor, radiator)...PO replaced air compressor and dryer (updated design).

I still spend a lot but it's because I can't stop tinkering / upgrading...

If upgrades were included there would be a lot of majors...
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Old 07-30-2016, 08:48 PM   #18
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Minor
Replaced Norcold refrigerator ~$900
Hydraulic Pump ~$1000

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Old 07-30-2016, 10:13 PM   #19
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Full time since 2012 and nor much I couldn't fix myself. $900 last year on aqua hot for fuel pump and service. New air conditioner this year, installed myself.
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Old 07-30-2016, 10:34 PM   #20
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Major, but the issues were anticipated and negotiated out of the price so we're pretty close to even.
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Old 07-30-2016, 10:35 PM   #21
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This is our forth RV, three differant manufactures. Only minor repair cost. The current MH has a total of $634.00 in parts and outside labor. Warranty paid all but $189.00. November will be two years on this unit.
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Old 07-30-2016, 11:02 PM   #22
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None. Zip. Zilch. No repairs to anything. Bought new ordered sight unseen, spring 2005. Shakedown trip in 2005 they had a front wheel rebalanced because it threw a weight, and they had to snug down the gen exhaust pipe cause it was a bit loose or whatever. Never been back since.

Now have 45K on it. Wait - I replaced the porch light bulb sometime once, and maybe $2 vent caps....... Did some preventive stuff - plugs and wires, but there wasn't anything wrong and after changing wondered if I should have bothered........

I don't count tires. I don't count "elective items" such as choosing to replace TVs, or go to digital Seevue system for tanks or better fans, or other elective tinkerings, like experimenting with different shocks and stuff. etc.

I keep checking for hidden indications it was all built by Honda or something.

Dunno who suggested 10 year life. It still looks and functions like new over 11 years old. I'm counting on it for another 20.......

This pic taken 10 days ago at the coach's "2nd home" coming back from a 3,000mi driveabout
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The '02 Dutch Star, minor even after 13 years of ownership.
The '09 Magna, MAJOR (over $25,000) in just the first year. Still need tires too.
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I know following your post! Hard to beat those Dutch stars, That was on my list but never found a clean one, didn't seem to be a lot of those around Northern Calif. It's a shame that that make of engine had issues, since that coach is truly outstanding! It is just a small issue compared to what your wife has gone through, hope she is well on her way to recovery. Regards
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Old 07-30-2016, 11:18 PM   #24
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Minor. I have a 30 year old RV and spent only $60 the past year on repairs.
WOW you have to love that! That is outstanding! Regards
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None. Zip. Zilch. No repairs to anything. Bought new ordered sight unseen, spring 2005. Shakedown trip in 2005 they had a front wheel rebalanced because it threw a weight, and they had to snug down the gen exhaust pipe cause it was a bit loose or whatever. Never been back since.

Now have 45K on it. Wait - I replaced the porch light bulb sometime once, and maybe $2 vent caps....... Did some preventive stuff - plugs and wires, but there wasn't anything wrong and after changing wondered if I should have bothered........

I don't count tires. I don't count "elective items" such as choosing to replace TVs, or go to digital Seevue system for tanks or better fans, or other elective tinkerings, like experimenting with different shocks and stuff. etc.

I keep checking for hidden indications it was all built by Honda or something.

Dunno who suggested 10 year life. It still looks and functions like new over 11 years old. I'm counting on it for another 20.......

This pic taken 10 days ago at the coach's "2nd home" coming back from a 3,000mi driveabout

That is amazing, that coach still looks Awesome, there is a lot to be said about regular maintainance and loving care! You got a winner I would keep it. Regards
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Major last year. Nearly $3000. Ran into the worst weather I've seen in Texas ever. The entire trip was one big storm after another from New Mexico all the way to Georgia and back. Washington State to NM not so bad. About 5000 miles of a pounding during an 8200 mile trip. Replaced both windshields, the wind literally tore the awning off the MH on the highway, major rains and localized flooding damaged the generator and a plethora of other issues large and small made the trip rather expensive. Otherwise minor. $500 this year on routine maintenance. Replaced all shocks brakes and rubber two years ago. Icon and Bilstein shocks (tag axel wouldn't accept Icons) and Toyo rubber all the way around along with brakes. That was major, but hadn't been done in a while. Huge difference in the ride. Still enjoying the ride hauling my Toad and all. My '97 Fleetwood has been a pleasure to own. The Ford 460 is perhaps the best gasser out there at least in my humble opinion and having a tag axel on a 36' motorhome makes for a comfortable ride especially when pulling my 2000 Jeep Wrangler. Our layout was ideal for us to begin with so the mechanical end of the ride is important. Owning a motorhome is second only to owning a boat when it comes to being a money pit at times. We have been fortunate, other folks... not so much.
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I am guessing 10 years is about the life span of a motor home, or?
I certainly hope this isn't the case. Ours is 11 years old, and we just bought it. Looks just about new, inside and out. I've had a couple of minor issues so far. We are going to make a medium size investment in changing out the TVs to digital. I need to replace a valve going to the ice maker. If that doesn't make ice, then a new ice maker. Still pretty minor.
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Old 07-31-2016, 06:57 AM   #28
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After owning 3 DP'ers over a period of 20 years, I have had them all. In fact, all the way from a complete engine rebuild to broken windshields and everything in between.
I always tell my RV'ing friends that are considering "moving up" to a Class A pusher to tuck a $1,000 bill in their billfold for repairs at the beginning of their Winter trip and when they return (after all broken items are repaired) if they have any of the $1,000 left, consider themselves lucky. IMHO, owning a 40' DP'er is not for the faint of heart!
Just for information, my Dp'ers were a Gulfstream, a Monaco, and a Tiffin.
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