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Old 03-13-2018, 07:48 AM   #85
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I think the real take away is not how much trouble to expect but how much to be prepared to cover. It does not matter whether one is looking at covering it with a fat wallet or fat tool box as long as they have an out if something happens. It is a nice feeling to end a season or ownership with the repair budget unspent. Compare that to being stuck someplace because there is not enough money in the kitty to fix what broke so one can move on.

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Its a truck with a house on it. There will be problems. Part of the show. Enjoy.

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Old 03-13-2018, 10:50 AM   #87
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Major problems? No .... things that need my attention, yes. Of course, everyone's definition of "major problems" will differ.
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Old 03-13-2018, 08:19 PM   #88
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Major problems? No .... things that need my attention, yes. Of course, everyone's definition of "major problems" will differ.
Ask me what constitutes major, then ask SWMBO
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Old 03-16-2018, 07:39 AM   #89
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We had a 1991 class A and now have a 1998, so 20 years plus old. Both were/are major problem-free (more or less). Our current coach, acquired at the beginning of this Feb, has bruises & dings on the exterior & numerous projects to get her to our ideal state. That said, she has wonderful bones and is beautifully built, drives like a dream, and is way more coach than we ever thought we could afford at this 40-something period in our lives.

We were able to buy in precisely because the coach is older and has "problems," or projects, in our view. Those projects and age have given us the opportunity to do this RV thing that we love. We are handy and do all of our own work, and that is a key factor for older coach ownership, in my opinion (unless one has lots of $ to pay others to do the work).

So, those are my 2 cents: rigs with "problems" present great opportunities. Note the quotes, rigs with actual major problems are another story, but even still the definition will vary across folks.

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We are heading out for a month soon to see some sights. We'll probably cover around 6,000 miles. Am I worried? No. A little anxious, maybe. But that's normal.
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We are now 8 months into our adventure with a used class a gasser. She had 7,400 miles when we started and we are now in our 3rd month of parking in one spot. We have put 8,000 miles on her and we have been without major issues.

We have small issues:
1. cracked windshield
2. stove vent quit
3. screws in cabinet hardware

Other than that, all of our work is normal maintenance. We have expected worse but gotten better.

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Old 03-17-2018, 07:55 PM   #92
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We compared the stuff we had to fix in our home to the MH, and it's very similar

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