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Old 07-26-2011, 03:23 PM   #29
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we bought our 01 Minnie Winnie, class C used in 04. It was a great Family moho, for the 4 of us plus the inevitable other kids that always end up going every where with us. As my 2 kids are now in college/high school, we are looking towards the future and looking at a different option for a couple of years down the road when the high schooler is in college. Most likely, we will buy used again, but move to a class A.

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Old 07-26-2011, 05:01 PM   #30
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We just bought ours new and it will be the last one we buy. It should outlast us.

I might add that we traded the class A for the new C. Owe just about the same and have a new one with the options I was going to upgrade the A with.

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Old 07-26-2011, 07:30 PM   #31
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We stumbled onto our 2004 Gulf Stream Atrium a few months back seemingly by divine providence. The views from inside the coach stunned us. After trying to find something to compare it to for views while in the coach, and the huge space in the living area with opposing slide outs, we knew we wanted this one.

Here's why they named the model "Atrium"... the bedroom has a similar wall of windows as well...

We do ooh and aaaah over the fancy newer coaches, but have yet to see one which meets our needs and amazing views out like this one does. It has a freestanding table and upholstered chairs with the recliner, so you can reconfigure the living room furniture in many different ways according to your needs at any time.

Unless we find something with similar features, we'll be keeping this one for quite a while. Buying this very well-kept 2004 model with 34k miles in 2011 enabled us to acquire a heck of a lot of coach, for a steal of a price. Sweet deal and we're enjoying it blissfully on a regular basis.
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Old 07-26-2011, 08:51 PM   #32
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Ours is a 2001 and it has 68000 miles on it. Long since paid for and I know it inside and out. Still fits our needs, so we'll probably keep it another 10 years or so.
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Old 07-27-2011, 05:04 AM   #33
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I started this thread and I appreciate all the comments. It does seem like there are folks who actually keep their units and upgrade / maintain through the years.
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Old 07-27-2011, 05:34 AM   #34
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We bought our '89 Foretravel for $19,900 last August. Within four months we were offered $25,000 for it. What's depreciation?
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Old 07-27-2011, 05:48 AM   #35
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The original owners took the depreciation hit on our coach. We just happened to be lucky to come along at the dealership when it became available. With the price they gave us on our already 14 year old rig and what they were asking for this one it was a no brainer for us. As far as keeping it, Yes it will be with us till we quit traveling. Keeping it looking like new and doing all the maintenance is the trick for us. We were lucky coming upon it, sure it wouldn't happen again like that.
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Old 07-27-2011, 05:51 AM   #36
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If the OP wants to trade every 3-5 years to keep a newer coach, START with a 3 year old used Class A, where the majority of the kinks have been worked out by the previous owner under warranty and where the rapid early depreciation has already set in. In other words, be the guy who buys something like your heavily depreciated 2008 in 2011. Then repeat in 5 years. You will never have a coach older than 6-8 years and you won't suffer through the punch list items or the rapid depreciation years.
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:05 AM   #37
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Originally Posted by Z714X4 View Post
Just picked up our brand new moho 4 days ago. We've been looking at this model for four years. Went to several RV shows and always came back to this one. We will never full time in it and have have no intention of selling our stick house, so... unless a major event happens this is it for us.
We don't care about the depreciation, we didn't care about the value when I drove it off the lot, we don't care what its worth tomorrow... we know what its worth to us today. We'll keep this one for as long as I can maintain and drive it.

This is the right way to look at it, great attitude and about the way we feel. We're wanting to get a new one in the next year or so, and we prefer to get knew excactly the way we want it, as we plan to keep it for a long time.

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We bought our first, a 99 1 slide gasser, 3 years ago to "test the waters"
We found the water warm and inviting, and this spring traded for the 40pkq knight. This is one of those "newfangled floor plans" side hall with fully enclosed bathroom, front kitchen, 42" tv that the kids can see with the slides in. It's a keeper.
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Old 07-27-2011, 02:54 PM   #39
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Originally Posted by Pairajays View Post
I've bought my last MH three times now.

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I am probably in the minority. We have our brand new 2011 adventurer for a year now. It is our first RV. We are on our way to trade it on a 2012 Ellipse DP. We pick it up on monday.

We are new this year to RVing and had to get the diesel and all that goes with it.

This will be our last RV, ha ha!!!

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The DW and I have gone over selling/trading our Endeavor a few times this year and when we do the math it just doesn't make sense. We love the rig and after all of the work to get it to how we like it it just makes sense to keep it.

We have seen other rigs and we love the models with the large bedroom with recliners and small desk but the cost to make the upgrade just doesn't make financial sense. So we're going to wait a few more years and see about upgrading then, hopefully the economy picks up quite a bit as well as gas prices going down.

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