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Old 06-20-2016, 10:05 PM   #15
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I read about Class As, the repairs and operating costs, and I'm not surprised.
His profile says he has a 15' RV.
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Old 06-20-2016, 10:55 PM   #16
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His profile says he has a 15' RV.

Lol, I guess I need to update my profile sometime .
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Old 06-20-2016, 11:14 PM   #17
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2 months after buying mine , I had a 7000$ radiator replacement under way.
$7000 for a radiator? Mine goes in for a new radiator at the end of the week and my quote for the radiator with labor was no more than $2500.
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454, as long as the repair cost are not having an impact on your ability to pay other bills, eat, etc., don't sweat it.................I guess the way I look at it, and long as $ coming in exceeds $ going out, what does it matter.............I am not saving $ to pass on to my kids.........so enjoy life..........and while running to your mechanic or heading to the rv store for parts can be a pain the the butt, it is all a part of this life we have chosen...........................and I know of what I speak, something goes out of whack every time I set foot in my coach.................unlike others, I really don't keep track of what I spend, would be depressing...
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Stepside...

In the end, you and your family are the only ones who will have to deal with your decision, regardless of what any of us say. May that decision be the best, and most pleasurable down the road experience that you can have! Also as already said, thank God for the breath of life that is still in your body.

Best wishes for whatever you decide!!!
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Sometimes your the windshield, and sometimes you're the bug. Point being, at least you are still here and able to enjoy it. I have known too many people lately that didn't get that option. Mr D, I pray everything works out for you and your family.

It's really pretty simple. If the amount of work and problems outweigh the enjoyment that you and your family derive from your trips, then sell it and move on. But, if every now and then you hit that sweet spot where everything is right with your world while camping, then buckle down and get through the problems and look forward to that next "sweet spot"

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We were considering buying a motorhome but decided on a diesel pickup and 5th wheel instead. Part of the reason was the fact that I knew I could maintain and repair most of the things on a diesel pickup and a 5th wheel trailer but I don't have the resources-expertise and $$$$- to do a lot of those things on a big MH and the thought of a major breakdown scared me away. So far in 6 years, I haven't regretted my decision. maybe it's time to rethink your RV choices...
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I figured that an rv is always work in progress.. We are retired and I am mechanically inclined and retired as Maintenance engineer for the State of Missouri so I have lots of practical knowledge.. I like tinkering with the motorhome and my 95 toyota celica gt convertible. It gives me more stuff to do to keep me busy.. Busy keeps you young.
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At least you can fix things.

My fixes always take at least two tries.

One time for practice.

The second time for effect.
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We were considering buying a motorhome but decided on a diesel pickup and 5th wheel instead. Part of the reason was the fact that I knew I could maintain and repair most of the things on a diesel pickup and a 5th wheel trailer but I don't have the resources-expertise and $$$$- to do a lot of those things on a big MH and the thought of a major breakdown scared me away. So far in 6 years, I haven't regretted my decision. maybe it's time to rethink your RV choices...
That set up makes the most sense for me. Don't forget that with a Class A you need a vehicle to get around once you arrive at your destination. So you have an additional cost and vehicle to maintain.
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We were considering buying a motorhome but decided on a diesel pickup and 5th wheel instead. Part of the reason was the fact that I knew I could maintain and repair most of the things on a diesel pickup and a 5th wheel trailer but I don't have the resources-expertise and $$$$- to do a lot of those things on a big MH and the thought of a major breakdown scared me away. So far in 6 years, I haven't regretted my decision. maybe it's time to rethink your RV choices...

Why would it be time to think my RV choices . The troubles I've had would be the same troubles you could have .
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That set up makes the most sense for me. Don't forget that with a Class A you need a vehicle to get around once you arrive at your destination. So you have an additional cost and vehicle to maintain.

For me this doesn't work . We don't already have , nor have a need for a full size truck . We do however already have a car . So for us , this works out better .
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I will say while transitioning from maintaining our TC to maintaining our 26' class A MH that the problems are similar, but the TC was a h... of a lot easier to work on.

Our plan was to head out from OR toward the East coast about a week or so ago, however I'm still working on the MH. Perhaps in another week or so. DW falling and breaking her hip while trying to keep up with our 4.5 year old great-granddaughter set us back a month or two, but we're still looking forward to a wonderful trip.

I'm thinking that with a little perseverance your RV will be in good repair and many good times will be had with it. The trick is to avoid Murphy's Law as much as possible in the future. :-))

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