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Old 03-04-2013, 09:43 PM   #1
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newbie trying to find the right mh

we want to buy a mh for the first time .triing to avoid mistakes the first time around. We are looking at a 2003 nemar mountain aire 37 ft 8.1 gas but it has 97,000 miles is this to many? We also are looking at a winnabago Journey 2003 dp 34 ft. with 25,000 miles. Not to mention the many many more we have seen it is all becoming a blare. but we are looking forward to making to the best decision and startiing our next chapter of travelling. Any advice would be appreciated as to what we should be aware of and what we should seek out. thanks

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Old 03-05-2013, 01:40 AM   #2
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My answer here.

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Old 03-05-2013, 06:30 AM   #3
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My choice would be the dp, you are going to end up their most likely. 97,000 mileage would tell me things are getting ready to be replaced, Bottom line is layout, maintenance, condition !
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What do you plan to do with the MH? Weekends, 2 week vacations, snowbirds, fulltiming? If weekends/vacations, look for a gasser with 50K or less miles, especially if you aren't going to be climbing the Rockies.

Where do you plan to go? Midwest or east - a gasser will do great. Climbing the Rockies/Sierras/Cascades, go with the DP.

Fulltiming - we chose a DP because we knew we were going to be climbing the big mountains 2-4 times a year, we would be putting 10K+ miles on each year, we want to be comfortable, have an onboard washer/dryer, and have a comfortable ride on the air bags plush the exhaust brake to walk us down the mountain passes.

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A DP with at least 3 slides will serve you well. Look for low miles garaged kept. Well maintained Do a thorough inspection by a qualified mechanic and you will be a happy camper
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we have never gone rving. just tenting years ago. the ground seems much harder these days. At this time we would be going away for a weekend here or a week there. We are in Fl so the hills we would be dealing with are on the east coat .But our goal is to go out west and go up the Pacific coast and into BC and hopefully Alaska.
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Go to rv.org. Pay their price then ready all of their matterial. It will be the best money you spend on a MH. Then go to oodle.com plug in what you're looking for and check the right boxes and they will send you daily updates.
Happy hunting and good luck

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