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Old 03-20-2013, 05:01 AM   #1
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questions on class A motor homes

I am considering a purchace of a motor home. I have been looking at a variety of models. Went to the latest camping show and after speaking to sales people i have many questions. Maybe someone here can help.
I have been considering a Winneabo Vista. Most that I have seen come with the fancy paint jobs. This is quite an expensive options. When talking to the salemen they say it's a must. As for me it really adds a lot to the price of the RV and doesn't seem to be going to make it run any better. Just wanted to know what you motorhome owners feel about it.
Also how would you feel about a year old model motor home that has been sitting on their lot. Are they any problems with purchasing an RV like this.
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:11 AM   #2
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Welcome to IRV2. I had an unpainted MH and now have a painted one. It is worth it to me. May not be to others.
A MH on a dealers lot for I year is not as uncommon as it used to be. In general , I would say that the discount you can get outweighs any negatives. You still get full warranties.
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:32 AM   #3
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Hey Ray, great to have you aboard. The winnabago is a great brand, and they are still in business
Lots of Motor homes sit on dealers lots for extended periods of time, just remember that the warrentee clock starts from the time you sign the paper. So make sure when you get it, take it out and do some camping and driving to work out all the bugs, before the warrentee expires.
Most motor homes have a ONE year warrentee on the home and some have up to 3 years on the Chassis, I'm guessing it is a Ford chassis with the V-10.
As for paint, you won't have to worry about the vinyl Decals peeling and fading that the rest of us deal with I wouldn't let the paint thing be a problem, the layout of the home and how it fits into your lifestyle is much more important in my opinion.
Anyhoo, glad to have you aboard, and enjoy your new coach when you get it and post some pictures, we love PICTURES.
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:05 AM   #4
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Go to rv.org pay what they are asking and read all the material. It will be the best money you spend on your rv.
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:10 AM   #5
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Think about the paint job as a resale option when you want to sell it, you may not care about it but a potential buyer may consider it a deal breaker. There may be a lot of painted units compared to plain ones as that must what the majority of owners want.
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:15 PM   #6
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Welcome to the forum! You'll find lots of great advise on buying a MH. Remember though, the most important rule is domestic tranquillity - whatever the DW wants rules in MH purchases. Otherwise, you pay for it forever.
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:56 PM   #7
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Hi Rayj and welcome. The Vista comes in three levels of exterior trim -click- , 1) standard graphics, 2) optional deluxe graphics, and 3) optional full body paint. I'm assuming you are asking if the full body is worth the money? Most of us think it is ...you may want to read through this recent thread in the Winnebago Owners' forum here on irV2 and perhaps it will convince you (or maybe not *lol*):

Is Full body paint cost worth it?

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Some manufacturers offer lots of options (at big bucks) and others include those options as standard. Do some comparison shopping and get price lists from the manufacturers you are interested in.

We found that Tiffin included lots of things as standard in their gas rigs that others charged extra for. Our Allegro 32CA came with full body paint, roller shades, etc. at as standard equipment. So shop carefully.
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Full body paint is a must for us. Had an all white Winnebago, so glad we picked up the Safari with full body paint just looks so much better.
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Originally Posted by Clifftall View Post
Welcome to IRV2. I had an unpainted MH and now have a painted one. It is worth it to me. May not be to others.
A MH on a dealers lot for I year is not as uncommon as it used to be. In general , I would say that the discount you can get outweighs any negatives. You still get full warranties.
Good luck
same here,I agree!

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