Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-26-2016, 05:26 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Solo Rvers Club
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 6
Suggestions for my next MH

Hi Folks. Time is moving quickly and it is only 5 months til I have sold my business and am ready to purchase a Class A Diesel for a life on the road. This has been my dream since I purchased a 2003 40ft Dutch Star in 2005 only to have to give it up in 2013 because it was either the RV or the house and I wasn't ready to move forward.

Now, my pockets won't be as deep so I am looking at older models. I still want the quality I am used to, but in a slightly smaller rig. My price is up to $80K, and that is a stretch. Any suggestions other than looking at RV Trader, RVT, Motorhome Finds etc. I was told I shouldn't buy anything before 2006, but I am considering a 2002 35ft Dutch Star 3567 because of my past experience.

It is just me and my dog(s) and any guests I may have.

Thoughts? Thanks.
__________________

__________________
ccipuprzr is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-26-2016, 06:20 PM   #2
epj
Senior Member
 
epj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 190
Unless you want to haul a really big toad, a gas model might suit your purposes in a 35' or less. The newer ones have 22.5 tires and a better suspension than older gassers. Just a thought.
__________________

__________________
2005 Phaeton 40'
epj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2016, 07:58 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 321
I do not know why you would be told not to purchase a coach older than 2006. There are some really nice ones out there older that you should consider. More important is getting maintenance records and knowing how it has been cared for.
__________________
Ludmilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2016, 08:08 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Arizona's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 264
You may have heard it wrong. Nothing after 2006 if you can help it.
__________________
Winnebago adventurer 37g, 96 tracker
Arizona is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2016, 08:22 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
SuperGewl's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Oregon
Posts: 1,612
DP's are nice but so are the Gassers. The maintenance is easier and you can do almost all if it your self. If you don't need to pull more than 5K then a gasser would fit the build and you can new one with all the bells and whistles of a DP.
If you must have a DP then there are lots available to fit the bill. As far as a DP before 2006 that is because of the DEF in all of the new ones. Don't let that stop you from looking at newer DP's. The DEF is not an issue because you should only have to fill it about every oil change, 10k miles and even if you do there is plenty places, every Big Rig fuel station at the pumps, to do so.
The key is find something you like, test drive it, make the deal and get on the road.
__________________
Retired Navy Submariner
2014 Itasca Sunstar 35F; 5 Star tuned; 2014 Jeep Cherokee TrailHawk
SuperGewl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2016, 08:26 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Gordon Dewald's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 9,173
Most of us have to fill DEF about every fourth tank of fuel. As mentioned available at truck stop pump or in handy containers at WalMart. Actually prefer DEF as it allows the engine to be "turned up" and still make emission standards.
__________________
Gordon and Janet
Tour 42QD/inTech Stacker
Gordon Dewald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2016, 08:35 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
computerguy's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Solo Rvers Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 1,543
Someone mentioned not to buy something 10 years or older.
This is something to be aware of especially if you want to full time. There are campgrounds that have a policy of not allowing an rv that is 10 years old or older in. You might be able to get in but expect to jump through hoops to do so. Another item is if you want a warranty or replacement value insurance. It will be really hard to get either for something older than 10 years.
Enjoy the process and buy something you love.
__________________
'16 Bounder 35K - 5 Star Tune, Roadmaster RSSA, CHF F/R, TST-507 TPMS Dish Wally Winegard RoadTrip WeBoost 4G-M WifiRanger EliteAC 960w Solar TS-MPPT-60 600AH Lithium GBS Cells
'16 Ford Focus "Auto" Titanium, Blue Ox Avail towbar and baseplate, RViBrake2
computerguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2016, 01:20 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Enjoying the Western States!
Posts: 5,356
Quote:
Originally Posted by computerguy View Post
Someone mentioned not to buy something 10 years or older.
This is something to be aware of especially if you want to full time.
Never experienced this and our full-timing friends haven't either.

If a RV is kept in good condition it would be no issue unless you go to the swanky 'resorts'. If ever turned down there are other places to go.
__________________
Full-timed for 16 Years . . . Back in S&B Again
Traveled 8 yr in a 2004 Newmar Dutch Star 40' Diesel
& 8 yr in a 33' Travel Supreme 5th wheel
twogypsies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2016, 01:42 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
computerguy's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Solo Rvers Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 1,543
Quote:
Originally Posted by twogypsies View Post
Never experienced this and our full-timing friends haven't either.

If a RV is kept in good condition it would be no issue unless you go to the swanky 'resorts'. If ever turned down there are other places to go.
I bring it up merely as something to consider. It was asked of my coach 2x in my brief 8 years of RVing. So it is certainly not common but it is out there.
There was also at least one thread here on irv2 about it (probably more):
RV parks and 10 year old rigs?
__________________
'16 Bounder 35K - 5 Star Tune, Roadmaster RSSA, CHF F/R, TST-507 TPMS Dish Wally Winegard RoadTrip WeBoost 4G-M WifiRanger EliteAC 960w Solar TS-MPPT-60 600AH Lithium GBS Cells
'16 Ford Focus "Auto" Titanium, Blue Ox Avail towbar and baseplate, RViBrake2
computerguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2016, 06:00 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Fiesta48's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 967
I'm glad I waited until 15 for my DP. Many new improvements. Especially reliability of DEF Cummins engines. Just don't get tile floors; cold, slippery, and heavy.
__________________

__________________
Full Timers.
2015 Fleetwood Discovery 40E on a Freightliner XCS chassis with a Cummins ISL9 pulling 1 and/or 2 motorcycles, '07 Honda Accord OR a 17' Runabout Boat.
Fiesta48 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Central Vacuum / Next Project / Motor Bearing / Suggestions GlennLever Class A Motorhome Discussions 22 09-21-2014 05:44 AM
So what's next? Need suggestions. Jonesey iRV2.com General Discussion 13 12-13-2013 01:04 PM
Shur flo 2088 403 144 just died any suggestions for replacement before next weekend? 4Knights iRV2.com General Discussion 21 06-09-2012 05:08 AM
AZ suggestions for next winter? jdocter7 Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 5 11-06-2011 07:57 AM
Suggestions for trip to East Coast next week dukenrock Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 7 12-03-2010 05:53 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:56 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.