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Old 03-29-2014, 10:20 AM   #57
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Thanks so much for the info.

I agree about renting and think we will do it this summer. The other reason for gettin an RV is we really don't like staying in hotel rooms as it always feels dirty.

As for price the guy selling this RV is at $25k and I just think that's a bit high. I too think it should be under $20k. Let me know what you guys think.

I saw a 2000 Fleetwood diesel with 2 slides for under $30k, maybe that's a better option

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Old 03-29-2014, 10:49 AM   #58
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I'm in the no-slide camp. I just like things simple and elegant and avoid complications.

The only thing I can offer is selling a no-slide RV should not be a problem because there's always someone who particularly wants one without as well as the one who wants it with.

I once was looking at a lemon-yellow car with a green interior at a dealers lot. When I asked the salesman how hard it would be to sell he answered, 'No problem. There's a butt for every seat'.
With selling or buying, it only takes one and have experienced this many times, but for a true evaluation, one would have to have testimony from enough others for a sample, as to going back to a no-slide and after some years of experience with a slide and it's very doubtful that there are many owners who fit this category if any.
Now, having said all this, look at some of the older high end conversations, like Prevost, with no slides at all for your $1M or so expenditure.
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Old 03-29-2014, 11:09 AM   #59
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After looking at that link, I would be buying that motorhome. It's awfully sweet.

BTW, my cousin sold his 40ft Monaco diesel pusher and bought a Prevost, specifically because he did not want any more slides. I don't think it was a trade down.
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We have 3 boys, 42 ft Monaco, NO slides, but the bus met ALL of our other qualifications. We went from a 4 slide, 38 ft 5th Wheel and would NOT go back. The slides were very convenient in rainy or cold days when the boys were small and needed floor space for toys. Now they are older and play mostly games when we are inside. But now we can all ride comfortably, use the restroom, grab a drink or snack and still keep rolling down the road.
Our budget didn't provide enough for us to get a bus with slides and still have the funds to enjoy our time together. We chose a lesser unit to have more quality fun times while the boys are still young.
I suggest slides if your budget allows, but remember that there are always those unexpected expenses and repairs.
One bonus of NO slides is the minimal set up, and minimal packing up. No cabinet doors to watch out for when moving slides in our out.
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Appears to be very well taken care of. Low ball an offer....all they can say is no!
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Thanks so much for the info.

I agree about renting and think we will do it this summer. The other reason for gettin an RV is we really don't like staying in hotel rooms as it always feels dirty.

As for price the guy selling this RV is at $25k and I just think that's a bit high. I too think it should be under $20k. Let me know what you guys think.

I saw a 2000 Fleetwood diesel with 2 slides for under $30k, maybe that's a better option

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I think it's a really sweet looking Rexhall. Maybe you should make them an offer and see what happens.
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NADA doesn't even list a Roseair 31ft coach and a site that's good for getting an idea and sometimes an actual sale is under low retail.
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We've had our no slide coach since 2008, and we're really happy with it. Would we have a coach with slides? Sure. But it's a non issue for us.

More important. How old are the tires? How has it been serviced? What's been replaced recently? Everything ages and needs to be changed out with time.

If the coach you're looking at has late date tires, and has been serviced regularly, it could well be worth the little extra price.

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that would be a very good deal where I live here in Oregon. condition is everything in a older motorhome...
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that would be a very good deal where I live here in Oregon. condition is everything in a older motorhome...
Bingo, more important than getting the cheapest purchase price is the repair and renovation costs you DON'T have to incur.
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Thanks so much for the info.

I agree about renting and think we will do it this summer. The other reason for gettin an RV is we really don't like staying in hotel rooms as it always feels dirty.

As for price the guy selling this RV is at $25k and I just think that's a bit high. I too think it should be under $20k. Let me know what you guys think.

I saw a 2000 Fleetwood diesel with 2 slides for under $30k, maybe that's a better option

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Spending money on rent is the same as spending more for the coach and if you look around enough, you should be able to decide on what you like. Even more so, since most rentals aren't what one would necessarily buy for themselves. Spending a day or two at LAZYDAYS on their mega lot in FL. would educate you plenty. Buying from an individual for the right price, should allow you some room, if you should want to sell or move to something else later on.
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Buy what you like. People say no slide out means no sale later. That's bull. I'm looking for a non slide unit now. For two of us , it's plenty of room. I will use the "lower resale" line that you hear spouted so much to help me negotiate a lower purchase price to start with. I 'll save a ton of money to use elsewhere.
Good luck hunting, and don't believe the ones who say you have to have this or that. They don't live your life.
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If the floor plan is right you dont need a slide we got a safari sarengetti and it is just right for the wife and I and with out the slide is just one thing that wont tear up or leak
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I'm a big fan of experiments. Be smart on what you buy so if family doesn't like it you can sell without getting hurt, or if they love it you can trade up without getting hurt.

My advice:
-go see it with family. Pretend to eat, sleep, relax. Does it work?
-layout is important. Does the living area accommodate how your family rolls? (My wife, 3 kids, and 3 dogs are always piled into same area no matter where we are)
-I'm a huge diesel fan. The lower noise, higher torque is very important to me
-slides... If layout works for you do it.
-if you think your family will be into RV and they all like the rig and you can afford it, GO!
-get it checked out. Tires, tranny, fridge, and other big ticket surprises can really impact hard

Welcome, and enjoy!!

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