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Old 03-30-2014, 05:59 PM   #1
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What level of quality and price would a 1988 Hawkins Motorhome been/be

What make/model what you say it is comparable to?

Was there anything in particular they were known for good or bad back in the day?

If one could find a beautiful one (both inside and outside) with only 22k miles on it for under $10,000, might it be a nice home to buy and enjoy?

Where they built solid enough that it would be worth customizing a bit in hopes to travel and live in it full time?

Any knowledge of them you could share with me would be appreciated.
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Old 03-30-2014, 10:05 PM   #2
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Here is a 1988 article on them.
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After reading the article they seem to be a good motorhome. Do you know which engine/chassis the one you are looking at? Price varies alot. Our 87 Rockwood (32') set us back $2,000 but we knew it needed new tires all around. Look for water damage but you do have a aluminum frame which is very good. You need to find out how old the tires are on the motorhome-do not go by tread depth!
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What make/model what you say it is comparable to?

Was there anything in particular they were known for good or bad back in the day?

If one could find a beautiful one (both inside and outside) with only 22k miles on it for under $10,000, might it be a nice home to buy and enjoy?

Where they built solid enough that it would be worth customizing a bit in hopes to travel and live in it full time?

Any knowledge of them you could share with me would be appreciated.

Here's a link to the HMC club, you may garner more information on the HMC coach from the club members: HMC Club - Home Page

My neighbor has a 92 HMC and it appears to be an above average quality built coach.

Good luck with your search
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A 1986 28' average retail price is $5,350
A 37' with a Cat engine is $6,540

A 1983 should be less.

A 1995 M-31 is $10,790
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HMC is a very well built coach. Its a clone of my 1990 beaver contessa. In fact Jerry Hawkins started out with Beaver corperation. If I was looking for an older coach that is one I would seriously consider if I could find one.
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