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Old 08-09-2014, 11:31 PM   #29
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When is too much?

Originally Posted by Pexring View Post
In owning a motorhome, I've learned that whether you own a 1980 or a 2014, everyone has repair expenses. Generally the newer the home, the higher the cost when something does break, which sort of makes a good case for owning something a little older.

And like a house, the wife will always want upgrades. I look at it as a stream of investments in future vacationing. With tires, batteries, PTO, and AC repairs In the last few years, I'm hoping not to spend so much in the coming years to even out the negative cash flow.

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Old 08-09-2014, 11:46 PM   #30
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Long ago before I purchased my first coach I had a discussion with a wise ol' guy who was my best friend's father. After retiring he did R&D for a large hi end MH mfgr trouble shooting new designs and "improvements". His advice was "don't ever buy a new coach; wait until some retired guy like me decides to sell his. He's had a couple of years to travel back and forth to the dealer/mfgr to fix what they can, or will, and has worked all of the remaining bugs out himself. Then you'll have one you can enjoy. You'll still have to work on it but the hard part will be done. And you will save money."

His son and I followed his advice and relate his story to all that ask and some that don't! Now we're the old guys....

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