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Old 06-15-2012, 08:13 AM   #1
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Where does one begin

Where does one begin when looking to get a Class A Rv?

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Old 06-15-2012, 08:18 AM   #2
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Begin at the beginning.

You didn't really give us much to go on with that question. Examine your needs, your budget, and your capabilities.

Do you want a new one? Used? Can you spend over $200,000, or is your budget less? Will you be living in it full time, or just taking short trips on the weekends? Do you want a fixer-upper that you can customize to your preference, or a decked out model with all the bells and whistles? Are you travelling with 6 kids, or alone?

There is a LOT of expertise here at your disposal. Give them something to work with, and they'll help you along the way.

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Old 06-15-2012, 08:22 AM   #3
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Great answer Ramblin....
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:32 AM   #4
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Here's how I did it.
  1. Decide on how much you want to spend and how you are going to pay for it. If financing shop for the best rate.
  2. Educate yourself on all the variables. Gas, Diesel, Chassie, Length, # of Slides, Etc.
  3. Use irv2 to help with the above research, but remember the only opinion that matters is yours.
  4. Go to a large dealer (or several dealers) and look at multiple brands and floorplans. Do this even if buying from a private owner. One of the most expensive thing that can happen is to find out you bought the wrong coach!
  5. Decide and negotiate your best price. You don't have to buy local.
  6. When you purchase make sure your PDI covers every system in your coach. After taking delivery go to a local campground for a shake down trip. If purchasing from a private party have the owner go with you to a local campground and show you how everything works.
  7. Plan on some repairs, either under warranty or out of pocket if purchasing from a private party.
Good luck and when you have questions post them up here. Lot's of knowledge here on the forum and willing to help.
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:52 AM   #5
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You'd be amazed at the places I see rv's for sale. I bought mine at a used car dealer. They must get them at auctions because they get them in alot.
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:12 AM   #6
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After having Class 'C' MH for many years we 'jumped' into Class 'A' MH. We bought ours 'sight unseen' at a dealer only auction. We have seen one like this one, and like the lay out. While there maybe items that we do not use much, for the price we paid, we could not complain.
If you can, go to RV parks and see what others are driving and ask them about their MH's. Most of us are quite willing to share information and what we like/dont like about it.
There are many places to purchase them and several difference ways to pay for them. Have fun, it can be like a ' kid in a candy store'!
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:22 AM   #7
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Rent every size you can before you decide which type you want to purchase. After spending a few days in a RV you may have a totally different viewpoint on what you want: A,B or C.

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