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Old 11-20-2015, 09:13 PM   #43
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I think Scarab0088 must work for Thor.

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Old 11-20-2015, 09:25 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by Mr_D View Post
Even that won't catch everything!
I know of one rig with a Cummins ISX 600 that had the owners had $20,000 of work done to get it running. Then, 20 miles away from the Cummins shop the engine threw a rod. Bill was $44,000 and Cummins refused to pay any of it. So, $64,000 in repairs.
At least with ours Cummins paid $10,400 out of $33,000 and that was after having an oil analysis done 2,600 miles before the breakdown.
Posts like that make me think maybe I should just get the slow and underpowered gas RV. Not being financially well off I can't afford those big bills. I have always had the assumption that the big dollar RV's have be dollar engine repair bills, just like comparing a $35k Miata vs a $200,000 Ferrari engine replacement or scheduled maintenance. Any idea what a replacement engine would cost in a entry level RV like the excursion or a similar RV?

Correct though, they can't always catch everything when doing a inspectin. Anytime we buy something used there is a chance we are buying someone else's problems that they don't want to deal with.

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Old 11-20-2015, 09:42 PM   #45
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Originally Posted by fiverwheel View Post
I hate to say this, but the real answer is "mine". All of us bought the floor plan, the running gear, the chassis, the brand we came to love the most (and could afford).
Good luck in your search, and enjoy your personal choice!
We're supposed to buy what we can afford?

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Old 11-20-2015, 10:01 PM   #46
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Originally Posted by alpha99 View Post
I think Scarab0088 must work for Thor.
But, I think that same idea about the owners of some other brands

And I will support a shoppers search for an affordable RV.
Like the OP (and I) found Winnie, Fleetwood and TMC (and others) make very good RV's WITH a great price point.

You can always pay more for some RV from a boutique builder, but that doesn't always mean you get more

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The one you own and love. Sanford P. S. If you become dissatisfied it will cost you.

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