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Old 09-01-2012, 12:19 AM   #15
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Can't imagine two people and two dogs livening in (let alone enjoying) this space. Maybe for a young couple for the weekend type camping might be fun. If you think you could live with it maybe try driving it and see how that goes but agree with the rest start at $5000. Your going to have to resell it soon because you either hate it or need more space.

If you have a bigger budget defiantly shop around and maybe keep $5000 for immediate repairs and upgrades wether you think there required or not. Don't think that you'll save up for those later. When it is required you either have to do it or park it.

I got my 97 bounder with tag and slide for $20000CAN this spring
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Old 09-01-2012, 08:26 AM   #16
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I lived in a 24' m/h for two years going thru a divorce. No pets, no other people. Good weather in southern CA and I swear it shrank every day. The corner bed would kill the deal for me.
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Old 09-01-2012, 08:33 AM   #17
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Thank you all for your input!! I appreciate it so very much!! Well, I decided to bite the bullet and spend more money for a newer unit with the reputation of a high resale value. I stumbled across a company that coordinates auctions of repos for lenders, thus would get a better rate than a dealer. Even though I may be spending significant time in the RV, I've never had one before and the thoughts of driving around something in the 30ft range or more is intimidating. At least for now. So I placed a bid on a Class C 2007 Winnebago Aspect 26A. It looks brand new, has just shy of 37k miles. If I win the bid I will be spending less than $39k and from what I understand would probably not lose much if any when I resell it. I feel pretty good about it, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I'll find out next Tuesday if I won the bid or not. I hope I made a wise decision.
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:29 PM   #18
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Ya, the 2007 will be better for you. I would also say that 15k is overpaying for a small 1993 unit like that. Before I got my 2012 Newmar, I had a '97 Damon Daybreak that I paid 15k for from a dealer in '09. It came with a short warranty (which I used extensively - new generator, new converter, new leveler hydraulic pump), it was 34' long and had a LOT more interior room. As you will find people saying all over these forums - floorplan should be your primary consideration in selecting an RV.

Don't be afraid of the length. 20' or 40' drive the same when you are heading down the highway. You just have to watch the sides when cornering, but I think you will be surprised at how quickly you get in the habit of using the side mirrors.
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I didn't win the bid and though I was initially disappointed, I figure there is something better out there for me. In the meantime I checked this older unit out again, and I DON'T LIKE THE FLOOR PLAN!!! Thank you all for letting me know the types of things to look for!! SO THE SEARCH GOES ON.
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Keep shopping. Lots of good advice in the previous posts...
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My thought is 5 to 7 K, because you appear to be single, the bed problem could be solved by tearing out what's there, and put in a single. Have an independent inspection of the rig by an independent RV Tech, and/or insist on a one year guarantee on engine and drive gear at the least.


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No one would ever give a 1 year warranty

maybe 30 days
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I didn't win the bid and though I was initially disappointed, I figure there is something better out there for me. In the meantime I checked this older unit out again, and I DON'T LIKE THE FLOOR PLAN!!! Thank you all for letting me know the types of things to look for!! SO THE SEARCH GOES ON.
Don't be afraid to widen your search area either. YOu can get the same coach for a better price in different parts of the country and can save way more then the cost to travel there and drive it home.

Shop, Shop and Shop some more, great deals are out there and I understand they get better in the fall and winter.
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You will get to hate the bed and the console very quick. I had one almost the same layout. Making the bed is Yoga exercise and so is climbing over the console. Keep looking. Even if you have to spent a few extra bucks. Good Luck
Hope you find something you like lots of them out there. And dont believe everything you hear. Keep us informed of your search.
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