Originally Posted by dix39
Buying new or used is a personal choice, but I would say from my experience that degradation is directly related to maintenance.
Both our campers were bought used. The the first was several years old the second only one year old when we bought them. We had the first one 15 years and the second 23 years. I maintained both and would not have hesitated to keep either much longer than we did.
The first was sold in order to get one with AC and built in gen. The second was sold to get a MH because that is what my wife wanted. I was perfectly happy with the TC.
These things will require maintenance over time whether bought new or used, sometimes significant maintenance. Nothing stays new forever.
Just my 2c.
I agree but on maintenance. I choose to ensure that by starting from new. I have little faith in most owners taking care of things like I would. That costs more, of course. I accept that.