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Old 02-18-2015, 12:41 PM   #15
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Between $200 and $3,000,000
I'm sitting in front of about $800 of kitchen stuff from Macy's' and Crate and Barrel for our new coach that we don't even have yet.......
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Old 02-18-2015, 01:04 PM   #16
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I'm debating new and used and not sure which would be better for me.

New or used what?
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Old 02-18-2015, 01:28 PM   #17
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Super vague question but I'll briefly share my experience being brand new to the RV world. We went shopping for a low-cost-of-entry class A and found something we liked in the $40k area. Turned out it was a bit of a fixer upper, but we did find our Outlaw for $60k so jumped in.

Insurance is not going to be a big deal at under $500. We're getting an extended warranty since I'm not handy and we have no idea what to expect. Cost = $4000. Peace of mind = priceless (Sorry, I had to do it).

Then there's the "gadget personalization" which for me will be ongoing, but to start, I wanted an inverter, solar, a DirecTV dish, new tires, air springs, RV GPS, motorcycle chocks for the garage, and some other odds and ends. That quickly added up to about $15k.

Finally, there's the little things that a newbie needs like tubes of Dicor, Eternabond, hoses and fittings, etc. These are mostly nickel and dime but add up to hundreds pretty easily.

Did we NEED to do all of these additions right out of the gate? No. But it's how I tend to do things so that's me. We got a low mileage 2007 Outlaw that will be similarly configured (within reason, minus the slightly older look) to a newer model and benefit from a price difference of better than $60,000. To me that's a win.

Can you get in cheaper? Heck yeah! And can you spend more from the get go. Double heck yeah! So there you have it, for what it's worth.

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Old 02-18-2015, 01:47 PM   #18
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Lmao i should have elaborated. I'm looking to buy a class b rv. I want to live long term inside it. It'll be my house and commuter car.
If it were me, I would look for a gently used, low mileage unit. One that hopefully the new bugs have been fixed. Plus you will save a bunch of money.
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Old 02-18-2015, 03:25 PM   #19
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Just my opinion the class B's seem to offer the least amount of rv for your money. Some may be built better (molded fiberglass sides) but you can get a lot more floor plan and space in an entry level class c $50k or entry level class A $70k. I have seen road trek class B's that are $100K and just shake my head.
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If you're looking to live long term in your RV you will find that a class "B" is going to become small very quickly.

Rent a class"C" or a class "A" for a long weekend or two. It will help you decide how much space you will need to be comfortable.

The suggestion to go to an RV show is an excellant idea. You will see all the different models side by side, and it will help you determine what you will most likely want, and then how much they cost. I would look to a used model that is a couple of yrs old. You'll save money, and the kinks will be worked out. Make sure to have a used RV inspected before you put your money down.

Good luck with your search!!
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My vote is with those who mentioned the class "B" will get smaller every day you live in it. All things being equal, an entry level class "A" coach will cost less than a class "B" coach. Just went to the West Palm Beach RV show this past weekend. There were quite a few Class "B" coaches. I looked at all of them. MSRP was anywhere from $80K to over $160K. Entry level class "A" coaches started around $59K (show price).
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I have a B and love it. Maximum flexibility and access to places owners of A's and C's can only dream of. If you are wanting to boondock or urban stealth camp, there is no better way.

They hold their value better than any class of RV, so used ones carry high prices. With the automotive exterior, they are pretty much immune from the downsides of other RV's like leaks and delaminations. Plus they are easy to drive. I get 18 to 19 mpg with mine!

To learn more about them, I suggest you go over to www.classbforum.com. It's a pretty active community of B enthusiasts and you can read about almost every type of B there is. There is a B subforum here on iRV2, but it's not very active.

The major manufacturers of B's are Winnebago, Airstream, Roadtrek and Pleasureway. You can start with their respective websites and try to get an idea of a floorplan that would work for you.

Good luck in the search!
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Am not affiliated, but this YouTube by the Wynn's has some good info...

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