Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-31-2012, 07:15 AM   #1
Member
 
newrvlady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 99
Making the plunge today. Opinions please!!!

So we have narrowed it down to two.v.s maybe three because I just saw one that caught my attention on ebay. Can you please give your opinion.

1- 1997 pace arrow gas. power banks. oshkosh chassis. washer/dryer. It was listed on ebay but it is only three minutes from my house so I had it inspected and they fixed about $700 worth of stuff. Tires are 9 yrs old and the old folks think they are find. I know they need replaced but they won't go any lower on the price. asking $18000. Great interior. one owner. Here is the expired listing from ebay.
1997 Pace Arrow Motorhome with slide 1997 Pace Arrow Motorhome with slide | eBay

2- Thor residency 1997 DP Cummins/Allison with powerbanks turbo.oshkosh chassis. Just took a ride in this last night and this baby has some power. Interior is kind of funky but for the price I am willing to make a few adjustments. Was a repo before these last owners but these owners have take good care of it.. six tires. Two are 07 four are 09. 6500 generator, 27" flat screen. no leaks ever.solar panel. inverter. here is the local ksl add for it although there was not many pics
Classifieds for Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming | ksl.com

3- here is one that i saw today from ebay. There is some cracking in the paint and clear coating or something. don't know if that is a major problem. here is the link
98 Holiday Rambler Endeavor 37CDS Diesel Pusher with Slide Cummins 8.3L 98 Holiday Rambler Endeavor 37CDS Diesel Pusher with Slide Cummins 8.3L | eBay

I would appreciate all your comments. I have learned as much as I can in the last month and we have to make a decision today. I have spent almost everyday driving around seeing motorhomes and unfortunately we are out of time. We need to live in this for about one and a half months and then just have it to play around with. We have 10 in the family. yes not ideal circumstances to live in for a family of 10 but it is will work out.
thanks so much.
__________________

__________________
newrvlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 03-31-2012, 01:06 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
cargovan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Florida, USA
Posts: 402
Can't help you with your choice. For such a big decision you may take some time.

Good luck!

Van.
__________________

__________________
My website describes the conversion of my Dodge B-250 van into a small RV. I deal with a lot of woodworking, but hope to be quite specific on solar as well.
cargovanconversion.com
cargovan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2012, 02:21 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
MAU MAU's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 105
I have found that most RV asking prices on ebay are considerably more than the actual unit are worth.

Check the NADA RV Guide which is free online.

Take your time and best of luck.
__________________
Roadtrek 170 Popular
MAU MAU is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2012, 02:33 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 3
If you HAVE to do it today, how much can you spend ? Seams like your Price point is 10,000 to 20,000 , that should help you pick as that a big difference
__________________
Georgehjr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2012, 03:05 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: SW, Michigan
Posts: 628
IMO - $20k for a 97 Pace Arrow (Gas chassis)that needs tires is too much.
__________________
2010 Allegro RED 36 QSA
GMC Envoy 4x4
SW Michigan to Alaska in 2015
okgc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2012, 04:49 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
slickest1's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: B.C.
Posts: 3,727
If the Endeavor is in the same price range I would think it would be the one. Your getting alot more for your dollars there. Air ride, good cummins engine and allison 6 speed . It would have better power and ride and handling than the other two. Only thing I would check is to make sur it is an rr8r suspension rather than the rr4r. The rr4r had a trailing arm issue that can cost around $3000. to fix. Good luck.
__________________
Dennis & Marcie & Captain Hook The Jack Russell,aka PUP, 04 Dodge/Cummins 01 Citation 29.rk fifth wheel.RVM59
slickest1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2012, 04:58 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Gadget Man's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Southern California
Posts: 2,090
Quote:
Originally Posted by slickest1
If the Endeavor is in the same price range I would think it would be the one. Your getting alot more for your dollars there. Air ride, good cummins engine and allison 6 speed . It would have better power and ride and handling than the other two.
I agree...

Craig
__________________
2005 Fleetwood Providence 39J
CAT C7 350, MP-8 Programmer

My wife does all the driving - I just hold the wheel...
Gadget Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2012, 05:32 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
TxRVMan's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Mico, Texas
Posts: 146
The Endeavor would be my choice, with the Pace Arrow coming in second...not as nice as the Endeavor, but one-owner from the original owner is appealing.
__________________
Justen & Kelly
Mico, TX
2006 Tiffin Allegro Bay 37DB
TxRVMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2012, 06:41 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Petersburg, Michigan
Posts: 108
I'm also saying the Endeavor. Diesel engine and diesel generator are a plus. One of the others is Gas and the other has an LP generator. As long as it's in the same price range and the prices listed are reasonable that's the one I'd go with. Other reasons too but don't want to get into all of them.
__________________

__________________
Bob Kulhanek 1995, 29 ft, Coachman Leprechaun, Ford E-350, EFI 460, 4.0 Onan Gen

If it won't budge, hit it harder or get a bigger hammer.
RLKBOB is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Please do your homework bachler Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 74 04-30-2012 10:12 PM
Campground around the thousand islands, N.Y. Squanto Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 19 04-07-2012 06:12 PM
How do i secure things to the (thin) walls? ChiefGeek Travel Trailer Discussion 17 04-01-2012 10:05 PM
Why does one roof ac shut off when I turn on the engine key? Atropine Class A Motorhome Discussions 1 03-31-2012 09:08 AM
Please give opinion on 3 rv's newrvlady iRV2.com General Discussion 15 03-31-2012 07:11 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.