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Old 10-10-2013, 06:38 PM   #1
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MH Shopping Before You Are Ready Can Be Heartbreaking

We started our shopping activities a couple of months ago, and all the while we are preparing our house for market, as well as a couple of cars we need to move out. Not to mention spending a whole lot of time on this and a couple of other forums to learn all we can about MH living, as our goal is to become FTers right after the first of the year.
After looking at a bunch of coaches, both in person and on the internet, we have pretty much nailed down our requirements, in size, layout and just what we now believe to be basic requirements (tho we've still a lot to learn).
In the process we find the perfect coach, listed right here on this forum, and have been using it as a basis for what we hope to find when ready. Well the more we shopped, and the more we compared, the more we fell in love with the one listed here. Even tho we knew it may not still be here come 2014, it sold this last week .... and both our hearts just sunk.
At this point all we can do is pray another unit like it will become available when the time is right, tho it may be difficult as this one was obviously perfect, very well cared for, with some very nice additions ... well anyways ...
Just wanted to share this for others who may be working toward similar goals .... it can be tuff at times .....
Oh by the way .... Congrats on the sale .... we're hoping you get into the unit that fills you needs and enjoyment.

More news to follow as we make our way to the new adventure !!!

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Old 10-10-2013, 06:49 PM   #2
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We had much the same happen to us earlier this year, except we already had a MH. Found a left over 2012 Dutch Star 43' that we both liked, even down to the colors. Had a couple options I didn't want but could live with. Dealer got really good financing rates (even though we could have paid cash), cut the down payment to only $25,000 but the trade offer on our rig was a little low. Got almost down to writing the check and my wife backed out.

Now the DW is saying we should have gotten it!

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Old 10-11-2013, 12:38 PM   #3
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MH shopping didn't bother my heart, but the wallet sure took a hit.
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:17 PM   #4
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We've been there. Before we purchased the MH we have now we looked at quite a few. Traveled quite a ways. We finally found one we really liked. We hmmmed and hawwwed and went home to think about it some more. When we finally decided to give the seller a call he had just accepted an offer.

In the end, however, it worked out great. I'm much happier with what we have. We have spent the last while looking for our next coach. After the upgrades we have done to our current one it's hard to find a winner.

Good luck with your search.
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:24 PM   #5
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Sorry to see you lost out but I guess you weren't quite ready to purchase anyway. Just keep canvassing all the RV for sale sites and one just like it might just pop up. Good luck in your search and hope all works out so you can start your new adventure.
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Old 10-11-2013, 02:00 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Cat320 View Post
MH shopping didn't bother my heart, but the wallet sure took a hit.
+ 1

Unless you have much more willpower than me, dont go shopping till your ready to buy !!
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Old 10-13-2013, 12:41 PM   #7
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gathering key info and experience here is of great value, then you are better equipped to evaluate their option.

we just went thru a deal where we traded in two TTS and had them pickup a camper in sc for a trade in, and then bought a used class C Winnebago access 29T,we are hoping it works out. I think all campers need repairs over time so we have to prepare ourselves for them.
hope your search goes well
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Old 10-13-2013, 02:54 PM   #8
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I would not worry, as I still think it is a buyers market. There are so many clean well kept units for sale it should be no problem finding the coach you desire.
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Don't worry, you'll find the MH thats right for you at the right time We've had that type of good luck with both our house and our RV. It will be a 'when it's meant to be' thing!
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:18 PM   #10
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We bought our first motorhome about a year ago. We were looking used, so we wouldn't take as big a hit if it ended up not being the right choice. The problem we had was that the more we looked, the more options we saw that we wanted, and our choices started getting narrower. We ended up getting a larger motorhome than our first intentions but have been really happy with our decision so maybe it is wise to look over a longer period and be ready to move quickly if you find one that you like.

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