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Old 09-11-2015, 12:51 AM   #1
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odd question..what region best for looking for used older class A?

odd question...I'm looking for a nicely kept and maintained class A rig 1985-2005 for $30K or under. I'm wondering if there is a better region of the US to look for them. I'm willing to go somewhere for a couple of weeks and scour a 200 mile radius to find what I want.. (32'-36' or close- diesel - priority would be something easily worked on for a qualified mechanic ) feel free to suggest favorite brands..

metro area in AZ, NV, SoCal or ? Thinking non-rust environment , other places..?

I can look over ebay and other net forums and lists all day, but nothing beats seeing one in person and then having it checked out locally.

Not that mechanically inclined but willing to learn and find out along the way ( hopefully not a new engine or big repair lesson type of schooling )

anyway..feel free to take me to task on this newbie treatise ! have always found good info on these forums.. any direction for info/research appreciated..

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I know that the desert southwest is renowned for preserving vehicles, even aircraft! The "Boneyard" here in Tucson is the worlds largest aircraft storage location in the world! Classic cars are everywhere! But! RVs travel places where there are salted roads and loads more moisture than can be found here! So, while you may find a good looking rig here, where it has roamed and how well it was cared for are going to weigh heavily on condition!
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We winter in Mesa AZ and it's covered in RV dealers if that's what you're looking for. However, at many dealers the clean rust free units you are seeking come from auctions from all over the country so their current location is necessarily indicative of where they spent most of their time. The dealers generally know little about the units they sell. Main Street must have 20-30 dealerships alone ranging from the large to the small mom and pop. Lots to look at. If you plan your trip over the winter when the snowbirds are there you should have a better selection. Many will take the opportunity to trade in while in town.
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In a few weeks check the "Winter Texan Times"

http://www.wintertexantimes.com/

After the winter season gets rolling, there will be private sales. some are making their last trip to the valley. Many units have wintered in the RGV for years and have very low miles, but have been lived in, others come down from the north.

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To give you an idea of what you can purchase for $30,000 and under, check out this site. Newmar is a top manufacturer and they have two gas Newmar Dutch Stars - both are 2002 with 2 slides; one is 34' for $21,495 , one 35' for $28,495. If you click on the diesel section there's a 1999 Dutch Star that is 30' for $23,995. Good luck!


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other PPL consignment sites?

I liked the PPL link that was sent..Definitely has some options (Tiffin, Dutch Star, Airstream, etc.... Are there other consignment type locations out there, say in the western part of the US? West of the Rockies anyway..

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PPL is in TX were they do have a stack up of winter residents. They do have a great website that you can watch the inventory daily. I stopped at their dealership passing through and they did have a nice selection. Getting on their "want list" might be helpful also.
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In no particular order -
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High demand/prices about now. Much better pricing possible when the snowbirds start migrating north - or afterward.
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Right now the northeast is selling as people do not want to store their rigs for the winter here. In Texas RV' are bought and sold yearly and in Arizona if you look around Feb the selling season is in full swing. People come down for the winter and they decide to give up RVing, buy a house or a partner passes. In arizona the RV's are clean and if owned by snowbirds usually taken care of. If you have time buying privately with service records is the way to go,
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