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View Poll Results: $$$ You Paid To Own Most Recent RV/Motor Home
$5,000 to $10,000 3 3.57%
$10,000 to $20,000 8 9.52%
$20,000 to $30,000 7 8.33%
$30,000 to $50,000 10 11.90%
$50,000 to $80,000 21 25.00%
$80,000 to $120,000 11 13.10%
120,000 to $200,000 12 14.29%
$200,000 and above! 12 14.29%
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Old 10-19-2019, 08:52 AM   #1
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RV Purcha$e Co$t!!

This thread is to find out cost of your most recent RV/Motor Home purchase.

If it is/was a new RV; place only the full cost of purchase from dealer.

If it is a used RV you can combine purchase cost from seller as well as what you may have needed to accomplish for repairs or improvements in order to get it satisfactorily in condition for use on the road.

Please don't include other invested dollars that you may spend [like for fancy paint... etc] other than cost necessary for owning a good condition, usable RV/Motor Home.

I apologize to those with 5ths and trailers... different poll thread would be needed for cost accuracy of like-kind.

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Old 10-19-2019, 09:26 AM   #2
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So whats the game here Art ???
Are you Bored ???
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Old 10-19-2019, 09:41 AM   #3
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So whats the game here Art ???
Are you Bored ???
Peacefull Watters this am.
Cost ?
Never thought about it because its Priceless Attachment 264091
Taint no game my RV buddy, HJ. "Priceless" is a line I should have placed as #9 in the poll!

Just thought I'd sweeten the initial $$$-Cost pot for the heck of it... so that those new to the game might have some sort of reference point to base their own initial expenditure off of. Will be kinda fun to actually see where the levels of cost endup as a %age basis regarding initial purchase price.

And, yes, I work many hours on my computer, at my desk, many times per week. I'm one of those crazy entrepreneurs that gets bored very easily if more than a couple minutes passes with no mental excitement! Often makes me go to my weight room and break a furious sweat... or post something on a forum that keeps me intrigued with email notices throughout the day!

Enjoy the heck out of your life... I do mine!!

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Old 10-19-2019, 09:51 AM   #4
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10k........in 2006
March 2019 - - > Paid 8,500 cash for 36K mile, 25', 454 engine, full rear bedroom, 1996 Tiffin Allegro. We drove her home [80 miles]. Within 10 miles on the hwy her name became "Sweetie"... cause of the gentle yet very controllable ride she consistently provides! We had carefully reviewed all her well working attributes and taken her for fairly long ride before purchase. Commercial airplane pilot orig owner had treated her well and was hoping to sell to a person who would continue keeping her up to par.

Upon getting Sweetie home:

1. Drove her to my preferred mechanic shop and had $4,975 of mechanical restoration accomplished. i.e. all fluids drained flushed, and replaced, new hose throughout, new air lines to front spring air bags and to rear wheel/tire air-fill nozzles, new bearings throughout, axels pulled and rear end opened/well-flushed, all electric leads and connections refreshed, brakes improved, front end and rear end stabilizing joints improved.
2. Then had two from my masonry and concrete construction crew strip every place of old calk [top and sides] with replacement calk installed. Also had them wax outside and do detailed cleaning of inside.
3. Thereafter, went inside myself and tricked out several items.

$$ result: $8,500 purchase price with $4,975 to make her mechanically perfect price = $13,475 initial cost for a very safe and usable RV. The general trickouts done by my crew and I [that were not all that necessary] added up to another $3,000 +/-.

So... for grand total of $16,475 we have a near perfect, really comfortable and ready to cruise rather small "vintage" RV. With condition as it is now; I feel it will go for a long time before more big$$$ is required. We really appreciate its size to go and fit in anywhere. 1000 to 6000 mile trips are planned to happen during next few years. Shorter duration/less mileage jaunts are already happening!

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Old 10-19-2019, 01:06 PM   #6
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I didn't include any $'s for sweat equity. If I did the price would double
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I didn't include any $'s for sweat equity. If I did the price would double
If we figure all of our time doing all of the things we want to do as sweat equity... and could use it as a write it off for our taxes... we'd never owe a cent to Uncle Sam!

Kidding aside; sweat equity can at times be a pita, but, the alternative is lots of $$$$ out of pocket.

We all make the call on an item by item process...
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Old 10-19-2019, 03:36 PM   #8
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We were at first looking for used but after seeing so many that needed lots of work, decided to buy new. Ordered and bought ours back in early 2003. Price was $64,995 with a few options like larger rooftop AC, hydraulic jacks, back up camera, and fantastic roof fan.

Looked at different brands, entry to mid level, and found our Itasca to be the best fit and finish for the price. Have had a few minor hiccups with the Workhorse chassis, otherwise been very happy with our Sunova these 16 plus years!
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I bought my current coach from a private seller in 2016, asking price was $25,000, negotiated down to $20,500, after tax, license, retrieval cost from out of state, it was up to $24,000, over the first year I spent about $7,000 on what I felt were mostly important upgrades and maintenance. (shocks, suspension bushings, LED headlights, propane regulator, CO/LPG detectors, etc.). I answered $20,000-30,000 on the poll even though depending on how you count it it might be a little over $30,000
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12K a year ago. Didn't keep track of how much I spent bringing her up to snuff, under $1k as I only need to buy parts and I provided the labor. Leaving for Arizona on Monday!
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There's a reason I refer to our TT as the "$12K Dog House".
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Not comfortable revealing initial cost, but more than maybe should have...and went to Texas from FL to do it. Anyway, we got more or less the floorplan, engine/trans. w/side radiator we wanted. Just got back from a 2 & 1/2 month shakedown trip that sort of felt like we were the ones that got shaken down. Mostly, lots of little 'gotchas' and a couple of doozies. This puppy is going to be great...once we get the 'bugs' out. Keeping the chin up.
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