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Old 04-10-2015, 07:34 PM   #15
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Think about Winnebago Journeys in the 2001-2004 age range. Quite a few out there in the low 50's. Went through the same search a year ago, bought a 2003 32t for $52k Will need tires next year (age), a great coach with Cummins and Allison in a Freightliner Chassis.

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just keep looking you know it when you find it. floor pan make sure it works for your needs as other have mentioned. just make sure you take a good look at everything if possible. if you are sure about something hire a pro to check it out. it could be money well spent. good luck

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Old 04-12-2015, 12:51 PM   #17
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We found the rig changed as we did. Most recent move was from 4WD diesel truck and fifth wheel to small gas mh. I have two new to me knees and was finding the stairs difficult. DP's seem to have a lot of stairs too. We are both leery of the one door motor homes. DH was finding the fifth wheel hard to hook and unhook. We are just back from two months in Florida and had all the space/stuff we needed. Good luck and enjoy the process. Likely the next rig you buy won't be your last anyway!

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Old 05-08-2015, 07:22 PM   #18
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We just purchased a 2001 Dutch Star Diesel Pusher. The previous owners lived in it full time and believe it or not, it is IMMACULATE! inside and out. Lots of extras as they were getting out of RV'ing (age), 2 year old full body paint job, 5 year old new roof by Newmar factory, new tires, date stamp 2615, new house refrigerator last September, new Splendide washer/dryer combo last August, the list goes on and on. Under 50k including tax title and license, private seller, they are out there, just keep looking, we looked in 5 states, found this one right under our noses, 35 miles away, craigslist. Took it to a freightliner dealer for a DOT+ inspection etc, Keep looking!
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Originally Posted by TomandGloria View Post
Don't be afraid of Workhorse chassis. I have not found any problem with service or parts. My local GMC dealer maintains it and was former Workhorse authorized dealer. We love our Motorhome and just had upgrades done to it.
Absolutely agree. I chose the Workhorse because I had the same engine (Chevy 8.1 liter) in my previous B+ and loved it. With the Allison transmission and overdrive, it's a great combination.

If you have 2 air conditioners, then you definitely want 50 amp service - heck, 1 AC and a microwave takes 30 amp close to the limit.

There are lots of mid-2000 models out there in your price range. Buy for condition and floor plan. I wouldn't worry about the chassis - both the Ford and the Workhorse are fine.

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