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Old 02-07-2016, 09:14 AM   #1
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Hello from Folsom, California

Hi, My name is Gay & my husband is Bill. We currently have a 1999 24' Komfort trailer & are looking to upgrade to a motorhome. That's how we found this site; I was searching for information on top quality motorhomes. We are looking at buying a 30-32 foot motorhome. Currently have been looking at Winnebago (Itasca) Vista & Fleetwood Bounder. We're thinking new vs used because we want all of the safety features and warranties. It's a really big decision seeing how expensive they are. After doing much research on quality & service, watching many YouTube videos and talking with others we're feeling like it's kind of a crap shoot. Would appreciate any help/information anyone would like to provide. Now that I'm on this site we're also looking forward to all of the other exciting things it has to offer!

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Gay & Bill;

W are glad you found us. I believe you came to the right place to do your research. Browse the forums that interest you and don't be afraid to ask questions. Our members like to help when they can. Post often and share your new RV adventures with us.


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Old 02-07-2016, 10:03 AM   #3
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Welcome to iRV2 from someone that lives just down the road from you

My suggestion is to buy a used, very good condition RV, there are PLENTY out there!
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Old 02-07-2016, 10:57 AM   #4
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Old 02-07-2016, 11:01 AM   #5
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Hi Gay & Bill

Glad to have you here with us. It is always nice to have something new, but often you can find a nice used MH that has had all the bugs worked out of it. It would make the price lower as the original owner will have taken the depreciation. It could also offer you the opportunity to upgrade the coach.

Good luck with your search and Happy Trails!!!
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I have to agree with Tony here .... advantages on both sides of new or used ... for us we were able to get a much better unit buying used then new and as mentioned, new unit issues are resolved ... you can still get warranty protection ........
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Hi Gay & Bill! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us!

Hope you find the perfect MH for your needs! Keep her between the ditches!

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Welcome Gay & Bill. Most motorhome warranties expire after 1 year on the house portion and up to 3 years on the chassis. As mentioned above you can save considerable money by buying 2 - 3 year old coaches and still have all the goodies and safety features. Check the classifications section here and A Part of the TiffinRVNetwork • Index page. That can give you a starting points.
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I love my new Jayco and it's a 32 footer. It has so much more room on the inside than most models I looked at, including newer Jayco's. Good luck in your search.

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