Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > New Member Check-In
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-03-2013, 01:26 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 3
New and looking to buy

Hello,Hope you dont mind me going by my user name(have a zo6 vette).I've been pretty frustrated looking for a "class A" motorhome,in the $5000 range.Like the Winnebago 'elantra'? Also 22'-27' Brave.I'll be asking questions,or any input will help.I'm retired/disabled,and single,so I'd like to keep it under 27'. Thanks,and zeeulater!

zeeulater is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 11-03-2013, 04:42 AM   #2
Senior Member
Country Coach Owners Club
Retired Fire Service RVer's
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Ocala, Florida
Posts: 6,295
Welcome and glad to meet you!

To find a Class A in that range, the prospects are most likely very limited with much older units. Now that RV sales have picked up substantially, the choices might be even more limited. Good luck with your search.

FMCA #F431170, GS #822128658, Escapees SKP #112655
2012 Airstream Mercedes Interstate Class B
Medico is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2013, 06:10 AM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Snowbird - Waterford Mi and Citrus Springs Fl.
Posts: 3,344
Just me, but from what I've seen that might even be close to that price range, they might be best thought of as do it yourself kits? With all due respect, if purchased by somebody retired/disabled, this idea sounds like a train wreck about to happen?

Consider the fact the coaches in this price range generally have one foot in the scrap yard already. Your goal, when you get one of these DIY projects, is to get that one foot out of the scrap yard. This is going to require money and/or a lot of sweat equity? When considering the money route, you may be further ahead spending that money for a coach that doesn't have one foot in the wrecking yard and be further ahead for it? Suggest you proceed further with MUCH caution! It doesn't take much at all for that second foot to be in the scrap yard and the owner to be out whatever they have invested. My opinion, FWIW.
1997 37' HR Endeavor, 275hp Cat, Freightliner
03 CR-V Blue Ox, Ready Brake
ahicks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2013, 11:47 AM   #4
Community Administrator
JohnRR's Avatar

Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Marquette, Michigan "Da UP"
Posts: 14,849

Good luck with your search.
John & Cathy R.
06 Pace Arrow 38L W24
08 Lincoln MKX AWD
See My RV Upgrades
JohnRR is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2013, 12:05 PM   #5
Senior Member/RVM #90
MSHappyCampers's Avatar

Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Columbus, MS
Posts: 19,275
Welcome to IRV2! It's great to have you join the crew!

Hope you find the right RV for your needs! Enjoy the forum!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
Joe & Annette

2002 Monaco Windsor 40PBT, 2013 Honda CRV AWD
MSHappyCampers is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2013, 01:26 PM   #6
Senior Member
Nick-B's Avatar
Forest River Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Vaughn, WA
Posts: 1,299
Hi zeeulater and

ahicks is spot on with his comments. While we would love to see another person join the ranks here we need to be realistic as well. There are coaches out there in your price range but you had better be able to work on it yourself. If you are adventurous and have experience in auto and home repair and another $5000 then you might make it come together. If you have to pay others to fix everything then take a deep breath and find something else besides an old motorhome to "invest" your $5K into.

1995 Coachmen Santara 360MB 36' w/slide.
Ford F53/460 chassis, 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee "toad"
Nick-B is offline   Reply With Quote

disabled rvers, handicapped

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:50 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.