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Old 03-11-2017, 03:19 PM   #1
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New from Vancouver Island! Feedback please.

Hi. We're Brenda and Dana from Nanoose Bay on our beautiful Vancouver Island. We are just retired health care professionals and looking forward to finding our next RV. We had a small C-Class 15 years back and enjoyed it. We are very experienced sailors and we still "twist the wrist" on our 1100 cc motorcycle that will be our toad.
We research things extensively - travel, purchases - well, everything. We would really like some feedback from forum members. We are leaning towards another C-Class for the obvious safety reasons and the reduced cost of repairs (truck parts vs bus parts). Having said that, if the right A Class came along in our budget range ($25,000 USD) we would consider it.
Well, our research shows us that there are many more Class A MHs in our price range than C-Class MHs.
We have an advert running locally online looking for an RV and have received several responses, and only 1 has caught our interest and it happens to be a Class A. It is a 2001 Fleetwood Storm, 30 feet, 30,000 on the clock, and an asking price of $22,000 CDN. Ford V10 on Ford chassis with one slide.
Is there anyone out there with experience with this model who could advise us of things to look for, problems with this year/manufacturer? We would appreciate it greatly. We know to start at the top, looking at the roof, delamination, window seals, and hopefully maintenance records.
RVs in our area go for about 225-250% of American priced RVs, so if this one is good ( we look at it tomorrow) it's quite a deal.
Thanks in advance, and we look fwd to being active members of this group and lifestyle.
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Old 03-11-2017, 05:05 PM   #2
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Hi Brenda & Dana! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Hope you find the perfect rig for your needs!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!

Joe & Annette

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Old 03-11-2017, 06:24 PM   #3
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Brenda and Dana,

Welcome to the Forum! You came to the right place for answers.

We bought used and had to do a few repairs but are happy with the buy. Did not want payments.

Have them show you everything WORKS. Hook up the water hose, put pressure in the lines and see if there are any leaks. Any water stains inside including inside cupboards. Check out drains, do they flow good. Does the water heater work? It won't take long to heat up if it does. Does the fridge cool, the AC's, the furnace? Does it heat and work. The stove, does it light and the oven heat up. Does it look like it has been well maintained? WAS IT STORED INSIDE?

We have a 2004 Itasca with a V10. No issues with it at all. Changed the oil, filters, couple vaccum hoses needed to be replaced. We were able to get new keys at the Ford dealer.

New digital TV, hands free radio for the phone, and a tow system for our TOAD.

If it meets all the other criteria and your gut say go then offer them $19,000. They will probably take $20,000.

Good luck and come back and talk. There is an owner's forum at the top that might help with this particular brand too.

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Old 03-11-2017, 10:43 PM   #4
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Hi Brenda & Dana

Glad to have you here in the forum with us.

I don't know that MH, sorry I can't help you.

Happy Trails!!
Tony & Ruth........... FMCA#F416727
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