Replacement RV and new over all...
Bought our first RV a few years ago, 1990 Transvan made by Champion, with 36k miles for $500. Owner said it had a bad vibration and the shop quoted $3,500 to replace the rear axle; hub to hub which didn't include labor. I took it on as a project and and stripped the rear axle, found nothing wrong. rebalanced the tires and drove great! Used it for a couple of years but not very seriously. Fixed a lot of small issues. Ended up selling it back to the previous owner who is a friend so recouped my expenses.
Using iRV2 to expand my knowledge I have learned a great deal about Class A's, looked at gas vs diesel, etc. Then jumped in head first on a 2004 Holiday Rambler Imperial. Joked with the wife (with painful tears in my eyes) the proceeds from the sale of the Transvan will cover our first fill up and oil change!
It's a really nice rig with 4 slides, generator slide. The side radiator provides the greatest engine access I have seen on any I have looked at! Bought it from an older couple who wanted to downsize. We have been cleaning and repairing small issues, mostly electrical. Fixed the solar charging system, TV wiring, Aladdin, replaced the engine AC belt (think it was original), replaced some gas struts, polished the fogged headlights. Also ordered replacement marker lights as the sun has done it's magic on them. I would like to get the keyless entry system working again. I think the keypad is bad. The previous owner didn't use it and lost the keyfobs. Any advice on troubleshooting and replacement parts.