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Old 08-08-2014, 02:23 PM   #1
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Hello to all. Next week we hope to become first time motorhome buyers. Purchasing a used motorhome is pretty nerve racking especially for first timers but we've learned a lot from the archived IRV2 member posts over the last 6 months while doing our homework. Hopefully as we gain experience we'll be able to contribute to the sites knowledge base but for now the only practical knowledge I can share is about metal detecting as a hobby. If you have an interest in the hobby or have considered giving a shot, I can probably help you get started or in the least steer you to a few good websites that are helpful. Gary & Melissa

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Old 08-08-2014, 02:42 PM   #2
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Aurum... Rving is great and the people here make it easier to normalize as you grow into the lifestyle. Enjoy the journey.... the fun is about to start

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Old 08-08-2014, 02:47 PM   #3
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Welcome to the Forum and best of luck finding that perfect RV for the family.
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Old 08-08-2014, 02:54 PM   #4
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Congrats, Aurum! You are way ahead of us...

Anyways, if you know the MSRP of the used RV you are looking for when it was new , I compiled some data http://www.irv2.com/forums/attachmen...1&d=1407528423 in this spreadsheet.

Just looking at the numbers is the percentage of what it should cost after the amount of years it has been in use. So, if it's a 5 year old RV, at the low end, it should be around 40% of the original MSRP when it was new.

Good luck,
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Old 08-08-2014, 04:08 PM   #5
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Hi Gary & Melissa! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us!

Congrats on the new MH! Keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 08-08-2014, 05:45 PM   #8
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Gary and Melissa, Glad you're aboard. Congrats on the new to you rig. Snow banks in MN are a great place for the metal detectors....at least that's what my former neighbor used to tell me. Enjoy your adventures and be safe.
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Old 08-08-2014, 05:57 PM   #9
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Welcome to the irv2 gang, Gary & Melissa! Congrats in advance on your upcoming motorhome purchase! Good luck getting started.
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Old 08-08-2014, 06:08 PM   #10
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Soon to be newbie motorhome owners

Good luck!

I hope you make some great memories RVing. We sure have.

Don't rush it. There are lots of floor plans and used coaches out there. It is truly a buyers market, with all the bargains just waiting to be picked up.

I'd recommend you consider an extended warranty. It will be another upfront cost, but I wish I had done that on my first used coach. I would have made my money back within the first year. BTW, Wholesale Warranties is a good place to start, and they are an iRV2 sponsor.

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Old 08-08-2014, 06:51 PM   #11
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Thanks all for the welcome and kind words. We are looking forward to the new life style and seeing more of the country.
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Glad to have you here with us. Happy Trails!!!
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Welcome and congrats on your soon to be motorhome...
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