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Old 04-19-2013, 03:05 PM   #1
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Hi all,

Very new to the forum so please forgive me if this is a stupid question. My DW and I have been tent campers for years and have decided to start thinking seriously about upgrading to probably a Class C RV.

With such a vast number to choose from, I was wondering if you had any advice on which manufacturers or models you've had experience with which you wouldn't recommend or buy again. Have you had problems with after sales service, that kind of thing. I know no RV is going to be perfect, but which were less desirable, so I can concentrate on looking at better manufacturers.

I'm currently considering RV's similar to the Jayco Greyhawk 31ds to give you an idea where I'm coming from.

Please just message me if you prefer not to say anything directly on the forum.

Thanks so much for your help in this mystifying process. Just trying to get it right first time if I can and not make any expensive mistakes.

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I think a good way to go about it is to select a few models and then do a search here at IRV2 or google. Our members aren't shy and you will get some useful input.
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In Class C, I would recommend the Jayco Seneca. I had 2006, 3 slide outs, Duramax FRED, had it for five years with no problems.
Good luck with your search and selection!
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One other thing to check on is what kind of tech support the manufacturer offers and are they easy to reach. This pertains to the selling dealer as well.
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In Class C, I would recommend the Jayco Seneca. I had 2006, 3 slide outs, Duramax FRED, had it for five years with no problems.
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Thanks SRH. Love the look of the Seneca. Great to know you've had no problems.
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We were in the same boat last year going from tent to RV. Grey hawk was high on the list but went with the Seneca for more space and diesel power. Jayco has good build quality.
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We were in the same boat last year going from tent to RV. Grey hawk was high on the list but went with the Seneca for more space and diesel power. Jayco has good build quality.
That will be a very nice upgrade from your tent. I think I'm almost at the stage where I'm getting too old that lark!
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Thanks SRH. Love the look of the Seneca. Great to know you've had no problems.
Caspian,

I bought it actually on eBay when it was a year old and only had 3K mi on it. The best part was that five years later I sold it for $18K less than what I had paid for. That is roughly $3.5K depreciation per year which for a motorhome is great, I think!
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I bought it actually on eBay when it was a year old and only had 3K mi on it. The best part was that five years later I sold it for $18K less than what I had paid for. That is roughly $3.5K depreciation per year which for a motorhome is great, I think!
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That was an awesome deal, SRH, and exactly the kind of mileage we are looking for in a pre owned. As we say in Ireland though, Ebay scares the bejabbers outta me! Maybe I should take a look though.
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Not every offer on eBay is a good deal, but are some!

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That was an awesome deal, SRH, and exactly the kind of mileage we are looking for in a pre owned. As we say in Ireland though, Ebay scares the bejabbers outta me! Maybe I should take a look though.
I have purchased three of my four coaches on eBay - two on bidding process and one negotiating with the seller after. In some ways, I find it safer to buy on eBay as the down payment is via Pay Pal and everything after is done in person. So you can have the coach checked as usual either yourself or via a third party. You can make that as a part of your bid/offer.
Take care and best of luck!
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