Originally Posted by poppatello
So what your telling her is to not save it and let it go? Spend her money on a newer unit when she would really rather get this one? I thought this thread was for vintage RV's I must have stumbled in the wrong sub forum. Yes it will cost money as all our toys do no matter what year and what condition. As long as she understands which she clearly has stated and wants to take her time like I am then so be it. Someone else will treasure it after she is done with it and moves on.
Where is this guy located? I'm in New Castle County so your an hour from me...
I guess I didn't realize that pointing out alternatives wasn't allowed in the Vintage forum.
All I'm saying that there's no shortage of good old RV's for sale.
Others here have suggested the unit in question needed 2 to 3,000 in repairs right off the bat. That's just for what's been disclosed by the seller.
Using Search Tempest to look at Craigslist in a wide area I find at least 6 units within a days drive round trip in that price range that - if the seller is to be believed - have good tires, recent brakes, decent interiors, have been used this season and are in useable condition. Of course they, too, have needs but they are rigs that have been maintained, and that have had work done recently.
There's no need to undertake $2 to $3,000 worth of repairs just to get it to the point where you can drive it and minimally use it. I've gone that route more times than I care to remember - which is why I no longer recommend it.
And I did state that this is just my opinion.