Originally Posted by Skip426
If you plan to keep , and use the motor home, and of course , assuming the engine is the only problem. It should be worth it.
I agree with this. Unless you're considering getting out of RVing altogether and just want to sell the thing as-is with motor trouble for a few bucks, then repair is probably the way to go. At least at that point, you'll have a relatively reliable power plant that you won't have to worry about for a while. I also think, as skip eluded, that you may be further in the hole selling the unit as-is as opposed to investing $4k and then selling... just a guess though.
Also, if you've done other work to the RV and kept everything maintained... that maintenance is worth a lot since buying something else used is a crapshoot sometimes. $4k is not a lot of money when you consider how much it might cost to repair or update another used RV... and trust me, I speak from experience. For us, Rving, even with a 20 year old motorhome that we paid pennies on the dollar for compared to a new one, is still borderline as far as what we can and can't afford. As much as I love the pastime of RVing, not a day seems to go by that I don't question whether or not it's practical for us... that said, the dang thing is still out in the garage, and I still have plenty of dreams about where we'll go next.
best of luck.