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0-3 years old 26 10.79%
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Old 05-02-2015, 06:50 PM   #15
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How long do I plan on living in it: Till one of use dies or becomes so disabled that we have to part (US being the coach and I)
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Old 05-02-2015, 07:10 PM   #16
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Wow! Lots of older coaches, which is neat to see. Most seem to be DP's, makes we wonder if it's just coincidence or if there's something to that?
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Old 05-02-2015, 07:13 PM   #17
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Ours is a 2011 model so 4 years old. Will probably keep it till the wheels fall off or I give out, whichever comes first.
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Old 05-02-2015, 07:39 PM   #18
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Bought new in January 2006, now in 10th year of full timing, no end in sight. Many upgrades and modifications over the years to make it what we want. Far less expensive to repair, modify or upgrade than to buy another one. Life is short, don't be afraid to love, laugh and retire early.
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Old 05-02-2015, 07:47 PM   #19
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Purchased a 2002 DP last July. Not sure how long we will keep it. Just getting our feet wet enjoying what we have right now. I am taking notes on wants for a replacement if we ever decide to trade up.
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Old 05-02-2015, 08:39 PM   #20
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2006 Bounder bought new. Will keep it another 6 years until we're ready to retire, then we'll get a DP to travel more.

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Old 05-02-2015, 08:49 PM   #21
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We bought our 2002 Windsor in late 2008, it is now +13 years old and right now I can't/won't consider trading up, it is a great coach and meets all of our needs. We just turned 101K miles on it and it performs great, lots of power and drives/handles like a dream.

To get an equivalent coach as far as fit/finish/quality we'd have to spend +$400K, and we wouldn't know what we would be getting.

Nothing wrong with an older, well maintained coach, especially if it is paid for.
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Old 05-02-2015, 09:03 PM   #22
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Ours is a 1999 Bounder. We have only owned less than a year.

Will probably keep it for a while.
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Old 05-02-2015, 11:46 PM   #23
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How old is your current coach,

20 years old

and how long will you keep it ideally?

Don't know. Haven't given it much thought.

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Old 05-03-2015, 01:07 AM   #24
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We just bought the coach we can see ourselves in forever. Will that happen? Who knows. But that's the idea - we bought our last coach first. Hopefully.

It's 10 years old with less than 40k on the odo and fewer than 100 hours on the genset. It was meticulously taken care of by previous owners who loved her, and we plan to carry on that tradition.

In my mind, short of a total catastrophe, there's nothing that can't be fixed or replaced or upgraded for a lot less than I would lose by selling this one and buying another one. And we love this coach; we'll certainly never outgrow it, and if we do decide to go full-time (an option we're considering down the road) then it'll be perfect for that, too.

Contrary to popular belief, some things really do get better with age
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Old 05-03-2015, 02:02 AM   #25
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22 years for our '93 Bounder which we purchased new. If it was up to me only, would not consider selling. It is super clean inside, even the carpet looks near new because we always used throw rugs and mats where we sit and walk. The chairs are like new, due to the wife making terry cloth covers for the seat portion. She launders the covers after each trip.
The wife however wants a new rv for our retirement years and will most likely get her way. She does not ask for much and this should behove me to act before the demand stage.

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She just turned 15 and I'll keep it till we get too old to drive it.....or till I find something I just can't live without!
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My 2008 Camelot will turn 8 this month and I'll probably keep it until I croak. The clock reports 36K. Bought it new from the factory.
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In 2005, we bought a new Monaco Diplomat. We kept it almost ten years and put 77K on it, mostly while I was still working. It was still in great shape and had every upgrade, so we traded it in while the value was still high. We plan to RV for at least another 10 years and didn't want to push the Diplomat that far. We also wanted a little bigger coach, washer/dryer, tag axle and side radiator, side opening doors and some other goodies, so we bought our current coach.
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