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Old 11-19-2012, 08:34 AM   #1
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Hey everyone - Dennis from Ft. Lauderdale loving his basic 1993 Georgie Boy Cruise Air that's beginning to show her age + wear & tear. She runs great, has 68,000 miles but I'm looking at 2 or 3 grand to bring it up to peak performance & cosmetic standards.... OR... I can plop down $20,000 for a 2001 Georgie Boy CruiseMaster with 2 slides, V10, 22,000 miles in need of a "little" TLC. BIG QUESTION: I have the $ earmarked but am on the fence as to which way to go - what would YOU do? THANKS for your opinion
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:48 PM   #2
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Tough decision for sure..

OK, I glean from your post you can either take $2000 to bring your present 93 coach up to snuff, OR pay $20,000 cash for a 2001 coach then spend that $2,000 to bring that coach up to snuff.

Hmmmm, well I would think consideration of your present financial status would pretty much dictate the best route to take.

For me, with all the future uncertanies we're facing, I think I'd be inclined to keep my $20,000 tight to the vest for any future contingencies that may arise, and invest the $2,000 in bringing my present coach up to snuff.

We have 75,000 on our 2000 coach which could use some minor cosmetic work, paint, decals etc. in the $2,000 + price range which I may have done sometime in the future, but then maybe not.

Anyway I wish you the best of luck with your decision and safe travels...
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I'm a bit in the same boat as you are, denforent. I have a 2000 Class C 24' Gulfstream Yellowstone. It too is showing some age, plus I've been battling some water leaks in the cab over. I finally have them under control. I have about 55,000 mi on it. Should I invest money into it, although it's running fine OR look at something newer? I've been studying the Internet for something newer; it's going to cost $20K-$30 from what I can see. I'm having fun checking out the possibilities. We're tired of the foldout couch for our bed. As much as we travel, an upgrade has got to be in our plans. An upgrade will make travel more fun, I think.
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A 2001 is also in the age range of major things breaking down... Fix what you have and save your money.
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I'm a bit in the same boat as you are, denforent. I have a 2000 Class C 24' Gulfstream Yellowstone. It too is showing some age, plus I've been battling some water leaks in the cab over. I finally have them under control. I have about 55,000 mi on it. Should I invest money into it, although it's running fine OR look at something newer? I've been studying the Internet for something newer; it's going to cost $20K-$30 from what I can see. I'm having fun checking out the possibilities. We're tired of the foldout couch for our bed. As much as we travel, an upgrade has got to be in our plans. An upgrade will make travel more fun, I think.
Oh my... I know exactly what's running through your mind but the way I solved it was interesting: I decided to keep my 93 and fix it up as it's been working just great. I made a bid (ONE bid) on the 01 35' with 2 sliders and stopped - we were $8000 apart and I decided if they took my bid fine... if not I was fine too. After a few weeks, THEY TOOK THE BID! I sold my 1993 in an hour and a half after listing it on craigslist and the guy wondered why I sold it so cheap... I used it over 3 years and got $400 less than I paid for it!!! Pays dividends to take care of your things. I STILL sit n wonder if I "needed" a newer bigger MH but it's a done deal and a new adventure. Good luck with whichever way you fall off the fence as either way is OK but I can definately say there'd be no motorhoming if I had to make up my couch everyday I was traveling. Ya only live once! LOL
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A 2001 is also in the age range of major things breaking down... Fix what you have and save your money.
Hey Rick, I sure appreciate the response ... good advice! See my previous post to see the results of my dilemma.... LOL In the end, I decided to go newer with perhaps better technology (V10 over V8) etc. I'm also betting the odds that a 1993 with 68,000 miles might have more significant problems sooner than a 2001 with 22,000 miles.... now only time will tell if I'm right. We're off on a new adventure looking for a state park near home to spend our maiden voyage over Christmas... not so easy as a lot of the parks are filled already. Thanks again for your input!!
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Congrats on your newer replacement coach and travel safe...
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