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Old 08-23-2012, 11:43 AM   #1
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Question Born Free 24 Rear Bath

I am going tomorrow to look at a 2002 Born Free 24 Rear Bath with 60,000 miles. I've never had a motorhome before (or even a travel trailer). I have driven a one-ton dually with extended cab pulling a horse trailer, so I'm hoping this will be small enough that I will feel comfortable driving it. A couple of friends have told me that Born Free are nice rigs. I haven't a clue what to look for or what to ask, or what would be a reasonable price (asking price is $24K). Any and all comments and advice would be much appreciated!


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Old 08-23-2012, 09:37 PM   #2
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Born Free 24 rear bath

I own a 28' Born Free Rear Side Bed and believe they make a very good coach.
They are a small RV mfg. in Iowa, selling direct to the public rather than through dealers. They have excellent customer support whether you bought your unit from them or not.
There is also a Born Free owners club web site which is very helpful in answering any and all questions relating to Born Free's.

I would encourage you to do as much research as possible before deciding on a unit to buy. RV's are much more complicated than houses since you also have the mechanical issues related to the engine and chassis as well as the coach; so, both vehicle and coach should be checked out.

As far as this particular unit, the asking price really depends on many factors besides just mileage. As you can imagine, there are many options available when buying new and what this unit actually comes equipped with will help determine value. Also tire condition, generator usage, batteries, exterior and interior condition (leaks, odors, etc.), among others will affect price or saleability.

As we approach the fall and winter seasons, you will see many more units come up for sale. Do your research, ask questions, drive different models and sizes to see what you feel comfortable with. Many first time buyers tend to go on the small side and then find later they want a larger unit.

That is what happened to me when I bought a 24' class c and then 3 years later moved up to a 28'. In both cases they were used and with low mileage.
Buying used can save you a tremendous amount of money, but puts more pressure on you to find a good quality unit since obviously there is no warranty.

Again, I would caution you to proceed slowly and get as much knowledge as possible before buying.
Best of luck. Rv'ing is a great lifestyle.
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