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Old 12-28-2011, 03:26 PM   #1
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How many miles should I get?

We are looking for a used class C motor home for fultiming. I was just wondering how many miles should I expect to get out of a well maintained rig. We don't have a lot of money, but we want something that will last a little while.
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Old 12-28-2011, 04:22 PM   #2
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We are looking for a used class C motor home for fultiming. I was just wondering how many miles should I expect to get out of a well maintained rig. We don't have a lot of money, but we want something that will last a little while.
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Since you "don't have a lot of money", that implies that whatever you get will be several years old. Without knowing the brand you will get or a number of other variables, you can expect anywhere from 6 to 11 (if you're REALLY lucky). The more info you can provide, the better the answers will be.

Just out of curiousity, why fulltime in a Class C as opposed to a Class A or a fiver? Both MAY have far more room, considering the time period you are probably looking at. Don't get me wrong, a lot of people are very happily F/T in a C, but you might want to consider the pluses and minuses of the other types as well.
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Old 12-28-2011, 04:51 PM   #3
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Well... We've had a 28' class A 2) 30' 5ers a 22' class C and at the moment we have a 25' TT. My wife is worried about getting stuck on a road that we can't get out of with a trailer. We want to travel on as much back roads as we can. She thinks that the trailer and truck is going to be to long for what we're wanting to do.
I didn't mention that we're taking 2 dogs and 2 cats with us?
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Be patience and find the one that meets your needs and requirements. Then use it and start making memories. Don't be worried about how long it will last.
It will just be one RV more along your many years of RV life.
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joe, we are also looking for a C and specifically would like to get something at least 5 years old and would probably go 7 if the condition was right-mileage is pretty much a non issue with us. Sadly any modern engine is going to outlast us by many years, BUT we will not buy without a used oil analysis.
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Miles usually isn't the issue - How many miles would you expect to get on your Ford Van? 100,000 - 200,000? There are plenty of 10 year old RV's on the road that have less than 50,000 miles.

The most common problem with used RV's are leaks and associated damage. When buying an RV have the chassis side of things checked out by a truck mechanic (stay away from RV techs) and have the RV pressure tested for leaks (about $100). If you have any RV experience you can determine whether the appliances and other stuff is in proper order.
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First do not go where it will not fit. For extended living, I would go with a trailer over a class C.

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