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Old 05-31-2011, 10:02 PM   #1
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How to buy a used Class C motor home.

We are thinking about buying a used class c motor home. Originally we were considering a class a but from what I hear they require a considerable amount of maintenance and must be taken to a shop that can work on something of that size.

So, how does one go about this task. What to look for, what to stay away from etc. Of course cost is a factor as well. We need to stay less than 15,000 and would even consider an older mid to late 1980s if it were in good enough shape and priced right.

I am willing to listen to all who wish to respond. You all have more experience than we do.

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Welcome bjs11243 to irv2.
Here is a link that will cover just about anything you maybe interested in.
If you have a idea of what you maybe interested in just Goggle it and you will have many types and prices with different dealers so you can compare prices between them all.
Any gas coach is going to require maintenance to keep it operational and I find a Class A with more room under chassis to do that.
Good luck in your quest and enjoy the forums.
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Buying a Class C

Several years ago I bought a used Class C, with what I considered low mileage less than 50K. The uniy had not been used very much, it was clean. However driving it home the transmission seal began to leak, the first couple of time I used the MH I had two tire blow outs and had ended up replacing all six tires, they had dry rotted out. If you buy from a private person, I would suggest having it professionaly checked out.
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Buying a Class C

Check the age of the tires, if the unit has been sitting for some time, make sure the transmission or engine seals don't leak.
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Thanks, I'll add that to my list.
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Thanks, I'll add that to my list.
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I don't think just because its a Class C or A that either may require more maintenance than the other. They all require maintenance. If you stay on top of it the issues won't gang up on you. For us the deciding factors were storage and view. I found most C's to have less storage and I don't like the overhang blocking my view. The plus side on a C is the sleeping arrangement for the kids. We were lucky that the A we bought has a pull down bunk over the front seats.
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Great points, Thanks.
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