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Old 09-06-2011, 07:00 AM   #29
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Our unit came from a dealer, (Ferrero Ford), in Northeast, PA. in 2008. They told us it was a unit owned by a Dr. in Erie, Pa, and was a one owner. If this was yours, I have a pair of socks that belongs to you that was found behind the bottom drawer under the single closet! My husband was thinking of trading to a diesel instead of gas, IF I would still be entertaining the idea of trading! If you had stayed with a Class C would you have opted for gas or diesel?
Nope not a Dr. so they are not my socks
If we had gone to another class C I think we would have stayed with another gasser. For whatever reasons gas is cheaper than diesel and much easier to obtain. Service is cheaper and easier to get. For example in NY the C needed an inspection just like any car on the road. The A needs a heavy vehicle that only big truck service places can do. The mileage difference isn't that much and as I assume you already know the V10 has plenty of power.

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Old 09-07-2011, 08:48 AM   #30
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I would keep the one you have. You can spend a whole lot less on getting everything fixed than trading. The depreciation on a brand new one will be much more than on your 2004. Since you like the one you have, get it fixed up or upgraded and enjoy it and enjoy the savings also.

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Old 10-01-2011, 05:00 PM   #31
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We have a class c 1997 41000 miles on it , I think we will keep ours a long time , like others you can do a lot of remodels or repairs for the money you would spend then if it was used you might spend just as much on your new used one as the one you have . I would keep it.
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Old 10-02-2011, 09:17 AM   #32
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Talk about a double edged sword this one is a doosie. You could trade and get some of the new features that are in the 2012's and get a very good bargain in the process. The down economy has the dealers deeply discounting the units just to move them. You are in a good situation in that you own your current unit so they cant claim you have upside down equity and if your unit is clean, (Rent a pressure washer and go to town on it and several bottles of fa-breeze to get it to smell new) you can get a decent trade allowance. Look at what is out there and see if there is a floorplan you like then go and sit in it for an hour or so.

On the other side of the sword is that you don't have a payment book and you could spend some money to make yours like new again. Making it like new again you still have to remember that is is a 2004 and the dealerships look at the year as does the insurance companies. Determine how much return on your investment you will get. If you are happy in yours then keep it if you want the newer features and the old ones take a look at all of the models.
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Old 11-14-2011, 10:02 AM   #33
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I have a 94 MW that just rolled 85k on her speedo......... there is nothing on her that can't be fixed if it breaks. As others have said if you just want a new one go get it, but if you are satisfied than keep it.
I stay after maintenance, if I see something that will be a problem in the future, I fix it right then. Better on my terms than out on the road.
We are trying now to figure how to arrange the fresh water tanks so we can get rid of the dinette and put in a pair of recliners. Might have to have a cabinet make design us one to keep the tank(s) if nothing else.
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Old 11-14-2011, 12:26 PM   #34
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the thing is, unless you want one with slideouts. the floorplans are close to being the same,so if you have one in good shape, i say keep it if you want more walking room then get a new/used with slides
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Old 11-15-2011, 06:52 AM   #35
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What all of you have said makes a whole lot of sence. I have
decided to keep our 2004 Minnie Class C! :0) PHEWW! :0) Glad THAT decision is over!! :0) I really can't understand the reasoning behind getting rid of the wall light switches, and also not offering under back bed inside storage, higher ceilings in back bedroom, as an option to the outside storage unit. I also prefer the lighter colored interior to give more light than the dark colored cabinets. :0( I LOVE the roominess of having the one large slide and no bedroom slide that 'closes up' the bedroom when you are traveling and the slide is closed. :0(
I really would have liked to have had 'slider' windows in the back bedroom in place of the crank out version ones. (The cranks wear out). And also a few items like newer roof vents. But like many of you have said .. those could be replaced at a far lesser cost than a new motorhome!
Thank you everyone! :0) Although if Winnebago or another higher quality camper company would like to donate a camper to us ... we will check into it!!! :0)

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