Realistically with an $8-$10,000 budget I think you would be much better served with a travel trailer, than a class C. Naturally you would need an adequate tow vehicle, but you should be able to get a newer, better TT than class C for that amount of money. Less to go wrong/bad and worry about also.
Before people start jumping all over me with that view, I should soften it a little. I actually sold a 1997 Class C last Dec. for $9,000. It had 57,000 miles on it, a brand new exterior paint job, almost new cab carpet and house wood look flooring, 2 yr old roof, 2 yr old (or less) roof air, and a bunch of other newly replaced "stuff". As far as I know there was nothing wrong with the unit and I think the young couple with two young kids that bought it got a great deal. With that being said there are a lot of RVs out there in that price range, that aren't in great shape. Even with the one I sold, who knows how long things will last. With a TT, you at least take the eng. and transmission out of possible problems.
2014 Itasca Spirit 31K