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Old 12-10-2015, 06:22 AM   #15
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We bought our Aspect with 50,000 miles on it. I have since put on close to 30,000 miles on it with no problems. Those Ford V10s and Transmissions are pretty much bulletproof if you take care of them.
I would rather buy a high mileage motorhome that has been taken care of than a brand new one today. All the stuff that broke has likely already been addressed by the previous owner, and they took the depreciation hit. In the five years we've owned this motorhome the only thing I have had to fix was a refrigerator door hinge and the regulator for the stovetop. Oh, and one tiny roof leak which was due to my own ignorance regarding maintenance

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Old 12-10-2015, 11:25 PM   #16
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My 2006 has 138K. It had about 120k when we purchased it 3.5 yrs ago. Burns zero oil. I've driven it alone thousands of miles Hassel free. Hubby and I use it for camping and I use it for dog showing and trips to visit family.

We have it serviced all fluids checked and oil changed every 4k or 9ms which ever comes first per our extended warranty requirements.

Last year I drove it from WA to OH rt. This coming May I'm headed to Nebraska from WA. I put 425K on my E350 van with no issues sold it because we bought a diesel 4x4 E350 van conversion.

I think the real key is keeping on top of normal Maintenance.

We learned the hard way with our first rv to also check the rubber roof every few months for signs of wear and small holes to prevent leaks.

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Old 12-11-2015, 09:51 AM   #17
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We have a Tioga 31M and love it. Like everyone else said, it depends on how its been maintained. High miles on a coach that has been well cared for is better then a coach that has been sitting for too long. good luck
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Old 12-11-2015, 09:30 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by mattdillon View Post
We have a Tioga 31M and love it. Like everyone else said, it depends on how its been maintained. High miles on a coach that has been well cared for is better then a coach that has been sitting for too long. good luck
I'm deciding between a 31M and 31N. I need a designated work space. I like the size of the bath and privacy of the hallway/bedroom in the 31M, but I like the second booth option in the 31N. So, have to make up my mind before summer! Thanks.
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Old 12-13-2015, 05:31 PM   #19
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We purchased a used (6 yrs old) Class C a few years ago with low miles....cost us a fortune in hoses, tires, etc because it sat! I wouldn't hesitate on a older model that has been used and gently cared for, BUT, with the suggestion of others, spend the money to have a reputable RV repair place go thru it. Water damage can be a curse, so please be careful.
Notice you are from FL, there are tons of RV repair places around, but ask around for a reputable one. Go to local RV park and talk with owners and ask them who they suggest. We have a good one near here in Melbourne...they are out there just ask around. Please check fire extinguisher dates too if there are any in the MH.
Good luck in your search.
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Old 03-17-2016, 12:21 PM   #20
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I just purchased a 2008 with 80k and made a 500 mile trip home without hesitation. For me it was a better value and it won't be sitting much as we make a couple of weekend trips per month. A thorough inspection is a must, if one has been driven and not serviced you will more than likely have drive train problems down the road. IMO engines are built to be ran and serviced, I would much rather have one with a few regular miles on it that one that has sat for a long period.

Either way YOU have to feel comfortable with the purchase, good luck.
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Agree emphatically (except for tires).

Originally Posted by BWDog View Post
...There is no 10 year rule.

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