I purchased a 1997 Intrigue in November of 2015. I got it at auction for $2,200. It had around 35,000 miles on it and about 350 hours on the generator. It had also sat for 9 years at the mammoth airport storage lot. It was in great visual shape and surprisingly no rust.
I had put another $10,000 in it before I got it home. New batteries, new tires, new fluids and filters, tow to shop, fuel tank drop and flush.
Since then I have put a new alternator in it, a new hydraulic line for the fan motor, as well as little stuff hear and there. I also went through the generator with all new hoses and filters.
By the time I got it home the coach also developed a large crack in the rear driver side fiberglass. That is expensive to fix. I assume it is from sitting so long in the same place. Once I got in the road it couldn't take the flexing.
You learn a lot with these neglected coaches and every trip is always undecided whether you will make it or not.
All in all I have about $16k in mine and I'm sure I will have another $8k by the time I'm done. Worth it to me but I also only paid $2,200 for it.
If you can get it at a great deal then it is worth it but parts are very expensive. Especially the drivetrain items. So keep all that in mind when deciding on a price that is right for you.
1997 Country Coach Intrigue - Montage 36'
Cummins 6CTA 8.3 - 325HP Gillig Chassis