Thanks everyone for all the input and advice. Keep it coming I need all the help I can get. Not only learning what to look for, what to ask but also in helping me convince the better half that purchasing something as old as a 2000 can be a good starting point for us. She's really leery of something much older than a few years as she's sure there is no way to get something any older that isn't going to breakdown as soon as she drives off in it.
While I understand her concerns, I'm sure that just like with cars if you know what to look for, what to check for, what questions to ask, that there are very good, reliable units out there much older than what she thinks is acceptable. It's just a matter of learning how to spot them, and I'm sure with what I can learn here and the help of all you wonderful people that it won't be long before I'll be much better equipped to find that wonderful Motorhome that's looking to be loved and can be our first stop in the world of Rving.
Thanks to all,