Originally Posted by SteveSkinner
All this talk about how inexpensive a motorhome is compared to a boat or plane got me thinking.
So Saturday we are picking up our new to me Signature. (Drawing a long bow you may say)
Due to the vehicle history being unknown I'm driving it straight to a Detroit dealer to have all the fluids changed and a service.
Then possibly to a tire dealer for some new michelin tires. And possibly a wheel alignment.
What sort of failures should I be looking for
I understand radiator core is number 1.
What else should I check before it lets me down.
It's 2005 with about 50k on the clock
I have owned at least 10 airplanes in the past 40 yrs. All purchased used and all held their value. One I owned 7 yrs. and sold it for $20,000 more than I purchased it for. The upkeep on a plane is more expensive than a MH because of Annual Inspections, Insurance, and Fuel at $5.50 per gallon.
Have only owned 1 boat. Owned it for 2 yrs. Purchased it used. Sold it for same price as I payed.
MH is a quickly depreciating asset.
I enjoy my MH and I am willing to suffer the depreciation for the pleasure of traveling in the MH. I thnk the items you listed are the major ones that give trouble. You never know when the refer., batteries, or other items associated with the MH may go out, but on a 2005, you should be safe for many years. My MH is a 2005 and my big purchase has been for tires ($2600). Keep the water checked in the batteries, keep them charged and you should get a few more yrs. out of them.
Enjoy your MH.