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Old 07-18-2018, 02:38 PM   #15
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My ex and I bought a 35' Winnebago gasser that was 5 years old for ~$72k. I've been living full time in it since last year and have traveled all over the country pulling my toad.

I'm sure a $300k DP would drive and handle better, but I don't have that kind of money.

If I had a $150k budget, I'd spend $100k on something like a nice used Tiffin gasser and put the other $50k in my pocket.
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My ex and I bought a 35' Winnebago gasser that was 5 years old for ~$72k. I've been living full time in it since last year and have traveled all over the country pulling my toad.

I'm sure a $300k DP would drive and handle better, but I don't have that kind of money.

If I had a $150k budget, I'd spend $100k on something like a nice used Tiffin gasser and put the other $50k in my pocket.

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....all good input here...you will never get to the "right" answer as to which is better gasser or diesel--because there isn't one--just personal choice. I would offer that if you think you are going to travel a lot of miles, pull a mid to full size toad, and think you and yours would enjoy traveling the western states, a DP probably would be a better choice. If you plan to drive a little and stay a lot--just get what you feel you can afford.
PS--periodic diesel maintenance really isn't that much more expensive. Not my personal choice but get a "good" extended warranty if you are concerned about major repairs--that would go for gasser or diesel.....good luck!!!!!!
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Old 07-18-2018, 05:44 PM   #18
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...about $150000.
Are you nuts?

I am the second owner of our under $30K dp coach. I want to thank the first owner for taking good care of it and the $150 in depreciation.

When moving up from our under $10k MH to something a little bigger with a slide, I found that the same size and quality gasser was only about $5k cheaper than a dp.

For a larger older MH, I think dp is much more enjoyable to drive.
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OP mentioned an 8-10 year old DP. Yours is 20 yrs old. Big difference.

I bought my 40' DP two years old fir $125,000 cash and sold it for $135,000 four years later. Did my own pre inspection and everything was perfect.

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