Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-14-2018, 01:03 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 1
Question considering buying a 1997 Holiday Rambler Navigator - help

I am considering buying a 1997 Holiday Rambler Navigator 40WDS and I am looking for some opinions on these questions:

1. with 160,000 miles on it - should i be worried about this coach with that many miles on it - it looks like it is in very good condition and tires are 2 yrs old
2. if I could buy this for about 45,000 does that sound like a fair deal?

3 - any imput you may have on this type of older coach would be great!

thanks everyone for your help!!!
RV-Johnny-65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 06-14-2018, 01:11 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Roadfrog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Chilliwack, BC Canada
Posts: 526
Quote:
Originally Posted by RV-Johnny-65 View Post
I am considering buying a 1997 Holiday Rambler Navigator 40WDS and I am looking for some opinions on these questions:

1. with 160,000 miles on it - should i be worried about this coach with that many miles on it - it looks like it is in very good condition and tires are 2 yrs old
2. if I could buy this for about 45,000 does that sound like a fair deal?

3 - any imput you may have on this type of older coach would be great!

thanks everyone for your help!!!
Have you had a close look at the unit for leaks? Any engine or transmission work done (beyond the usual filters, etc). I just bought a 1998 Beaver Patriot with 90k miles, but it had a recent engine replacement as well as new brakes and rad. It has a couple of small leaks, so I'll be doing a total roof sealing this weekend. 45g is a fair deal based on what I've seen out there. Do you have a fair amount of experience with RV ownership?
__________________
Chris
1998 Beaver Patriot Monticello - 330 HP Cat "Ruby"
TOAD: 2017 Ford SHO "Luna" 365 hp
Roadfrog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2018, 01:27 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
vito.a's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 5,552
Is it the 325 or 450hp model?
Regardless, I think $45k is too high.
If well taken care of the 160k miles may be okay but if you decide to sell, a dealer will not take it in trade.
Is this the first motor home you have looked at?
Be prepared to spend both time and money fixing all the systems and updating it.
__________________
97 Monaco Windsor- Sold
07 Monaco Executive McKinley- Sold
04 Monaco Signature Chateau IV
vito.a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2018, 01:44 PM   #4
Decrepit Forum Advocate


 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 2,719
The 160k issue shouldn't be a problem --it's a diesel after all-- as long as it has been well maintained. Yes, be sure to have chassis components checked and inspected before purchase.

I too have a gut feeling that $45k seems high for that old a coach.
theroc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2018, 02:28 PM   #5
Community Moderator
 
TonyDi's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
Posts: 25,199
Diesels are good for hundreds of thousands of miles if not a million. If the MH has been taken care of then you may have found a nice MH. I also agree that $45k is on the high side for a 21 year old MH.
__________________
Tony & Ruth........... FMCA#F416727
2016 London Aire 4519, Freightliner chassis, Cummins ISX, 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, Blue Ox Avail with AF1. TST 507 TPMS
TonyDi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2018, 06:56 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
ThePowells's Avatar


 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Zebulon, NC
Posts: 5,208


Welcome to the forum!
__________________
Kelly and Jerry Powell with Halo (Lethal White Aussie), Nash the Rat Terrorist, and now Reid, the "Brindle we have no idea puppy"
2020 Grand Design Solitude 390RK-R
ThePowells is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
buying, holiday rambler



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Considering buying 1997 Mountain Aire. Need advice please Goofygrape Newmar Owner's Forum 17 07-04-2017 05:34 PM
Need Help with Holiday Rambler Navigator CatchinRays Monaco Owner's Forum 36 10-04-2016 01:03 PM
Considering 2006 holiday rambler navigator sunset4k New Member Check-In 12 10-02-2015 11:02 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.