Wow, lot's of comments/thoughts...First, I'm not sure of what new ones I could find in the price range. I have seen some in the $170k pricing, but that's a little steep, and I'm not sure of the quality. The warranty would buy some peace of mind, but I've already experienced the fun of actually trying to get work scheduled. As full timers, warranty repairs worry me, as they seem to take awhile. Anyone else dealt with this?
As far as Hawaii - Will be going to Pearl Harbor and around there, other areas are up in the air. My son is stationed there, so....but, no, the RV won't be going along.
The $10k repair budget is what I'd plan on chassis repairs, not coach repairs. I've found if you do the work yourself, the house portion isn't really that bad - no worse than owning a home.
Yes, DP's interest me alot...and make me nervous as well, as I also read the threads about major repairs and their expense. If it happened, I could handle the repair, but it would mean putting in alot of hours at my second work gig, doing contracting. It's feasible, but would suck.
The DP at PPL looks promising.....just on a side note, how many of you have ever been there? I've been to PPL on numerous occasions, and without fail, all the rigs look pretty beat down. I'm not sure if it's the time on their lot, or if they were that way when they got there. Anyone ever find anything else?
Finally - Yes, of course inspection and fluid analysis is a must. No way would I go into a purchase like this without it, even if there was a warranty attached.
Thanks for all the responses, I'm interested in the thoughts others have.
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