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Old 10-06-2021, 03:02 PM   #1
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Which class A should I consider

I am interested in purchasing a used class A in the 25 to 30 foot range, between 2016 and 2018 and $50,000 to $70,000. I'm trying to stay away from entry level units so what brands should I be looking for? Also mileage wise I'd like to stay under 15,000.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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Any diesel without issues.
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Which class A should I consider

I absolutely love my 2016 newmar bay star sport. 29ft. Full wall slide. It is fantastic and should be in your price range.Click image for larger version

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As with any RV purchase, of any type or model, it all depends on your available funds. There is a balance to what you can actually afford and what you actually end up with.

But one thing is certain.... if you find something that peaks your interest .... physically go and look at it (new or used). When you have the "AH-HA!" moment..... you will know it!
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Old 10-06-2021, 04:12 PM   #5
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Not for his price range.
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I agree with Bob about a Newmar Bay Star Sport. Your mileage limitation may be a bit low but there are folks that have mh’s and go nowhere.
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One other thing to note in that year range is that Class A's built on the Ford Chassis upgrade the transmission in the 2016 chassis year to the 6 speed transmission. I have a 2017 built on a 2016 chassis and think the new transmission is a pretty good upgrade over the 5 speed. Just because the model says 2016, it's possible it will be built on the 2015 chassis. I would drive both if you can.

I like Newmar but went with a Winnebago as it had the layout I liked.
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Old 10-06-2021, 10:22 PM   #8
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My 2016 newmar baystar sport 29ft had under 20,000 miles when I bought it 1.5 yrs ago. Just prior to Covid. I paid around $60k. I wouldnít let the miles scare you. The overall condition of the coach section is more important. Mine now has 30,000 miles and still looks and drives as good as it did at 20,000.
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Old 10-08-2021, 07:52 PM   #9
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which class A should i consider

thanks to all who replied too my post. I hope I will still get more comments.
I'm going to keep Newmar in my search.
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Here is a link to the actual newmar I bought and love. I am also glad I got the 2016 since it has that better transmission. When I tow my Jeep I donít even know itís there!

https://www.northtrailrv.com/invento...year=0#image-1
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What ever you choose.. have 2 inspections.. 1 chassis and 2 coach.. you personally get on roof.. check it closely for soft spots.. inside use very good flashlights and check ceiling for any stains.. all corners and behind everything.. check dates on every tire.. they will look fine.. it's the dates.. they need to be replaced every 5 to 6yrs
Run your own car fax.. yes pay for it.. don't fall in love.. have close inspection.. if you can.. pay extra to rent it for 1 or 2 nights.. drive it.. on highway
Put 250 miles on it.. pay for mileage.. then.. budget 20 to 30% for repairs and custom stuff you like to add.. go in with eyes open and heart closed.. rv ownership is expensive.. check insurance.. and finally.. background check on seller.. maybe use escrow..
No one getting 70 grand from me unless it's worth it..
Remember you are throwing your money away.. it's not an investment.. and it will... no matter how closely inspection.. cost you more.. oh.. take it to shop that can read idle hrs on eng..
But before any of this.. show up with white paper towels.. many of them.. check and wipe each fluid on towels.. if not the very same color it should be when it comes out of bottle.. then find out why.. may oil analyses.. on eng, trans, p/s ect..
Yes.. it gets expensive for inspections.. but rv eng installed can be 30,000 and tires 3 to 6 hundred a piece.. happy hunting.. good luck and let us know what you did and maybe better members then me will help you
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What ever you choose.. have 2 inspections.. 1 chassis and 2 coach.. you personally get on roof.. check it closely for soft spots.. inside use very good flashlights and check ceiling for any stains.. all corners and behind everything.. check dates on every tire.. they will look fine.. it's the dates.. they need to be replaced every 5 to 6yrs
Run your own car fax.. yes pay for it.. don't fall in love.. have close inspection.. if you can.. pay extra to rent it for 1 or 2 nights.. drive it.. on highway
Put 250 miles on it.. pay for mileage.. then.. budget 20 to 30% for repairs and custom stuff you like to add.. go in with eyes open and heart closed.. rv ownership is expensive.. check insurance.. and finally.. background check on seller.. maybe use escrow..
No one getting 70 grand from me unless it's worth it..
Remember you are throwing your money away.. it's not an investment.. and it will... no matter how closely inspection.. cost you more.. oh.. take it to shop that can read idle hrs on eng..
But before any of this.. show up with white paper towels.. many of them.. check and wipe each fluid on towels.. if not the very same color it should be when it comes out of bottle.. then find out why.. may oil analyses.. on eng, trans, p/s ect..
Yes.. it gets expensive for inspections.. but rv eng installed can be 30,000 and tires 3 to 6 hundred a piece.. happy hunting.. good luck and let us know what you did and maybe better members then me will help you
WHAT DONR103 said.

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Not for his price range.
How many 25' - 30' diesels 2016 - 2018 can you name in that price range or even above?

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Check out Newmar & Tiffin. You will probably be looking at a gas coach for the years and price of your budget.


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