Originally Posted by FLJOE
How much was the annual maintenance on your Tiffin you had previously? I would think you could draw some comparisons from your experience with that.
Again, my sincere thanks for taking the time to help me determine what I should expect with annual maintenance costs.
FLJOE brings up the EXACT reason I'm asking these questions when he said "how much was the annual maintenance on your Tiffin you had previously? I would think you could draw some comparisons from your experience with that." Well to be honest, I'm hoping that a well cared for previously owned Entegra would NOT
cost as much to maintain as the Tiffin did.
The Tiffin was a HUGE learning project for me. It was our first MH and I went into it with blind faith that the previous owner had taken care of it. (We bought it from the previous owner). HUGE mistake. What we later learned is that the previous owner not only did not perform any preventive maintenance but he also did not do any REQUIRED maintenance. (ok, he did change the oil but that was it). I was naive (remember it was our first MH) and I paid dearly for it. To be honest, I paid a LOT
more for the annual maintenance of the Tiffin than all of you have mentioned that you pay annually to have your Entegra serviced, a lot more! And a large portion of the cost was trying to get the MH up to speed: (hydraulic leveling jacks did not work, alignment issues, electrical problems, A/C problems, slide out problems, water leaks, no mandatory fluid changes and that's just the top of the list).
So if you wonder why I'm asking so many maintenance questions, it's like Gary said, I want to go into this with "my eyes wide open." And as others have mentioned, owning a MH is not a cheap proposition.
All I can offer is my sincere thanks for helping me get some idea of the cost of ownership. I got burned once and as the old saying goes "get burned once, shame on you, burned twice, shame on me."
Thanks again for your patience and time! I REALLY appreciate it!