Originally Posted by Civdiv99
Well, as an engineer, I like to test things to reduce the uncertainty.
We bought an older class A, something that we don't mind giving away later.
This is a 1996 Fleetwood Flair, Ford 460 V8. Pretty clean, most things work (the important things anyway). I and a friend repainted the exterior and white-rubber'ed the roof, so it looks sharp. Zero roof leaks since I'm super paranoid of water damage. A few minor fixes -- like the shower tub drain was leaking, but I successfully changed the gasket, so nar' a drip any more. Installed a 27" flat screen in the bedroom -- a nice upgrade to the little tube TV on the top triangular shelf.
We are renting a spot at an RV park to get our toes wet and learning how live the life. A few trips elsewhere now and then. So now my wife and I are shopping for better. We arbitrarily set a $100K budget on a different rig. Loads of looking around -- the 2016's are arriving, so deals are out there to move the 2015's -- similar to cars.
So, my shopper's quandary is whether to go GAS or DIESEL.
I'm sure there are thousands of arguments either way.
Probably several books published on this one subject.
Gas, I can get a 2015 34'-36' new off the lot.
Diesel, I can get 2007 36'-42', gently used.
I'm looking at future reselling value as well, which I think the Diesels are better at.
I can go on and on, but will cut this short.
It will suffice as my addendum to my "Hello, All" introduction.
Any posts or advice for my personal enrichment will be truly appreciated.