Originally Posted by niceguy9605
You got it right.......good used/loved is the way to go. There are great many well cared for coaches out there. Just do your homework, have it checked out (all systems) including a good PDI from the agent/dealer. We got our 06 HR Nav (new $542) for $159 in 2014. We have been full-timing just over a year now and lovvvvve it! Best of luck to you both and have a great time.
Having studied this move nearly daily for over a year we think we have a good handle on things we should look for. No way we sign without an independant inspection. There is a former CC tech that I was put in touch with who we will hire to go over this coach if it gets that far.
For us, used was the way to go. If we ordered a new one it would have everything just the way we want it but it would spend more time sitting still because our cash flow would be going to a very large payment.
The other option was to get a lower line new coach but we wanted something that would hold up well to full timing wear and tear. Mainly in the cabinetry dept.
The other bonus about going used is it will afford us the opportunity to remodel the inside and make it a mobile showroom (should we decide to) for my semi-retired plan of making money while on the road remodeling coach interiors as well as adding AV, security and convenience systems. I used to do this stuff as a full time job for a high end AV shop and have plenty of references. Before that I was a custom cabinet maker. Will also dabble in patio furniture designed to store well in a coach.