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Old 06-01-2012, 09:03 PM   #1
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I will be looking at a 97 Georgetown with the Ford chassis with 60K tomorrow for our first MH. We are moving from a travel trailer up to our first motorhome. How are these and what should I look for?
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:25 PM   #2
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Hello,
I will be looking at a 97 Georgetown with the Ford chassis with 60K tomorrow for our first MH. We are moving from a travel trailer up to our first motorhome. How are these and what should I look for?
If it is a 1997 model I would first checkif it is fuel injected or carborater.
Carberator model I wouldn't buy.
I just checked and 1997 didn't have any Georgetowns They started in 1998. Question this. How long is it?


How old are the tires? Are they good for another 25,000 miles?
What maintenance has been done on the brakes? Should have been replaced by now.
Has the motorhome pulled any vehicles? Is so has the transmission ever had any major work? If not it probably would soon.

If you are planning to use it for 3-5 years expect some major expenses.

You should be only paying about $6,000 -$7,000 for this as per the 1998 version of a M-346S which is the largest one they had then. 34 ft.

The smaller models 32ft should be in the $4,000-$5,000 range

But like I said expect lats of problems and costs. Parts will be not be readily available, etc.

Good Luck.
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:23 PM   #3
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I thought that FI came in the early 90's model for both GM and Ford bib blocks but I will check when I get there.
The listing said it was a 31" 1997 model and in the picture I can see Georgetown written across the front but that I will check those too in person.
The front tires aren't yet a year old and the rear inners they said were good but the outer 2 are starting to show weather cracking. I will replace those soon. They are 16" so I will look for good source for RV tires.
They were asking 6,500 which is the cheapest class A I have found in that year within 1000 miles of me. They have a standing offer of 5,500 but I will take all that you said into account. If it doesn't seem right I will walk. They had done maintenance on it since they owned it and are going to provide the papers for inspection. Oil and fluid changes and awning replacement and interior refurbishment. They are motivated because they are picking up a newer DP tomorrow also.

I expect some problems down the road just want to minimize them and make sure there aren't any now.

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If it is a 1997 model I would first checkif it is fuel injected or carborater.
Carberator model I wouldn't buy.
I just checked and 1997 didn't have any Georgetowns They started in 1998. Question this. How long is it?


How old are the tires? Are they good for another 25,000 miles?
What maintenance has been done on the brakes? Should have been replaced by now.
Has the motorhome pulled any vehicles? Is so has the transmission ever had any major work? If not it probably would soon.

If you are planning to use it for 3-5 years expect some major expenses.

You should be only paying about $6,000 -$7,000 for this as per the 1998 version of a M-346S which is the largest one they had then. 34 ft.

The smaller models 32ft should be in the $4,000-$5,000 range

But like I said expect lats of problems and costs. Parts will be not be readily available, etc.

Good Luck.
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:47 PM   #4
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Here is the NADA link to Forest River Georgeotowns and you can select your year.
Maybe they don't go back that far in NADA?

NADA to Georgetown
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Thanks for you help I ended up buying it and brought it home to immerse myself in it.

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