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Old 08-10-2015, 12:51 AM   #21
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Holding my breath but EVERY THING is working at the moment. For the 1st time since we got it it all works.
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Old 08-12-2015, 07:52 AM   #22
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Camping is no longer fun. Every time we go out something is not working. Then have to fight to get it fixed under warranty. Can't really afford to trade but when is it enough. Any advice?
I wonder the same thing: every time out is a chore repairing something. All input is welcome. Is it better to keep fixing up and older unit or buy new. The quality of the trailers doesn't seem to be what is was a few years ago.
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Old 08-12-2015, 08:16 AM   #23
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I would say it depends on what kind of problems your having. Even a new camper is likely to have many nuisance-type problems. For me it was time to trade when the screws that held the fiberglass body to the wood frame rotted away!
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Old 08-12-2015, 10:14 AM   #24
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The more I read the more I love the old Burro camper we use to own.
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I had a 33 foot Mobile Scout TT and in 10 years never had one issue or spent a dime on it except for tires and brakes once. They don't make them like they used to!!!
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I agree with mud_yapster.
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Old 08-13-2015, 12:52 PM   #27
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I had a Wildcat Sterling that I ordered from the factory and it should have never left the factory, it was junk and we had a trip planned for Yellowstone so we traded for a Cedar Creek. A great camper, I wish I had kept the 30RL but traded it for another CC, a 32RL and this one has been back to get some things fixed. Small things but little things keep happening to it, it's frustrating but we have no trips planned no time soon. I have looked at a Montana but I like Cedar Creeks


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Old 09-21-2015, 07:51 AM   #28
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This thread is a good example of why it often pays (in a number of ways) to buy gently used RV's instead of new ones. The depreciation is pretty horrible on almost all new models (moreso on motorhomes) and warranties are almost useless and/or cause your RV to be out of service for long periods of time.

Not only will buying a 2-3 year old (or in my case 7 year old) unit from a private owner potentially save you a LOT of money, but most of those initial build issues will have already been worked out.

Let that first owner eat the depreciation and handle all the problems. If you happen to BE that first owner... sorry! Regardless of how old your RV is though, they will always require some tinkering to keep them going. It's part of the ownership experience.
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Old 09-21-2015, 08:18 AM   #29
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But I don't want a seven year old rv.

I want new, and shiny.
I don't want " floral" and " frumpy" interior. I like nice things. I will pay for nice things.

In some cases, depending on location, stock and time of year...
New can be cheaper than used.


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Understood. And I gotta say, my 7yo honestly looks just as modern as almost anything new out there currently, in the same class that is. Luckily, the floral and frumpy RV interiors (which really DID stick around for a strangely long time, way after people stopped buying home furniture that looked like that!) ended quite awhile ago.

No problem paying for a new RV if that's what you want and you have the money. On a financial level though, I do hate to see buyers (who may not know any better about the RV market) saddle themselves with a bunch of debt on something new that will be upside-down in value within a few years.
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