Originally Posted by MeepMeep
IMHO - unless you're getting a sweetheart deal on a unit that's in really good condition, I'd go with a new one for all the reasons you listed. Dad told me that somebody got rid of that car/truck/camper/motorcycle/etc. for a reason.....and you're going to find out what that reason was AFTER you buy it
I used to feel that same way. However when it comes to RVs and more so motorhomes there are so many that get purchased on the spur of the moment or to fulfill a bucket list dream of the original owner. However, many first time owners don't think a head as to what all is involved in camping, maintenance, a place to park or store the RV, and least of all dumping the black water tank.
Could also be that the original owner found out that the monthly payments that he knew he could handle don't fit into the family budget once numbers on scratch paper turn into numbers in the check book.
Of course, it could also boil down to the original owner did use the RV and got tired of dealing with warranty and or quality control issues.
So it's not really a crap shoot, if you research what you may face in cost/repairs/expectations. But as the saying goes, sometimes a flush beats a full house........at least in the plumbing business end.