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Old 02-27-2015, 01:26 AM   #11
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Our 1998 Jayco TT was 10 years old when we traded it in and had plenty of life left. We simply decided that we didn't need the bunks since the kids were grown and 2 out of the three didn't live locally nor camp with us any more. Someone got a great camper cheap.

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Old 02-27-2015, 02:24 AM   #12
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My last was a 1988 motor home. We had it for six years, everything worked and drove great for an 88. Lol. We need more room, we went with a ten year loan, figured we need some money to camp.

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Old 02-27-2015, 06:37 AM   #13
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I still have a 1998 Alfa 5er it's still going strong the only reason I keep it is I use it to go to Mexico for 3 months a year
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Old 02-27-2015, 06:55 AM   #14
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Have you considered refinancing with your local credit union? I get a far better rate the point where I can pay mine off in 3 to 5 years (depending on how much extra I pay per month).
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Old 02-27-2015, 07:57 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by OldCoot View Post
Another thing is keeping good tires on it that have been balanced, do proper wheel bearing & brake maintenance. Scrape or wire brush all rust and prime & paint the bare spots.
Yea but you will not paint, you refuse to !!!! but I guess you will if you have to, so never say no Old Man......
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Old 02-27-2015, 11:41 AM   #16
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Key: Take care of things

From personal is true what the others RV owners advise...taking care of your possessions pays off when you sell. Buyers are impressed when they see the care you have taken with your RV.

We purchased a small Prowler TT for $ was a 1993 model. Used it for several years, put in on Craigslist for $2500 last spring, & could have sold 10 of them!! First lookers took it at the asking price! Ok...back to upkeep, we did have to replace the roof which cost a little over $2000... that comes under the "taking care of it" --- maybe we could have gotten more???
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Old 02-27-2015, 12:38 PM   #17
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We had our pop-up for 16 years. We've had our TT for 6. Take care of it and you'll be fine. I would definitely consider making 'more than the minimum' payments, though, so you can have it paid for in less than 14 years.
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Old 02-27-2015, 01:15 PM   #18
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DC-3 airplanes were built in the 1930s and some are still flying.......... Anything will last if cared for properly. Mine's 3 years old and currently in covered storage, winterized properly, with the tires covered, even though I just got back from a 10-day trip. Yes. it will last if you do your part. Enjoy using it... and maintaining it.
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Old 02-27-2015, 01:26 PM   #19
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I tend to look at it this way. My dad told me " It's time to by new when the annual maintenance exceeds the annual cost to buy a new one". Sometimes I wish I could follow that rule.
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Old 02-27-2015, 06:11 PM   #20
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I'm surprised nobody mentioned taking the interest off on taxes. It is a second home if it has bath room and something else, I forget. But our sabre 32 ckts-6 has it.

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