about to be a first time owner New vs. used
I found a really well maintained 2006 Rockwood HW256 on craigslist. I also went to the dealer and looked at all the new models. For the life of me I cannot see any major improvement between the 2006 and 2013 model. Looks as if these were engineered well a long time ago and only minor features have been added.
I've concluded that I'd rather spend a few $$$ on upgrading and maintaining the 2006 than buy the much more expensive new model. For instance, I would like to replace the heated mattresses. It looks like most parts for the new models are interchangeable with the 2006 model. Is this true? If so, is there an online store where I could buy something like a new water pump or mattress? Any references would be greatly appreciated.