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Old 02-27-2013, 02:47 PM   #21
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OK, I stayed away from this thread because of the title. I thought it was going to be another one of those Life Expectancy Calculators that always tell me I have a year to live. Now I see itís about RVs. I expect my RV to last four years because thatís when I trade it in on something I like better. Sometime around 2015 Iíll get that itch again and spend the year researching new RVs. By 2016 Iíll know what I want and will probably tradeÖif Iím still alive.
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:06 PM   #22
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OK, I stayed away from this thread because of the title. I thought it was going to be another one of those Life Expectancy Calculators that always tell me I have a year to live. Now I see itís about RVs. I expect my RV to last four years because thatís when I trade it in on something I like better. Sometime around 2015 Iíll get that itch again and spend the year researching new RVs. By 2016 Iíll know what I want and will probably tradeÖif Iím still alive.
Now that's too funny!
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:18 PM   #23
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We got 18 years out of out of a 1995 Jayco Eagle 304 BH. It looks a little aged on the outside since it has been stored outside since new, but we have had absolutely no issues with it. Never a Leak and all the original appliances and features work. The only issue we had was a family of mice found its way in through our shore line, but we sealed that off and cleaned up the mess. We replaced it with our Solaire 317BHSK this year because with 4 children and a M-I-L that camps with us, we grew out of it and had to go bigger. We even got about 4 Grand for the 1995.

We plan on keeping this new unit at least 10 to 12 years, but we also keep up on all the maintenance and preventive stuff, so I think that is what determines longevity.

Ultimatly it will be what feels right to you!

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Old 02-27-2013, 09:54 PM   #24
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We just last month traded our 1993 Sportscoach Diesel pusher (38') for a smaller class C. The old one was still pretty solid. Only problem a PacBrake that had a mind of it's own! We wanted something smaller that was more accessible to National/state parks. We kept the coach under a shed, and never had a problem with leaking roof, etc. Over the course of 20 years we did have to replace the refrigerator cooling unit, the flush valve in the toilet, and of course batteries. Take good care of your unit and it will last a lot longer than you think... just don't fall behind with maintenance. These coaches do better if they are USED!!!
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