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Old 02-24-2013, 10:21 AM   #1
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Life Expectancy

I have wondered what others expect from their units.

How long do you expect it to last?

Do you trade every few years even if the unit is still good?

Do more expensive units last longer than cheaper ones?

If you have had a cheaper unit then moved to an expensive one was it worth it?

If you can come up with more questions please add them.
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:29 AM   #2
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How long do you expect it to last?

I expect to get 10 Years out of it without heavy renovations

Do you trade every few years even if the unit is still good?

I have only because I wanted features that werent available on mine

Do more expensive units last longer than cheaper ones?

They may last longer but they tend to have more things that can go wrong. I think its a wash in the end as long as you get a high quality brand.

If you have had a cheaper unit then moved to an expensive one was it worth it?
I say yes only because I really enjoy some of the creature comforts like auto leveling, multiple pop outs, better insulation, etc.
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:55 AM   #3
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Care and regular maintenance needs to be considered as well. We've had ours a short period however spend time inspecting the unit; caulking, roof seams, chassis, etc. In addition to cleaning vents on the appliances, and cleaning/waxing the exterior. I expect it will last some years and as noted if/when we replace it will likely be for different features.
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Care, cleaning, cover, all of the above. Also, climate and humidity you are in. Many thing last better in the West where the humidity is low like electrical components, etc. but not the rubber seal, gaskets etc.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:28 AM   #5
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How long do you expect it to last?we traded ours in 2012 it was a2005 forest river grand surveyor it had been here in england from new and suffered a little bit of delamination on the g.r.p. outer skin other than that it depends on how far you tow it the important thing is how much you use it and enjoy it. good times to you and yours ,trev and karen central england. xxx

I expect to get 10 Years out of it without heavy renovations

Do you trade every few years even if the unit is still good?

I have only because I wanted features that werent available on mine

Do more expensive units last longer than cheaper ones?

They may last longer but they tend to have more things that can go wrong. I think its a wash in the end as long as you get a high quality brand.

If you have had a cheaper unit then moved to an expensive one was it worth it?
I say yes only because I really enjoy some of the creature comforts like auto leveling, multiple pop outs, better insulation, etc.
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:32 PM   #6
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Damn. I'm hopin' my unit lasts as long as I do....
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:48 PM   #7
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Damn. I'm hopin' my unit lasts as long as I do....
That's my hope too.
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:15 PM   #8
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I sold my last TT just about a year ago exactly and it was a 1998. It was a Skyline 30' Nomad and everything still worked great and I mean EVERYTHING. Tight as a drum not a leak to be found inside or out.
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we expected to get at least 10 years on ours and so far, we've gotten over 6 years with our HTT. still in great shape except for some peeling decals.
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:44 PM   #10
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If the unit is maintained, no reason to think it can't last 10+ years. Can't speak on the other questions, I'll get back with you in 10 years and let you know how it worked out.
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