What a process for newbies! We have finally settled on buying a MH and will tow either the Harley or our Tacoma. Since we are newly debt free, we could actually afford a new one and in fact, really like a 2013 Georgetown XL which we could get for 40% off - new but obviously last years model.
We just don't want that kind of debt as we could only put down 20% at this time. In a year or two, we will be able to save up another 30-50%. Did I mention, we are ready to roll! (We live in Florida and will spend time in Fredericksburg, Virginia to be our new grandson.)
We have started looking at used ones in RV Trader and have learned we could get a Good Sam warranty as a possibility for peace of mind. We would like to buy a used one for a year or so to make sure we are cut out for this!
Then we could go for that dream late model one!
After that, I would feel more comfortable in financing it and by then, we will have saved up and could put down lots more!
Our big concern as we sort through the 1,000s of MH, some are 2005 or so and have very low mileage. When we interview the private owner, we can hear the "story" but if we went to a dealership, who knows what the story is.
A good friend and her husband researched for one year before buying a new Silverado 2500 truck and a new ultra light Evergreen TT to take cross country to sightsee and visit kids/grandkids. Long story short, they had to let it sit in their back yard for two years due to an unexpected health issue. They finally took it out, leaving in May and are now heading home (Aug). They took it in for a check up before they hit the road and found out that mice had taken over the duct system and have just had so other many issues! Main one is their slide now has to be manually put in and out.
So this makes me think sitting is not good! Are their any other hazards should we be concerned about?
Tomorrow, we are heading to the Labor Day Show & Sale in Kissimmee! I have my foot down, we won't buy! There are a few "great deals" we plan to check out next week!
Thanks a million!