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AbdRahim 04-25-2015 09:20 PM

Cost of maintenance
Thinking of buying a Forester, or FR3. What are you folks spending for maintenance on a monthly or yearly basis? My thoughts are that I would drive it 4000-5000 miles a year or more.

caesar101 04-25-2015 09:29 PM

New or used? If used how old? Maintenance cost increase steadily with age.

AbdRahim 04-26-2015 01:36 PM

Thinking of new. At most two years old, no longer than 29 ft, class A or C, gas.

vinmaker 04-26-2015 01:53 PM

I also think maintenance is a function of ones personality. I know some homeowners who are always keeping their houses up to date and maintained properly. Other just do not seem to do too much. They live in them and do very little to them.

The same is true of RV owners. Some just maintain the RV's better than others. Some will repair broken items and others will just live with it broken.

I guess you would need to look inward and decide where you fit into the above.


ourflat 05-16-2015 06:18 PM

I spend a couple hundred dollars a year on minor maintenance but spend a lot more to add nice features such as a WI FI repeater, satellite TV, Cell phone booster and others....


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rlchall 05-17-2015 05:23 AM

On our class c, we basically take care of the front end which is a Ford e450 v10 triton (oil change, etc) Then, on the backend, we have the generator, ac, tires, etc.
Like vinmaker said, lots of it depends on you.
Some folks deduct it as their second home or as a business expense. If deducting as business, repairs and maintenance need their own column.

DaveandSue 05-17-2015 06:26 AM

Don't have a MH,but I think of maintenance costs as a savings.You keep things up,they last longer and if your going over your rig,you can find things that need a little fixing up.Fix it before it breaks.:roflblack:

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