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Keeping a friend from buying a too old rv Ken Ortloff 6-26-09  
I have heard that many rv parks don't allow rv's older than 20 years old, for insurance purposes. I have a friend who is considering buying a used Itasca 1981 totally refurbished 25 foot rv; He is pleased with the price of $5000 but I am not too convinced that he could not get a much better deal for not much more investment. So many things can go wrong with an rv when it gets so old. Can anyone give me some input. Thanks.
Re: Keeping a friend from buying a too old rv wrench 6-28-09  
Here my advice: Pay whatever the difference between his budget & whatever it's need to get the one you would like him to have!!
I got a 1972 & I pass many newer one sitting in rest area or on the side of the road because they can not get the dam electronic to kick in & work. Mine got no electronic, no mortgage, in the event of heavy repair I can just leave it there without a major lost.
He won't have problem if the thing look clean & decent unless he hang in place where the standards require buckets of diamond hanging from the side mirrors.
Re: Keeping a friend from buying a too old rv Peggy 7-7-09  
I have a 1986 Winnebago Chieftain 22' for sale, it's immaculate and got a grade A report from our rv mechanic. Lost a sale yesterday from a lady who assumed the fridge would go bad soon, if its still working now i doubt it'll drop soon. ? who knows but for 7500 what difference does it make? I bought a 98 Range Rover for 3700, 91K miles, if it lasts me a year that will be good enough for me, but I'm sure it wwill go further than that. My glass up to vintage motorhomes, yea!
Re: Keeping a friend from buying a too old rv Gary 9-19-09  
The bottom line is if your friend is not able to repair and or restore
whatever is needed he would be better off buying something newer. That does not mean a newer Motor Home wont have problems too.
Have a good mechanic check out whatever he has a mind to buy. That is the best advice i see.
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