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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.
Ken
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.
wrench
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.
Gary
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