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Old 07-30-2018, 01:28 PM   #1
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Because of our budget my husband and I are going to have to purchase a class B that is more than 10 years .Does anyone have any suggestions about which brands are better than others ? We will be living in it full-time and traveling quite a bit .
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Old 07-30-2018, 02:42 PM   #2
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I've got a 24 year old dodge sportsmobile that still going strong. They've been building class Bs since 1961 and still in business, so must be doing something right! Lol
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We found a used Leisure Travel Van Free Spirit that we are delighted with. There's a few listed on rvtrader.com. Quality build on Sprinter.
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The Dodge B250/B350/B2500/B3500 vans that many class-Bs are built on have been around since the early 1970s and are proven to be tough and reliable. But like any used vehicle, the condition depends more on the vehicle's use and how well it was maintained. Stay away from anything with serious rust under the chassis. You can always put on new tires or put in a new engine, but serious chassis rot can be impossible to remedy.

The Dodge vans and trucks of that era do have one issue that comes up as they age, they get sloppy steering boxes. I found an easy fix on DodgeRamSteeringStabilizer.com. I've put it on two vans, and it made a lot of difference on the high mileage van, and will prevent this problem on the low mileage one.
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My 1989 Dodge is still going strong. They are out there. I bought mine during the fail (end of camping) season. Seems to be one of the best times to buy an RV.
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My 1989 Dodge is still going strong. They are out there. I bought mine during the fail (end of camping) season. Seems to be one of the best times to buy an RV.
My 93 Dodge B350 Pleasure Way is still going strong.

I second the fall purchase, it's when people decide they don't have room to store their RV or realize they can't afford storage fees. I bought mine in late fall after searching for around 6 months.
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I echo the LTV Free Spirit suggestion. Ours is a 2004 210B and it's been a very good unit.
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We also have a 1990 dodge RAM B250 Leisure Sport Van 'B'. All amenities except hot water & shower which is just fine for us. 4 captain chairs cut into the roominess a bit, but we wouldn't give them up! Really enjoy the van. Oversize tires too.
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1995 Explorer Dodge 3500. Still going strong. Love our camper. Just bought a used car/motorcycle clam shell type trailer to tow behind for extra stuff.
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We bought our 1995 Roadtrek Popular 190 (Dodge chassis) about three years ago for $12,000. It had just over 100,000 miles on it and had been well cared for. We have gradually improved on it with new exterior paint, new windshield, new tires, new generator, suspension work, etc., but it was usable the day we bought it. We are delighted with it and have no regrets. Ours seats and sleeps three, which is just right for us. One big advantage is that the rear area is configured in such a way that it can easily be used as a van for many large things, such as 4x8 sheets of plywood.
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