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Old 12-18-2010, 02:29 PM   #11
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Thats interesting Mike. I have just been coming to that same conclusion as I price rental prices verses used class B's on Craigs List and E-Bay. I am thinking more towards buying an older used for now. I can upgrade later as I learn more about what I want in a van.

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Old 12-18-2010, 03:56 PM   #12
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Hi Dale,
There are many more stories on here about buying your first B, and I don't think anyone
says it's easy. The trick seems to be patience, and don't necessarily let your heart rule your
head. Having said that, the temptation to just jump in was overwhelming when we finally
found ours, on the RV Trader. We saw it, the people we bought it from were the 2nd owners,
and they gave us a good feeling about it. We chatted for quite a while, and they gave us a
tour of some of the features (we later found out that there was a lot more to these things
than they could ever demonstrate in 20 minutes). So, we left and went home, and talked
about it for a bit, pros/cons, price seemed about right, and I called them back and said
we'd like to buy it.
Glad we bought a low mileage used B ('02 purchased in '0. As has been mentioned by others,
someone else took the depreciation hit, and we got a nice used vehicle. It has needed a few
odds and ends, but much of what I've spent on it has been discretionary. Upgrades I thought
would be of benefit for any number of reasons. So the saved money on used has been spent
on it anyway.
That's our story. No rentals involved.

Good luck in your search.
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Old 12-23-2010, 01:12 PM   #13
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Just found an add for this on Craigslist http://www.rvsanfrancisco.com/ROADTREK_RENTAL.html

Not a bad deal for a rental I think.

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Doesn't sound too bad, are they listed anywhere else online? Reputable? BBB accredited? Private owner/renters?

So let's say you drive 500 miles per day. At $0.20/mile it'll cost $100,
(I can easily put that per day on ours - is the 100 miles included per day? that'll save $20/day),
on top of your gas costs per 500 miles (average at @20mpg, 500 miles = 25 gal. so @$3.00+/gallon as diesel
is more expensive than regular, approximately = $75/day/500 miles for fuel),
and then your daily rental fee of $160/day.
so your per day rental cost, assuming you were to drive 500 miles per day,
will be around $335. Or $315, if you get 100 miles per day free.
That doesn't include insurance, security deposit, and anything else you might incur
like generator overages, or bedding, cleanup, or dumping when you get back.

Food for thought?
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