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Old 07-19-2016, 12:39 PM   #11
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This is a timely post.

What Should I Do? Keep RoadTrek?
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Old 07-19-2016, 06:07 PM   #12
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The good news is it sounds like you know what you want, and you are poking around in the right place.
The bad news is (for a buyer) that Used Class B's that have been well maintained retain their value very well..
You can sometimes find apparent "deals" on rigs that were purchased by someone and not used very often; but that brings up a whole nother set of issues. Non-use leads to break downs in any RV.. Rubber seals and gaskets, caulking, belts, hoses, humidity, mold, UV damage, batteries, mice, leaking, etc..
If you are handy (or know someone who is) you might consider buying a better empty Van and doing a small conversion yourself if your needs are not too complicated.
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That is why I stated "I" could do it.

But it's possible do have a mechanic do it as well. You need to find a good mechanic which means no dealerships. And you need to have knowledge of the process. But either way, you can get into a nice older unit for $20k.
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I agree. If you're a handy person you've got it made. If you're like me and not mechanical minded then you're beholden to what you're told. I paid $25k for my 2003 RoadTrek. Then the engine went out soon after purchase on eBay. I wasn't protected because eBay only goes back 10 years I found out. The dealership said I needed a new engine. What was I going to do? Drive around with the engine light on? I figure it really did need a new engine, but I paid a premium for having the dealership do it. On the other hand, I was reassured they were going to do it right. As a single woman on the open road, I want to feel reassured!
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