I found a Rialta but...
My wife and I have been looking to buy a small motorhome for our family of four (two young children) and stummbled on the Rialta. We have decided that this is the first motorhome we would like to purchase. We just looked at one near us 99 HQ and it seemed to be in terrible condition yet was listed for $17K with only $50K miles. I am not finding many available and don't know what is reasonable to expect in this price range.
Problems with this rialta (I took pics but can't figure out how to insert them): countertop edges delaminating, carpet needs to be replaced, front driver seat fabric worn through, shattered and cracked plastic around the grab handles both driver and passenger front seats, toilet pullout doesn't close all the way and only latches on one side, bathroom sink doesn't stay latched in upright position, skylight sags, vehicle obviously stored outside without protection in hot sun, completely faded decals, the engine smelled like hevy exahaust when started (never went away).
I can't comment on the appliances or even how it drives because the company selling it wanted money down before letting me do anything.
Should I expect this when looking for a Rialta in that price range and year?
How do I go about finding a Rialta. Craigs list seems like it's all scams. All others are so far away I would need to fly to see them. How do you evaluate a motorhome if you have to fly to see everyone your interested in?
edit: the model we looked at was the QD not HQ (which does not exist).