I have now bought 2 used class Bs on eBay and so far both experiences have been good. I bought both site unseen and flew a thousand miles to drive them home. I'm such a trusting sole.
About three years ago I bought a 1987 Xplorer with about 49,000 miles from an individual. I bought it to see if I would like a Class B and found that I really did. The previous owner had converted everything to 110 volt with two marine batteries and a 1500 watt inverter. I really have enjoyed it but discovered that it did not have some things I wanted -- like an awning, twin beds, a generator, HW heater, furnace, etc. I will list it on eBay as soon as I get it cleaned up.
A couple of weeks ago I puchased a 1996 Coach House on eBay from a dealer in Jacksonville, Florida. I was a bit concerned because it has 135,000 miles but I think I got a pretty good deal and am willing to do a major repair if I have to. It's 11 years old but its paid for. (I just couldn't justify the RV/motel tradeoff cost if I paid 30 or 40 thousand for an RV. Five or six thousand a year in depreciation would pay for a lot of La Quinta rooms.) My "new" Coach House is a 192SD (side dinette) layout and I love the floor plan. The two way fridge in it had quit and the dealer agreed to get me a new replacement (I'm still waiting on it but believe it is on its way).
I boondocked my way back from Florida to Arkansas and had a four great days on the road. The Onan 2.8KW generator worked great to make coffee and microwave breakfast every morning. The Fiamma awning is an ease to open and close. The passenger seat is loose and I am currently looking for a replacement swivel seat base.
I'm doing a bit of minor remodeling on my Coach House right now and looking forward to spending a lot of time in it this coming spring and summer. I teach so I will be able to travel a lot this summer. The van is big enough for my wife and I and our chocolate lab, but much roomier with just one person. My wife doesn't like driving as much as I do so I will be by myself much of the time. When I am on the road I use a Sprint broadband card in my Dell notebook and am able to get online from anywhere I can get cell phone service -- of course with Sprint that leaves out a number of places.
I'm really enjoying reading the posts on this forum and hope to learn much more from all of you.