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Old 12-07-2012, 02:08 PM   #3121
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Most likely doable for $20K. Huge expense after purchase could be tires if date code is over 5-7 years. Then batteries, refer, AC are other expensive single items on the RV parts. Power train on the chassis, with engine, transmission, AC, and suspension. But start getting up to speed with better brands, and not the flash and mirrors. Some of the newer stuff have lots of wide open interiors, and not storage. Not a problem till you start to load to go.

Would suggest watching this web site daily, and see the way prices are always moving down to your target. This one company reports selling about 150 units a month. http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/

Have fun.
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:35 PM   #3122
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Most likely doable for $20K. Huge expense after purchase could be tires if date code is over 5-7 years. Then batteries, refer, AC are other expensive single items on the RV parts. Power train on the chassis, with engine, transmission, AC, and suspension. But start getting up to speed with better brands, and not the flash and mirrors. Some of the newer stuff have lots of wide open interiors, and not storage. Not a problem till you start to load to go.

Would suggest watching this web site daily, and see the way prices are always moving down to your target. This one company reports selling about 150 units a month. http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/

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PPL is a reputable outfit....

Their parts department is stellar.
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:54 PM   #3123
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PPL is a reputable outfit....

Their parts department is stellar.
Wow, some great looking options there well within the target price range. Too bad they're so far away.
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:51 PM   #3124
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I bought a 1990 Winnebago on a Ford chassis (Class-C) for $6500. Less than 60,000 miles on the clock. Tires needed to be replaced. Sleeps 4 adults plus 2 kids. It was in quite good condition. Every thing works.

Obviously that's not a high-end RV, but adequate for my needs. Keep your eyes open - deals show up every day.
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:40 PM   #3125
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some pics from one of the links in post 2000
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:50 PM   #3126
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PPL is a reputable outfit....

Their parts department is stellar.


I will second that. Have ordered a ton of stuff from them over the years and well remember some decent motorhomes that I have seen on their lot.
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:54 PM   #3127
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So I'm about a year and a half from (fingers crossed) being in a position to take the family for a 6+ week road trip around the US. Plan A was to rent an RV. Then it was suggested that we could probably buy one, take the trip, sell it at the end of the summer, and end up with less out of pocket than a rental. That was briefly Plan B. Further contemplation made me realize that I'll most likely have the flexibility to take 3-4 weeks away every summer, plus the occasional spring break/winter break/thanksgiving break weeks away, and an RV would really be a great way to show the kids the country. So Plan C is to buy, and then keep. I have great memories of traveling around the US and Canada with my aunt and uncle in theirs back in the day, and I know my daughters would love it.

But I'm not exactly rolling in the dough if you know what I mean. Financing will be involved, with all the restrictions that entails regarding the age of the vehicle, etc. So is it unrealistic to think that I could get a solid, reliable rig that could sleep four for around the $20,000 mark? I'm not interested in a trailer, I definitely want the basic comforts like AC, and I'd rather have something on the smaller side just for the sake of being maneuverable. Suggestions as to what specifically I should be looking for? Am I dreaming?

You can do it. Look in the RV Trader and on eBay and Craigslist for an early diesel pusher. The one caveat with this is that it's tough to get financing on an RV over 10 years old, or so I have heard.
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:48 AM   #3128
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I will second that. Have ordered a ton of stuff from them over the years and well remember some decent motorhomes that I have seen on their lot.


Yes, I spent an hour on the phone with their techs one time finding a small pin for my awning. Very impressed that they stuck with me and found it, when I get south I'm going to visit their for sale lot.
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:47 PM   #3129
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This is on CL in CSprings right now $5000

1967 Buick LaSabre house car. sleeps 6, propane/electric refrigerator, stove/oven, sink, toilet/shower, 110volts/12 volts, V8 motor runs, trans. good. House car was built in Denver Co. back in the 60's. This 1967 buick lasabre house car might be the only one in the country on the road. Still need some TLC.

http://cosprings.craigslist.org/rvs/3458430533.html

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Old 12-18-2012, 10:19 AM   #3130
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That would be cool except for all the fuckers taking pictures of it and posting them on web forums all the time.
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:13 AM   #3131
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Anyone have any info on this?


That thing is awesome!
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:31 AM   #3132
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some pics from one of the links in post 2000
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This man should seriously start his own conversion company. That is a bad ASS EXPEDITION rig!!!
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:37 PM   #3133
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Anyone have any experience with the Alfa Toyhouse toy hauler trailers? I have been negotiating with a gent that has one and I am thinking that it's going to be worth riding over to take a look at it when I get a break from this site.

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Old 12-31-2012, 12:39 PM   #3134
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Anyone have any info on this?


That thing is awesome!
Holy Cow! Looks like a work of art!
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:03 PM   #3135
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