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dennych1

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Posted: 02/08/18 09:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How many people camping in a 11 or 12 year old camper. Do you think I'm crazy look to purchase one. ?

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I have a 2006 that was built in 2005. It’s been in Western WA most of it’s life, and our weather isn’t that extreme. I think it could be fine because I know mine is.

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I bought a '99 S&S back in November. Pretty much lived in it since I bought it. Got a few minor problems, but is a solid camper.

You just have to do a good job of checking it over. I looked at LOT'S of campers and will admit it is hard to find an older camper in good shape.

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I have a 1994 Skyliner Weakender 850. Everything inside is original and works. Some repairs were needed and some modifications are still needed. I use it all times of the year. 100 degrees down to below freezing. I payed $3000 and have no plans to get rid of it.

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Ours is an 03. Aside from some stickers peeling and couple minor things, it's as solid as a new one.
Key is finding one that at a minimum was kept covered, or preferably under roof when not in use. Otherwise it would have to have been impeccably kept with respect to the weather or it'll likely be a little rough.
The other part of the equation is how much it was used. Weekenders who take care of stuff won't put much wear and tear on in 10 years. Others, not so much.


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As with any year RV, it would all depend on how it was maintained, especially the roof and all exterior caulking. Water leaks are the biggest enemy and could lead to extensive concealed damage.
Appliances, fridge, water heater etc. Could be good for many years yet or could be on last legs or may have been replaced.
Thoroughly check or have someone check the individual unit


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The only real drawback is many campgrounds.

I have an absolutely beautiful 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 and 2006 Arctic Fox TC.

Both go together perfectly., are spotless, are clean and other than being white, don’t look “old” in any way. Every system on board works and the truck is well maintained.

However, some campgrounds have turned me away upon learning the model year.

So check on your destinations first as well.

Thankfully, I almost never use campgrounds, but it’s an issue to consider.

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Everything I own is old. 2005 Cedar Creek, 2007 Dodge Ram, and a 2007 Suzuki. All still run good, look good, so at my age I see no reason to change.


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I have a 2004. Northernlite and it is still like new , my brother has a 2000 big foot and it is also
In excellent condition, I figure mine is still worth $15.000. And you would have to spend
$40.000 to buy. A new one $$$$$
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rv.s are not cars most sit more than move . its how it was taken care of .housed. etc ours is a 2007 39k looks new .well taken care of 100k plus should not be a problem.

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