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 3/6/2009 11:08 AM
 
Hi, joe, If I missed out on welcoming you, here is my "howdy"! I have been checking RV sales online for over a year and it seems that the 'snowbird' states are the places where I see the most RVs for sale, and at better prices. Those states being AZ, TX and FL, with TX and AZ seeming to have a bit more. Now as to your other questions, my thought is that it's like anything else. You take your chances when buying used. I would, however, check into what manufacturers have gone/are going out of business. Don't rely on a saleperson to give you this info, either. Once a manufaturer goes out of business, all warrantees are no longer valid. You would have to buy an extended warranty from another source, like Good Sam's. Just my 2 cents worth! Lenora & Choco "Sometimes I wonder. How did I get to be so old? Then I remember, Oh yeah, by the Grace of God."

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 3/8/2009 4:07 PM
 
Judiann, welcome to the forum. I remember when I joined the forum as a newbie, I didn't have an RV yet but rented one for a wknd & the next thing u know I was on the scout to own one & found a class C that was a gem. I'm no longer a newbie, but I'm no pro either :) The ladies on this forum has been with me every step of the way, encouraging & providing me with answers as a grew in this lifestyle.
My advice to any newbie is to stay connected and help will always be there.
BTW, I like your login name.
J.
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 3/8/2009 6:20 PM
 
Joe One thing to remember in these turbulent times with RV manufacturers is that most use common components. Heaters, faucets, water heaters, fridges, stoves, jacks, windows, roof vents, etc. are all made by the same handful of mfgs. If you buy a used rig all of those components will still be taken care of by their respective mfg. If you buy a rig from a mfg who is out of business (I just did....) I think the biggest risk is that if you have an accident and need to replace an end cap, as an example, those pieces are generally specific to each rig. The flat panels are easily replaceable, but things that have been molded are going to be dicier. I just can't have an accident...... :) To new adventures! Kerry

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 3/11/2009 12:00 AM
 
thanks for the advice, it was greatly appreciated. i finally found the right size that my 1/2 ton van could pull that was lightweight and fiberglass insulated. i am just now looking at buying insurance for the camping trailer from state farm. i was told by the agent that liability insurance on the van is automatically included for the trailer. i am deciding what deductable would be prudent on collision insurance. if any one has thoughts on this subject or aaa coverage, i'm all ears, or i should say all eyes. joe
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 3/20/2009 9:54 PM
 
Susan..hello! I feel like the village idiot..I looked a few times after I posted and didnt see anything..I dont know which planet I was on..I suppose I wasnt looking in the right area..But I will find those messages.. Thx for your answer..I will definately jump in some evening. Judiann Happy Trails

Judiann
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 3/20/2009 10:03 PM
 
Hi "J" Thx..where have I been..? I missed these posts..thank you so much...will be glad to get out of the "newbie stage" ! Judiann Happy Trails

Judiann
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