Thursday, October 6, 2022


What model year is your RV?

What model year RV do you own? Maybe you own an old vintage trailer, or maybe you just bought a brand new 2021 model motorhome, or maybe you’re somewhere in between. Whatever you own, we want to know!

We’re also curious to know the answers to questions like these: Do you think your older RV is made better than newer RVs? Or vice versa? Do you think older RVs are lasting longer on the road than newer RVs, or, again, vice versa? If you have an answer to either of those questions, please leave a comment below. Additional thoughts are welcome too, of course.

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T Edwards
1 year ago

2011 KZ Spree 261 RKS with three holding tanks. Still like new. Aluminum framed & TPO roof. Adding a TV/monitor to the bedroom for our first snowbird trip this winter and northeast next spring. Also added Lippert shocks and rebuilt the bushings & shackles. Except for the Jack knife sofa we replaced with two recliners, everything else is original and in like new, perfect working order. I gave up looking at 32 foot Class C motorhomes to replace her because plunking down another $50,000-80,000 for a good used one only offered a slight increase in storage and on board generator – both of which I have in my truck bed. That and 25% lower gas mileage in the Class C plus a toad? And where would I carry our 14 foot sailing kayak & mast and electric bikes? Nope. We’re sticking with our right-sized bumper pull TT and crew cab pickup truck. Next upgrade will be a heat pump/AC unit for those chilly nights to replace the aging one and new decals. Maybe upgrade to a HD turbodiesel?

David Binkley
1 year ago

Picked up my 2021 Renegade last July. So far so good…only problem has been a curtain that won’t roll up…No foolin’.

Just drove through incredibly bad winds driving through Iowa and Nebraska and nothing flew off, broke, cracked, etc.

Very happy camper right now and amazed I haven’t had more issues.

I suppose I prepared mentally to have many, but that has not been what has happened.

1 year ago

2015 Heartland Wilderness 2750RL TT. We do not do Full Time but would be comfortable if we made that decision. Longest pull as of this date is 3600 miles and no problems. Repairs have been made. Damage to a slide out roof(unknown cause) and black water tank supporting strap failure. Happy and plan to keep it around a while.

Jesse Crouse
1 year ago

2006 40QSH Tiffin Phaeton. Quality is a forgotten part in today’s RV’s. Yes, I have issues-repairs and out of manufacture parts, just don’t make it anymore old timer-72 next week, BUT it made it this far and was probably repaired or upgraded if it failed. An oldie, but a goody.

1 year ago

2008 Tiffin Phaeton 36 QSH… love it!

1 year ago

2007 Casita 17’ Spirit Deluxe. Great trailer, wonderful community of owners, low depreciation. Wait time for new models is now up to 12 months due to high demand. Not planning on selling, but I could easily sell it today for more than I paid for it. Hoping to have many more years traveling in our fiberglass “egg.”

Last edited 1 year ago by TechiePhil
1 year ago

1977 Serro Scotty 15ft. Gaucho. Right now I am in the midst of a complete rebuild from the floor up. The way they are building them now, I just had to build my own. My “quality control” is far superior to most any manufactures units that are coming down the assembly line now at least, maybe my standards are higher than normal, always having to make some changes etc. I have had all types of rv’s with the exception of a 5er or dp since 1969. Never bought new and never will. To all, Happy Camping and be safe.

Connie VH
1 year ago

We’ve had almost every type of RV and camping gear (depending on our ages) but a driveable. Just 2 days go, we made a deal to purchase a 2017 American Coach 42G, and WE ARE THRILLED. We won’t take possession for a couple more weeks, then as soon as DH retires next spring…. full-timing, here we come!

We used to FT in a Heartland Augusta 5th wheel, then settled into jobs for a few years. Real retirement is around the corner now, and we are so ready for the apartment on wheels! Can’t wait to start seeing all the parts of America the Beautiful we have missed in our long lives.

Billy Swank
1 year ago

We have a 2013 Coachman Clipper 15 RB, it’s build and quality are atrocious It could have been built by monkeys with a power nail gun and not very good eyesight. That said we have towed it over 18-K miles and slept 130 nights in it , so I guess overall it has served very well.

Michelle Smedley
1 year ago

We love our 1995 Hawkins Motor Coach. Made solid and with good materials. Every time we look at a newer RV, the quality just isn’t the same. We’ll happily keep our vintage bus!

Rusty Bear
1 year ago

MY 2007 Alpine Diesel Pusher is well designed and the quality is built in. We have owned it since new and it has been updated with new floors and upholstery among other items along the way. What I’m seeing in new coaches does not impress me as to quality. My advise to those looking for an RV is to find an older coach that has been well cared for with good bones and update it as desired.

C Bonelli
1 year ago

2017 chassis by Mercedes Benz (great!) build out by Thor (Ok)… Model: Synergy

1 year ago

We have 2. 2019 travel trailer and 2013 5th wheel

Marthella Keamon
1 year ago

Bought a new 2006 Newmar Mountainaire the beginning of 2007, paid less than half of the sticker price. Full timing since 2009. Love our vintage RV, fewer bells and whistles to go wrong. No desire for a newer RV

Ron Swartz
1 year ago

2009 Lazy Daze Class C (32K IB) built on a Chevy Kodiak chassis. One of three built by LD. 19K chassis designed for full-timers with loads of carrying capacity, large water and holding tanks.

1 year ago

1998 Nash, Artic FOX travel trailer. 24′. Everything is original, everything works great, excellent condition . Bought it 1 year ago, boondocked 4 times for a total of 12 nights, 5 – 3 day stays 2 one week stays, 3 two week stays, numerous 3 night stays, one 6 week stay. No issues at all. This is the 1st travel trailer we’ve owned. We tent camped, then hotels, now we are seeing the USA. Absolutely love it.

Dogs and Horses
1 year ago

2006 Keystone Spring
Dale. Bought it used this year and totally gutted the interior. Put in all new subfloors, new vinyl flooring, new electric water heater and new furniture. No propane appliances of any sort either – I’m terrified of a propane fire or fumes.
Built in our own dog crates and resealed the roof. Added new jacks all the way around and new vent & ac covers and new valves for both grey & black tanks.

Total investment – including the trailer purchase $5800 plus DIY sweat. We’ve been full time for just 60 days in South Texas so far, but it’s been pretty darn good. Figure we’re not fancy, but we’re debt free, dry and comfortable. No need to buy a new one.

Robert Bower
1 year ago

2017 Jayco Alante, 15,000 mi. Love it but must sell due to health.

Joe White
1 year ago

2016 30 ft Forrest River Catalina Travel Trailer pulled with a F150 1/2 ton Eco Boost 6 cylinder with no problems. Made trip from Memphis to San Antonio to Port Aransas and back home again. No issues but only 10 mpg average (Ouch). Was pre owned but only for a couple of months, must have been too small, and looked brand new in all aspects. Slightly used is the way to go. All the “new RV” issues have been dealt with and the price was much lower. Looking forward to next big trip in 2021. Memphis to Washington state to lower California thru the lower south west and home again. Maybe covid19 will be gone by then. Happy Camping to all!!!

Diane Mc
1 year ago

2002 Newmar Dutchstar 213K miles. New engine, new paint, upgraded interior. Keeper.