How would you describe the condition of your RV?

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The RV you currently own, how would you describe the condition of it? Some of you probably love everything about your RV – the design, the quality, etc. But others of you might be wishing you bought an entirely different RV right down to the make and model. We hope not, but sadly, we’re sure that’s the truth.

How would you describe the condition of your RV? Would you say it’s excellent? Very good? Poor? Disastrous? We’d like to know. Please tell us in the poll too. And if you’re willing, we’d appreciate it if you left a comment telling us why you answered the way you did. Perhaps your comment will help a prospective buyer!

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Bob Weinfurt
11 days ago

I got my first ever motorhome six years go for $400. Sure, it has some water damage and needed a little mechanical work but for being 37 years old, I felt it would be a new and fun experience. Well, it sure has been. We live in northeastern NY and have taken it down to the South Carolina, to Maine a few times, several trips to LI, and many local boondocking trips this year. Never left me stranded so I’d say its in pretty good condition for its age.

Julian Palmer
12 days ago

Relative Newbies. Bought a 2015 20’ TT last year (2019) from a dealership. I bought this particular unit because it had the best layout I had seen for just the 2 of us + cat. Queen walk around bed in nose, wrap around 3-sided dinette in rear with 3 wrap around windows. Full Kitchen (3 burner stove, oven, MW, small but adequate counter space) and full bath (tub, shower, sink with vanity and toilet) in between. We looked at a lot, a couple new, most used. Bought a very gently used model from a dealer. Either someone did an incredible job cleaning or it was hardly used. Burners on stove looked never used, same for oven. Everything has worked the way it’s supposed to. We made a few mostly cosmetic changes, added shelves and upgraded the mattress. I would buy used again without hesitation. Save that extra $$ for your travels.
PS: We didn’t realize that there was not one single drawer. Where does one put the stuff that goes in the junk drawer?

Last edited 12 days ago by Julian Palmer
Ann
13 days ago

Bought a 2013 used Fuzion 310 TH in 2017 from a man who knew how to take care of it. It looked new .We would buy used again. . Have replaced all tires . Lippert system board was replaced by Lippert and works beautifully. We haul a Gold Wing touring bike. Have never had a major problem with this camper, praise God and my husband’s maintenance

Linda
13 days ago

I love my little 1989 13′ Scotty in which I have over the last 7 years invested many hundreds of dollars in improvements like a new heater, air conditioner, changing the front to accommodate 2 propane tanks, plus several other things. It could use a paint job and it is very “small” at times, but it always feels like home after a day of adventure.

Rich
13 days ago

physically it’s in very, very good shape. but mechanically, well that’s a different story.

Diane M
13 days ago

It’s a 2019 Transcend by Grand Design. Quality is very satisfactory and we’ve had no problems except for a couple of very minor ones we fixed ourselves.

Debbie PJ
14 days ago

Bought new in 2010~ like new

Paul
14 days ago

2010 bounder great except for tyres but thats la mesa rvs fault

Joe White
14 days ago

We bought ours used (best way) and it had been used for less than 6 months, and all the bugs had been worked. It looked new and with a bit of effort applied to the general maintenance, it still looks like new. It is a 30 foot long TT with one slide and a rear kitchen. For the two of us, this camper is roomy enough to give us our own space when needed. We also did not have to buy a heavy duty truck (ours is a F150 eco boost) to haul our camper to far away places. I was an avid back packer and never thought this would be my form of camping but we do get older don’t we. We love this form of camping and look forward to more great adventures.

Diane Mc
14 days ago

Very good for 2002 because we put in a new engine (after 200k) miles, did new paint, roof and interior upgrades. At this exact moment, not so good. Yesterday we were driving 30 miles from home to get it washed. At end of our street needed to make right turn. Husband could barely make the turn. Steering was out. Can only go up our driveway 1 way, so had to make a circuitous route to get back home. As we were driving down our street we saw the trail of fluid. Gave out at the base of our driveway. Getting it parked was difficult as even though we are on an acre, driveway is a big arc. But made it. Hydraulic fluid was almost gone & inside of engine compartment a mess. Hoping it was a hose. My husband was able to trace the issue by putting a small amount of fluid back in, then laid down slightly under the side radiator and had me start the engine. Only took a nano second. Hydraulic motor. Feel grateful we weren’t leaving or on a trip!

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14 days ago
Reply to  Diane Mc

Wow! What a hassle, Diane. I’m glad you were so close to home when it happened. I hope it’s not too difficult to repair. Good luck! 🙂 —Diane at RVtravel.com

Diane Mc
13 days ago
Reply to  RV Staff

Thanks Diane. Yes, we are grateful it’s in our driveway. We already have motor on order with Freightliner. Should have it in about 5 days. Freightliner said a mobile mechanic can replace on site. So fingers crossed.

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RV Staff (@rvstaff)
13 days ago
Reply to  Diane Mc

Thanks for the update, Diane. That doesn’t sound too bad, considering how much worse the whole thing could have been. OY! Very lucky. And I hope it all goes smoothly for you so you can get it back out and get it washed, as originally planned. Take care. 🙂 —Other Diane at RVtravel.com

Thomas
14 days ago

Better than new
All the bugs are out of it
No more missing screws or too short trim nails. Water connection are now tight. Wires hooked up. I fixed what was wrong from day one and billed the dealer my labor and parts. $680. I told him i wasn’t going to bring it down to him, 180 miles one way, and have it sit on his lot for months. He agreed. I imagine he billed the manufacturer. Don’t care .

Kaeleen Buckingham
14 days ago

I love it, but it is 5 years old, so it is not “excellent”.

Patti Panuccio
14 days ago

Old on the outside, new on the inside. Keeps me feeling safe traveling alone.

John Dunn
14 days ago

We have a 2011 CampLite that has been trouble-free,mainly due to its all aluminum construction. We have travelled around 37,000 miles in it over the years, with trips lasting from a weekend to over a month. I have done some modifications and routine maintenance tasks, but the basic design and the quality of the construction has led to a good ownership experience. It is a shame they are not produced anymore.

Brooke
14 days ago

We bought new our 2018 Lance TT model 1995. Full timing in it the last 10 months. Love it!

Jim
14 days ago

We’ve taken our 2013 Big Horn 5th wheel to Alaska and across the US. Plus we are snowbirds and spend 5 months each year in Arizona. Therefore, it is showing signs of age and extended use – mostly the stain on cabinet doors is wearing. However, everything else works and looks just fine. So I just gave it a “good” rating.

Eldon
14 days ago

I have a model year 2011 Lance truck camper that I have had no problems with until just recently. The interior is in excellent condition but due to the fact that it is parked outside in south central Texas the exterior is showing the effects of our hot sun. The sides and back of the camper are in very good condition but the nose cap and decal are in poor condition even though I have tried to maintain it by polishing and waxing it twice a year. The fiberglass on the nose cap is also delaminating and I know that it is not water damage. The tops of the awnings are also showing the effects of the sun. But everything still works as it should and I still enjoy it when I can.

Rob
14 days ago

Our motor home is a 1999 Airstream Land Yacht Diesel, with 120K miles.
We’re the third owners. It’s always been stored inside when not in use.
The original quality of construction at this age really makes it stand above many of it’s contemporaries.

Janet Herrell
14 days ago

1998 Coachman Santara which i am the second owner. We knew the owner knew it had been kept in a barn and all maintenance. Needs new upholstery but it runs awesome and we have traveled many miles with, knock on wood, just routine things like batteries needing to be done. And I dont need or want all that computerized stuff, that is just more stuff that can go wrong.

Sam Ferguson
14 days ago

After all the repairs we have had to make to it it is in good shape. If I had answered that question within the first 2 years of owning it the answer would have been very poor