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Daniel Nallon
1 year ago

I have a 22 year old motor home that long ago went out of business. For chassis repairs I go to a local truck repair shop for that kind of work. Most of the appliances are still in working order. But can be replaced or upgraded when needed. I keep the old gal because I can fix or replace just about all that needs to be repaired inside. Scrap yards are on speed dial. I believe that some of the repair shops are overwhelmed with the repairs of the new RV (junk ) being built today. That having a ten year rule is a means of telling the costumer they are too busy.

linda irons
1 year ago

so what type of service should i park my RV on for winter storage?

Jim K
1 year ago

I believe a dealership just doesn’t want an RV for a trade in that is older then ten years.
A customer would find it difficult to get a loan for an older unit Or pay a higher interest rate, making it harder to resale.

1 year ago

Looking for a recipe that was posted in issue 898, May 25, 2019. I had saved the link but now it doesn’t work. Anybody have this? Here is the link that doesn’t work:

1 year ago

The so-called “10 year rule” that dealerships adopt seems to be nothing more than them trying to coerce you into trading in at a loss and buy new at a fleecing.

That looks like a bad business decision concieved by a marketing whizbang fresh out of college…

jane shure
1 year ago

I have notice that RV manufactors mostly uses the same parts. A lot of parts will interchange and if there isn’t any exact parts most times something similar can be retrofitted to work. It just takes a little ingenuity and tolerance on the persons part.

1 year ago

E Bay seems to be the go to on parts for older items. We found the globe for our propane lantern that my husband broke last month. We are going back to propane lanterns since it is cheaper to use and easier on the environment then putting batteries in the landfill. If all else fails we were told a 3D printer works and so does google searching. We were surprised to find the part needed. This time amazon didn’t have what we needed.

1 year ago

We have an older RV and have not had a problem with getting it fixed, or getting the parts to fix it ourselves. I’m also curious where Chuck ranks NRVTA? Has he even heard of it? Has he even toured it? Has he sat in on the classes? This is far from a one-week “mail order school.”. No brownie points for that so called win.

1 year ago

I think that repairing older rv’s is- in fact getting more difficult. I do most repairs and maintenance on my rig so that definitely helps. I’ve only had it in the shop twice since we’ve owned it…it’s an ’08 model. As it’s been said before, most of the components are built by companies who have been around a long time- so those things shouldn’t be a problem getting repaired. Having an orphaned rv shouldn’t be too much of an issue but having a poorly built one will be. I find that doing a little research will yield places with parts for an older rig. Many of the larger shops will still work on them- especially if they feature and sell rigs made by the same company that made yours….that has been my experience anyway. Talk to your fellow campers, use the forums, and generally talk up what your issues are- there’s always a solution somewhere.

1 year ago

Our FW is 9 years old and we have no problem getting it services. We have a local shop who services makes and models of all ages. They do excellent, affordable, and quality work.