I am planning to buy a used motor home. Some of them are very cheap "1997 Damon Intruder 345B" only 15 grant. My question is why are thy so cheap? Also is it ok to buy the used motorhomes. I make only 12 dollar an hour but i can afford to buy this only scare is how costly is to maintain those things?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Maybe someone in here who has purchased a use Motorhome can answer you.

I purchased a used Volvo in 2005 that was 10 years old and cost $7,000. I put that much and more in maintenance, some major, over the next two years. I made the car better and safer but many dollars of repair.

In 2010, I purchased a 2004 Volvo in vastly better shape but at a cost to me of $12,000. Maintenance over the next two years was just normal, so in the end the more expensive (to me) car cost less overall because of lower maintenance.

1997 is now 21 years old. Be prepared for maintenance: Tires, shock absorbers, steering, suspension. These are expensive repairs.

Ask a good mechanic to look at it before purchasing it to get a second opinion.

I only purchase used cars now (6 since 2005) and I still have my 2007 XC70 and 2013 S80.  The later the car model and (within reason) the more I pay, the less the repairs are.

Good luck
David Johnson, CD, MVPRetiredCommented:
At that age, the refrigerator is probably not working, needs new propane tanks (well past the replacement date).  Does it have a clear title or a rebuilt title.  Damon made 2 models one Chevrolet drivetrain and another Ford drivetrain
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I read your post very carefully.

I have purchased older vehicles - maintenance rich.
I have purchased older electronic instruments (now gone) - maintenance rich.
I once purchased an older house - maintenance rich.

Your older motorhome for a great initial price will be maintenance rich, so be sure the maintenance fits in your budget or put the purchase off for a while.
I had a mint 86 32 foot winnabego a few years ago.  I was selling it for 3k, the only people who came by were homelss people who wanted to make payments or get it for free.  big waste of time.  The I raised the price to 7k and I got a ton of buyers, sold right away.

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