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georgecat

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Too old? (2008 Winnebago 24j RV)
« on: November 10, 2017, 06:56:09 AM »
  I want to look at 2008 Winnebago 24j with 48000 miles.   But is this a bad investment?  I have the checklist as a guide to check systems etc just wondering when life of rv might “end”. Pros and cons????  Help and thanks!!







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Re: Too old? (2008 Winnebago 24j RV)
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2017, 07:27:42 AM »
Too old - no way. 48,000 miles is good, that means the unit was used (use it or lose it.) Our Horizon is a 2005 model, bought new, with about 120,000 miles on it. We have kept it well maintained, upgraded it over the years and it's good for another ten years.
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Charlie 5320

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Re: Too old? (2008 Winnebago 24j RV)
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2017, 08:18:34 AM »
Well one thing is, a RV is NOT an investment. Yea it is something you put money in but you start loosing right away. 2008 isn't old at all, well maybe for some folks. Most coachs that new are out of MY price point. I could go by a brand new coach but I never would even consider that, not for my use. My old 2003 coach will do anything for me that a brand new one will do, and I'll keep that 80 or 90 grand in the bank. Make sure to have it inspected, if you can't do it yourself, BEFORE you buy it. 
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Re: Too old? (2008 Winnebago 24j RV)
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2017, 08:20:48 AM »
Not at all, in either years or mileage.  Condition is what is important, not age. Would you refuse to buy a house because it was 8 years old?
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JakeR

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Re: Too old? (2008 Winnebago 24j RV)
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2017, 09:07:37 AM »
Not necessarily too old but keep in mind that it was caught in the Dodge demise and it was a few years before Mercedes took over.  We had an 08 H and had a heck of a time because of that - the software controlling all the functions was Dodge software.  But we needed repairs in 2010 in Canada and the Mercedes dealer had a heck of a time getting the steering control unit to be recognized.  Then when it finally was (after 3 more units) there was an error code showing he could not resolve.  We left anyway and returned to Colorado.  The fix was to go to the local Mercedes dealer, who after 3 weeks thought of the Dodge software, went to Dodge and had it reinstalled by a guy who used to work on the Sprinters, and that fixed the issue.  Now many units continue to run well after 100,000 miles but quite honestly I would purchase a unit that was fully Mercedes and not a Dodge/Mercedes...I think 2010 was the first year and also the last year before DEF.  Last word of warning:  Do not buy unless you have a good Sprinter repair shop near you.  Has nothing to do with the coach aspect but everything to do with the chassis as the shops are few and far between.  Good luck whatever you end up with! 8)

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Re: Too old? (2008 Winnebago 24j RV)
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2017, 11:08:46 AM »
I don't consider an RV an investment any more than a car, but 2008 with 48,000 miles sounds pretty young!
Brad and Dory
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Heli_av8tor

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Re: Too old? (2008 Winnebago 24j RV)
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2017, 04:09:14 PM »
I thought my 2004 with 46,000 miles was "young enough" but I'm not so sure now.

I expected maintenance but not as much as I'm doing. Hopefully it will slow down for awhile...
Tom & Theresa
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Re: Too old? (2008 Winnebago 24j RV)
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2017, 02:02:10 PM »
Bought an 06 Adventurer and wondered the same thing. You can always go cheaper and way more expensive. You will feel it when it's the right one. Advice is great but nothing like your gut feel.
Ted

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Re: Too old? (2008 Winnebago 24j RV)
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2017, 04:05:35 AM »
  I want to look at 2008 Winnebago 24j with 48000 miles.   But is this a bad investment?  I have the checklist as a guide to check systems etc just wondering when life of rv might “end”. Pros and cons????  Help and thanks!!

Yes it is a horrible financial investment!  Fun as heck but pull up to the fuel pump one time and you will realize that when you buy one your expense are just starting.

'08 too old?  I just bought an 05.  Great shape and a whole 15k miles.  Taking it on a 2000 mile trip real soon.  Just get her checked the whole way out and don't cheap out on maintence - especially tires!






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Re: Too old? (2008 Winnebago 24j RV)
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2017, 04:16:19 AM »
I thought my 2004 with 46,000 miles was "young enough" but I'm not so sure now.

I expected maintenance but not as much as I'm doing. Hopefully it will slow down for awhile...
If I'm decoding your screen name properly, you should be used to LOTS of maintenance... all the time. At least RV maint doesn't require complete periodic engine tear-downs  ;)
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